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Rugby Column Number 116: The Kildare Nationalist – May 29 2018

RUGBY Leinster round off record breaking season in style By Daire Walsh IN defeating the Scarlets 40-32 at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, Leinster made history on two counts. As well as moving to the top of the Celtic League … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 115: The Kildare Nationalist – May 15 2018

RUGBY Leinster made to work hard but Nacewa’s penalty crowns famous win By Daire Walsh NOBODY said it was going to be easy and it certainly wasn’t amidst testing conditions in Bilbao on Saturday. Yet, thanks to the considerable boots … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 114: The Kildare Nationalist – May 8 2018

RUGBY Massive couple of weeks ahead for Leinster Rugby By Daire Walsh LEINSTER will face Munster in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final at the RDS on Saturday, May 19, following the latter’s play-off victory against Edinburgh last weekend. In his final … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 113: The Kildare Nationalist – 17 April 2018

RUGBY COLUMN – APRIL 17 By Daire Walsh With a crunch Champions Cup semi-final encounter against Scarlets just seven days away, Leinster coach Leo Cullen was hoping for a stress-free performance against Benetton in the Guinness PRO14 at the RDS … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 112: The Kildare Nationalist – April 10 2018

RUGBY Leinster ring the changes but continue winning ways By Daire Walsh FOLLOWING the high of their European Rugby Champions Cup success over Saracens, Leinster got back to basics in the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday afternoon. With a much-changed starting … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 111: The Kildare Nationalist – April 3 2018

RUGBY Leinster set up home semi-final after dethroning European champions By Daire Walsh LEINSTER produced the goods on Easter Sunday at the Aviva Stadium, dethroning previous winners Saracens in the quarter-final of the European Rugby Champions Cup. With the Kildare … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 110: The Kildare Nationalist – March 13 2018

RUGBY Ireland lift 6 Nations Championship but have Grand Slam in their sights By Daire Walsh At the end of a weekend when all the permutations worked their favour, Ireland have claimed the Six Nations title for the third in … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 109: The Kildare Nationalist – February 27 2018

RUGBY COLUMN – FEBRUARY 27 By Daire Walsh Ireland edged a step closer to another Grand Slam title with a 37-27 win against Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In a compelling see-saw battle, Ireland trailed by nine … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 108: The Kildare Nationalist – February 20 2018

RUGBY Byrne returns as Leinster move to the top of PRO14 table By Daire Walsh COURTESY of a 20-13 win against the Welsh outfit at the RDS on Saturday afternoon, Leinster moved to the summit of the Guinness PRO14 Conference … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 107: The Kildare Nationalist – February 13 2018

RUGBY Carbery returns as Ireland cruise to victory By Daire Walsh ATHY’S Joey Carbery made his belated Six Nations bow on Saturday afternoon at the Aviva Stadium, where Ireland maintained their push for a Grand Slam title in a comfortable … Continue reading

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