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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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Rugby Column Number 106: The Kildare Nationalist – February 6 2018

RUGBY Sexton delivers magical moment in Paris By Daire Walsh JONATHAN Sexton produced a moment of sheer magic at Stade de France on Saturday to keep Ireland’s Six Nations Grand Slam hopes alive heading into round two. Joe Schmidt’s side … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 105: The Kildare Nationalist – January 23 2018

RUGBY Carbery returns as Leinster complete clean sweep of victories By Daire Walsh IT was another profitable weekend in the European Rugby Champions Cup for Leinster, whose 23-14 success over Montpellier helped them to finish with a perfect winning record … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 104: The Kildare Nationalist – January 16 2018

RUGBY Leinster look every inch European contenders after demolition of Glasgow Warriors By Daire Walsh LEINSTER produced another serious statement of intent against Glasgow Warriors at the RDS on Sunday afternoon, and also became the first team to book a … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 103: The Kildare Nationalist – January 9 2018

RUGBY COLUMN Blues dominant over disappointing Ulster By Daire Walsh Two tries from Suncroft’s Fergus McFadden helped Leinster to continue their memorable start to 2018 at the RDS on Saturday evening, when they had 31 points to spare (38-7) over … Continue reading

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