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Rugby Column Number 121: The Kildare Nationalist – August 14 2018

RUGBY – LEINSTER PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY Big season ahead for Lilywhite quartet By Daire Walsh Kill’s James Tracy was amongst the try-scorers in France on Friday night as Leinster kick-started their 2018/19 pre-season campaign with a narrow 18-17 victory over Pro … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 120: The Kildare Nationalist – July 24 2018

RUGBY Kildare duo play key roles in successful Irish team By Daire Walsh A frantic weekend at the Sevens World Cup in AT & T Park, San Francisco ended on a high for Ireland in the form of a magnificent … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 119: The Kildare Nationalist – July 17 2018

RUGBY COLUMN – JULY 17 By Daire Walsh IT promises to be a hectic weekend for Kildare duo Billy Dardis and Jimmy O’Brien – who have been selected in the Ireland men’s squad for the Rugby World Cup sevens at … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 118: The Kildare Nationalist – June 26 2018

RUGBY Perfect end to perfect season By Daire Walsh AN already stellar 2018 for Irish rugby was further enhanced at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday – when Joe Schmidt’s squad claimed a precious series victory by defeating Australia … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 117: The Kildare Nationalist – June 19 2018

RUGBY Beirne makes international bow on famous day for Irish rugby By Daire Walsh IRELAND set up a series decider at the Allianz Stadium next weekend with an impressive 26-21 victory over Australia in the second summer test between the … Continue reading

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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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