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Rugby Column Number 140: The Kildare Nationalist – January 8 2019

RUGBY CARBERY SHINES IN MUNSTER TRIUMPH By Daire Walsh A PLAYER of the match performance by Athy’s Joey Carbery helped Munster to overcome the challenge of Connacht in a pulsating Guinness PRO14 clash at the Sportsground in Galway on Saturday … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 136: The Kildare Nationalist – December 18 2018

RUGBY After a frustrating 12 months, Byrne is finishing 2018 with a flourish By Daire Walsh KILL’S Adam Byrne was amongst the tries on Saturday evening at the Aviva Stadium for Leinster’s ruthless 42-15 demolition of Bath in Pool One … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 135: The Kildare Nationalist – December 11 2018

RUGBY Leinster grind out win over Bath ahead of return clash at the Aviva By Daire Walsh KILL’S James Tracy made a second-half appearance off the bench at the Recreation Ground last Saturday afternoon to help Leinster towards a gritty … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 134: The Kildare Nationalist – December 4 2018

RUGBY O’Brien steals the show on first Leinster start By Daire Walsh EADESTOWN’S Jimmy O’Brien marked his full Leinster debut in style at Rodney Parade on Saturday – grabbing a brace of tries in the Blues’ 59-10 victory against the … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 133: The Kildare Nationalist – November 27 2018

RUGBY Strong Kildare presence as Irish finish off the year with big win By Daire Walsh KILDARE natives Joey Carbery and Tadhg Beirne played starring roles at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday evening as Ireland rounded off 2018 in fine … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 132: The Kildare Nationalist – November 20 2018

RUGBY Famous win places Ireland in good stead for build up to World Cup By Daire Walsh THE Ireland men’s side produced another extraordinary display at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening to defeat New Zealand for the just the … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 131: The Kildare Nationalist – November 13 2018

RUGBY Unconvincing Ireland need to improve ahead of All-Blacks test By Daire Walsh AHEAD of a mouthwatering encounter with world champions New Zealand in the same venue, Ireland recorded a 28-17 victory over Argentina at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 130: The Kildare Nationalist – November 6 2018

RUGBY Beirne makes dream first start for Ireland during facile win over Italy By Daire Walsh EADESTOWN’S Tadhg Beirne enjoyed a dream full debut for Ireland at Soldier’s Field, Chicago on Saturday, contributing a brace of tries in a facile … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 129: The Kildare Nationalist – October 30 2018

RUGBY LEINSTER IMPRESS IN ITALIAN OUTING By Daire Walsh KILL natives Adam Byrne and James Tracy were to the fore in Leinster’s comprehensive 31-3 triumph over Benetton Treviso in the Guinness PRO14 on Saturday at Stadio Monigo. While there was … Continue reading

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Rugby Column Number 128: The Kildare Nationalist – October 16 2018

RUGBY Wasps stung by Leinster demolition By Daire Walsh LEINSTER sent out a warning to all and sundry at the RDS on Friday evening – registering a stunning 52-3 triumph over Wasps in their opening game of the new Heineken … Continue reading

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