Category Archives: Rugby Interview

Adam Byrne Interview Post Zebre In The United Rugby Championship: The Kildare Nationalist – October 12 2021

RUGBY: THE ADAM BYRNE INTERVIEW Adam Returns To Leinster In Style By Daire Walsh HAVING suffered a series of set-backs in the past two years, Leinster winger Adam Byrne is hopeful that his injury problems have been left firmly in … Continue reading

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Women In Rugby Series: Jennie Bagnall (Leinster) – Irishrugby.ie – June 17 2021

Women In Rugby: Jennie Bagnall By Daire Walsh Continuing our series on Women In Rugby, this week we hear from Jennie Bagnall, Women’s Development Officer with Leinster Rugby. Jennie tells us about her time with Leinster and the changes she … Continue reading

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David Nucifora Media Briefing Part Two: Irishrugby.ie – June 3 2021

Nucifora: ‘Domestic Game An Essential Part Of Irish Rugby Landscape’ Despite being severely disrupted during the global pandemic, IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora insists the club game remains an essential part of the Irish rugby landscape. With the exception of a short … Continue reading

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David Nucifora Media Briefing Part One: Irishrugby.ie – June 2 2021

Nucifora: ‘Summer Tests Against Japan And USA Important Games For Ireland’ IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora has stressed how important it will be to get crowds back into Aviva Stadium – and the grounds of all four Provinces – in … Continue reading

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Women’s Rugby Series: Jackie McCarthy-O’Brien – The42.ie – April 21 2021

‘In sport, I could walk like a giant. Outside it, my head went down:’ The remarkable life of Jackie McCarthy-O’Brien In the penultimate instalment of our ‘Trailblazers’ series, we speak to the former Ireland rugby and soccer international who led … Continue reading

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Rugby Feature Interview: Cian Prendergast (Connacht Rugby) – The Kildare Nationalist – April 6 2021

RUGBY: THE CIAN PRENDERGAST INTERVIEW Suncroft’s Cian Prendergast Not Resting On His Laurels By Daire Walsh SINCE joining the western province in June of last year, Suncroft’s Cian Prendergast has enjoyed a steady rise up the ranks of Connacht rugby. … Continue reading

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Rugby Feature Interview: Ned Hodson (Austin Gilgronis) – The Evening Echo – April 5 2021

Adventures in Texas as former Midleton and Cork Con player pursues his rugby dream Ned Hodson is back in the USA for his second stint with Austin Gilgronis DAIRE WALSH HE may be over 4,000 miles away and in an … Continue reading

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Fergus McFadden Feature Interview: The Kildare Nationalist – March 23 2021

RUGBY: FERGUS MCFADDEN FEATURE INTERVIEW The Wearer Of Suncroft, Clongowes, Cill Dara, Leinster And Ireland Shirts By Daire Walsh IN the six months since he officially brought his career to a close, Suncroft’s Fergus McFadden has come to terms with … Continue reading

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Jordan Duggan (Connacht) Feature Interview: The Kildare Nationalist – February 23 2021

RUGBY Jordan Duggan Keeping The West Awake By Daire Walsh CONNACHT’S PRO14 clash against Ulster at the Aviva Stadium on 23 August of last year was an historic one for the western province. For the first time since the advent … Continue reading

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Jimmy O’Brien (Leinster) Feature Interview: The Kildare Nationalist – February 16 2021

RUGBY Eadestown’s Jimmy O’Brien Has Ireland Cap On His Mind By Daire Walsh THANKS to the exploits of players such as Larry Coughlan, Larry Tompkins and Emmet Bolton, Gaelic football is the sport that is readily associated with the parish … Continue reading

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