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Latest Leinster news

Thereís a lot going on at Donnybrook, as Leinster prepare for the new season.

First, a new Rugby Development Officer has been named. Everyone at Leinster Rugby is delighted at the appointment of David McAllister.

The former Leinster and Ireland Under-21 out-half will be responsible for the North Midlands area. Hopes are high that his experience will help him unearth some exciting new talent.

But thatís not all. You can now sport the colours of your favourite team, as the new home jersey for the 2007/08 season is now available at the Leinster Rugby Store. Short sleeved jerseys are only Ä77, with long sleeved shirts costing Ä80.

The 2007/08 season looks to be a very exciting one for Leinster. Season ticket applications have almost doubled since last year. Priced at just Ä199, a new batch of Bronze season tickets has been released after the initial tickets were snapped up within weeks. Make sure you get yours quickly to avoid disappointment.

For devoted Leinster fans who canít make it to all the home games, Leinster Supporters Memberships are available for next season.

Exile packages (Ä50) are designed for those Leinster fans all across the globe. The kids can join the Leinster Cubs for just Ä30.

Look out for more rugby news as the 2007/08 season approaches.

Fifth section of the Royal Canal Way

The fifth section of the Royal Canal Way stretches from Enfield Bridge to Hill of down. This section is located in County Kildare in the Leinster province. This section is also easy to complete for most walkers and extends over a long distance of fifteen kilometres. There isnít much climbing involved on this section. Walking at a normal pace, walkers should be able to complete this section of the walking trail in less than four and a half hours. The walking terrain of this route is comprised mostly of grassy bank and to a lesser extent, track and road. Those with a passion for angling will want to check out the fishing competitions at Enfield Harbour. Stretching from here to Moyvalley, walkers will be thrilled with the attractive line of trees that is unmatched in its beauty on the whole canal.

Fourth section of Royal Canal Way

The fourth section of the Royal Canal Way is located between McLoughlin Bridge and Enfield Bridge. This section is also located in County Kildare in the Leinster province. This is an easy walking route with little or no climbing to do. This section of the walking route requires the walkers to cover a distance of about nine kilometres. Three hours should be more than enough to complete this section of the Royal Canal Way. Walkers will have to pass through Cappa Bog on this walking route. There is a waterway here located between the 17th Lock and the Cloncurry Bridge. This waterway looks quite attractive thanks to the lining of trees along it. This walking route lies on the south bank of the canal. From Cloncurry bridge ahead, walkers will be walking along the canal for about a mile. After that, the road turns into a shaded area with trees and enters Enfield.

Third section of Royal Canal Way

The third section of the Royal Canal Way takes walkers on a short journey through the beautiful countryside of County Kildare in the Leinster province. This section starts from Maynooth Harbour and ends at McLoughlin Bridge. This is an easy walking route with very little climbing. Walkers will have to cover a distance of about ten kilometres on this section of the walking trail. Most walkers wonít need more than three hours to finish walking on this route. This section is located on the north side of the canal. Most of the walking surface on this section of the walking route consists of grassy track. The canal comes to a close after Chamberís Lock. The innumerable trees here make it quite difficult to see Kilcock.

Second section of Royal Canal Way

The second section of the Royal Canal Way begins at Cope Bridge Leixlip Confey Station and ends at Maynooth Harbour. This section is located in County Kildare in the Leinster province. This is an easy walking trail with not a lot of climbing involved. This section stretches to a distance of seven and a half kilometres. Most walkers will be able to finish walking on this route in about two and a half hours. This track is located on the north side of the canal. The surface terrain of this walking trail consists of track and grassy bank. Carton House is located on this route. This house is known to be the former seat of the Dukes of Leinster. Tourists will be delighted to check out the rich culture and heritage evident in the architecture and artefacts of this house.