Ronan O'Gara - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

RONAN O'GARA: Keith Earls is ready if Lions come calling

There were a few mobile phones on full charge over in New Jersey last weekend, but to my mind the one who is closer than them all to Lions form is Keith Earls, writes Ronan O’Gara

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RONAN O'GARA: Ringrose has the cut of an incredible player

After joining the Ireland coaching ticket for the summer tour, Ronan O’Gara has high praise for Garry Ringrose and the young crop of players in the squad. 

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RONAN O'GARA: My first week as an Ireland coach: There won't be any Saipans in Irish rugby

I was catching flies, with my mouth open, watching the maestro Joe Schmidt in action, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: What happens when the stuff you’ve studied doesn’t come up in an exam?

Scarlets’ Jonathan Davies is staggeringly underrated in Ireland, perhaps because he will always be the one who ‘took’ Brian O’Driscoll’s Lions jersey four years ago in Australia, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: How to become the masters of May

Being a May team has its own special inference, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: The long road back to Cork is only getting started

I feel my career as a coach abroad is just getting started, writes Ronan O’Gara

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RONAN O'GARA: No point in looking for victims and scapegoats

Ronan O’Gara breaks down that Racing 92 match you fortunately missed...

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RONAN O'GARA: We need to talk about Conor Murray… or do we?

A good columnist never strays into the territories of speculation and conjecture. Nonetheless, when tomorrow’s Champions Cup semi-final is going to come down to a one-score game (and it probably will), it’s tough to avoid the Conor Murray conversation.

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RONAN O'GARA: Timing of Lions squad won’t suit Munster and Leinster preparations

Not going on a Lions tour is a substantial miss on the CV of any international rugby player, writes Ronan O’Gara

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RONAN O'GARA: You want the buzz of victory or entertainment?

Simon Zebo has not lost that sense of dicing with the devil, and he never should, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: Likes of Donnacha Ryan don’t come around too often

Ronan O’Gara on Munster’s massive quarter-final with Toulouse and of course, Donnacha Ryan’s move to Racing 92.

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RONAN O'GARA: Kieran Marmion plugs the leaks in absence of majestic Conor Murray

This week Ronan O’Gara talks nerves and the sporting men that put them to an end.

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