Ronan O'Gara - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

RONAN O'GARA: A chance of rugby immortality awaits at Eden Park tomorrow morning

There’s not much riding on Eden Park tomorrow only immortality for a group of lads from Britain and Ireland, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: The Sam Warburton selection for tomorrow is understandable

I would never have put Warren Gatland down as a man who cared too much abut outside opinion, but it’s an easy conclusion to arrive at given some of his decisions in recent weeks, says Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: Timing a friend to Peter O’Mahony and a foe for CJ Stander

Amid all the hoopla about Peter O’Mahony’s captaincy of the Lions is the salient point that in sport, as in life, timing is everything. 

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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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