Ronan OGara - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

RONAN O'GARA: I've too much invested in Racing to consider moving

I HAD a good sense of what was coming down the tracks for Connacht. Pat Lam’s honest explanation for leaving the province was something he had already articulated to the squad in advance of the announcement. I was down in Bordeaux all week continuing my coaching badges and had plenty of time to be putting myself in Lam’s shoes, writes Ronan O’Gara

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RONAN O'GARA: Edinburgh come next February will be a real sticky affair

France won’t win next year’s Six Nations championship for the very reason Joe Schmidt’s Ireland just might: discipline, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: But — the word that must be banned in Irish dressing room

The French for goal is ‘but’. I’m not a fan of the English equivalent of the spelling.

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RONAN O'GARA: Is Joe Schmidt’s Ireland ready to shed tag of once-off world-beaters, asks Ronan O'Gara.

Once history has been made, can you be as hungry again?, asks Ronan O’Gara

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RONAN O'GARA: The biggest disaster for Irish rugby in the pro era? If Schmidt hadn’t signed that contract

The gaffer around here started asking me a question Wednesday, and I cut him off mid-sentence. This is the rest of the answer. Yes. It does, it wrecks my head I never got to work under, to work with, Joe Schmidt. That I didn’t get 10 years at the top of my game under him, writes Ronan O’Gara

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RONAN O'GARA: Why are the All-Blacks so bloody good? Ronan O'Gara takes a look

How does New Zealand remain at such an imperious level from season to season, asks Ronan O'Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: Ronan O'Gara reflects on a challenging week and says 'thank you' to Ulster fans

I reckon our constitution is only built to take so much grief and sadness, writes Ronan O'Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: "A friend we will never forget": Ronan O'Gara's tribute to Anthony Foley

In this moving tribute to his friend Anthony Foley, Ronan O'Gara reflects on a life well lived and what will be an historic send-off in Thomond Park tomorrow.

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RONAN O'GARA: Munster just might be back in business

From where Munster was 18 months ago, things looked and felt a whole lot more positive from where I was sitting Tuesday night, writes Ronan O’Gara

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RONAN O'GARA: Where was I before we were rudely interrupted?

So where was I before we were so delightfully interrupted by the summer and before that, Racing 92’s first Top 14 championship in a generation?

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