Ronan O'Gara - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

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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Ireland fan Jennifer Malone takes a selfie with Tadhg Furlong and Jared Payne at Ireland squad training at Carton House. Picture: James Crombie

RONAN O'GARA: England won’t have ‘The Fear’ tomorrow... Ireland will

The fascinating aspect of England’s long unbeaten run is the mental fortitude they can now call on at critical moments, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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Tommy O'Donnell executes an unorthodox lift forPeter O'Mahony during thecaptains' run at the PrincipalityStadium.

RONAN O'GARA: Roof closed, dry ball - We’re in for a rip-roarer in Cardiff

The roof will be closed, the ball will be relatively dry and the track will be fast, so we’re in for a rip-roarer in Cardiff, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: For Ireland, Wales is a more rigorous examination than England

Ronan O’Gara says the preparation Ireland is taking for what lies ahead is not to be snubbed.

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RONAN O'GARA: If…the one word that describes French rugby

ONE scintilla of over-confidence and Ireland get undone at the Aviva tomorrow. One whiff of arrogance, that’s all it would take. There shouldn’t be, and I expect there won’t be. Because if the French bring their A game, I think they will win in Dublin.

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