Ronan O'Gara - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

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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RONAN O'GARA: What a kick in the teeth feels like

HOW coincidental my exasperation on these pages at the fading art of kicking should be followed last Saturday by the wayward clearance that may define this season’s Six Nations championship, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: Fickle Irish fans need reality check

Supporters have become very quick to find fault with the Irish team, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: You are never blasé about Six Nations

How would France do in the Six Nations championship with Joe Schmidt in charge? That was an interesting hypothetical posed to me ahead of the Six Nations championship.

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RONAN O'GARA: 30 surreal hours in Limerick

This column was shaped on the flight from Shannon to Paris last Saturday night. There were several moments over the course of a surreal 30 hours in Limerick when I wasn’t sure if I was coming or going.

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