Ronan OGara - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

RONAN O'GARA: Treatment of Murray was atrociously dangerous

Ronan O'Gara says Conor Murray is right to be peeved. 

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RONAN O'GARA: I pictured Barcelona in my mind. That was my big mistake

It’s hard to find a weak point in Munster at the moment, says Ronan O’Gara

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RONAN O'GARA: European dead rubbers make my blood boil

I didn’t mind that there were only four or five reporters present for our pre-Munster briefing on Wednesday. I expected that, and the questions they asked. Hard as it is for anyone at home to conceive, tomorrow’s Champions Cup game in Colombes is registering between low and nothing for followers of French rugby, writes Ronan O’Gara.

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RONAN O'GARA: The big winners from a year of highs and lows

2017 kicked off for our acclaimed rugby columnist last night with Racing against Toulon. But before we let 2016 pass...

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RONAN O'GARA: Out of Europe before Christmas but sadness is relative

It’s very difficult to have any in-depth discussion on rugby when the thought of what’s important in life always overrides it, writes Ronan O’Gara

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RONAN O'GARA: The times a Munster win does bad things to me

Desire. Intensity. Great players, great teams change the order, they go out and make things happen. They don’t wait for others to do it for them, writes Ronan O’Gara

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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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