Ronan O Gara

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Munster scrumhalf Conor Murray box kicks during the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final against Munster at the  Aviva stadium in September. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In the fall-out from Leinster’s Pro 14 semi-final win over Munster at the Aviva Stadium last September, Johann van Graan’s side copped plenty of flak (...)

Ronan O’Gara is a big fan of Munster outhalf Jack Crowley and tried to sign him for La Rochelle. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Suppose the IRFU called Ronan O’Gara’s bluff back in 2003 and the young outhalf signed a $12 million deal to punt for the Miami Dolphins. Irish rugby (...)

“So aren’t you even curious?” Honor goes. “In terms of how you did in the Christmas exams that I set for you?”

“Get up!” Honor goes, ringing a – quite literally – handbell in my ear. But I’m like, “I don’t want to,” at the same time pulling the duvet over my h(...)

 Mike Prendergast: “Luckily in this club the attitude is that the Champions Cup and the Top 14 are on par.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczp/Inpho

Irish rugby should never be secure enough to gloss over the meeting of Munster minds at La Defénse Arena this Saturday afternoon. Ronan O’Gara’s La Ro(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan lines up a kick during the Champions Cup match against Clermont. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Alone it stands, a famous victory at Stade Marcel-Michelin. A night that will forever belong to the Kerry outhalf and a young prop from west Cork. J(...)

 Antoine Dupont of Toulouse  in action against Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium. Along with Romain Ntamack he forms the beating heart of new-look France.  Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Leinster’s win in Montpellier last Saturday was all the more impressive for it being the only win over a French club. Seven wins out of eight, four of(...)

The Irish squad look on after France’s Antoine Dupont scores a try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A Six Nations decider on the last day of October, with a locked down Ronan O’Gara locked out of the Stade de France, forcing him out of Virgin Media’s(...)

Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll celebrates at the final whistle of the Six Nations Championship at Stade de France, Paris in 2014. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A Six Nations finale on a Halloween night that has banned trick or treating makes all the statistics feel redundant. Nevertheless, Ireland’s record at(...)

Ronan O’Gara says "What Galthié (above) is renowned for is the detail of his coaching and players coming through now crave that." Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP via Getty Images

From his vantage point in the Top 14 as the head coach of third-placed La Rochelle, Ireland’s all-time record points scorer, Ronan O’Gara, concurs wit(...)

Tom Kiernan pictured in 1982 when he was coach of Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

First a brief rolling back of the years. At the time of his retirement in 1973 Tom Kiernan was Ireland’s most-capped player, most experienced captain (...)

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