Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O’Gara - International Rugby Legend, Media Personality and After Dinner Speaker

One of the most decorated Rugby Union players of all time, Ronan is the all-time highest points scorer for both Munster and Ireland. Having become Ireland’s most capped player he also has had the distinction of captaining Munster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions, cementing his place as one of the greats of international rugby union.

Born in San Diego, he was raised in County Cork and pursued his beloved sport from a very young age. Ronan represented Presentation Brothers College, Cork and University College Cork in rugby throughout his education and went on to forge a highly successful and record breaking career for Ireland and Munster.

 

Media Profile

Ronan’s standing as one of the greats of Irish and international rugby makes him a much sought after media personality. He is regularly requested for photo calls and interviews and has appeared on many television and radio panelist shows including The Late Late Show as well as performing the duty of crowning the Rose of Tralee 2012 winner.

 

Lucozade Sport - Ronan talks about the last 15 minutes

 

He has worked, in conjunction with JGA Sports Agency, on many projects including his long term partnership as Lucozade Sport ambassador, appearing in many television advertisements. A down to earth and polite people person, Ronan can also be requested for launches, voiceovers or personal appearances.

 

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Internationally Renowned

In 2008, Ronan released his autobiography Ronan O’Gara: My Autobiography which was co-written by Denis Walsh of The Sunday Times. Throughout his glittering career Ronan has picked up title after title. His list of domestic honours include two Heineken Cups (2006, ’08), three Celtic Leagues (3003, ’09, ’11), three Irish Inter-Provincial Championships (1999, ’00, ’01) and one Celtic Cup (2005) with Munster as well as one AIB League (1999) and one Munster Senior League (1998) with Cork Constitution.

 

A tribute to Ronan O'Gara

 

On the International front he has been equally triumphant, helping Ireland to one Six Nations Championship (2009), one Grand Slam (2009) and four Triple Crowns (2004, ’06, ’07, ’09) amassing 126 caps and scoring 1077 points (and counting) along the way. He has also represented the British and Irish Lions on 3 separate tours (2001, ’05, ’09).

 

Personal Achievements

An amazing career which shows no signs of stopping has also been littered with personal awards. In 2004, Ronan was awarded the RTE Sports Person of The Year for his role in Irelands Triple Crown success and in 2010 he was presented with the ERC European Player Award in recognition of his contribution to European rugby in the previous 15 years.

 

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