Ronan O’Gara

Donnacha Ryan could be set to join Ronan O’Gara at La Rochelle

By Ronan Calvert / June 4, 2021 /

The Irish Examiner are reporting that former Munster second row Donnacha Ryan is to link up with Ronan O’Gara at La Rochelle in a coaching capacity. Ryan, 37, is departing Racing 92 at the end of the Top 14 season and there had previously been rumours that he was considering finishing his career in the…

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Ronan O’Gara gears up for biggest day of his coaching career

By Ronan Calvert / May 21, 2021 /

Munster Rugby legend Ronan O’Gara will lead La Rochelle to their first ever Champions Cup final this Saturday (16:45 ko). The Top 14 side take on French rivals Toulouse at Twickenham Stadium in London. Toulouse have won the competition on four occasions but should O’Gara’s La Rochelle come out on top it would be their…

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David Kilcoyne ‘delighted’ to see Ronan O’Gara succeed at La Rochelle

By Ronan Calvert / May 5, 2021 /

Prop forward David Kilcoyne says the Munster players are ‘delighted’ to see legendary outhalf Ronan O’Gara succeed in his coaching career. O’Gara coached Racing 92 between 2013 and 2017 before moving to to New Zealand to coach the Crusaders for two seasons. During that time the 44 year-old won a Top 14 title and two…

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Watch: Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle outclass Leinster to reach Champions Cup Final

By Ronan Calvert / May 3, 2021 /

Munster legend Ronan O’Gara continued his extraordinary coaching journey yesterday afternoon as he guided Top 14 side La Rochelle to their first ever Champions Cup final. The French outfit put in a complete performance to defeat Leinster 32-23 at Stade Marcel-Deflandre. The three-time Lion helped Racing 92 to the Top 14 title in 2016 as…

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‘Extremely proud’ Ronan O’Gara takes top job at La Rochelle

By Ronan Calvert / April 22, 2021 /

La Rochelle have this morning announced that head coach Ronan O’Gara has signed a three year contract as ‘head of the professional team’. O’Gara has been head coach of the club’s rugby matters for the last two seasons. La Rochelle have gone from strength to strength in that time and will take on Leinster in…

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‘There has to be minimum three options’ – Ronan O’Gara talks coaching philosophy

By Ronan Calvert / April 8, 2021 /

Talking tactics on Off The Ball yesterday evening was former Munster outhalf Ronan O’Gara ahead of Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final between his La Rochelle side and Sale Sharks. O’Gara is enjoying an excellent season in his coaching career. La Rochelle are sat second in the Top 14 and have now progressed to the latter stages…

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Darren Sweetnam signs for Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle

By Ronan Calvert / March 29, 2021 /

Munster winger Darren Sweetnam has signed for Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle as a ‘medical joker’ until the end of the season. The 27 year-old’s contract expires this Summer and hopes to put himself in the shop window with some game-time in the Top 14. Sweetnam played 92 times for Munster since debuting in 2015 and…

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“This could open his horizons on all fronts” – Ronan O’Gara excited by Hanrahan move

By Ronan Calvert / March 26, 2021 /

Speaking to Off The Ball this morning, former Munster outhalf Ronan O’Gara expressed his thoughts on a potential move to Clermont Auvergne for JJ Hanrahan. Legendary number ten O’Gara shared a dressing room with Hanrahan at the tail end of his career and believes the Kerryman can truly express his talent in the south of…

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WATCH: Munster release ‘Last-Minute Magic’ video

By Jack Neville / April 1, 2020 /

It’s fair to say that Munster Rugby has had its fair share of exciting moments since the turn of the century. The two-time European Champions have often had to come from the brink to snatch dramatic victories Now Munster Rugby have released a video showcasing thirteen last minute moments of brilliance from the men in…

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WATCH: O’Gara “hugely humbled” at induction in to Rugby Hall of Fame

By Raffaele Rocca / September 12, 2018 /

The former Munster and Ireland out-half was speaking at an event in the town of Rugby in England as he became just the 12th Irish man to receive the honour. The Cork man went on to coach at Racing 92 following his retirement from the game and is currently working with Super Rugby outfit the crusaders…

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