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Ireland Rugby Legends Brian O’Driscoll And Ronan O’Gara Rip Each Other New Ones On Live Radio

Ireland rugby royalty Brian O’Driscoll and Ronan O’Gara went to war on live radio on Thursday, with each firing scorching insults at the other over their past accomplishments for Munster and Leinster respectively. Both were appearing on NewsTalk’s Off the Ball show, which was broadcast in front of a live audience at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. With O’Gara running …

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Paul O’Connell And Ronan O’Gara Give A Scathing Assessment Of Ireland’s Loss To Scotland

Ireland’s Six Nations defeat to Scotland in Murrayfield was difficult to watch at times for Irish fans, not because of the brilliance of the home side, but rather due to the persistent simple errors that punctuated a deflating day in Edinburgh. Poor lineouts, slack defending and repeated knock-ons allowed a confident and eager Scotland to bully Ireland around the park …

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Gregor Townsend Takes Pop At Ronan O’Gara On Twitter

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 13 : Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend during the European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 4 match, between Glasgow Warriors and Toulouse at Scotstoun Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Glasgow Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) Ronan O'Gara

Ireland’s Six Nations campaign opened with a loss today in Murrayfield, as Scotland edged a classic. Before the game, RTÉ analyst and former Irish out-half Ronan O’Gara stoked the flames in declaring that he would love to see Ireland “hammer” their hosts. “I hope Ireland hammer them today because of the way Scotland behaved during the week. “[Scotland were] too …

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Watch: Ronan O’Gara Rips Into Ireland Amid Murrayfield Dissapointment

Ireland fans were left disappointed after their side’s Grand Slam hopes evaporated in Murrayfield on Saturday evening. Scotland dominated the first half, with Huw Jones and Stuart Hogg causing a great deal of damage with ball in hand. The pair combined to score Scotland’s second try, after the centre straightened the line before releasing Hogg to score. Ireland defence was exposed …

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O’Gara On Racing – “They Need To Realise Just How Good The Champions Cup Is”

Racing 92 assistant coach Ronan O’Gara has said that the reigning Top 14 champions need to realise ‘just how good of a competition the Champions Cup is’ and that Racing’s league schedule may have played a part in his side’s European demise this season. Racing, who were Champions Cup finalists last season, were bounced from the competition in the first two …

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This Left Out Of The Irish Squad XV Illustrates The Depth Of Talent Now Available To Joe Schmidt

No other Irish coach has had such depth at his disposal. During the early part of the 21st century Irish fans hoped and prayed nothing untoward would happen to either Ronan O’Gara or John Hayes. Although Brian O’Driscoll was Ireland’s stand-out player at the time, Eddie O’Sullivan couldn’t do without his tighthead or flyhalf due to a shortfall of talent. …

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Ultan Dillane – Impact Sub Or Pending Starter?

When Johnny Sexton replaced Ronan O’Gara as Ireland’s first-choice fly-half in the third round of the 2010 Six Nations it was time for some new blood in the Irish backline. Sexton had been patiently biding his time behind O’Gara who was less than 12 months removed from booting Ireland to their first grand slam triumph in 61 years. Sexton had …

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VIDEO – Ronan O’Gara Living ‘Minute By Minute’ Since Anthony Foley’s Passing

Racing Metro assistant and former Munster fly-half Ronan O’Gara has said that he’s been living ‘minute by minute’ since the passing of his friend and former teammate Anthony Foley last weekend. Foley, aged 42, died at the Munster team hotel in Paris last Sunday just hours before Munster were due to take on O’Gara’s Racing Metro in Colombes. Footage from …

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Three Brilliant But Different Irish Backlines At Joe Schmidt’s Disposal

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There is a huge amount of competition for places in Ireland’s backline. Never before has there been so much competition for places in the Irish squad. In years gone by Irish fans could only hope that neither Brian O’Driscoll or Ronan O’Gara got injured for fear of what lay below them in the pecking order. However, thanks to the IRFU’s succession planning, today …

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Is There Something Missing From Ireland’s Provincial Showdowns Today?

DUBLIN, IRELAND - APRIL 23: Malcolm O'Kelly (L) of Leinster and Donncha O'Callaghan (R) of Munster grapple at a maul during the Heineken Cup Semi Final between Leinster and Munster at Lansdowne Road on April 23, 2006 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Prior to the introduction of the Celtic League in 2001, interprovincial clashes mattered little to those other than the hardened supporter. Played in the depths of winter, not even those charged with covering the sport bothered to give the fixtures the appropriate attention. Given their ambivalence towards an ‘All-Ireland’ league, Ulster engaged in the annual series with added impetus and …

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