Ronan O’Gara is a former Rugby Union player who played at fly-half for Ireland and Munster. O’Gara made his debut with Munster in 1997 and with the Ireland National Rugby Union team in 2000. Following retirement as a player from rugby in 2013 he embarked on a successful coaching career.
Ronan O’Gara was born Ronan John Ross O’Gara in San Diego, California in 1977. His family returned to Ireland and settled in Cork when O’Gara was still an infant. He was educated at of Presentation Brothers College, Cork where the college sport is Rugby Union. He later studied at University College Cork, graduating with a master’s degree in Business in 1999. O’Gara made his debut with Munster in August 1997. During his 16 years with the club he made 240 appearances and scored 2,625 points.
Ronan O’Gara was capped 128 times for Ireland. He played his first international game for Ireland against Scotland in February 2000 in the Six Nations Championship. He was a member of the 2009 Irish team that won Ireland’s first Grand Slam since 1948. He was also the winner of two Heineken Cups with Munster and four Triple Crowns with Ireland. He now coaches the Super Rugby team Crusaders in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Ronan O’Gara, Irish rugby player and one of the most capped players in Rugby Union history was born in the year 1977 On This Day.
Ronan O’Gara in action for Munster
Ronan O’Gara penalty Scotland vs. Ireland 2007