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# Old friends
ROG won the Senior Cup 20 years ago today and tweeted out a brilliant photo to celebrate it
O’Gara shared a photo of the ’95 cup-winning team featuring a few guys we know well.

LONG BEFORE HE was the ice-cool veteran who dropped the goal that won Ireland a Grand Slam, Ronan O’Gara was a schoolboy with big dreams.

As an 18-year-old at Pres Cork, few things would have been more important than winning a Munster Schools Senior Cup, and he achieved that with his school friends on this day 20 years ago.

A few familiar faces feature in this photo.

That is Declan Kidney on the far left, Peter Stinger top left and Mick O’Driscoll in the middle of the back row.

It is funny how linked ROG is with Stringer and Kidney, having been involved with the duo in school, at club level and with the Ireland team.

O’Gara also won a Junior Cup medal in 1992.

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