# Ronan O'Gara

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# la rochelle
Ronan O'Gara rules out role with New Zealand coach Robertson as focus on club game
The former Ireland out-half is focused on coaching La Rochelle.
January 2023
# Family
'This is a career where you can end up in a one-bed apartment on your tod'
Ronan O’Gara and his family feel at home with La Rochelle in France.
# IQ
O'Gara hopes to give Waterford-born wing Anagu his Top 14 shot soon
Ike Anagu joined La Rochelle’s academy in 2021 and is now with the Ireland U20s.
'Ronan is really a competitor. He changed the mindset of the team'
The Irishman’s influence was hailed after La Rochelle beat Ulster at the death.
# last gasp
Heartbreak for Ulster as O'Gara's La Rochelle win with the clock in the red
Dan McFarland’s side nearly, nearly pulled off a big win against the reigning champions.
# les maritimes
ROG, Ryan, and Dillane look to pile more pain onto Ulster
The Irishmen have made a home in the lovely seaside town of La Rochelle.
# a hundred thousand phases
'You didn't need to say anything to him... It was literally just a nod and a high five'
The madness of Munster’s 42nd-phase drop-goal victory over Northampton in 2011 as told by one man in red, one man in green, and one man in the gantry.
Last year
# legacy
'He was such an integral part of our journey in Munster' - Remembering Jerry Holland
Ronan O’Gara and John Kelly look back on the life of the former Munster player, head coach, team manager and administrator, who passed away last month.
# French connection
O'Gara's La Rochelle waste chance at second in Top 14
ROG continued to watch on from the stands.
# Courts
'You've fleeced me', Ronan O'Gara told business partner over pub insolvency, court hears
The La Rochelle coach said that he did not have much day to day involvement with the business, but had put up €20,000 to keep it afloat.
# Class
Ronan O'Gara caps brilliant week as La Rochelle ease to win in Champions Cup opener
There was also an historic first in Durban where Sharks became the first South African franchise to take part in the new format.
# Boost
Ronan O'Gara commits future to La Rochelle after England link
The Irish coach has extended his contract until 2027.
# decision made
Ronan O'Gara 'had contact from RFU' but rules himself out of running for England job
The Munster legend is staying put with La Rochelle.
O'Gara set to extend La Rochelle contract until 2027 amid England link - reports
French media are reporting that the Munster and Ireland legend will stay on.
# The Boss
'It would be bad news' - La Rochelle hope to keep ROG despite England link
Jules Favre hailed the influence of O’Gara and Donnacha Ryan at the Top 14 club.
# In Demand
Ronan O'Gara on England links and why Jack Crowley 'could be the solution' for Ireland
Ronan O’Gara discussed being linked with the England job, Ireland’s November form and Munster out-half Jack Crowley.
# Suspension
Ronan O'Gara hit with 10-week ban and fine from French rugby chiefs
If the latest suspension stands, O’Gara will be out until 30 January.
# Big man
Wallabies lock Skelton benefits from ROG influence in France
La Rochelle had a visit from Ireland forwards coach Paul O’Connell during the summer.
# Top 14
O'Gara to face disciplinary committee again following 'remarks to a match official'
The La Rochelle coach has just returned from a six-week suspension.
# suspended
O'Gara gets six-week touchline ban for 'disrespecting the authority of a match official'
The Ireland legend is suspended until 31 October.
# Irish Abroad
O'Gara, Dillane, Arnold - Irish interest aplenty as the Top 14 gets underway
ROG and Donnacha Ryan are aiming for more success with La Rochelle.
# baabaas
O'Gara teaming up with Scott Robertson to coach Barbarians against All Blacks XV
The Killik Cup is scheduled to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, 13 November.
# Irish Abroad
La Rochelle officially confirm the signing of Ireland international Ultan Dillane
The 28-year-old has signed a two-year deal with Ronan O’Gara’s side.
# familiar face
O'Gara: Schmidt impact can be 'overestimated' ahead of first Test
The former Ireland boss has stepped in to help coach the All Blacks this week.
# Momentum
O'Gara's European champions kick on to secure Top 14 play-off spot
La Rochelle came from behind to beat Lyon twice, with a trip to Toulouse next up before Castres await the winners in the semi-final.
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# trophy hunting
Murray eyes up URC title charge after watching 'special' weekend for former teammate O'Gara
Conor Murray is determined to end Munster’s long wait for a trophy as the province prepare for a URC quarter-final against Ulster.
# Impact
European champions La Rochelle are a club transformed by their 'crazy Irishman' O'Gara
The former Munster out-half has lifted the French club to previously unimaginable heights.
# Champions
'We genuinely believed we would win today' - O'Gara soaks up historic day for La Rochelle
The French side landed the Champions Cup for the first time with a dramatic late win against Leinster.
# Marseille
La Rochelle the final hurdle on Leinster's stunning drive for five
The province are hot favourites ahead of today’s Heineken Champions Cup final but Ronan O’Gara will surely have a plan up his sleeve.
# Familiar Foes
'We need to get stuck into him, that’s the biggest compliment I can give Johnny'
Ronan O’Gara and Johnny Sexton have both given their thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s Champions Cup final in Marseille.
# Team news
Furlong and Lowe start as Leinster name unchanged team for Champions Cup final
La Rochelle boss Ronan O’Gara has named influential second row Will Skelton in his starting XV.
'I’m shaped by my years spent in Munster. That’s innate in me'
Ronan O’Gara is hoping to lead La Rochelle to Champions Cup success this weekend, with old foes Leinster standing in his way.
# Final Countdown
'It's a game that haunts many of us' - Leinster primed for second shot at La Rochelle
The province are a better team than the one that lost last year’s semi-final, but Will Skelton’s return represents a major boost for the French side.
'I’d be very wary of anything the coach of La Rochelle says in the media' - Cullen cautious on O'Gara quotes
Leo Cullen says he won’t pay too much attention to Ronan O’Gara’s various media commitments ahead of next weekend’s Champions Cup final.
# Decider
Leinster will face Ronan O'Gara's La Rochelle in the Champions Cup final
La Rochelle beat Racing 20-13 in a nervy semi-final in Lens.
# Irish Abroad
Irish influence strong as La Rochelle and Racing bid for place against Leinster
Ronan O’Gara, Mike Prendergast, and Donnacha Ryan are all coaching in France.
# On The Road
'It's a shame for a semi-final, it's unacceptable' - Ronan O'Gara
La Rochelle are frustrated at Racing moving the clash to Lens in the north of France.
# Trés Bien
Thomas and Russell conjure Racing magic to set up La Rochelle semi-final
The Parisians are desperate to end their quest for the Champions Cup title.
# full package
'What Hugo is actually testament to, is that a lot of people are written off too early'
Late bloomer Hugo Keenan is now one of the first names on Leinster’s teamsheet.