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  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448170913
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
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Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded



One of Ireland's greatest ever players lays out his forthright views on the game he loves and his career in rugby with club and country.

Ronan O'Gara has been at the heart of Munster and Irish rugby for the past fifteen years. Now, as he comes to the end of a glittering playing career, it is time for him to reflect on those many successes and occasional failures with the straight-talking attitude that has become his trademark. Never one to shy away from the truth, the result is Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded.

Packed full of anecdotes and analysis of the teammates O'Gara has been proud to share the shirt with, and of the coaches he has played under - often in controversial circumstances - this is the definitive record of an era when Munster rose to triumph in Europe, and Ireland to win the Grand Slam, before crashing down to earth again. It is simply the must-have rugby book of the year.

  • Published: 7 November 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448170913
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304
Categories:

About the author

Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O'Gara was born in 1977 in California and brought up in Cork. He was a star player at Presentation Brothers College, University College Cork and Cork Constitution, and soon became a key member of the Irish national rugby squad. Since making his international debut in 2000, O'Gara has gone on to win a record 128 caps and score more points for Munster and Ireland than any player in history. He was the leading points scorer in the Six Nations championship in 2005, 2006 and 2007, capturing the Triple Crown with Ireland three times, and the Grand Slam in 2009, and won the European Cup with Munster in 2006 and again in 2008.

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Praise for Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded

Compelling... You have to admire the stones it takes to set out his stall. But then, it's entirely in keeping with how he played.

Irish Times, Best Sports Books of the Year

Adroitly constructed... his reflections on his recently concluded playing career contain enough cordite to remind one of the searing honesty and single-mindedness that drove this individual to perfection. Few escape his wrath.

Irish Independent

Anyone interested in life coaching or self-awareness will be fascinated by O'Gara's revealing and unabashed self-analysis.

Irish Independent, Best Sports Books of the Year

A rollicking read... he speaks with naked emotion, raw candour, and even that rare commodity in sportsmen, forthrightness.

Sunday Independent

Revealing... Unguarded is a reflection on a playing career that saw him earn the respect of the rugby world and win almost all the game has to offer. Off the field, the Corkman was known for his phlegmatic pronouncements and this book is marked out by similar straight-talking.

Sunday Business Post

A book that bristles with O'Gara's penchant for calling it as he sees it.

RTE Guide

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