The awards and achievements of Ronan O’Gara

At 35-years-old, Ronan O’Gara has certainly played rugby long enough to rack up a long list of achievements. It is incredibly to hear that O’Gara is one of the rare players to have just played domestically for one club, having represented Munster throughout his career. That in itself presents opportunities for a number of awards, which we will look at through the remainder of this post.

Firstly, O’Gara’s career at Munster is simply incredible. After making his debut for the Irish giants in 1997, O’Gara has gone on to play over 220 games for the club and scored around 2500 points. Unsurprisingly, such a tally means that he is the highest points scorer to ever play for Munster. As well as achieving plenty from a personal level, O’Gara has also been part of Munster teams that have won plenty of trophies. During his time there, he has won no less than nine trophies – split across the Heineken Cup, Celtic League, Celtic Cup and Irish Inter-Provincial Championship. Incredibly, O’Gara has also stated that he plans to play until he is at least 38, meaning that there is still plenty of time left to achieve more.

Internationally, O’Gara’s achievements are phenomenal. No other player has featured more times for Ireland, while there are only two others who have played more test matches in the world. He has scored well over a thousand points for his country, while it goes without saying that he also has some team accolades to hand. For example, during his time with the national squad, Ireland have won the Six Nations and Grand Slam, while they have won the Triple Crown four times.

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