18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
His performances in the Rugby World Cup and RBS 6 Nations and his Heineken Cup heroics for Leinster have demonstrated that he is back at the top of his game.
The Louth man's efforts have been rewarded by his peers with the IRUPA Players' Player of the Year honour.
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