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.
first Rugby Club. Arklow.
Biggest Influence on Career. My hair.
Best part of being a pro rugby player. Being away from home.
Worst part of being a pro rugby player. Being away from home.
Best rugby memory. Playing with Gary Halpin.
Worst rugby memory.Playing with Gary Halpin.
Most respected opponent. My wife.
Sportsperson Admire Most. Eric the Eel.
Person Admire Most. Peter Mark or Vidal Sassoon.
Favourite Food. Rice Cakes.
Favourite Actress.Dame Edna Everidge.
Favourite Actor. Dame Edna Everidge.
Favourite Holiday Destination. Ailwee Caves.
Ideal Holiday Partner. Liz Hurley (only of course, if wife not available).
Favourite Night Spot. Club 92.
Most Enjoyable Book.Lord of the Rings - second time round, couldn't get it the first time.
Most embarrasing experience. Filling out this questionnaire.
Likes. The Corrs.
Dislikes. The bloke in the Corrs.
Current car. BMW 523i.
Dream car. A newer, bigger version of my own.
Favourite TV Programme. Tele Tubbies.
Favourite Band. Metallica or Boyzone (they promised they'd never break up - sob).
Hobbies. Flower Pressing. Golf. Hairdressing.
Do you enjoy Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A lot more since Angel left (wife fancies him).
Qualifications. 'Collect the coin from the bottom of the pool badge' (Scouts '81).
Life after rugby. Go home, sell the Dad's company and run away with the money.