Rona O’Gara Fact File
Although born in San Diego USA, Ronan O’Gara was educated in PBC Cork and UCC. He won his first cap against Scotland in February 2000 and since then has played a further 19 times for his country, toured with the Lions and been a mainstay on the Munster team for the past three years.
First rugby club. Cork Con
Best moment in rugby. Selection for the Lions
Worst moment in rugby. Losing two Heineken Cup finals.
Most respected opponent. Jonny Wilkinson.
Sportsperson I admire most. Lance Armstrong.
Person I admire most. Too many to mention.
Best part of being a professional rugby player. Winning & Travel.
Worst part of being a professional rugby player. Losing.
Most embarrassing moment Being stripped on my birthday in CIT. Given a ball to cover myself and then made run 200 metres to my car in front of the watching college.
Favourite TV programme. The Racing Line, Channel 4.
Favourite actor. Morgan Freeman.
Favourite actress. Cameron Diaz.
Favourite music/band. U2.
Favourite Food Chinese.
Favourite Pub/Night Spot. Miami.
Most enjoyable book. Obsessed by Richard Dunwoody.
Present car.X Type Jaguar.
Dream car. Mercedes 55 Amg.
Favourite holiday destination. Barbados.
Ideal holiday partner.My best friend Jessica.
Do you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Don’t know.
Likes Considerate and compassionate people.
Dislikes Tight people (scants) and ignorant people.
Hobbies. Golf. Horse Racing.
Career after rugby. Horseracing Pundit.