Ronan O&#039;Gara http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26483/all en UPDATE 2-Rugby-Ireland call time on O'Driscoll captaincy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-rugby-ireland-call-time-odriscoll-captaincy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Heaslip retains role after captaining in November</p> <p>* O'Driscoll's led test sides a world-record 84 times</p> <p>* Former Lions captain disappointed, understands call (Adds O'Gara one-week ban in 13th para)</p> <p>By Padraic Halpin</p> <p>DUBLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brian O'Driscoll's decade of leading Ireland ended on Thursday after Jamie Heaslip was named as skipper for this year's Six Nations, drawing the national team's longest captaincy to a close.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-rugby-ireland-call-time-odriscoll-captaincy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brian O'Driscoll Brian O'Driscoll Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735585 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Rugby-Ireland flyhalf Sexton to join France's Racing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-rugby-ireland-flyhalf-sexton-leave-leinster-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>By Padraic Halpin</p> <p>DUBLIN, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Ireland's Jonathan Sexton will join French side Racing Metro next season after the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said on Friday the flyhalf would not be renewing his contract with European champions Leinster.</p> <p>Sexton, who won three Heineken Cups in four seasons with Leinster and has become one of Ireland's most influential players, has been offered a two-year contract with the Paris-based side, a source close to the deal told Reuters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-rugby-ireland-flyhalf-sexton-leave-leinster-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jonathan Sexton Jonathan Sexton Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Rugby union in Ireland Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:00:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739409 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Ireland team to play Wales in Six Nations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/rugby-ireland-team-play-wales-six-nations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 29 (Reuters) - Ireland coach Declan Kidney on Tuesday named the following team to play Wales in the Six Nations championship at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.</p> <p>Team: 15-Rob Kearney; 14-Craig Gilroy, 13-Brian O'Driscoll, 12-Gordon D'Arcy, 11-Simon Zebo; 10-Jonathan Sexton, 9-Conor Murray, 8-Jamie Heaslip (captain), 7-Sean O'Brien, 6-Peter O'Mahony, 5-Donnacha Ryan, 4-Mike McCarthy, 3-Mike Ross, 2-Rory Best, 1-Cian Healy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/rugby-ireland-team-play-wales-six-nations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donncha O'Callaghan Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:45:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741008 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Farrell kicks England to rare Six Nations Dublin win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/rugby-farrell-kicks-england-rare-six-nations-dublin-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN, Feb 10 (Reuters) - England won a Six Nations match in Dublin for the first time in ten years on Sunday when Owen Farrell kicked them to a 12-6 victory to become the only team capable of winning a Grand Slam after just two rounds of matches.</p> <p>Ireland, who lost flyhalf Jonathan Sexton and wing Simon Zebo to injury in a first half in which the host's handling was simply abysmal, trailed 6-0 at the break thanks to the ever-reliable boot of flyhalf Farrell.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/rugby-farrell-kicks-england-rare-six-nations-dublin-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Six Nations Championship Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751902 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Cool Farrell helps keep England on Grand Slam course http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rugbyu-cool-farrell-helps-keep-england-grand-slam-course <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Owen Farrell held his nerve as England beat Ireland 12-6 at a rain-soaked Lansdowne Road on Sunday and so became the only side in this season's Six Nations capable of winning the Grand Slam.</p> <p>In an attritional, forward-dominated contest, the 21-year-old fly-half scored all his side's points by landing four penalties as England ended a decade of Championship misery in Dublin with a first Six Nations win in the Irish capital since 2003 -- the last year they won the Grand Slam and, later, the World Cup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rugbyu-cool-farrell-helps-keep-england-grand-slam-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jonathan Sexton Ronan O'Gara Rugby union AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:30:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751926 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Cool Farrell helps keep England on Grand Slam course http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rugbyu-cool-farrell-helps-keep-england-grand-slam-course-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Owen Farrell held his nerve as England beat Ireland 12-6 at a rain-soaked Lansdowne Road on Sunday and so became the only side in this season's Six Nations capable of winning the Grand Slam.</p> <p>In an attritional, forward-dominated contest, the 21-year-old fly-half scored all his side's points by landing four penalties as England ended a decade of Championship misery in Dublin with a first Six Nations win in the Irish capital since 2003 -- the last year they won the Grand Slam and, later, the World Cup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rugbyu-cool-farrell-helps-keep-england-grand-slam-course-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jonathan Sexton Owen Farrell Ronan O'Gara Rugby union AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:18:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751966 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Ireland's Zebo out for 10 weeks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rugbyu-irelands-zebo-out-10-weeks-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ireland wing Simon Zebo is to miss the rest of the Six Nations Championship after breaking a bone in his foot during the 12-6 defeat by England at Dublin's Lansdowne Road on Sunday.</p> <p>Zebo, who went off in the 10th minute of an attritional contest and was replaced by utility back Keith Earls, is now set to undergo surgery on Monday.</p> <p>As well as the rest of the Championship, which finishes on March 16, Zebo is also in line to be ruled out of Munster's European Cup quarter-final away to English champions Harlequins on April 7.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/rugbyu-irelands-zebo-out-10-weeks-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Simon Zebo AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:31:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752011 at http://www.globalpost.com Rugby-Ireland hand debuts to Jackson and Marshall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/rugby-ireland-hand-debuts-jackson-and-marshall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Ulster flyhalf Paddy Jackson will make his Irish debut with provincial team mate Luke Marshall in Sunday's Six Nations championship match against Scotland at Murrayfield after coach Declan Kidney relegated Ronan O'Gara to Ireland's third choice number 10.</p> <p>Jackson and Marshall, both 21, replace regular flyhalf Jonathan Sexton and centre Gordon D'Arcy who were among four players to join Ireland's long injury list during the 12-6 defeat to England last time out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/rugby-ireland-hand-debuts-jackson-and-marshall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jonathan Sexton Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:16:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761093 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rugby-Ireland hand debuts to Jackson and Marshall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-rugby-ireland-hand-debuts-jackson-and-marshall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds quotes, details, byline)</p> <p>By Padraic Halpin</p> <p>DUBLIN, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Ulster flyhalf Paddy Jackson will make his Ireland debut with provincial team mate Luke Marshall in Sunday's Six Nations match against Scotland after coach Declan Kidney relegated Ronan O'Gara to third choice number 10.</p> <p>Jackson and Marshall, both 21, replace regular flyhalf Jonathan Sexton and centre Gordon D'Arcy who were among four players to join Ireland's long injury list during the 12-6 defeat to England last time out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-rugby-ireland-hand-debuts-jackson-and-marshall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Heineken Cup finals Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5761120 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Ireland opt for uncapped Jackson over O'Gara http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/rugbyu-ireland-opt-uncapped-jackson-over-ogara <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Paddy Jackson is set to make his Ireland debut against Scotland on Sunday after being selected ahead of veteran outside-half Ronan O'Gara for the Six Nations match at Murrayfield.</p> <p>Ireland coach Declan Kidney had to find a new starting No 10 after first-choice fly-half Jonathan Sexton suffered a hamstring injury during the 12-6 defeat by England last time out at Lansdowne Road earlier this month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/rugbyu-ireland-opt-uncapped-jackson-over-ogara" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Ronan O'Gara Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Six Nations Championship AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:46:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761130 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Ireland put faith in Jackson vibe against Scots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/rugbyu-ireland-put-faith-jackson-vibe-against-scots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Paddy Jackson will look to repay the trust shown him by coach Declan Kidney when he makes his Test debut for an injury-hit Ireland away to Scotland in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Sunday.</p> <p>With regular fly-half Jonathan Sexton one of several Ireland players ruled out through injury after a bruising 12-6 defeat by England, Kidney -- often regarded as a conservative coach -- could simply have called up veteran stand-off Ronan O'Gara.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/rugbyu-ireland-put-faith-jackson-vibe-against-scots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Six Nations Championship AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:16:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762852 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Ireland put faith in Jackson vibe against Scots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/rugbyu-ireland-put-faith-jackson-vibe-against-scots <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Paddy Jackson will look to repay the trust shown him by coach Declan Kidney when he makes his Test debut for an injury-hit Ireland away to Scotland in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Sunday.</p> <p>With regular fly-half Jonathan Sexton one of several Ireland players ruled out through injury after a bruising 12-6 defeat by England in Dublin, Kidney -- often regarded as a conservative coach -- could simply have called up veteran stand-off Ronan O'Gara.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/rugbyu-ireland-put-faith-jackson-vibe-against-scots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brian O'Driscoll Religion Ronan O'Gara Rugby union AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 02:01:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763978 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Scotland rally to down Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/rugbyu-scotland-rally-down-ireland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fly-half Greig Laidlaw held his nerve as Scotland won back-to-back Six Nations matches for the first time since 2001 after coming from behind to beat Ireland 12-8 at Murrayfield on Sunday.</p> <p>Laidlaw landed all four of his penalty attempts while, in contrast, debutant Ireland outside-half Paddy Jackson managed just one successful goal-kick from four attempts.</p> <p>Scotland, under the interim charge of Australian coach Scott Johnson, were 8-0 down early in the second half after Ireland wing Craig Gilroy crossed for the only try of the match.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/rugbyu-scotland-rally-down-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Sports AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:39:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765057 at http://www.globalpost.com RugbyU: Scotland rally to down Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/rugbyu-scotland-rally-down-ireland-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fly-half Greig Laidlaw held his nerve as Scotland won back-to-back Six Nations matches for the first time since 2001 after coming from behind to beat Ireland 12-8 at Murrayfield on Sunday.</p> <p>Laidlaw landed all four of his penalty attempts while, in contrast, debutant Ireland outside-half Paddy Jackson managed just one successful goal-kick from four attempts.</p> <p>Scotland, under the interim charge of Australian coach Scott Johnson, were 8-0 down early in the second half after Ireland wing Craig Gilroy crossed for the only try of the match.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/rugbyu-scotland-rally-down-ireland-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Sports AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 16:48:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765096 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Rugby-Gritty Scotland sneak win over wasteful Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-rugby-gritty-scotland-sneak-win-over-wasteful-ireland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Laidlaw penalties seal 12-8 Scotland win</p> <p>* Ireland's Gilroy scores only try (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>EDINBURGH, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Greig Laidlaw put the boot into Ireland as Scotland made the most of meagre possession to win a scrappy match 12-8 at Murrayfield on Sunday and record their first back-to-back Six Nations victories since 2001.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/update-1-rugby-gritty-scotland-sneak-win-over-wasteful-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Jonathan Sexton Ronan O'Gara Rugby union Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765180 at http://www.globalpost.com