IRUPA Set To Bestow Very Special Honour On Ronan O’Gara


Ronan O’Gara will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at this year’s Zurich Irish Rugby Players’ Awards.

The iconic Lions, Ireland & Munster fly-half will join an illustrious group of players including Anthony Foley, David Humphreys, David Wallace, Girvan Dempsey and Eric Elwood.

Upon hearing of his induction, O’Gara commented;

“It was a very nice surprise to get the call from IRUPA to inform me that the past players of Ireland had voted for me to be inducted into the BNY Mellon Hall of Fame. I have had the honour to play with incredible players throughout my career and without their drive and support I would not have had the career that I did. I am very honoured to be in amongst legends of Irish Rugby.”

In 2000, O’Gara made his debut for Ireland against Scotland in the Six Nations at Lansdowne Road, on the same day as his Munster half-back partner, Peter Stringer. His international career lasted 13 years where he made the number 10 jersey his own and proved to be one of the finest to ever play the game.

IRUPA CEO, Omar Hassanein, believes O’Gara will be remembered as one of the best;

“Ronan’s passion for his province and country and his love for the sport was evident each time he stepped on the field. His career is littered with moments of genius, however beneath that was a relentless work ethic and a will to succeed. He was a leader both on and off of the field and continues to demand excellence in his position in Racing Metro. Ronan is undisputedly one of the few players of this great game that has inspired a generation of children to pick up a rugby ball.”

Ronan O’Gara Career Achievements:


2003, 2009 and 2011 Celtic League Winner

2005 Celtic Cup 2005

2005/06 Heineken Cup Winner

2007/08 Heineken Cup Winner

2003, 2009 and 2011 Celtic League Winner

Munster’s all-time leading point’s scorer with 2,625 points


2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009 Triple Crown Winner

2009 Grand Slam Winner

The RBS Six nations top point’s scorer in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009

Ireland’s all-time leading point’s scorer with 1,083

British and Irish Lions

2001, 2005 & 2009 British & Irish Lion

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