First person

First person
Ronan O’Gara

I hadn’t decided beforehand, but when I heard the final whistle [in last year’s Heineken Cup semi-final], something inside me said: “It’s time to go.”

It’s very tough [retiring from sport]. A close friend of mine just said: “Don’t announce you’re retiring; announce what you are doing next.”

I don’t know if moving to France was exciting; it was more of a coping mechanism. ...

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