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5.0 out of 5 stars Ronan Hated by the Welsh but a MAestro
HAted Ronan O' Gara unless he played for the Lions or Munster as he was too often responsible for Ireland beating Wales. This book is great. Unbelievably for sportsmen he tells the truth. Well worth a read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Unguarded? If only......
Was really looking forward to this book and it does give a decent insight into the life of a professional sportsman, but overall I was disappointed. It feels like a rush job, thrown out for the Christmas market off the back of O Gara calling it a day. He touches on interesting material (his difficult relationship with Jonny Sexton, Declan Kidney dropping him from the...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ronan Hated by the Welsh but a MAestro, 19 Nov. 2013
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HAted Ronan O' Gara unless he played for the Lions or Munster as he was too often responsible for Ireland beating Wales. This book is great. Unbelievably for sportsmen he tells the truth. Well worth a read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Unguarded? If only......, 2 Jan. 2014
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Was really looking forward to this book and it does give a decent insight into the life of a professional sportsman, but overall I was disappointed. It feels like a rush job, thrown out for the Christmas market off the back of O Gara calling it a day. He touches on interesting material (his difficult relationship with Jonny Sexton, Declan Kidney dropping him from the Ireland squad, his close friendship with Brian O Driscoll), but never covers any of these subjects in depth, and there is a sense of punches being pulled. A lot of the book is very technical too and would only appeal to the hardcore rugby fan I feel. Unguarded is a cut above the usual sporting autobiography but considering the man involved you would still expect the book to be better than this. If you are interested in sporting autobiographies Tony Cascarino's is the one to beat, the level of honesty in Cascarino's puts 99% of these books to shame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ronan O Gara Unguarded, 9 Dec. 2013
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Excellent read. One of the best biography's of recent generations of players. It has very honest views on current players, coaches and rugby in general.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I wish you nothing but good luck., 20 Dec. 2014
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Now this was different, again.

Although it was, another, enjoyable read, it was very technical and gave the impression - all the way through - ROG is not finished with Irish Rugby. Confirmed, towards the end by the confession of his coaching ambitions.

Whether that will be with Munster or, all the way, with Ireland, I wish you nothing but good luck.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ROG underneath a legend, 5 Feb. 2014
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A fine read for a sports autobiography. Candid and informative and, for an Irish rugby supporter, well worth the purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Down to earth reading, 1 Jan. 2014
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A gripping read of a sportsman who gave fantastic enjoyment to rugby fans all over the globe.The read gives a basic inside into the action that happens on the field of play, showing the determination and commitment of the player to succeed at the very highest level of rugby.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Munster supporter's bird's eye view of a legdend., 31 Dec. 2013
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I rated Ronan's book for several reasons. 1 Honesty, he wrote with depth and equal sincerity about the hurts as well as the triumphs; the best example being when he was dropped from the Irish squad in 2013. He then goes on to write of the day to day commitment to his sport and his team especially, feelings about fellow players, coaches, referees though a little understated are clear and concise. Throughout the book Ronan's very idealistic view of the the standards as shown on the pitch and indeed required at the very highest level of the sport are very transparent. It would appear to be able to pass on these ideals and skills to future players is his possible holy grail as a future coach. 2 The highs and the lows are portrayed without any self pity, this combined with an almost humble recognition of personal talents is a strong recognition of one's self worth and has potential to strike a chord in many a young or potential young player of the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for a rugby fan!, 29 Jan. 2014
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Bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas as he's a big Munster and rugby fan in general. He read it from cover to cover in no time. I've even dipped into it and quite enjoyed it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service, 6 Jan. 2014
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Book arrived as promised! Excellent quality! It was a present for my husband, I dont think he's overly impressed with the content, but autobiographies can sometimes disappoint.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 11 Jan. 2014
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I bought this as a present for a rugby fan and it was very well received. A very enjoyable and enlightening read seemingly.
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