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O'Gara letter to Editor: Why I refuse to be scapegoated by Kevin Myers

Published 19/02/2010 | 05:00

A dejected Ronan O'Gara walks from the pitch after Ireland's defeat in Paris at the weekend
A dejected Ronan O'Gara walks from the pitch after Ireland's defeat in Paris at the weekend

I HAVE to reply to the scurrilous article by Kevin Myers (Irish Independent, February 16), although it takes a lot for me, as a professional sportsman, to react to a newspaper article.

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However, rugby is my place of work and whether it's with Munster, Ireland or the Lions, I take my work very seriously.

I do not accept being castigated by a journalist who I suspect knows nothing about rugby but somehow appoints himself as an 'expert'. This falls well short of the journalistic standards I would expect from one of our main national newspapers.

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