Monday 20 May 2019

O'Gara in Stubbs Gazette over debt of €1,747

Ronan O'Gara: judgments
mean rugby star is obliged to
pay sum to management firm
Ronan O'Gara: judgments mean rugby star is obliged to pay sum to management firm

Laura Noonan

RUGBY hero Ronan O'Gara has been ordered to pay almost €2,000 to the management company of a Greystones housing and apartment development.

The Munster and Ireland fly-half is named in the latest edition of debt monitor 'Stubbs Gazette'.

The gazette shows Charlesland Wood Management Company registered two judgments against O'Gara in the High Court on August 11.

One judgment was for €1,290, while another was for €457.

The judgments mean O'Gara is now legally obliged to pay the money to the management company. If he doesn't, his personal credit rating could be hit.

Development

The rugby player could not be reached for comment last night, while Charlesland's management agency Wyse declined to provide any further information. Charlesland Wood is part of Sean Dunne's landmark Charlesland development on the former site of Charlesland Golf Club.

The development includes apartments, shops and offices. The first phase of Charlesland Wood was launched in 2003, and was "virtually sold out" within hours, with prices ranging from €269,500 to €315,000.

O'Gara suffered a disappointing summer on the Lions tour in South Africa, with a disastrous cameo in the second Test match when he missed a tackle for a crucial Springbok try before giving away a penalty which led to the home side snatching an injury-time victory and an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

The Munster man has since revealed that he had been knocked out earlier in the same game after coming on as a late substitute, but he will be hoping to put that disappointment behind him this season with Munster bidding to win back the Heineken Cup when they begin their European campaign against Northampton in October.

The 32-year-old married his childhood sweetheart Jessica, a school teacher from Cork, in July 2006.

The pair live in Cork city with their 10-month-old twin babies Rory and Molly.

A spokesman for O'Gara last night said that he had "no comment to make" on the judgments.

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