Friday 22 February 2019

ROG jets off to Caribbean rugby club in his first act of retirement

Ronan O'Gara is soaking up the sun in the Caribbean
Ronan O'Gara is soaking up the sun in the Caribbean
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The legendary Munster and Ireland player has been flown in by a local club in the British Virgin Islands for work and play.

We bet Ronan O'Gara could get used to retirement. While a selection of Irish rugby players are touring with the Lions, he is soaking up the sun in the Caribbean in the name of work.

Before beginning his duties as assistant coach for Racing Metro later this year, ROG is enjoying a mini-break in the British Virgin Islands for both work and play.

The Munster legend was flown in as the guest of honour at an exclusive rugby event taking place tomorrow night on Scrub Island. ROG has been invited to attend the BVI Rugby Football Union (BVIRFU) Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony, where he will speak to attendees.

Today, he's expected to be at the A. O. Shirely Recreation Grounds for a game between the Arawaks and Barbarians as the guest of honour, and despite fan speculation, it's unlikely he will take to the pitch to play.

Earlier this week, Ronan flew into the picture perfect holiday destination and has been attending a variety of social events associated with the rugby club in the run up to his special appearances with the host club, including jaunts to the capital of Tortola.

According to the BVI Platinum, last year's guest of honour was former Samoan international captain, Peter 'Fats' Fatiolofa.

Meanwhile, some of his former Ireland colleagues Fergus McFadden, Sean Cronin and Mike McCarthy are holed up in Houston, Texas at a local training facility, Gordon D'Arcy is planning a second honeymoon with his model wife Aoife Cogan in Barbardos,



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