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Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O'Gara

My Autobiography

  • Author: Ronan O'Gara
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409081494
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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Ronan O'Gara is one of the greatest sportsmen Ireland has ever produced. A brilliant kicker both from the hand and at penalty goals, a sublime orchestrator of play from the out-half position he has made his own, and a cool head in the pressure-cooker of club and international rugby, the list of the Cork man's achievements goes on and on. The leading points scorer in Irish rugby history, the Six Nations and the Heineken Cup. The architect of two amazing Munster triumphs in Europe. The man whose last minute drop-goal sensationally won the Grand Slam in 2009, Ireland's first for 61 years. In his candid, illuminating autobiography, O'Gara tells the story of those many on-field successes and, with brutal honesty, the darker days as well, most notably at the 2007 World Cup. He tells the inside story of Ireland's disappointments in France, and responds to the allegations about his personal life that made front-page news that autumn. Ronan O'Gara: My Autobiography is the unforgettable story of a rugby player at the top of his game, of a life lived to the full, and of a passionate and proud representative of the people of Cork and Ireland.

Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded

Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded

  • Author: Ronan O'Gara
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448170915
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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Ronan O'Gara has been at the heart of Munster and Irish rugby for the past fifteen years. Now, as he comes to the end of a glittering playing career, it is time for him to reflect on those many successes and occasional failures with the straight-talking attitude that has become his trademark. Never one to shy away from the truth, the result is Ronan O'Gara: Unguarded. Packed full of anecdotes and analysis of the teammates O'Gara has been proud to share the shirt with, and of the coaches he has played under - often in controversial circumstances - this is the definitive record of an era when Munster rose to triumph in Europe, and Ireland to win the Grand Slam, before crashing down to earth again. It is simply the must-have rugby book of the year.

Performance Psychology E-Book

Performance Psychology E-Book

A Practitioner's Guide

  • Author: David John Collins,Angela Abbott,Hugh Richards
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 0702048755
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 432
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Performance Psychology: A Practitioner's Guide is a comprehensive, evidence-based text covering the key aspects of performance culture: performer development, preparation, training and execution. Written by a team of international contributors, including national coaches, training specialists, applied sports psychologists, clinicians and researchers, and building on strong links between theory and practice, the book shows how applied psychological methods and principles can be used to enhance performance Contributing authors offer clear implications for applied practice and each section is summarized by contributions from a 'Performers Panel' of experts who provide real-life practical examples. Performance psychology is applied to a wide variety of physical performance domains which enables practitioners to see how they can combine ideas and tailor interventions, to people and contexts, to produce effective applications of psychology. Dave Collins is Professor of Performance and Coaching/Director for the Institute of Coaching and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire. As a practitioner, he has worked with over 50 World and Olympic medalists, and in professional performance domains spanning sport, business, motor sport, music, dance and adventure. He was formerly Performance Director of UK Athletics, a rugby player, martial artist and OE instructor. Dave currently works with the Chelsea FC Football Academy, amongst other consultancies. Angela Button is a researcher at the University of Otago and is widely acknowledged as a world expert on talent. Angela has led funded research projects in talent development in the UK and New Zealand. Her sporting interests include squash, running and triathlon. Hugh Richards lectures and is Director of post-graduate programmes in Performance Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. He has published in the areas of coping, talent, individual differences and professional development related to sport, the military and music. Hugh has applied psychology to professional performers from international level sport to business. He currently works with the UK Motor Sport Association, international performer development schemes and has been advisor to the BBC on learning and performance. Strong links between theory and practice - a panel of top performers conclude each section with an overview, providing real-life practical examples in addition to the case studies included in each chapter. Holistic approach allows students to see how they can combine different approaches to address a problem. Written by a team of international contributors including national team coaches, sports psychologists and academics.

Rugby World Cup 1987 - 2011 Complete Results & Statistics

Rugby World Cup 1987 - 2011 Complete Results & Statistics

  • Author: Simon Barclay
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1447899563
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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The Rugby Quiz Book

The Rugby Quiz Book

  • Author: Adam Pearson
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1907792597
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 158
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All you have ever wanted to know about Rugby League and Rugby Union but have never dared to ask until now (as the answers are in the back of the book!) Will you get stung by a Wasp or charge through the 1,200 questions and mow down the opposition like a Rhino? You will have to cast your minds back over the last two centuries to recall facts about the game’s origins, great players, cup competitions, clubs, stadiums, kit colours, nicknames, nationalities, field positions and much more if you want to be promoted to the Super League rather than face relegation. This is as much a treasure trove of rugby facts and figures as it is a quiz book and is guaranteed to get aficionados and families alike in a competitive scrum.

In My Own Words

In My Own Words

The Autobiography

  • Author: Paul Galvin
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473509742
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
  • View: 3572
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One of the greatest GAA footballers of the modern era, Paul Galvin has enjoyed a brilliant and at times controversial career. Winning four senior All Ireland medals with Kerry and eight Munster championships, he was also a three-time All Star and 2009 Footballer of the Year. His inter-county career took off in the late 1990s, when he picked up a Munster minor championship medal in 1997 and another at under-21 level in 1999. But it was in the senior team throughout the 2000s that Paul came into his own. In a period defined by great rivalry with Tyrone, he became a key playmaker for Kerry, never failing to give his all in pursuit of victory. Over the course of a career marked by courage, physicality and an intense passion for the Green and Gold, there were many glorious days. There were other days too, with controversial incidents that led to a number of suspensions, most notably in 2008, the year in which Paul also had the honour of being the Kerry captain. 2009 brought redemption. But 2010 presented new challenges. In this fiercely honest autobiography, Paul offers – in his own words – a compelling, unflinching account of a career that has fascinated football fans for over a decade.

Matt Dawson's Lions Tales

Matt Dawson's Lions Tales

  • Author: Matt Dawson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0755365399
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1457
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Matt Dawson's Lions Tales gives rugby fans a satisfying dose of wonderful Lions anecdotes, epic stories of triumph and despair, of camaraderie and controversy, and stirring examples of that special bond that only competing in the white heat of battle, halfway round the world, against the mighty All Blacks, Wallabies and Springboks, can engender. Lions Tales is peppered with insight and laugh-out-loud moments, dredged from the memory banks of Dawson's own time in the iconic red shirt, and also from his keen interest in the Lions' remarkable 125-year traditions.

The 2013 Six Nations Quiz Book

The 2013 Six Nations Quiz Book

250 Questions on the 2013 Six Nations Championship

  • Author: Chris Cowlin,Hannah Blamires
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • ISBN: 1909949116
  • Category: Games
  • Page: 57
  • View: 1672
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Are you a fan of rugby union? Have you watched every nail-biting game in the 2013 Six Nations Championship? Can you recall all the highlights of this year’s competition or would like to find out more about the games? If so, this quiz book is exactly what you need to relive all the highs and lows of the 2013 Six Nations Championship. Can you name the Irish player who received a yellow card in the Wales v Ireland game on 2 February 2013? On the same day, who wore the number 6 shirt for England during the England v Scotland match? After how many minutes did French player Wesley Fofana score a solo try for France in the England v France game on 23 February 2013? The answers to these and many more brain-teasers can all be found inside The 2013 Six Nations Quiz Book. With 250 questions about the teams, their players and match history, as well as all the games in the 2013 championship, this book is a must-have for all rugby union fans.

The Extraordinary Book of South African Rugby

The Extraordinary Book of South African Rugby

  • Author: Wim van der Berg
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
  • ISBN: 014352917X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 200
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The Extraordinary Book of South African Rugby will hook any rugby fanatic. Packed with facts, stats, quotes and anecdotes, from the comical to the controversial, this collection celebrates the rich history of South African rugby. This extraordinary book will run fans through the most enthralling stories to come out of South African rugby, including: How Manie Reyneke was late for his wedding reception after playing a club semi-final; the 90-metre penalty by Oostelikes; how the first Springboks to travel by plane limped over the ocean on three engines; how Kimberley travelled 60 hours by mule wagon on their first tour to Cape Town; how Springbok Andy MacDonald killed a lion with his bare hands; the spectator tackle that cost Western Province the Currie Cup; Paul Roos' weekly 260 km cycle to Pretoria to play club rugby.

Legends of Irish Rugby

Legends of Irish Rugby

Forty Golden Greats

  • Author: John Scally
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1780574630
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
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Based on exclusive interviews with 40 celebrated players, past and present, Legends of Irish Rugby is a veritable who's who of the sport. Immortals such as Jack Kyle, Willie John McBride, Tony Ward, Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy and Paul O'Connell bare their souls to reveal themselves as men of vision, passion and dedication - men who, through their glories, disappointments and dramatic deeds, have inspired others to realise their dreams. In this engrossing and entertaining account of the bittersweet history of Irish rugby, these powerful personalities offer startling insights into some of the sport's most controversial moments - from the assault on Ronan O'Gara during the 2001 Lions tour to Gary Ella's tenure as Leinster coach. They also express their opinions on the most important issues facing the game today - from Brian O'Driscoll's hair to the role of the coach and the future of the sport itself. Their take on the times is often as comical as it is insightful. Compelling, informative and humorous, Legends of Irish Rugby is by far the most revealing volume yet on one of the country's favourite sports.