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Introducing – Niall Ronan

12th September 2007 By Munster Rugby

He was the Leinster Young Player of the Year in 2005, who now plies his trade in the red of Munster and in his two starts to date, v USA Eagles and Saracens, Niall Ronan has already won himself a legion of supporters for his commitment and ho-holds-barred displays.

He was the Leinster Young Player of the Year in 2005, who now plies his trade in the red of Munster and in his two starts to date, v USA Eagles and Saracens, Niall Ronan has already won himself a legion of supporters for his commitment and ho-holds-barred displays.

From Delvin in Co. Meath, he will celebrate his 25th birthday tomorrow with a third appearance for Munster in the game against Viadana.

He was on the Meath county minor gaelic team for two seasons, Niall Ronan played at international level initially for Ireland Youth (U18) and after that, having joined Lansdowne FC., he was on the same Ireland U19 side as current Munster teammate Eugene McGovern. He won 10 Ireland U21 caps and was also capped at Ireland Sevens.

Favourite Food: South African Steak
Book you are currently reading or have just finished: Paul McGraths Autobiography
Favourite TV programme: Soccer Am
Favourite Film: The Game
Most enjoyable holiday location: Chicago
Favourite sport other than rugby: Soccer
The sport you least like: Sailing
Person you would most like to meet: Eric Cantona
Sportsperson you admire most: Eric Cantona
Hobbies: Playing Golf, and watching Man Utd play
Where and when did you first play rugby: Played for Delvin Rugby Club (Drogheda) when I was 9 yrs old.
Biggest influence on career: Family
Best career advice you were given: Always to have confidence in your ability, because you wouldn't be where you are for no reason.
What you like Most/Least about being a rugby player: The most I like about rugby is your getting paid for something you love, on the other side its frustrating when your not involved in the 1st fifteen for big games.
Other sports that you played: Gaelic football
Best rugby memory: Representing Ireland 7s in the Hong Kong 7s World Cup
Rugby Player you admire most: Olivier Magne
Rugby team you admire most: All Blacks
Sporting event you would most like to attend: Champions League Final with Man Utd in it.
If you weren't a Pro Rugby Player What Would You Be: God knows.
Plans for life after rugby and what provision have you made: I've done a sports management course 2 yrs ago and in October I'm starting a Holistic and physiology Massage course which will qualify me as a masseuse.
Advice you would give to aspiring pro rugby player: Concentrate on your Strength, conditioning, your diet and most of all your skills.
Three people you would invite to dinner and why: Danni Minogue because she is beautiful, Jody Marsh because she is so intelligent and Jessica Alba because everyone knows why?

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