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Donncha O'Callaghan

Donncha O'Callaghan was born in Cork in 1979. He began playing rugby at Highfield Rugby Club before going on to play for the Christian Brothers College, Cork, side which won the Munster Schools Senior Cup in 1998. In the same year, he played on the Ireland U19 World Championship winning side which included other future stars like Brian O'Driscoll and Paddy Wallace. First capped for Ireland in 2003, he has played more than 80 times for Ireland, forming a formidable second row partnership with Paul O'Connell. He has won both the Heineken Cup and the Magners League twice with Munster and has been on two tours with the British and Irish Lions, having the honour of captaining the Lions against the Southern Kings in South Africa in 2009. Donncha became a UNICEF Ireland Ambassador in 2009. He married his long time girlfriend, Jenny Harte, in December 2009, and their first child, Sophie, was born in July 2010.

Conor O'Clery

Journalist Conor O'Clery holds a unique perspective on the last years of the Soviet Union, having opened the first foreign bureau in Moscow for The Irish Times in 1987. He was subsequently foreign correspondent in Washington, Beijing and New York (witnessing first hand the 9/11 attacks). One of the most respected journalists in Ireland, he twice won Irish Journalist of the Year. He has written nine previous books, including Melting Snow: An Irishman in Moscow; The Greening of the White House, about the Clinton presidency; The Billionaire Who Wasn't, a biography of philanthropist Chuck Feeney; May You Live in Interesting Times: Journals of an Accidental Correspondent; and his acclaimed account of the fall of the Soviet Union, Moscow, December 25, 1991, which Martin Sixsmith called 'a tour de force'.

Niamh O'Connor

Niamh OíConnor is one of Irelandís best known crime authors. She is the true crime editor for the Sunday World, Irelandís biggest selling Sunday newspaper. Her four novels, If I Never See You Again, Taken,Too Close For Comfort and Blink, have introduced a refreshing heroine in feisty CS Jo Birmingham and two have been shortlisted for Irish Book Awards. Niamh is also the bestselling true crime author of Blood Ties, Cracking Crime, and The Black Widow.

John O'Donohue

John O'Donohue, Ph.D., was born in County Clare in 1956. He spoke Gaelic as his native language and lived in a remote cottage in the west of Ireland until his untimely death in January 2008. A highly respected poet and philosopher, he lectured in Europe and America and wrote a number of international bestsellers: Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes, Divine Beauty and Benedictus, which he completed shortly before he died. He also wrote two collections of poetry, Conamara Blues and Echoes of Memory, his first published work.

Ronan O'Gara

Ronan O'Gara was born in 1977 in California and brought up in Cork. He was a star player at Presentation Brothers College, University College Cork and Cork Constitution, and soon became a key member of the Irish national rugby squad. Since making his international debut in 2000, O'Gara has gone on to win a record 128 caps and score more points for Munster and Ireland than any player in history. He was the leading points scorer in the Six Nations championship in 2005, 2006 and 2007, capturing the Triple Crown with Ireland three times, and the Grand Slam in 2009, and won the European Cup with Munster in 2006 and again in 2008.

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