I’m of the same opinion (unless I’m confusing it with the game against them in 2011).
I’ll always remember O’Gara being the first Dublin player for years being able to stand up to Ryan McMenamin. McMenamin used to bully our boys and we had nobody willing or able to meet him head on. I distinctly remember McMenamin being at O’Gara for a period until O’Gara flattened him with a shoulder and then landed on top of him and drove his knees in to him. He set the tone for the rest of the team to say enough is enough.
O’Gara gained my respect that day and I’ve had man love for him ever since.