Saturday November 28, 2020

O'Driscoll is to carry on, but at what personal cost?

The appointment of Joe Schmidt was key to tempting Ireland rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll to continue playing, but there were also other factors, writes Tom McGurk.

18th May, 2013
Once again Ireland's most remarkable pioneering sportsman strikes out on a journey of discovery.

The news was barely out before the twitterati were trending it across cyberspace. Three of the great Irish sporting love affairs were to continue - Brian O'Driscoll with rugby football; Brian O'Driscoll with the new Irish coach Joe Schmidt; and the entire Irish nation with both of them.

The news that the greatest ever rugby player this country has produced will be around for one more year has lifted all our spirits.

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