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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Amy Huberman moved to tears by her Freeman Brian

Published 24/03/2014 | 02:30

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Brian O'Driscoll with his wife Amy Huberman after he was awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Mansion House, Dublin. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Brian O'Driscoll with his wife Amy Huberman after he was awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Mansion House, Dublin. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Brian O'Driscoll with the Dublin Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn during a press conference after which he was awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Mansion House, Dublin. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Brian O'Driscoll with the Dublin Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn during a press conference after which he was awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Mansion House, Dublin. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

ACTRESS Amy Huberman was moved to tears when her other half, Brian O'Driscoll, received the Freedom of the City of Dublin.

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"My pride levels have gone through the roof," she told the Irish Independent.

"All these hugely important things are happening and he's keeping the head while I'm walking around the house bawling my eyes out and saying 'It's all so lovely'."

The 34-year-old actress had to duck out relatively early on in the night to relieve the babysitter and prepare for filming.

ILLUSTRIOUS

O'Driscoll and Fr Peter McVerry became the 77th and 78th people to be awarded the Freedom of the City, joining an illustrious list of Freemen and Freewomen, including Charles Stuart Parnell, John F Kennedy, Aung San Suu Kyi and Louis le Brocquy.

"It seems strange a rugby player receiving this," O'Driscoll said.

"To get the Freedom of the City is a great honour; I've been a proud Dubliner for 35 years. Sharing the day with someone of the calibre of character as Fr Peter makes the evening more memorable."

The retiring rugby player thanked his parents Frank and Geraldine, various school teachers and rugby coaches and his wife and daughter Sadie.

"My life changed forever in 2006 when I sat in on a Saturday night watching 'Tubridy Tonight' and saw my future wife and thought 'She looks like fun, she's very hot'," O'Driscoll said.

"I consider myself a father and husband first, a good friend second and maybe third, someone whose chased a pigskin around a field for 15 years," he added.

Irish Independent

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