Monday 26 January 2015

Pride of place for Brian O'Driscoll's 'Last Supper'

Emma Jane Hade

Published 07/03/2014 | 02:30

Leo Clancy, from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, pictured with his painting entitled 'BOD' which depicts Brian O'Driscoll at the centre of the action against France
Brian O'Driscoll tweeted this image of the gift left for him by staff at the Shelbourne Hotel

THIS image of Brian O'Driscoll is to be given pride of place in the Aviva Stadium ahead of BOD's final appearance there for Ireland.

The painting is 38in by 20in in size and took three months to complete. It depicts the rugby hero at the centre of a group with 12 other players in action on the field.

Leo Clancy said he painted it as a tribute and was inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci's 'Last Supper'.

"It's France against Ireland. It's an allegory to the 'Last Supper'. Just like the 'Last Supper', has a Lord and 12 disciples, there are 12 players in this," he explained.

The 70-year-old, from Dublin, a lifelong rugby fan, said he put the star Leinster player at the centre as "BOD is God, or so the fans think".

Irish Independent

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