Monday 22 May 2017

O'Driscoll can retire happy in knowledge he gave it everything

Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll, with his daughter Sadie, leave the pitch after the Italy game
Ireland's Brian O'Driscoll, with his daughter Sadie, leave the pitch after the Italy game

Diarmuid Lyng

It was never really going to be any other way. An ode to Brian. Dignified. Victorious. Humble.

I've seen great men slumped on the bench in the dressing-room. Beaten. No floating banners. No ovations. Just a look. Down. Towards nowhere other than the deep dark recesses of the mind.

I cast my thoughts back to Darragh Ryan.

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