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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Here's hoping BOD can sign off in style

Published 06/03/2014 | 02:30

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A Brian O' Driscoll poster on Northumberland Road, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
A Brian O' Driscoll poster on Northumberland Road, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
The giant poster on Dublin’s Northumberland Road praising rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll.

HE HAS been a giant on the field. Now Brian O'Driscoll is looming over commuters, as his face looks down from an office building.

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A gigantic poster on Dublin's Northumberland Road pays tribute to the legendary Ireland and Leinster centre who is due to hang up his boots at the end of the season.

"Thanks be to BOD!" says the main message next to a huge picture of the man himself.

And in a direct message to O'Driscoll, a banner on railings in front of the 20ft high poster reads: "Enjoy your retirement – your opponents will!"

O'Driscoll is due to play his last home game for Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in the clash with Italy on Saturday.

Advertising company Target McConnells hung up the two-storey poster on the face of their building, which is located on the team's route to the Aviva Stadium on Lansdowne Road.

"Being his last game on Saturday here we wanted to pay tribute to him properly," said Gary Brown, chairman of Target McConnells.

"He's the most capped rugby international of all time and we just want to say thanks and happy retirement.

"We have 75 people in the building and we all think he's fabulous. I'll be cheering him on from the stands."

Irish Independent

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