BOD's first act of retirement is hitting charity event with wife Amy Huberman
Published 02/06/2014 | 08:04
Much to the dismay of rugby fans the world over, it's clear that retirement suits Brian O'Driscoll.
The rugby star, who finished his last ever game on Saturday with Leinster, put his profile to good use with wife Amy Huberman at a fund raising event for the Christine Buckley Foundaiton.
The famous pair hit celebrity hotspot Everleigh Garden nightclub to support the work of the late Christine Buckley due to Brian's friendship with her son, club manager Conor.
Following his mother's tragic death, Conor revealed that BOD had given his mother a boost in her final days as she fought cancer.
"Four months ago he surprised her and called up to our house to have a cup of tea and a chat. Both these gestures completely transformed my mum's spirits," he said on Facebook in March.
"We will never see the likes of him again."
The couple matched in their complementary grey ensembles, with Amy opting for a floral green summer dress with her hubby keeping it casual in a grey cardigan and t-shirt.
While may of BOD's teammates hopped on flights to various destinations around the world after Saturday's victory over Glasgow, he decided to stay and home and soak up his first few moments of retirement in Ireland.
O' Driscoll was joined by a host of other Irish athletes and household names, including Leo Cullen and Sean O'Brien as well as model Rozanna Purcell and former Miss Ireland Aoife Walsh.
The late Christine Buckley was the co-founder of the Aislinn Support and Education Group, which offers support for victims of institutional abuse.
"Mom believed in therapy through education," her son Conor told the Irish Independent.
"All the money raised tonight will go into the Aislinn Centre so we can continue to offer institutional abuse survivors classes."
Co-founder Ms McDonnell-Byrne said "the centre aims to empower the people that come to us through education".