BRIAN O'Driscoll became a dad this morning just hours before Ireland played England at Aviva Stadium.
Wife Amy Huberman gave birth to a baby girl called 'Sadie' early this morning with the rugby player husband by her side.
"Everybody is safe and sound," a spokesman for the couple told Independent.ie.
However within hours of becoming a dad, proud father Brian had to leave the new mother and daughter, described as "both doing well".
New mum Amy had attended the Irish Film and Television Awards with her mother Sandra last night.
The actress described it as "one last big night out".
"This is me going out with a bang. I feel really good," she said.
She had joked earlier this month she could have her baby on the red carpet at the awards.