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Thursday 2 October 2014

'He's keeping his head and I'm walking around bawling' - Amy Huberman talks life at the moment with successful BOD

Published 24/03/2014 | 10:12

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Brian O'Driscoll & Fr Peter McVerry given Freedom of Dublin City by Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn at a ceremony in the  Mansion House's Round Room. The duo received an illuminated scroll and a granite and cut glass sculpture, Dublin, Ireland - 22.03.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Brian O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman
Brian O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman
Brian O'Driscoll & Fr Peter McVerry given Freedom of Dublin City by Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn at a ceremony in the  Mansion House's Round Room. The duo received an illuminated scroll and a granite and cut glass sculpture, Dublin, Ireland - 22.03.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Fr Peter McVerry, Oisin Quinn, Brian O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman
Brian O'Driscoll & Fr Peter McVerry given Freedom of Dublin City by Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn at a ceremony in the Mansion House's Round Room.
Susan O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman, Julie O'Driscoll
BSusan O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman, Julie O'Driscoll

Actress Amy Huberman was filled with pride when her other half Brian O'Driscoll received The Freedom of the City of Dublin on Saturday night.

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"My pride levels have gone through the roof," she told the Irish Independent.

"All these hugely important things are happening and he's keeping the head while I'm walking around the house bawling my eyes out and saying 'It's all so lovely'."

The 34-year-old actress had to duck out relatively early on in the night to relieve the babysitter of their duties and prepare for filming.

Huberman was on set on Sunday shooting new music video 'All Works Out' for Irish band The Riptide Movement.

The actress has several projects in the pipeline and recently travelled to the US to "touch base" with her US agent.

"There are a few things ticking way, in my line of work you never know you're doing something until you start doing it."

Brian O'Driscoll & Fr Peter McVerry given Freedom of Dublin City by Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn at a ceremony in the  Mansion House's Round Room. The duo received an illuminated scroll and a granite and cut glass sculpture, Dublin, Ireland - 22.03.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Brian O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman
Brian O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman
Brian O'Driscoll & Fr Peter McVerry given Freedom of Dublin City by Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn at a ceremony in the  Mansion House's Round Room. The duo received an illuminated scroll and a granite and cut glass sculpture, Dublin, Ireland - 22.03.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Fr Peter McVerry, Oisin Quinn, Brian O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman
Brian O'Driscoll & Fr Peter McVerry given Freedom of Dublin City by Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn at a ceremony in the Mansion House's Round Room.
Susan O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman, Julie O'Driscoll
BSusan O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman, Julie O'Driscoll

O'Driscoll and Father Peter McVerry became the 77th and 78th people to be awarded the Freedom of the City joining an illustrious list of Freemen and Freewomen including Charles Stuart Parnell, John F Kennedy, Aung San Suu Kyi and Louis Le Brocquy.

O'Driscoll found the conferral a humbling experience. "It seems strange a rugby player receiving this," he said.

"To get the Freedom of the City is a great honor; I've been a proud Dubliner for 35 years. Sharing the day with someone of the caliber of character as Father Peter makes the evening more memorable."

The retiring rugby player thanked his parents Frank and Geraldine, various school teachers and rugby coaches and his wife and daughter Sadie.

"My life changed forever in 2006 when I sat in on a Saturday night watching 'Tubridy Tonight' and saw my future wife and thought 'She looks like fun, she's very hot'," O'Driscoll said.

"My life absolutely took a turn for the better back in 2006 - the last seven years have been magnificent."

"I consider myself a father and husband first, a good friend second and maybe third; someone whose chased a pigskin around a field for fifteen years."

O’Driscoll and his family members headed across the road to Sam’s Bar once the party at the Mansion House had drawn to a close.

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