Brian O'Driscoll explains why he feels Paul O'Connell and Ronan O'Gara will never form a managerial 'dream team'
Brian O'Driscoll has explained why he feels Paul O'Connell and Ronan O'Gara will never form a management dream team.
Born Brian Gerald on the 21st January 1979, Brian is a retired professional rugby player and married to Irish actress Amy Huberman.
Brian O'Driscoll has explained why he feels Paul O'Connell and Ronan O'Gara will never form a management dream team.
Brendan FanningOn a warm October night in 2007 we were part of a crowd of all sorts gathered...
Rúaidhrí O'ConnorIreland captain Rory Best has admitted that he was stung by ex-team-mate Brian...
Gordon DeeganAccumulated profits at the main firm owned by rugby legend, Brian O’Driscoll last...
Gordon DeeganFormer Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll was among visitors to an Orange parade in Co Armagh.
Independent.ie Newsdesk I'm sure there were a lot of people looking adoringly at the Royal couple on the first day of their Irish trip but few would have guessed that Ruby Walsh would be one of them.
Kevin Palmer Brian O'Driscoll has told Independent.ie that the storming success of Ireland's rugby heroes in 2018 does not mean the sport should now be viewed as our national sport.
Independent.ie Newsdesk South African rugby legend Bryan Habana has detailed how Brian O'Driscoll and former coach Eugene Eloff were the catalysts for one of the biggest decisions of his career.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Racing 92 ripped the Munster defence to shreds with three tries in the opening 21 minutes to set up an eventual 27-22 win at Stade Chaban-Delmas that sealed their second Champions Cup final...
Max Ryan Brian O'Driscoll believes that the public's disquiet about the acquittal of Ulster's Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding left the IRFU with no choice but to sack the pair.
Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll was celebrating for two reasons last night after the former captain won a bet placed with Paddy Power on the Irish squad to win the Grand Slam in this year's Six Nations.
Kevin Palmer Brian O'Driscoll hailed Ireland's Grand Slam heroes as they secured a famous win against England to wrap up a clean sweep of victories in this year's Six Nations championship.
Liam Blackburn Brian O'Driscoll feels Ireland will miss Jamie Heaslip at next year's World Cup and believes the retired number eight was never properly appreciated.
Brian O'Driscoll says that Joey Carbery's lack of game time in recent months puts the young out-half in a 'tough spot' ahead of the visit of Wales next weekend.
Geraldine Gittens IRISH rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and his great friend 13-year-old Michaela Morley appeared on the Late Late Show last night to tell the story behind their now-famous photograph.
David Kelly Six days before Ireland visited Paris in 2000, Brian O'Driscoll was in Buck Whalley's nightclub at 2am.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ireland rugby great Brian O'Driscoll has described superfan Michaela Morley (13) as a "proper little trooper" as he helped launch Temple Street Children's Hospital's new €5.5m renal and neurology outpatients unit.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll shared two sweet photos of him with Michaela Morley - the superfan he met with the Heineken Cup at Temple Street back in 2011.
There are many reasons to be excited for the start of the Six Nations next month but chief among them for Irish fans is the prospect of Leinster speedster Jordan Larmour pulling on the green jersey for the first time.
Independent.ie Newsdesk It is three and a half years since Brian O'Driscoll retired from rugby but that didn't stop him from trying to prove that he hasn't gone soft since hanging up his boots.
Alan Quinlan We might only be playing Romania but as I scan the dressing-room containing Irish rugby royalty, my feelings of inferiority start to simmer.
Ruaidhri O'Connor Ireland 2023 bid ambassador Brian O'Driscoll has admitted that the return of eight out of a possible 39 votes was a bitter pill for Ireland to swallow after all of the effort that went into trying to secure...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll has congratulated France on being awarded the honour of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Independent.ie Newsdesk The reason that Bundee Aki's Ireland selection is generating more debate than previous project players is because the Kiwi is such a special talent, according to Brian O'Driscoll.
Eoin McKeon 1. Pre-match meal?
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brian O'Driscoll has defended Kerry legend Colm Cooper over his decision to hold a testimonial dinner after a backlash from various GAA pundits.
Ruaidhri O'Connor Brian O'Driscoll believes Rassie Erasmus's impending mid-season departure from Munster could prove a disruptive force in their season.
Independent.ie Newsdesk It is not a good idea to question the rugby legacy of Brian O'Driscoll on Twitter.
Kevin Palmer Brian O’Driscoll has backed Conor McGregor to return to Ireland as hero after this weekend’s showdown with Floyd Mayweather, even is beaten on his professional boxing debut in Les Vegas.
Brian O'Driscoll insists Manu Tuilagi is "running out of lives" in response to the England centre's latest disciplinary lapse.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brian O'Driscoll believes Ireland's victory in Chicago last November and the exploits of the Lions on New Zealand soil have given the chasing pack hope ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Independent.ie Newsdesk It's hard to believe it's been seven years since everyone was gushing about Amy Huberman in her stunning Stephanie Allin wedding dress as she walked down the aisle to wed rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll.
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman have received the green light to extend their new €1.8m Rathmines home.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Cork manager Peadar Healy has made four changes to his team to take on Kerry in tomorrow's Munster final in Killarney.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd believes Iain Henderson came very close to being sent off for a tip-tackle on Jordie Barrett in this morning's 31-all draw at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington and...
Brian O'Driscoll presented the British and Irish Lions players with their first Test shirts in Auckland on Friday - 12 years after being spear-tackled out of action against New Zealand.
Brian O'Driscoll presented the British and Irish Lions players with their first Test shirts in Auckland on Friday - 12 years after being spear-tackled out of action against New Zealand.
Tom Cary It was, and remains, one of the most controversial moments in Lions history; depositing a taste so sour in the mouths of its protagonists that 12 years on they refuse point-blank to discuss it.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Amy Huberman has tweeted a hilarious similarity between the new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and her husband Brian O'Driscoll.
Gordon Deegan Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman's plans to revamp their new €1.8m dream family home in south Dublin have fallen foul of their next door neighbours.
Leslie Ann Horgan Brian O'Driscoll's face crumples, not into that familiar smile - its ratio of bashful to beaming so endearing - but instead into a look of disdain. I've just suggested that the former Leinster, Ireland and...
Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll has revealed that he turned down a return to competitive action - as a contestant in 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
Independent.ie Newsdesk All Blacks legend Keven Mealamu has opened up on the tackle that saw Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll dislocate his shoulder in 2005, saying that he regrets that the incident took the 'focus away...
Tom Cary Brian O’Driscoll has warned that the British and Irish Lions will have to be prepared to fight fire with fire in New Zealand next month. But the 2005 Lions captain refused to be drawn on whether the...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Three-time European Cup winner Brian O'Driscoll believes Leinster will be right up against it when they visit the Stade Gerland on Sunday to take on French giants Clermont in their Champions Cup semi-final
Harry Clarke Brian O'Driscoll says Garry Ringrose is the man he would want in the trenches and has urged Warren Gatland to include the Leinster centre in the Lions squad this Wednesday.
Bairbre Power Actress, novelist, scriptwriter, jewellery collaborator, shoe designer, beauty salon investor, style icon and mum-of-two. That's a lot of titles - and responsibility - to have on your shoulders, but...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll admitted to being angry over the criticism of Joe Schmidt's side in the week heading into the superb victory over England at the Aviva.
Gareth Morgan Brian O'Driscoll surely thought the days of ice packs and bandages were over when he hung up the rugby boots for good back in 2014.
Brian O'Driscoll thought the days of ice packs and bandages were over when he hung up the rugby boots in 2014.
Will Slattery Lions coach Warren Gatland has opened up on his decision to drop Brian O'Driscoll ahead of the final test against Australia in 2013, heaping praise on the legendary Irish skipper for the professional...
Independent.ie Sportsdesk An improved shooting performance from Cork saw them blow away Fermanagh in the opening half of yesterday's Division 2 encounter to collect their first league win.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ronan O'Gara came in all guns blazing last night after being mocked by former teammates Brian O'Driscoll and Keith Wood.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Austin Healey is now saying it never happened. Keith Wood and Brian O'Driscoll are having none of that.
Will Slattery Brian O'Driscoll thinks CJ Stander is 'exactly' what the Lions need to take on the All Blacks this summer but admits that he isn't a fan of the current three-year residency rule that allowed the South...
Will Slattery There's plenty to like about the current crop of Irish players - increasing strength in depth, a solid scrum, a tigerish back-row replete with enough wrecking balls to demolish a storefront - but...
Will Slattery It is a topic almost as trodden over as the red carpet that caused the controversy in the first place.
Brian O'Driscoll insists the current length of British and Irish Lions tours must be preserved if they are to remain viable.
Duncan Bech Brian O'Driscoll insists the current length of British and Irish Lions tours must be preserved if they are to remain viable.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ireland claimed a record Six Nations win in Rome against Italy this afternoon and one player who looked right at home was Garry Ringrose.
Independent.ie Newsdesk BRIAN O’DRISCOLL was the hero for UCC as they overcame a brave IT Carlow side in extra-time to advance to the semi-finals of the Sigerson Cup.
Gordon Deegan Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman have received the go-ahead to revamp their new €1.8m dream family home in south Dublin.
David Kelly Sometimes youth can be freighted with much more awareness that one suspects. For Garry Ringrose, his time, the big time, has come; some would say that it is more than overdue.
Ruaidhri O'Connor As a fly on the wall in Ireland's camp over the course of Monday and Tuesday, Warren Gatland was present when the news that shook a nation's confidence broke internally at Carton House.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll has revealed that he's still in close contact with Michaela Morley - the superfan he met with the Heineken Cup at Temple Street back in 2011.
David Kelly Four years ago today, we sat in Cardiff to celebrate the opening of the Six Nations and cheer a superstar's coming of age.
Caitlin McBride Amy Huberman said she "understands" the interest in her personal life with Brian O'Driscoll, but criticised how she was portrayed in the media when she first began dating the rugby star.
Jack Austin Brian O’Driscoll is backing Ireland’s history makers to make up the bulk of the Lions squad after their success against New Zealand this year, although he believes the captaincy will go to a Welshman...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brian O'Driscoll criticised renowned rugby referee Nigel Owens for asking Irish outhalf Gareth Steenson his name during the Champions Cup tie between Exeter Chiefs and Bordeaux-Begles yesterday at...
Independent.ie Newsdesk England face an anxious wait to discover captain Dylan Hartley will miss the start of the Six Nations Championship after he was sent off just six minutes after he returned to club duty.
Conor Feehan Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman are hoping plans for their plush new period Dublin home won't be delayed by red tape.
Declan Whooley Brian O'Driscoll has re-iterated his belief that Jared Payne is an integral part of the current Ireland team, but believes his former team-mates will need to take more risks against better opposition.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Stephen Ferris will long be associated with an astonishing performance against Australia during the 2011 World Cup, but a story from a night out in the lead-up to the historic win makes...
England's Rugby World Cup hopes hang by a thread after their dramatic defeat to Wales on Saturday night and they have been taken apart on social media.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ireland legend Ronan O'Gara believes Joe Schmidt's side are purring nicely after their facile 44-10 victory over Romania in Wembley.
Cian Tracey The result was never in doubt but Joe Schmidt will have been quietly pleased with the individual performances of certain players who are looking to force their way into the reckoning for the more...
Brian O'Driscoll has urged England to restore George Ford at fly-half and pick Henry Slade at outside centre for Saturday's critical World Cup clash with Australia.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Ireland's record tryscorer Brian O'Driscoll believes Jared Payne has become a vital cog in Joe Schmidt's plans and is a certainty to start Ireland biggest games.
Cormac Byrne Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll has given fans of Joe Schmidt's side cause for optimism.
Elaine McCahill AMY Huberman has gone from playing a glamorous stepmum in Irish film Handsome Devil to doing her own stunts in upcoming thriller, The Fixer.
He only came on the pitch in the 66th minute but the evergreen Alan Brogan was the man who used all his experience and composure to score Dublin's insurance point in their All Ireland win over Kerry today.
Independent.ie Newsdesk It was one of the greatest results in the history of Rugby Union and one of the greatest players has lauded Japan for their heroics.
Declan Whooley Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll is predicting that his former team-mates will reach the World Cup Final, but believes the reigning champions New Zealand will retain their trophy.
Cian Tracey looks back on some stand-out occasions from Stephen Ferris picking up Will Genia like a ragdoll, to Keith Wood's heroics and the Lens nightmare of '99
Paul O'Donoghue Winning the 2023 Rugby World Cup will help Ireland to bolster its regional tourism and move visitors out of Dublin city, according to former Irish rugby international and Failte Ireland board member,...
With a CV as long as your arm, it's clear Amy Huberman knows a thing or two about multi-tasking.
In conversation with Erin McCafferty She first came to our attention in TV drama The Clinic in 2003, but Amy Huberman has since become a household name in Ireland.
As Jamie Heaslip gazes around the familiar surroundings of the Dublin café that he hopes remains one of his hidden gems, the demands of what is to come in the next two months is put to one side for now.
Marcus Ó Buachalla Last year he was supposed to pick up where he had left off the season before. Noel Reid was in a good place. A career high of 15 appearances - 13 from the start - and seven tries in 2013-14 had...
Kirsty Blake Knox Amy Huberman is to play the part a "rugger mum" in upcoming feature film Handsome Devil.
Cian Tracey Will Carling reckons that Ireland are the best-equipped northern hemisphere side to mount a World Cup challenge, but he has concerns surrounding Joe Schmidt's squad.
Ruaidhri O'Connor A newly-married man Tommy Bowe may be, but he still has heartbreak on his mind.
John Meagher It is not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks about the post-rugby career of one of our greatest sportsmen, but Brian O'Driscoll can add 'choreographer' to an already bulging CV.
Duncan Bech Brian O'Driscoll rates Sam Burgess' attacking game below the standard required at international level and was more impressed by Henry Slade during England's victory over France.
Actress Amy Huberman says it will be "strange" not cheering on hubby Brian O'Driscoll from the sidelines at this year's Rugby World Cup.
Kirsty Blake Knox Brian O'Driscoll is a man of many talents - and now the father-of-two can add choreographer to his CV.
Kirsty Blake Knox Move over Manolo Blahnik.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Record-breaking New Zealand captain Richie McCaw paid tribute to the "absolute champions" alongside him after his likely farewell appearance on home soil.
New Zealand roared to a 41-13 win at an emotional Eden Park to retain the Bledisloe Cup against an Australia side who had no answer to the power running of Ma'a Nonu.
Peter Canavan Some media pundits are sniffing in the wrong place for the ‘bad smell’
Oliver Brown At rare intervals during his captain’s run on Friday, Richie McCaw could be seen allowing himself a few last lingering glances around Eden Park.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll couldn't resist tweeting one of America's most popular television hosts following Ireland's team announcement for their latest World Cup warm-up match.
England rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson has been selecting the greatest non-English side to ever play at the Rugby World Cup and an Irishman is filling the outside centre position.
Oliver Brown Richie McCaw turned a little bashful at the reminder that he was about to emulate one of the few records in rugby that he had not already shattered.
Elaine McCahill Whatever you do, don’t call Brian O'Driscoll's wife Amy Huberman a ‘Wag’.
Independent.ie Newsdesk 'Surge in new home building - but half are one-off' is the main headline on the front page of today's 'Irish Independent'.
David Kelly The World Cup - truly an international event to coin an errant phrase and one in which all the world's leading players are desperate to feature.
Declan Rooney Niall Kelly was inspirational as Kildare claimed their first championship win over Cork since 1928 and helped his side into the All-Ireland quarter-final against Kerry next Sunday.
Caitlin McBride It's been a busy week for Bono.
Independent.ie Newsdesk It's safe to say Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman are having a good summer.
Accumulated profits at Brian O'Driscoll's main firm last year soared by more than €100,000 to a whopping €3.6m as the rugby icon's massive earning power continued to pay rich dividends.
Gordon Deegan Accumulated profits at Brian O'Driscoll's main firm last year soared by more than €100,000 to a whopping €3.6m as the rugby icon's massive earning power continued to pay rich dividends.
Colm Keys in Killarney David Moran inspired Kerry to a third successive Munster football title and a 77th in all with a midfield tour de force in this Killarney replay.
Colm Keys David Moran inspired Kerry to a third successive Munster football title and a 77th in all with a midfield tour de force in this Killarney replay.
Sean O'Brien is a big unit, a human juggernaut, the Tullow Tank and understandably needs to wear bigger size clothes than your average Joe Bloggs.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Amy Huberman was dressed to impress as she returned to Wimbledon with Brian O'Driscoll.
Ger Keville Brian O’Driscoll sometimes thinks he can play a part in Ireland’s rugby World Cup campaign this year, but for now the retired legend is happy to play a bit of tennis.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Amy Huberman has done it again.
Gordon Deegan Style icon, actor, writer and the face of two successful Irish businesses, Amy Huberman is profiting handsomely from her rich array of talents.
Brian O'Driscoll has perfectly summed up the wait UFC fans are enduring ahead of Conor McGregor's UFC featherweight title fight with Jose Aldo on July 11 in Las Vegas.
John Meagher It is a statement every bit as pithy as one of Eamon Dunphy's celebrated put-downs: "The analysis tends to be very poor, the arguments contrived and the whole thing looks dated." Harry Browne, media studies lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology, does not hold back when it comes to RTÉ's football...
By and large, it was fairly comfortable for Cork as they saw off Clare at Pairc Ui Rinn yesterday.
Niamh Horan It's a golden triangle of hipsterdom where they chomp artisan burgers, swig craft beer and let their hair down in cool NYC style bars. And it's dominated by a group of ambitious thirty-somethings who have grabbed post-recession Ireland by the scruff of the neck.
Neil Francis Just like Brian O'Driscoll we knew this day was coming and now that it has happened most of us are unwilling or unable to countenance the consequences. Yesterday was the great man's final game in red.
Tony Ward If it's true what they say about learning more in defeat than victory then Munster beware.
While GAA's top stars can readily top up their bank balances through promotions and sponsorship deals, their earnings pale compared to our richest athletes. In that elite group are four golfers, five soccer players and one jockey. No room, either, for top rugby stars like Brian O'Driscoll.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Three-time Heineken Cup winner Brian O'Driscoll believes that Leinster's second tier players did not deliver for Matt O'Connor this season.
Cormac Byrne Paul O'Connell may play in Thomond Park for a final time when he lines out for Munster in their Guinness Pro12 semi-final against the Ospreys.
He's widely regarded as the greatest sportsperson we've ever produced so people have no qualms about coming up to our record tryscorer and giving their two cents.
Brent Pope Investors on Wall Street will give you a strategy, "never catch a falling sword", meaning if stocks are dropping fast, then be very wary about entering the market unless you know exactly what is...
JONATHAN BRADLEY One year after his switch from fullback to centre, Jared Payne now feels right at home in the Ulster number 13 jersey.
David Kelly To many it seemed too much like a million-dollar play waiting to go wrong; for others, it was a shot at success worth taking in a claustrophobic Cup knockout scenario.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brian O'Driscoll wasted no opportunity to poke fun at his former Ireland team-mate Ronan O'Gara, questioning the Racing Metro's coach fashion sense.
Dick Spring, Chairman of Ireland’s RWC 2023 was in bullish mood today as he discussed bringing rugby's greatest competition to the Emerald Isle.
Tony Ward Even by Roy of the Rovers standards, it's been quite an extraordinary year for Connacht Rugby Players' Player of the Year, Robbie Henshaw.
Daniel McDonnell Sitting in a Newstalk studio last Tuesday night, it was hard not to be stirred by Kenny Cunningham's passionate words on what it should mean to play international football.
David Kelly Brian O'Driscoll never got the chance to lift the World Cup as a player but he may still get the chance to boost Ireland's hopes of hosting the tournament in 2023.
Enda Sheppard WHEN we think of the two famous Brians who are associated with the northside Dublin suburb of Clontarf, it's worth considering that one was the ultimate southsider, who spent very little time there.
David Kelly When Brian O'Driscoll decided to retire, his biggest regret was that he never got the opportunity to help deliver a World Cup for his country.
Brian O'Driscoll will flex his superstar muscle to boost Ireland's battle to host Rugby World Cup 2023.
Brian O'Driscoll has landed a leading role in Ireland's bid to bring the Rugby World Cup to Ireland in 2023.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brian O'Driscoll thinks that Jack Grealish should NOT be called up to the Ireland squad again after the Aston Villa youngster decided to turn down Martin O'Neill's invitation yesterday.
Donny Mahoney And so the curtain comes down on Shane Jennings' formidable career in blue.
Mark O'Regan Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and one of the country's most high-profile nuns, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, have teamed up to encourage a 'Yes' vote in the marriage referendum.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brian O'Driscoll has reiterated his support for a Yes vote in the forthcoming Marriage Referendum.
Claire Murphy Expectant mum Aoife Cogan was shoulder to shoulder with husband Gordon D'Arcy as he was honoured for his special contribution to Leinster rugby.
Declan Whooley Brian O'Driscoll believes that Paul O'Connell would be the ideal man to propel Toulon to a fourth successive European crown, but will the Ireland captain move to France?
Ger Keville Brian O'Driscoll has urged Paul O'Connell to take the offer from Toulon and end his rugby career in France.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brian O'Driscoll has urged Paul O'Connell to take the offer from Toulon and end his rugby career in France.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman earned their golden couple status with an adorable date night.
Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll has been talking about his life after rugby and his new found respect for TV pundits.
Independent.ie Newsdesk They formed the greatest centre partnership in the history of Irish rugby and have a lot of respect for each other but Gordon D'Arcy and Brian O'Driscoll are not afraid from having a little dig at...
Cormac Byrne Soccer stars have emerged as Ireland's favourite sports people over the past five decades.
Niamh Horan Ireland's top obesity expert, Professor Donal O'Shea, has likened the Government's inaction on childhood obesity to the Vatican's handling of the child sex abuse scandal.
George Hook Psychologists believe it is bad to give a child too much too soon. What those experts might have made of Gordon D'Arcy, who has just announced his intention to retire from rugby after the World...
Daragh Small He had just turned 24 and arrived home to Ireland after scoring five tries in as many matches at the World Cup in New Zealand.
Less than a minute into his inter-county debut, in a long forgotten Division Two match against Laois in Limerick, Colm Cooper collected the ball on the right sideline and proceeded to waltz past three defenders before planting a shot into the net.
Despite our current elevated status (ranked third in the world) in the game, successes over the last 60 years in Irish rugby have been sparing.
THIS is Paul O'Connell's second coming. He will go to the World Cup later this year on the back of outstanding seasons for Munster and Ireland.
Rising to the pinnacle of your chosen sport takes a great deal of talent. But it takes something really special to become a performer so good you drag the sport up along with you.
Ruaidhri O'Connor Paul O'Connell sighs as he eases his huge frame into a swivel chair at the top of the table and smiles.
Declan Whooley Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has confirmed he is in regular talks with coaches in France – but those talks are with former Munster team-mates and friends Ronan O'Gara and Mike Prendergast.
SINCE its inception in 2001, just six Irish players have been shortlisted for the IRB World Player of the Year, Keith Wood, Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy, Paul O'Connell, Jamie Heaslip and Johnny Sexton but Wood remains the only Irish man to win it, which he did in its inaugural year.
Independent.ie Newsdesk With the 20th European rugby final upon us this weekend, The Guardian has attempted to put together an all-time dream team. Seven Irishmen are selected, with Ronan O'Gara the most notable...
It has since become acknowledged as arguably the greatest double-bogey by the winner of a Major championship.
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Ok, maybe that is a bit extreme when trying to quantify the impact and debate that will no doubt explode when Sunday Independent readers wash the ink off their hands after trawling through 32 pages of opinion on who are Ireland's greatest-ever sports stars.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Amy Huberman has removed an image from Instagram following negative comments which criticised her slim 'post-baby' body.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Amy Huberman might be on holiday, but she's still up to her hilarious Instagram antics.
Ruaidhri O'Connor Last season, Leinster got a sense of their place in the new order of European rugby when they were swept into the Mediterranean by a Toulon side on their way to greatness.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Former Leinster and Ireland great Brian O'Driscoll believes Toulon are 'comfortable favourites' for this weekend's Champions Cup semi-final in Marseilles but an away win is far from unachievable.
IT WAS a visit to Dundrum Town Centre that opened Robbie Henshaw's eyes to the fact that his life is different now. Handed some downtime during the Six Nations, he opted for a spot of retail therapy in the heart of south Dublin.
Gavin Mairs Brian O'Driscoll knows more than most what it takes to dominate European club rugby, so his assessment, on the eve of the Champions Cup semi-finals, that there appears to be no end in...
Declan Whooley Brian O'Driscoll has revealed that his famous tomato quote when questioned about England coach Martin Johnson resulted in Gordon D'Arcy being forced into a thorough waxing.
Austin Healey made a mistake by poking fun at Ronan O'Gara during the 2001 Lions Tour of Australia.
Brian O'Driscoll, like every other Leinster fan, is thrilled to hear that Isa Nacewa is set to return to Leinster in a player/coach capacity next season.
Donnchadh Boyle Intercounty football tends to be a family affair for Cork's Brian O'Driscoll and tonight's EirGrid Munster U-21 final clash with Tipperary won't be any different.
Independent.ie Newsdesk He has dined at the very top table in world rugby but for New Zealand legend Brad Thorn, lifting the Heineken Cup trophy alongside Brian O’Driscoll is a moment that simply can’t be beaten.
Ruaidhri O'Connor Marty Moore could be forgiven for being happy with his lot. Over the course of 10 Ireland caps he has accumulated as much silverware as many internationals achieve in a lifetime, adding a...
Freya Drohan We hope that Brian O'Driscoll got Amy Huberman a lot more than this for her 36th birthday.
Brian O'Driscoll is working as a HSBC ambassador at the Hong Kong Sevens this week but is clearly there both business and pleasure.
Class is permanent... He may be retired from the game for a little under a year but Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll has given us a reminder of what we're missing.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Brian O'Driscoll believes a place in the last four of the World Cup is the least of the ambitions of Ireland ahead of this year's World Cup after their Six Nations success.
Ireland legend Brian O'Driscoll is going to the World Cup.
Nick Purewal Paul O'Connell labelled emulating Ireland's great 1949 team by claiming back-to-back Six Nations titles as "incredible".
Declan Whooley What a day, what a performance by Ireland. Joe Schmidt's side reclaimed the Six Nations championship and here is what the experts made of it all.
Declan Whooley Brian O'Driscoll was one of the first to congratulate the 2015 Six Nations champions.
Vincent Hogan For Joe Schmidt, this week will have been a fingernails-on-the-blackboard ordeal. His team is too narrow, too predictable, we say. Four tries in four games, two from lineout mauls, one a referee's sanction. Now that the Grand Slam has been forsaken, gloom seems to be spreading like an oil-slick.
Looking at this picture, it's hard to fathom that Irish hopes will be resting on the guy in the middle against Scotland tomorrow.
Nick Purewal Ireland can retain their RBS 6 Nations title with a hefty victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Ruaidhri O'Connor Murrayfield beckons, but Cardiff lingers. The image of despairing Irish players with their hands in the air, waving furiously in-field where the forwards are not listening just won't go away.
Independent.ie Newsdesk The Twitter Dream 15 has been announced and three Ireland players have clawed up enough megabytes to make it.
Tom Cary They started out as many people's favourites and, despite their blip in Cardiff, Ireland will still go on to win the Six Nations. Here's why ...
Michael Verney Ireland's search for a record-breaking 11th successive victory and the third Grand Slam in their history came to a halt when they succumbed to Wales 23-16 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff...
Elaine McCahill The same-sex marriage vote hasn't happened yet, but that didn't stop Amy Huberman from "getting hitched" to her namesake, comedy queen Amy Poehler.
Niamh Horan We've been here before. On the verge of greatness but consumed by nervousness.
Sinead Kissane The acronym FoMO - Fear of Missing Out - was added to the Oxford Dictionary two months before Joe Schmidt's first game as Ireland boss. It was good timing.
Ruaidhri O'Connor As he prepares to enter the small club of Ireland centurions along with Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara and John Hayes, Paul O’Connell says his greatest challenge is to get his body as fit and strong as...
Daragh Small Munster legend Paul O'Connell will become only the fourth player to chalk up a century of Test caps for Ireland when he leads the side out in Cardiff tomorrow.
Ruaidhri O'Connor One by one, the Irish squad have lined up and answered the question with the caveat "there's not a lot I can add to what has been said about Paulie. . ."
David Kelly Two years after Simon Zebo illuminated Cardiff's Millennium Stadium with the most audacious of flicked try-scoring assists, few would have wagered that his genius may have been calmed to such a...
Independent Newsdesk This Saturday sees Ireland travel to play Wales in the crunch game in this year's Six Nations Championship and while we know Warren Gatland prefers Welshmen over Irishmen in his team, we asked Independent columnist Neil Francis to pick his combined 15 between the two nations.
Joe Molloy We had Brian O'Driscoll in studio on Friday night talking all things Six Nations, when quite a few listeners voiced concerns over our 'over-reliance' on Johnny Sexton. BOD admitted that if Johnny's increasingly quirky hamstrings were to give up around World Cup time, we'd be in 'trouble, big trouble'.
Evergreen Paul O'Connell can still scale new heights ahead of notching his 100th Ireland cap in Saturday's pivotal RBS 6 Nations showdown in Wales, according to Sean Cronin.
Ruaidhri O'Connor TWELVE months ago this week, Gordon D'Arcy stood alongside his team-mates and applauded Brian O'Driscoll off the Aviva Stadium turf for the last time.
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