Tuesday 21 November 2017

Even BOD is weary of his long farewell

Brian O'Driscoll
Brian O'Driscoll

Oliver Callan

Brian O'Driscoll's long farewell from rugby is reminiscent of Bertie Ahern's marathon final lap back in 2008. The Taoiseach's goodbyes went on so long we'd forgotten all about his funny finances until the country went wallop a few months later. It's not likely the beloved Drico, right, will have such a fall from grace but even he's starting to grow weary of his own interminable departure.

Last Saturday, BOD was being presented with an Honorary Life Membership of UCD's rugby club at its annual dinner in the O'Reilly Hall. The Clontarf hero was only the seventh player ever bestowed with the honour.

The swanky hall was jammed with well-wishers who had paid €850 a table to feast alongside King BOD. Most were hoping to catch a selfie or at least a handshake with the most celebrated Clontarf man since Brian Boru. There was already some disappointment that Amy wasn't present but worse was to come.

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