Amy's taking her mum to IFTAs as Brian tackles his big match

Melanie Finn

IT'S one of the biggest professional weekends of their year for both of them and yet they will have to go solo.

Brian O'Driscoll (34) and Amy Huberman (33) will be spending much of the coming days apart as she chases a coveted IFTA and he tries to score a victory over our English rivals.

The Grand Slam-winning champ will be joining the boys in green as they go up against England at the Aviva Stadium.

The couple have now sparked speculation as to how they'll handle any early labour worries, given his hectic sporting schedule this month – with Amy joking how she could give birth at the IFTAs.

But a source close to the actress has said the pair are not overly worried about it this weekend as she still has some time to go.

"There's still enough time between the match and her due date for them not to be too concerned about it," she said.

Amy, who's due in roughly two weeks, will be turning on the glam this Saturday for a trip down the red carpet of the Convention Centre after being nominated for a Best Actress gong in the Comedy Central series Threesome.


She has already indicated that she'll be taking her mum Sandra as her date on the night, given that Brian will be with the rest of the team at their training camp in Carton House.

The following day will see him hoping to replicate last weekend's victory against Wales as he goes up against England at the Aviva Stadium.

Amy has said that she hopes to make it along to the game to cheer on the team from the sidelines.

But while BOD be sticking close to home this weekend, the team will be away against Scotland on February 24 in their Six Nations campaign while his heavily pregnant wife stays at home to await their new arrival.

All eyes will be on Amy this Saturday as she attends what will be her last public event before becoming a first-time mum.

She has described it as a "massive honour" to be nominated for her work by her peers but said it's still uncertain about whether Threesome will return for a third series.

"That's the life of an actor, completely. In a way that's what makes it so exciting but it can also be frustrating," she said.