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Shelbourne pay tribute to O'Driscoll

IT has been a home away from home for years. And last night Irish rugby star Brian O'Driscoll thanked the Shelbourne Hotel for an "unbelievable touch" after staff at the luxury hotel delivered a large card, a bottle of Jameson and Waterford Crystal up to his room to mark the Ireland and Leinster legend's "last weekend staying here with the team". The St Stephen's Green hotel has been the base for Irish rugby teams ahead of home internationals for many years.

"It's been our pleasure to look after you over the years," the card said.