Brian O’Driscoll – Irish Rugby Player
Someone I am sure needs no introduction is 38-year-old former Rugby player Brian O’Driscoll. Dubliner Brian captained the Irish Rugby Team for eight years and the Leinster Team for three years. He has a huge social media following his Twitter alone has over 940k followers while his Instagram has 209k.
Brian O’Driscoll – Irish Rugby
Brian was selected for the senior squad in 1999 and became captain of the Irish Rugby Team in 2002 at the age of 23. In 2003 he went on to lead the Irish team to second place in the Six Nations Championship. The following year Brian led the team to win their first crown since 1985 and proceeded to win the crown again in 2006 and 2007. In 2009 again been captained by Brian Ireland won their first Grand Slam since 1948. Brian’s last international match was in March 2014 where Ireland beat France to win the Six Nations Championship.
Brian made his debut for Leinster in 1999 and was part of the team when they won the Celtic League in 2001. In 2005 Brian was made captain of the Leinster Team and continued until 2008. His final match for Leinster was in May 2014 at the Pro 12 Grand Final where Leinster won the title.
Brian O’Driscoll – Career Achievements
While playing for Leinster Brian played 186 games with a total of 61 tries and 8 titles. During his time Playing for Ireland he played 133 games with a total of 46 tries and 2 titles. Brian has been nominated several times for the IRB World Player of the Year. He was the chosen player of the tournament 3 times in the RBS Six Nations Championship. This iconic player received two Honorary Doctorate’s one in 2013 the other in 2014. If you would like to read more on Brian’s career or wish to follow him on social media I have included links below.