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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cometh the Hour, Cometh the Man!

I must admit that I wasn't delighted when Brian O'Driscoll was announced as the captain of the Irish Six Nations team. He's a great player and a talisman, but I really felt that it was time for Paul O'Connell to take the helm.

But, right now, I am in awe of the rugby machine that is Brian O'Driscoll. In the face of an extremely determined and physical English side, not the mention the 17 points missed by Ronan O'Gara, O'Driscoll led the Irish squad to a one-point victory today. His drop-goal gave Ireland the spirit that they needed and his great try was truly inspiring.

I honestly think that there was a time during the match when O'Driscoll didn't know where he was or who he was. He took a ferocious and targeted battering from the English, but he psuhed on, even though the whole crowd could see the pain etched on his face.

Well done Brian. You made it a fine day to be Irish.

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