Brian O’Driscoll Set To Be Honoured By Peers As He Joins Illustrious Group

Hall of fame.

Rugby Players Ireland has today announced that Brian O’Driscoll will join a host of iconic Irish rugby heroes in the BNY Mellon Rugby Players Ireland Hall of Fame.

Voted for by the past-player body, O’Driscoll joins the likes of Keith Wood (2004), Anthony Foley (2009) and Ronan O’Gara (2016) in an illustrious list of previous inductees.

The award, which will be presented at the Zurich Irish Rugby Players Rugby Awards night on May 16th at the Clayton Hotel on the Burlington Road, was last year won by Geordan Murphy.

Upon hearing of his induction, O’Driscoll said:

“When I set out in the game, all I wanted was to play and enjoy the game for what it was. However, throughout my career I saw rugby grow in a way that I could never have imagined. Similarly, I never would have thought that my career would play out as it did. There are so many special experiences, friends and memories that I have the game to thank for. It was a privilege to represent my province and my country for so long.

“To be recognised in this way by the Irish rugby community is incredibly humbling,” O’Driscoll added.

“Organisations such as Rugby Players Ireland ensures the development of the game and I will continue to contribute in my own way to support this development.”