Dublin boy Brian O’Driscoll is an internationally admired rugby player and an Irish hero. Educated at Blackrock College, the alma mater of many Irish greats, his ambition was always to represent his country. After helping his country win the IRB under-19 World Championship and progressing through the under-21 ranks, O’Driscoll finally realised his dream of representing his beloved Ireland at the senior level. Making his debut against Australia at the tender age of 20—before he’d even made his senior club debut for Leinster—O’Driscoll went on to establish himself as one of the top outside centers in the game. Made captain of his country in 2003, O’Driscoll’s phenomenal record includes consecutive triple crowns in 2006 and 2007 and the RBS Six Nations player of the tournament for 2006 and 2007. His exemplary leadership skills and bravery saw him achieve the ultimate accolade for a home nations’ player: captaining the Lions for their 2005 tour of New Zealand. But his tour was to be cut short in a storm in acrimony and agony when his shoulder dislocated after a dangerous tackle. Nicknamed BOD by the Croke Park faithful—and in BOD they certainly do trust—Brian O’Driscoll is a true colossus of the game. This is the definitive portrait of the Irish legend.
|Publisher:||John Blake Publishing, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Marcus Stead is a freelance news and sportswriter. He contributes to a wide range of a range of printed and web-based sporting publications, and is the author of Arise Sir Frankie Dettori.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
not a bad book all in all but fails to really of the aspects of B.O.D.'s life. The first chapter covers his entire childhood and the second kicks you off into his career. the remains 200+ pages take u through roughly 2 years of his rugby career, game by game and almost play by play. Fun at first but after awhile, one loses interest in who scores why try blah blah.. also beg's you to be a B.O.D. supporter which pathetic lines as 'even though Ireland was close to defeat Brian was not' and 'it was clear the team needed Brian on the pitch or they were merely a shadow of their previous self', such lines like that everywhere in the book..