Paddy Power shed a tear in the office on Saturday afternoon. Not because he caught a glimpse of how much we’ll lose if Irving wins the Supreme Novices’ at Cheltenham, nor because he was desperate for David Moyes to get the boot. He shed a tear because Brian O’Driscoll played his last ever home international for Ireland.
To celebrate the boss is refunding all losing Brian O’Driscoll bets on tryscorer markets and BOD specials. It seemed only right considering his incredible record on the field.
O’Driscoll won his 140th cap in the 6 Nations game against Italy at the Aviva Stadium making him the most-capped player in rugby union history. Arguably one of the best Centres to play the game O’Driscoll has been an incredible servant for Ireland since making his senior debut against Australia in June 1999 – back when the Vengaboys were topping the charts!
BOD has 46 tries for Ireland to his name making him the highest try-scorer of all time in Irish rugby and, despite sporting a ridiculous blonde barnet for some time, is still held in the same regard as the Pope around the streets of Dublin.
Bye bye BOD. You will be missed. Luckily punters who had a cheeky wager on the great man today can raise a glass to O’Driscoll tonight courtesy of getting their money back from Paddy.