The day that Ireland submitted their bid to host Rugby World Cup was hailed as a momentous day by the national team and their supporters. There are photos of Bid Kid competition winner Alex Place as well as Brian O’Driscoll as the ambassador of the bid campaign. The bid was placed on 1st June and there was a supporter campaign as well ona board the 2023 Bid Bus. The bid bus was the ride for the team that put in the bid submission to World Rugby headquarters in Dublin.
There were several children and adult supporters who waved flags of different rugby playing nations. There were Irish stars of the game as well, such as Cian Healy, Rhys Ruddock, summer tour captain and Niamh Briggs of the women’s team. Continue reading “Ireland Bid For The World Cup”
Brian O’Driscoll comes from a family of physicians and was born in Dublin. However, his family has deep roots in rugby as well. His father played for Ireland as well as an uncle won several caps in his playing career. It was his other uncle, John, who helps to put a Driscoll’s name on the map as he had represented Ireland about 26 times as well as being part of the Lions.
O’Driscoll played Gaelic football as a child, but he started to play rugby from secondary education onwards. At such a time he was in Blackrock College where he was part of the Senior Cup team during the years 1996 and 1997. Continue reading “Focus on: Brian O’Driscoll”