The Ulster Unionist Party’s Sports Spokesperson, Michael McGimpsey MLA, has paid tribute to Brian O’Driscoll on his retirement after Saturday’s win in Paris which gave Ireland the Six Nations Title.
Mr McGimpsey said:
“Saturday’s thrilling win in Paris for the Ireland rugby team was a fitting finale to the career of one of the greatest rugby players of all-time, Brian O’Driscoll.
“A record 141 Test caps is testament to the longevity of O’Driscoll’s career and he can now take his place amongst the greats of the game, including Jack Kyle, Willie John McBride and Mike Gibson.
“I was also delighted to see the contribution made by the Ulster contingent on Saturday evening in the shape of Rory Best, Andrew Trimble, Chris Henry and Iain Henderson whose performances will have given Ulster rugby fans confidence that there is still much to play for this season, even though the Six Nations is over.”