Congratulations to crinkly-eyed, twinkle-toed Brian O'Driscoll who picked up the Player of the Year award at the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland awards dinner earlier this week.
In BOD we trust
I suppose that O'Driscoll was the obvious candidate for this accolade. I mean, this year he led Ireland to their first Six Nations Grand Slam in sixty-one years, he was a major part of the thrilling Leinster side that lifted the Heineken Cup, and don't forget the world class performances he put in for the Lions over the summer. Not bad, Brian, not bad.
So the question on everyone's lips is has to be:
"What is O'Driscoll going to do to top all this in 2010?"
How about back to back Grand Slam and Heineken Cup wins?
Yeah, that would be a good start...
However I'm pretty sure there are plenty of Ireland rugby fans looking to the future of the Irish game, and in 2010 they will all be urging Brian to whisk his bride-to-be Amy Huberman up the aisle as quickly as possible. That way, Brian can get started on the miracle of creating the second coming - aka the procreation of Brian O'Driscoll Jnr.
Amen to that.