The highest try scorer of all time in Ireland, and the 8th in the history of the sport he's earned his place in the Rugby Union Hall of Fame. But after retiring in 2014, Brian O'Driscoll has had to pull focus, from adoring crowds and adrenaline fuelled games to neighbour, father, husband and friend. So how has he made the switch from the self-directed sporting hero, to caring and supportive family man? What was it like to let his team mates go? How is he coping with new baby Ted at 42? And does he ever wish people would stop talking to him about Rugby? We also hear from exercise physiologist Dr Peter Herbert, who tells us why High Intensity training is best, at any age!
The word Legend is sometimes used loosely - But when it comes to Rugby star Brian O’Driscoll it is an accurate descriptive. On The Path Here we chat with Brian learn more about one of the greatest athletes, his post playing career, family and perspective on sports and life - here on The Path Here
Welcome to our first show of 2021 and we’re thrilled to kick off Series 2 with one of the greatest players of all-time, Ireland and Lions legend Brian O’Driscoll. The Dublin born centre is the fourth most-capped player in rugby union history with 141 appearances over a stellar 15 year international career. He captained Ireland on 83 occasions and also led the Lions on their tour to New Zealand in 2005. The holder of numerous records within the sport he remains one of the most recognisable and respected figures across the rugby world. These days Brian can be seen on tv and when’s he’s away from the spotlight, juggling newborn baby duties and homeschooling his two older children, but we began our chat by looking back to when he reached that landmark 100th cap milestone back in 2009 and what it meant to him.
Nicky Byrne and Brian O'Driscoll special | Westlife, Leeds United and more
Have a listen as Brian O’Driscoll sits down for an interview with his good friend – former Leeds United underage talent and Westlife sensation Nicky Byrne. The lads talked confidence, Roy Keane, playing with Robbie Keane and Damien Duff, and earning worldwide fame in your early 20s. They kicked off though with Brian and Nicky recalling a prank between the pair on TV’s ‘Anonymous’!Vodafone - Team Of Us - Everyone In
This is no ordinary interview programme, Craig Doyle gets deep and dirty interviewing some of the greatest sporting legends about their lives and careers. However Craig doesn't talk to just them, he gets some help from those who know them best. As he navigates the highs and lows of their lives Craig has access to their contact book and calls up those who lived through those experiences with them. In this first episode he talks to rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll.In a candid interview Brian opens up about how he received threats of violence after playing a Lambeg drum, a hugely divisive symbol of the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland, while making a documentary. For the first time Brian is brought together with the Orangeman who gave him the drum on that fateful day. Jonathan Buckley tells Brian he felt sorry for him after the event but he believes the Irish rugby star made a little bit of history that day.Elsewhere on “The Contact Book with Craig Doyle”, Brian’s family reveal intimate details about how they all “had a moment” with the six nations trophy during family celebrations after Ireland's historic win. Brian is also brought back together with his coach from Leister and reveals how he ended up hiking through the night with the Irish Army in golf shoes. Craig and Brian also make a worldwide appeal to find the missing Irish rugby jersey that had to be cut off the injured Lions captain.The contact book gets unique access to the world's greatest sporting stars and brings you their story from all sides...........................................The Contact Book with Craig Doyle is an original by 3 Rock Production for Auddy #doylecontactbookSpecial thanks to all of our guests on the show.Presenter, Craig DoyleTheme Music by Owen Parker Series Producer, Keith DoyleSound editing, Mark SharmanAlbum Art, Nicole StewartExecutive Producer, Andrew Sampson
ROB KEARNEY & BRIAN O'DRISCOLL | Rocky Leinster start, budding friendship, punditry tightropes
In the second installment of our three-part Rob Kearney interview, his friend and former colleague Brian O'Driscoll joins us with his perspective on their playing days & friendship.@VodafoneIreland #TeamOfUs
Episode 10 – Brian O'Driscoll, Jamie Heaslip & Martin Castrogiovanni
The Up & Under Podcast
Episode 10 has arrived | Jason & Jamie Heaslip look back on the European finals and look ahead to the return of the Six Nations this weekend | They both have a go at picking their Ireland XVs | Brian O'Driscoll on the evolution of Ireland's game, Conor Murray's passing, heads-up rugby and the best centre he's ever faced | Martin Castrogiovanni on the politics of rugby, taxing the bullsh*t and Conor O'Shea's time with Italy | Plus much more. | Be sure to subscribe and send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian O'Driscoll (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 123
An Irishman Abroad
In the most anticipated episode of the series Brian O'Driscoll joins Jarlath for an open and brutally honest discussion about success, failure, personal strength, fame, self-doubt and of course Conor McGregor. Brian explains to Jarlath how rugby turned him into the man he is, why even a world champion isn't immune to a slump in confidence, how he overcame the toughest period of his career while also revealing what really happened between him and Paul Kimmage. Brian also talks for the first time about a specific broadcaster whose lack of loyalty gave him vital fuel for his competitive fire, his lack of grudges, his thoughts on the current Irish squad and the tough pill he believes Munster will have to swallow. To access this episode in full and to hear all of our episodes in full each week, visit www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad and sign up for just the price of a pint every month. In return, you will gain full access to our entire archive of all of the podcasts we have ever released including - An Irishman In America, Men Behaving Better and An Irishman Behind Bars. If you come over and join in the first two weeks of August 2020, you will be given something very special as an additional thanks that won't disappoint.Our charity partner is jigsawonline.ie. In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on email@example.com. Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.
Brian O'Driscoll is guest 1 of our 'Inside the 22' series, where we grab greats of the game - past and current for a rapid fire catch up. Here, BOD talks about his social media back and forth with Jonny Sexton, the best advice he's ever received and which players he's taking on his boys' golf-trip.