And....breathe. Today the news that all Irish and in particular, Leinster Rugby fans have waited for. Brian O'Driscoll, the most talented rugby player of this and any other generation, has signed on to play for one more year.
The announcement will come as a welcome relief to the new incoming Leinster Head Coach, Matt O'Connor, who was already planning, until today, starting his new post without the services of Jonny Sexton (Moving to his new club Racing Metro) and Isa Nacewa (Retirement). Two pivotal players in the provinces success over the last 5 years.
Also doing a jig will be new Ireland boss Joe Schmidt. The New Zealander recently went on record to say that he would do everything he could to persuade the iconic centre to stay on.
However O'Driscoll will miss the Amlin Challenge Cup Final against Stade Francais this Friday in the RDS due to injury but there remains hope that he will regain fitness in time to face Ulster in the Rabo Direct Pro 12 final at the same venue on the 25th May.
We for one are delighted with the news and look forward to more of this! Well done to Jk Fan for this cracking montage.
In BOD we trust!!!