Brian O'Driscoll tears must be the saddest tears in all the land, and his emotional reaction last night to his unexpected entrance into RTE's Hall of Fame was truly lovely. Now this is BOD we are talking about, so it's not like he was blubbering like a baby, but he was definitely overwhelmed, even more so when his parents arrived out to present it to him. Not a dry eye in the house!

The award was kept completely secret from Brian somehow who said after his win; "Honestly, my heart is still jumping out of my chest. I'm unbelievably touched to be receiving this and totally shocked."


Ireland rugby manager Joe Schmidt also managed to bag the Manager of the Year Award, while Rory McIllroy scooped Sports Person of the Year. No shock there though really, but still, g'wan the Rory.

It was really all about Brian though, watch his win below...