Where Does Brian O'Driscoll Rank Among Greatest Irish Sportsmen?

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Where Does Brian O'Driscoll Rank Among Greatest Irish Sportsmen?
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Brian O'Driscoll is almost half-way through his final RBS Six Nations for Ireland. The centre has amassed 138 Test caps in an international career that spans nearly 16 years.

O'Driscoll's performances for Leinster have yielded three RaboDirect Pro12 titles and three Heineken Cups, a record not even matched by his great international teammate Paul O'Connell.

But where does 'BOD' rank among the best sportsmen Irish history has to offer? Ignoring the North/South divide to take the Emerald Isle as a whole, here we run the rule over Ireland's greatest sporting names.

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