Brian O'Driscoll held back tears after receiving a surprise Hall of Fame award last night

The rugby legend was commended for his fantastic year.

ONE OF THE many Irish athletes to enjoy a fantastic 2014 was Brian O’Driscoll, as the rugby legend played an important role in Ireland’s Six Nations triumph.

The star was honoured with a surprise induction into the RTÉ Sport Hall of Fame at the organisation’s annual awards ceremony last night owing to his achievements in the game, and he was clearly stunned and quite emotional after receiving the honour.

The Dubliner also joked that he didn’t know he was “holding the team back” after they recorded some stunning wins in the November Internationals following his retirement.

Check out the full interview below.

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