Video: Brian O'Driscoll's personal highlights reel from his final home appearance v Italy on Saturday 8 years ago

Video: Brian O'Driscoll's personal highlights reel from his final home appearance v Italy on Saturday

This sums up a huge day for Ireland's greatest ever player.

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After the game, he revealed that he hasn't thought much about his impending retirement.

"I haven't let myself think about. It is emotional," O'Driscoll said.

"It has been a huge part of my whole adult life and to leave here [the Aviva Stadium] is going to be hard.

"But this was a good way to leave today and hopefully we have set ourselves up for next week.

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"I feel humbled by the reaction. It seems a bit of of a joke that you get get man of the match for 60 minutes, but I have loved my time playing in this jersey.

"It had to come to an end at some stage and I am glad to go out at home with a big win.

"It will only properly set in when I have had a bit of time."