After the thrilling 22-20 win against France in Paris that secured the Six Nations crown for Ireland, Brian O'Driscoll said he did not want to take his shirt off after the game because he knew when he did it would "be the last time".
O'Driscoll, whose international career has now ended, said: "I played on for one more year, hopeful to get a victory against the All Blacks - it didn't happen - and to win a Six Nations - and that did happen. You can't have it all, but you take the bits that you get."
He added: "Its been a fantastic Six Nations for us. I've enjoyed every second. It's an hour after the game and I don't want to take this jersey off yet, because I know when I take it off, that will be the last time.
"It will be weird if I start putting it on at home and start walking around in it. So I am kind of dragging it out a little bit."
An IRA sniper convicted of killing the last British soldier to die before the Good Friday peace agreement has been found dead.
Bernard McGinn, aged in his 50s, was a member of a notorious hit squad which targeted members of the security forces during the later years of the 30-year conflict. His body was discovered today at a house in Monaghan Town in the Republic.
Lance Bombardier Stephen Restorick was murdered in South Armagh in February 1997. He had been talking and smiling to a Catholic woman when he was gunned down.
Croatian fans threw chairs, bottles and flares at Polish riot police in the city of Poznan as they clashed ahead of Sunday's Euro 2012 game between Croatia and Ireland.
Three people were arrested after the incident in Poznan's old town square, where thousands of Irish and Croatian fans, many clad in the national red-and-white checkerboard shirts, gathered ahead of the match.
The police said it would examine closed circuit video from the centre square to identify additional culprits. Croatia beat Ireland 3-1 in the Group C match.