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Brian O’Driscoll nominates Umaga, Gatland and Prince Albert for ice bucket challenge

The Leinster and Ireland legend is the latest sporting figure to take part in the initiative.

Updated at 22.43

UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN living under a Wi-Fi-deprived rock of late, you’ll know that a number of high-profile celebrities, including Rory McIlroy, have been participating in the ice bucket challenge.

And Brian O’Driscoll is the latest athlete to take part in the initiative, which aims to raise awareness of Lou Gehrig’s/motor neuron disease, having been nominated by Shane Lowry.

So after dumping a bucket of ice on his head, the retired Irish rugby player decided to nominate two people who had a big impact on his career (partially for the wrong reasons) — Warren Gatland and Tana Umaga.

In addition to giving O’Driscoll his Ireland debut, Gatland also infamously dropped the star on the third test of the most recent Lions tour against Australia, while Umaga was involved in the spear tackle that ended the Dubliner’s involvement in the 2005 Tour.

In addition, O’Driscoll also chose to nominate Prince Albert of Monaco, who as far as we’re aware, hasn’t ever dropped or spear tackled the Leinster legend.


For more info on how to donate for the cause, visit the official website of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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