Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 29 January 2015

O'Driscoll hopes Croke Park will boost Irish performance

Brian O'Driscoll is hoping the switch from Lansdowne Road to Croke Park will provide a boost for his side in the games against France and England.

The Ireland captain says he's sure his team-mates will be performing to the limits of their abilities in order to show the country and the GAA their gratitude for being allowed to use the stadium.

"Croke Park is gonna be a fantastic stadium to play in," he says.

"There's so much history and tradition that, hopefully when it comes down to it, it'll be worth a few extra points to us with the extra 30,000 or 40,000 Irish people screaming.

"And I think the players feel as though they have a pressure to perform to repay back the GAA for allowing us to play in their stadium."

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