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Second baby joy for Brian O'Driscoll and wife Amy


Dad again: Brian O’Driscoll

Dad again: Brian O’Driscoll

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Dad again: Brian O’Driscoll

Retired Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and his wife Amy Huberman have welcomed a baby boy into their family.

It is understood that the little boy - named Billy O'Driscoll, adding another BOD to the O'Driscoll family legacy - was born yesterday in Dublin.

Billy is now the younger brother to Sadie, the couple's first child who was born in February 2013.

Bookmakers immediately started offering odds on the baby boy following in the sporting footsteps of his legendary father.

The odds of Billy playing rugby for Ireland are 100-1, according to Paddy Power bookmakers.

The bookmakers have put young Mr O'Driscoll at a hefty 500-1 to captain the Lions at some stage.

The former rugby star and his actress wife recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary together, and had been revamping their Dublin home in preparation for their new arrival.

While in the late stages of pregnancy, Amy described their baby news as perfect timing. "It's lovely timing with Brian finishing, it's exciting and I'm really excited for Sadie as well," she said.

"She doesn't understand at all though, not a bit. It'll be a new thing for her play for - I'm sure she'll understand by November.

"Brian is feeling very excited - so it's all change. Two kids, it sounds so responsible," she added.

Brian recently revealed in his autobiography The Test how becoming a father changed his outlook on life. His own parents, he said, instilled in their children the importance of good manners, something he is anxious to pass on to one-year-old daughter Sadie.

"Now, as a father myself, I find myself almost wrestling the food back from my little one if I don't hear the magic word," he added.

The former Leinster and Ireland stalwart famously proposed to Amy in 2009 with 'Will You Marry Me' spelled out in flowers across the couple's garden. And his romantic actress wife chose the same spot to tell him the news he was to be a father for the first time.

Belfast Telegraph