Irish rugby player Brian O’Driscoll visits a young girl in the hospital with the Heineken cup

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“Micheala Morley (age 5) from Westport meeting Brian O’Driscoll last year [2011] when he took the cup to Temple Street. Michaela has been receiving haemodialysis at Temple Street since she was born and was on the national transplant list for a kidney.” — Independent (Ireland).


“Michaela Morley meeting Brian O’Driscoll again yesterday [24 March 2012]. She received the gift of a kidney at the end of last year and is now doing tremendously well.” — Independent (Ireland).

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“Michaela Morley hugs Brian O’Driscoll when he visited her with the Heineken Cup in Temple Street yesterday [24 May 2012]. Her life has completely changed thank to the organ donor programme and to the medical team at Temple Street.” — Independent (Ireland).

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“Michaela Morley with members of the Leinster team with the Heineken Cup, who visited the Childrens University Hospital, Temple Street.” — Independent (Ireland).

Brian O’Driscoll meets Michaela Morley (Ireland AM, Published on Dec 23, 2015)

This year , we visited Temple Street ahead of our outside broadcast and caught up with not one but two legends – Yes Brian O Driscoll & Michaela Morley as they gave us a tour of the hospital.


BOD meets ‘proper little trooper’ Michaela again (, January 24 2018 )

Ireland rugby great Brian O’Driscoll has described superfan Michaela Morley (13) as a “proper little trooper” as he helped launch Temple Street Children’s Hospital’s new €5.5m renal and neurology outpatients unit. O’Driscoll first met the young Mayo kidney patient in 2011 when he arrived into her ward in the hospital with the European Cup.



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“Leinster players John Cooney, Fionn Carr, Devin Toner, Rob Kearney and Brian O’Driscoll during a visit to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.” — Independent (Ireland).

Source of Photos Above: “Leinster visit Temple Street.” Independent (Ireland). 25 May 2012

Credit for Photos: Fennells/Fennells

Date: May 25, 2012

For More Photos: “Leinster visit Temple Street.” Independent (Ireland). 25 May 2012

“Leinster Rugby Team Visit Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Photos.” SportsFile. Accessed 30 October 2013

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More than a sports star: Why O’Driscoll’s so well loved (Eurosport)

Kids of Temple Street Hospital Thank Brian O’Driscoll (YouTube)

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2 Responses to Irish rugby player Brian O’Driscoll visits a young girl in the hospital with the Heineken cup

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  2. Ripley says:

    Good morning, David
    Thank you for the pics of BOD. The looks on their faces are priceless, especially Michaela’s. I met BOD some years ago before the 2005 Lions tour with my son who was 8 at the time & a mad keen rugby player. BOD is just as pleasant a chap as you might expect, but with a sarcastic tongue on him. Let me explain. Alistair Campbell, who had just resigned as Tony Blair’s presence on Earth, had somehow managed to get some sort of position on the tour despite never having played the game in his life. A man without charm or grace. So, anyway, he sauntered over to us as BOD was explaining to my son how to execute a spin pass & demanded that BOD remove himself to the bus. Without missing a beat, BOD said “Hold on, Alistair. This wee chap actually plays rugby”. Priceless.
    All the best,

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