"It's exactly as I would have wanted," said the 35-year-old after Ireland held on despite a late French onslaught.
"It feels great to be a two-time Six Nations winner. We have had so many second places down through the years.
"It's great to finish on a high in my last game in this magnificent jersey."
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell was delighted he and his team could give O'Driscoll the perfect send-off.
"It's fantastic for Ireland, for the people back home but also for Brian and his family," he said after leading Ireland to just a second win in 42 years in Paris.
"To be part of the team that laid the platform for him to have a great finish to his career is great for everyone involved."
Amid unbearable tension with less than 90 seconds left, the Irish had to wait on referee Steve Walsh's adjudication whether Vincent Debaty's pass had gone forward to Damien Chouly before the number eight touched down.
Ireland were not at their very best, they did not reach the heights they have in this tournament, but they did what they had to. So congratulations Ireland, well done!
In 1903, Saint Patrick's Day became an official public holiday in Ireland. Saint Patrick, the Apostle of Ireland, is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. Tomorrow the official celebration of all things Irish begins, but I am sure the Guinness has been flowing well since yesterday.
It made me think about setting time aside to celebrate our identity. Do you ever celebrate all things you? It happens rarely in life, maybe at milestone birthdays but why shouldn’t we celebrate. You don’t need a specific day or event to celebrate being you!
An Englishman, Scotsman and an Irishman are all stranded on an island. They’ve been there for years, when one day the Englishman finds a lamp buried in the sand. He starts to polish it and out pops a genie.
Oh thank you master says the genie, I will grant you all one wish! The Englishman says…Oh how I’d love to be at Lords sipping a Gin and Tonic, watching the cricket.
Big flash, cloud of smoke and he’s gone! The Scotsman says…see you jimmy, I wish I was at Hampden Park with a few mates watching the football. Big flash , cloud of smoke and he’s gone! The Irishman says “Bejesus its gonna be awful lonely here without them, can you bring them back”????
One day an Englishman, a Scotsman, and an Irishman walked into a pub together. The proceeded to each buy a pint of Guinness. Just as they were about to enjoy their creamy beverage three flies landed in each of their pints, and were stuck in the thick head. The Englishman pushed his beer away from him in disgust. The Scotsman fished the offending fly out of his beer and continued drinking it as if nothing had happened. The Irishman too , picked the fly out of his drink, held it out over the beer and then started yelling “spit it out, spit it out you bastard”
There’s an English man, Irish man and a Scotsman. They’re being chased by a policeman. They see this old warehouse so they run in. Inside there are 3 empty sacks on the floor. They each jump in a sack. In comes the copper and see’s these three bundles on the floor. Goes up to the first one and kicks it. The English man shout out, “Woof Woof”, and the copper thinking it’s just an old dog leaves it and kicks the second sack. The Scotsman yells out, “Me-ow me-ow”, he leaves this one as well thinking its just an old cat. He walks over to the last sack and kicks it, and the Irish man yells out.. “Potatoes Potatoes..!”"
An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman were each left 5,000 pounds by a rich man on condition that after his death they would each put 100 pounds into his coffin in case he needed it in the afterlife. The Englishman and the Irishman duly put in their hundred pounds. The Scotsman took out the 200 pounds and put in a cheque (check) for 300 pounds.”
In bed later that night, he told his wife: “Mary, I won the prize for the best toast of the night.” She said, “Aye, Paddy, what was your toast?”
So he told her: “Here’s to spending the rest of me life sitting in church beside me wife.”
“Oh,” she said, “that is very nice, dear.”
The next day, Mary ran into one of Paddy’s drinking partners in the street. Mischievously, the man said: “Did you hear about your husband winning a prize in the pub the other night for a toast about you, Mary?”
She replied: “Aye – and I was a bit surprised. Till now, he’s only been down there twice. Once he fell asleep, and the other time I had to pull him by the ears to make him come”.