BBC Radio 5 live reported earlier today that Amy Huberman and Brian O'Driscoll are the delighted parents of a baby girl born overnight. This is momentous and most welcome news.
It also throws up all manner of questions ahead of The Showdown today. While we hate to hit the sports angle on something that actually matters in real life, did BOD sleep? Should BOD play? And should the baby's name be Jesus?
A hearty congratulations to the couple from everyone here at Balls.ie.
Update: The Irish Times report the baby was born at 10:30 this morning and O'Driscoll was present for the birth. He left the Irish camp at 8 o@clock and returned at 11. It's all set up.