| 14.9°C Dublin

Amy had a birthday night out with her gal pals

Actress Amy Huberman enjoyed a night out for her birthday...with just the girls.

The IFTA winning actress left her rugby star husband Brian O'Driscoll at home to celebrate her 32nd birthday with pals at the Katy Perry concert in the O2.

Rewind star Amy was joined by fellow actress and model Tara Leniston and stylist Ingrid Hoey for the festivities, where they received the VIP treatment at the O2 arena on Monday night.

The group were spotted posing and joking for the cameras in the exclusive Audi Club lounge.

"Well I may be a Goatstown Girl and not a Californian one, but I'm still looking forward to some birthday bopping at Katy Perry tonight," she said before the gig.

She chose a casual grey top and black jeans for the night, and the girls were all smiles before partying the night away at the sold-out gig. "Thanks for the lovely birthday wishes! If Katy Perry had known, she would have dragged me onstage with the other 11-year-olds to dance right," she said afterwards.

And while she looked like she was certainly enjoying her birthday bash, it was her milestone 30th that will always be the hardest to top, as it marked her engagement to her husband, rugby star Brian.

Meanwhile, her other half was revelling in his own success last night, as a northsider being honoured by the rivals across the city. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown county council gave the celebrated player the first civic honour ever awarded by the local authority.



geography

Although he was schooled south of the river in the Blackrock College and Willow Park, the international star is from Clontarf -- well north of the Liffey divide.

However, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown pushed aside any concerns about geography and awarded Brian the honour in recognition of his achievements on the pitch. "I am at heart a northsider but at the same time, I was schooled in Blackrock and live here," he said. "I love this part of the city. It is where I see my home now. I married a southside girl and I love the area and where I live.

"I accept this award as confirmation of my adoption papers going through."

cmcbride@herald.ie