14 Nov 2008

Dempsey says they want to win for O'Driscoll

2:23 pm on 14 November 2008

The Ireland fullback Girvan Dempsey says they're determined to mark Brian O'Driscoll's 50th Test as captain by beating New Zealand at Croke Park in Dublin on Sunday morning.

Ireland have never beaten the All Blacks in 21 attempts.

Dempsey says beating the All Blacks for the first time on the same day as Brian reaches his 50 Tests as captain would be fairytale stuff.

He says all the players are aware of the achievement and will do everything they can to ensure it's a special day.

The Irish skipper is among the favourites to lead the Lions in South Africa and Dempsey believes he is the stand-out candidate.