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11th May 2018

This mini-documentary on the O’Donovan Brothers is inspiring, emotional, and hilarious

Rory Cashin

Late Late Show RTE

We get a fantastic look at the boys from the back of beyond.

Red Bull have recently released a number of short documentaries on modern day sports legends, and Paul and Gary O’Donovan are the stars of their latest.

The documentary series, titled Way Of The Wildcard, releases a new short video every Wednesday, each one telling the story of unexpected athletes succeeding in the most unlikely circumstances.

In 2016, Paul and Gary O’Donovan became household personalities by winning silver Men’s lightweight double sculls at that year’s Olympic Games.

In what is commonly regarded as sport for the elite, the O’Donovan Brothers’ story explains other routes into the world of rowing, as well as shedding light on one of the Europe’s most successful and unique rowing clubs you’ve never heard of.

Over just 13 minutes, we get a brilliantly unique look at how they became the superstars we know them to be today, and their truly inspiring story will have you punching the air with patriotic joy.

Clip via Red Bull