Sport | 7 months ago

They're still rowing like dogs.

We wouldn't blame you for thinking that Gary and Paul O'Donovan are currently relaxing with their feet up, especially considering their stellar effort in wining the Olympic silver medal at the men’s lightweight double sculls final.

The superb performance of Skibbereen siblings has ensured that Ireland has its first ever Olympic medal for rowing and their winning speech was also one for the ages!

In what's going to be remembered as a famous day for Irish athletics, the scenes of their mother Trisha celebrating wildly combined with the euphoric reaction from the public will live long in the memory.

The O'Donovan brothers deservedly got a rapturous applause at the medal ceremony, but they didn't stop there because they came out once again for another  lap/row of honour.

JOE reporter Joe Harrington was in Rio to capture these wonderful scenes and they're something special.

Fair play lads, the entire country is proud of you.


While you're here.

Watch the second episode of SportsJOE Live with Ronan O'Gara, Andy Reid, Dion Fanning and Colm Parkinson here.

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