'I hid it in my sock!': How Gary O'Donovan kept his Olympic medal safe from thieves in Rio
Published 03/09/2016 | 10:34
What a night the O'Donovan brothers had.
The Olympic medalists wowed Late Late Show viewers with their smart suits, once again produced a memorable interview before topping it all off with a star-studded party at Coppers.
The Cork rowers, Michael Conlan, comedian Al Porter and Ryan Tubridy were pictured together at the Harcourt Street nightclub, with the O'Donovan brothers no doubt winning over the Late Late Show host after another funny TV appearance.
The siblings - as always - were entertaining on a wide range of topics, including when Gary revealed how Paddy Barnes was forced to translate whenever he was talking to Michael Conlan.
Naturally, the Olympic silver medals were produced, and the older O'Donovan brother told Tubridy that he went to great lengths to ensure that his prize from the Rio games was kept safe in Brazil.
"You would hate to lose it," Gary said.
"We got this fancy box for it and when we were over in Rio, apparently some of the cleaners were taking stuff from the rooms. I was petrified so I hid it in a sock because I thought the most obvious place to keep it was in a box."
Here is a clip of the interview via RTE:
Lost in translation - Olympic silver medallist Gary O’Donovan on the battle to communicate with boxer Michael Conlan https://t.co/pRDut9TNzA— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) September 2, 2016