Tuesday 6 December 2016

O'Donovans are hit with media

Published 16/08/2016 | 02:30

The O'Donovan brothers celebrate after getting their silver medals with fans including their mother (far right) Picture: Sportsfile
The O'Donovan brothers celebrate after getting their silver medals with fans including their mother (far right) Picture: Sportsfile

Heroic siblings Gary (23) and Paul (22) O'Donovan might have brought home the silver, but for some foreign commentators, the pair should get gold for their interview skills.

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Self-confessed men's style bible GQ has praised the rowers for being "in on the joke of how ridiculous Olympic coverage can be."

The magazine wrote about one of their RTÉ interviews: "Unlike most Olympic interviews, this one had no clichés about the triumph of the spirit or how they owe it all to God.

"As far as I'm concerned, (all athletes) should all take a page out of the O'Donovans' handbook. Tell us about pee, pizza and podium pants.

"I'll take this to shouting out sponsors any day of the week."

Irish Independent

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