Friday 18 August 2017

Twitter goes into meltdown as O'Donovan brothers win Ireland's first Olympic medal in rowing

The Skibbereen pair claim the silver medal.

12 August 2016; Paul O'Donovan, right, and Gary O'Donovan of Ireland celebrate after finishing second in the Men's Lightweight Double Sculls A final in Lagoa Stadium, Copacabana, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
12 August 2016; Paul O'Donovan, right, and Gary O'Donovan of Ireland celebrate after finishing second in the Men's Lightweight Double Sculls A final in Lagoa Stadium, Copacabana, during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Cian Murray

Ireland has a new set of sporting heroes, as the 'shteak and shpuds' loving O'Donovan brothers have claimed Ireland's first Olympic medals in rowing.

After an amazing race, Gary and Paul came in just behind the French pair in the lightweight double sculls to take the silver medal.

Norway were third, but after the race there was only one team people were talking about and it was the boys from Cork.

They've brought the Rio Olympics to life with their character and performances and the good folks on Twitter were only too happy to congratulate them.

#PullLikeADog was even trending. Here's some of the best reaction.

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