The O'Donovan brothers BBC interview was just glorious 5 years ago

The O'Donovan brothers BBC interview was just glorious

They've done it again.

Cork natives Paul and Gary O'Donovan are the new heroes of the Rio Olympics after winning a silver medal in a brilliant show in the men’s lightweight double sculls final.


We've quickly grown accustomed to the two boys' grounded, deadpan - one might say "pure Cork" - style in their media interviews.

After winning the first ever rowing medal for Ireland in the Olympics, the pair gave an incredible interview to RTÉ in which they confessed slight disappointment in coming second, saying "Mick Conlan said he'd box the head off us if we didn't get the gold".

After their win, the brothers also spoke to the BBC about their win and Gary can be heard warning his brother about the Brits. Gary says "We'll have to be careful with what we say to these lads".

How gas.


People took to Twitter to giggle at the brothers, who have delighted us with their quips for the entirety of the Rio Olympics.