The most Irish phrases are trending on Twitter to describe the O’Donovan win
Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan have just cemented themselves in every Irish persons heart.
The endearing pair just won Ireland’s first medal in Rio and Twitter is going wild.
And while the boys are gaining much attention for their athletic prowess, they’re also receiving notoriety for their pure Cork attitudes.
In interviews this week they expressed their love of the food in Rio, particularly the steak and spuds. With their thick accents, steak quickly became shteak and it’s now just one of the words trending on Twitter in the aftermath of their victory.
— Eoin Hennessy (@eoinhennessy) August 12, 2016
— Conor Mescall (@Meisceal) August 12, 2016
— Michael McNamara (@micmcna) August 12, 2016
— Hurlers on the Ditch (@HOnTheDitch) August 12, 2016
Other words include tiocfaidh' and 'skibb' and of course, their catchphrase ‘pull like a dog.’
'donovan', 'tiocfaidh', 'shteak' & 'skibb' are now trending in Ireland https://t.co/lnn4sECpiy
— Trendsmap Ireland (@TrendsIreland) August 12, 2016
— Mallow News (@MallowNews) August 12, 2016
— David O' Mahony (@DaithiOMahony) August 12, 2016
Does anyone have any more of dem shteak and spuds? Amazing stuff! ?
— Jenny Murphy (@jennymurphy045) August 12, 2016
Oh my god the skibereen lads in the interview at the olympics at the end "Tiocfaidh ár lá" I can't breathe HAHAHAHAHAH
— Aoífe Ní Háden (@HadenAoife) August 12, 2016
They said "tiocfaidh ar la" on telly at the end oh my god I'm in tears ????
— Karen (@Karen26_x) August 12, 2016
— Farce (@Farce1111) August 12, 2016
Did one of the O'Donovan brothers say tiocfaidh ar la at the end of that interview?????
— Amy☘ (@JetblackHarry_) August 12, 2016
Well done again lads.
In case you missed it, watch the moment they’re mother realized they had won a medal here.
— Her.ie (@Herdotie) August 12, 2016