These two lads won silver today – but their interview game is pure gold.
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.
There was this one on Monday:
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) August 8, 2016
The killer lines there were:
“We handled it very well,” Paul said. “We were almost disappointed we couldn’t race yesterday, it would have been a bit of craic.”
“We’re well used to be a bit of wind,” Gary piped in. “That kind of thing wouldn’t faze us at all.”
Then, yesterday, came this legendary clip:
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) August 11, 2016
The big takeaway from that:
“We’ll get home to get ourselves into an ice bath anyway, cool ourselves down a bit. We’ll get a bit of steak, the food here is fantastic. Steak for breakfast, lunch and dinner with spuds if you like…!”
Though the key line was: “‘Tis great to beat the Brits!”
Now, basking in their Olympic victory, we get a new instalment of the Brothers O’Donovan.
Just listen and enjoy.
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) August 12, 2016
Someone give these two lads their own TV show ASAP.
This was the reaction in their local Skibbereen to their win.
— RTÉ (@rte) August 12, 2016
On behalf of everyone at Her – indeed, the nation – we say:
— Alan Hartnett (@alan_hartnett) August 12, 2016