VIDEO: Paul O'Donovan channels his inner Dougal McGuire as he returns home with brother Gary
Gary O'Donovan... Paul O'Donovan... Welcome home.
After the Olympic silver medal heroics of everyone's favourite Skibbereen siblings, the O'Donovan brothers received a deserved heroes' welcome on their arrival at Cork airport.
WATCH: Cork airport was absolutely hopping for the O'Donovan brothers' homecoming https://t.co/ZhajLJflx0
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) August 29, 2016
Just over a fortnight after finishing second in the men’s lightweight double sculls final in Rio, the O'Donovans are back on Irish soil but they're not willing to let up on their journey towards cementing themselves as the most entertaining Irish double act since Dermot Morgan and Ardan O'Hanlon.
And in fact, the O'Donovan brothers pulled a brilliant Father Ted reference out of the bag when interviewed by RTÉ Sport on Monday evening from their welcome party in Skibbereen.
Olympic heroes welcomed home - 'We're not great at judging crowds but I’d say there’s a million or something here' https://t.co/h5fgk4UKeK
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) August 29, 2016
"We're not great at judging crowds but I'd say there was a few million or something," said Paul O'Donovan, who followed up his Olympic dream by winning gold at the World Rowing Championships on Saturday.
I'm no good at judging the size of crowds,but i'd say there's around seventeen million of them out there!
— Fr Dougal McGuire (@DougalMacGuire) August 14, 2013
We knew it sounded familiar.
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