Silver for Ireland! The O’Donovan brothers make HISTORY in Rio


Well, shutting your eyes and pulling like a dog obviously works because the O' Donovan brothers have earned Ireland a silver medal in rowing at the Olympic Games today.

Gary and Paul, who revealed their tactic while speaking to RTÉ before the race, have made history as Ireland takes home its first ever medal for rowing at the Olympics.

Finishing behind France and ahead of Norway, the O'Donovans from UCD and Skibbereen rowing clubs, have sent Irish fans into meltdown as Twitter celebrates alongside the siblings.

Coming out in their hundreds to support the brothers, Skibbereen residents waited with bated breath as they watched the siblings make their way to finish line.

And then there's the guy who says what everyone is thinking…

Massive congratulations, lads!