Comment: O'Donovan brothers pull like dogs but need real support to follow

The success of Paul and Gary O'Donovan can't be left idle as hard questions need to be asked of Ireland's overall preparations for Rio

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
12th August, 2016
The O'Donovans celebrating their silver medal Pic: Rex

It's easy to see why the silver medal win for the O'Donovan brothers went down a storm in Ireland. The pair seem genuinely good craic, their interviews with Joe Stack getting talked about more than their actual achievements on the water, and their tendency to charge late is the type of rallying display that always wins over the casual viewer.

That and their mammy of course – it's hard not to root for a pair...

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