Winning an Olympic medal will lead to some fun celebrating no matter what country you’re from, but you have to imagine a beer-filled extravaganza for Ireland’s only medal-winners will be especially ruckus. Brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan won Ireland’s first ever Olympic rowing medal and only medal thus far, so you’d expect them to pretty excited to go party back in Ireland- a country that’ll have the beer flowing because it’s Thursday.
The silver medalists were in great spirits after winning a silver medal in the lightweight double sculls competition in Rio, and gave one of the goofiest post-victory interviews you’ll ever see. They talked about urine samples, podium pants and how they wished they were back in Ireland to take part in the initial celebrations in the interview with RTÉ Sport.
The things they say are highly unusual (“What’s the craic?”), and let’s be honest, everything is funnier with an Irish accent. After posting yet another story about Irish UFC star Conor McGregor running his mouth, it’s nice to see some amiable Irishmen using that accent for good.
As a bonus, here’s the duo explaining their strategy in a pre-race interview, also with RTÉ:
These dudes are legends.