This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 6 °C Sunday 8 December, 2019
Advertisement

The whole of Skibbereen came out for the O'Donovan brothers' homecoming this evening

A hero’s welcome.

Gary and Paul O'Donovan Homecoming - Skibbereen Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

AFTER BECOMING legends thanks to their victory (and hilarious interviews) at the Olympics in Rio, the Paul and Gary O’Donovan are back in Ireland.

The pair arrived home to Skibbereen earlier this evening, and the townspeople did their best to ensure they got a hero’s welcome – the chairs were laid out:

14079628_1067519599961738_2928605133421049384_n Source: Facebook/C103 Cork

Local restaurants had ‘Pull Like A Dog’ specials in honour of the big day:

Gary and Paul O'Donovan Homecoming - Skibbereen Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

And fans were stationed on top of vans in O’Donovan brothers t-shirts, primed to get the perfect picture:

Gary and Paul O'Donovan Homecoming - Skibbereen Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Then, about an hour ago, the pair arrived into Skibbereen on top of a double decker bus to screams and cheers from what appeared to be a sizeable amount of the town’s population.

 Can’t see the video? Click here.

Homecoming for the boys.... #skibbereen#gary#paul#olypics# hero

A photo posted by Melissa (@headoverkillerheels) on

The crowd even performed a Viking clap, just for them:

Welcome home boys! There won’t be a child washed in Skibb tonight.

DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add!

9 bits of penmanship porn that will leave you weak>

The town of Mountmellick was ‘yarn bombed’ ahead of Electric Picnic, and it looks wonderful>

Written by Valerie Loftus and posted on DailyEdge.ie

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

DailyEdge.ie

Read next:

COMMENTS (3)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel