Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Sport Kevin O’Keeffe TD has paid tribute to Paul and Gary O’Donovan after they secured gold medals at the World Rowing Championships in the men’s lightweight double sculls.

Deputy O’Keeffe, “This is a tremendous success for Paul and Gary as they go from strength to strength on the international sporting stage. People from Cork, and indeed right across Ireland, are proud of this enormous achievement in Bulgaria.

“Paul and Gary are an inspiration to so many young athletes around the country. Indeed, there has been a steady uptake in rowing amongst young people after Paul and Gary emerged on the international sporting stage. I have no doubt that there will be many more successes for the O’Donovan brothers down the line,” concluded Deputy O’Keeffe.