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2021-07-29T01:00:00Z  ·  independent.ie

From Skibbereen to Tokyo: how Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy delivered Olympic gold for Ireland

In August 2016, there was roughly 9,000km between Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy on that fateful Friday morning when Irish rowing broke through a glass ceiling, the former winning Ireland its first ever Olympic medal in rowing, the latter watching him do it from a bar in Skibbereen.