Rowers Gary and Paul O'Donovan just won Ireland's first medal of Rio

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Brothers Gary and Paul O'Donovan have clinched the silver in the lightweight men's double sculls - bringing home the first Olympic medal for Ireland in Rio.

irish brothers celebrate winning silver (MIke Egerton/PA)
(MIke Egerton/PA)

The Cork brothers easily put in the race of their lives - as they went from fifth at the half-way mark to an impressive second.

People are very proud of them.

Well done, guys!