Way Of The Wildcard

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it takes an extraordinary community to raise a couple of Olympians.


Running time

13 minutes

In 2016 brothers Paul and Gary O'Donovan became the world's unlikeliest Olympians when they won Ireland's first ever rowing medal. Hailing from the tiny Skibbereen, West Cork, this is the uplifting underdog story of how a rural community took on the elite sport of rowing.