Anticipation is rising for the O'Donovan's homecoming this evening

Preparations are being finalised for a homecoming parade for the O’Donovan brothers in Skibbereen this evening.

The Olympic Silver medallists arrived in Cork last night to a heroes’ welcome, before making their way to West Cork.

A press conference is taking place in Skibbereen rowing club this lunchtime.

Anticipation is rising for the O'Donovan's homecoming this evening

Mary Walsh has been preparing sandwiches, tea and buns in Skibbereen rowing club since early this morning, in anticipation of a heroes welcome.

Gary and Paul O’Donovan were treated to a water cannon salute at Cork Airport last night – returning home from the Rowing World Championships, where Paul won gold in the single lightweight sculls.

Anticipation is rising for the O'Donovan's homecoming this evening

It came just 16 days after the pair made history, to take home the first Olympic medal for Ireland for rowing.

A press conference is taking place this lunchtime with the Olympians – ahead of a homecoming parade in Skibbereen this evening.

Anticipation is rising for the O'Donovan's homecoming this evening

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