They've done it.
With the entire country cheering them on, Gary and Paul O'Donovan pulled like a dog and won silver, narrowly beaten by France.
The two brothers from Skibbereen have become the nation's favourite Olympians thanks to their laid-back attitude, tales of schteak and schoup and a uniquely-Corkonian knack for a turn of phrase.
And everyone is absolutely thrilled that they've got their medal.
Cork produced greatest footballer, hurler, athlete, horse-racing trainer, and now rowers. There'll be no talking to them.— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) August 12, 2016
And nowhere was more delighted than Skibbereen which erupted when the lads crossed the finish line.
And despite being understandably wrecked (and a bit pukey?), their post-race interview lived up to all expectations.
Anyone in doubt about the physical demands of rowing - watch how shattered the O'Donovan brothers were in that interview. Epic #PullLikeADog— Conor O'Mahony (@ConorUCCLaw) August 12, 2016
My Mam has just rang me almost out of breath to tell me the two brothers who won silver finished interview there with Tiocfaidh ár lá 😂— Rachel Lynch (@Rachel_Lynchx) August 12, 2016
And they were also interviewed on BBC, sparking this one liner from the lads.
Love the O'Donovan brothers. "We'll have to be careful what we say to these lads" 😃😃😃 #IRL Well done. What a race.— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) August 12, 2016
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