Gary and Paul O’Donovan captured the hearts and souls of a nation after winning silver medals at last summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. The Skibbereen duo shot to fame after their exploits both inside and outside the rowing boat.
Bookmakers Paddy Power were quick to speculate whether or not they are eligible, and ran a betting market on their potential partners.
Cork ladies footballer Orla Finn chanced across the duo over the weekend, and aware that she was listed as a contender in the betting, was quick to make the situation clear to the bookies.
A 12/1 win would be a handy collection for the All-Ireland winner, but the fact that the market does state in its name that a date must have taken place in 2016 does throw the whole situation into disrepute!
Also, commiserations to runners-up Orla Clancy and Kelly Donegan.
Make sure to catch up with this week’s episode of the 16th Man, where we discuss all the latest intercounty action as well as what the future holds for the GPA.