Gary and Paul O’Donovan have been named the latest Cork Persons of the Month, with a huge number of nominations received, organiser Manus O’Callaghan has said.
The Olympic silver medallists received the monthly award following their ‘Herculean efforts at the Rio Olympics in August’. In addition to winning silver in Rio, Paul subsequently went on to win gold at the World Championships in Rotterdam.
As ‘Persons of the Month’, the brothers’ names will now go forward for possible selection as Cork Persons of the Year at the gala awards lunch on January 20th, before an invited audience.
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