Gary and Paul O'Donovan have revealed steak will very definitely be on the menu when it comes to celebrating reaching the Olympic final of the men's lightweight double sculls in Rio.

The brothers from Skibbereen finished third in their semi-final earlier today and continued their trip into Irish folklore by following it up with another brilliant interview with RTÉ Sport.

The pair confirmed that they are big fans of the local culinary scene, revelling in the fact that "you could have steak and spuds for breakfast lunch and dinner if you like", although coach Dominic Casey is "going mad because there's no Kerr's Pinks".

A "drop of poitin" should do the trick though, if they can lay their hands on some in Brazil.

The upbeat pair hadn't looked beyond the semi-final, but admitted there wouldn't be too much strategic planning going on ahead of tomorrow's final (2:45pm, live on RTÉ2).

"It isn't too complex really," Paul said. "A to B as fast as you can go and hope for the best. Close the eyes and pull like a dog."