JOY was in the air in the McCarthy household after Fintan - together with his rowing partner Paul O'Donovan - secured Ireland's first Olympic Gold medals in nearly a decade.
Following their son's victory in the men's lightweight double sculls final this morning, McCarthy's parents were speaking to RTÉ from inside their Co. Cork home, only for the interview to be crashed by Fintan's elated brother Jake.
Appearing behind his folks, Jake raises his arms shouting "come on!!" before slinking away off camera.
He's quickly invited back on by Mum and Dad, and asks: "Who's this? Where are we coming from?"
When asked how he planned to celebrate his brother's incredible win, Jake said: "We don't really know to be honest, we're just at the house. It's all over now and we're kind of thinking, oh, what do we now?
"It's nearly 3am and nobody's here so we can't really do anything."
When prompted, the family agreed that popping a bottle of champagne was the right course of action to take.
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Fintan's dad Tom spoke about how 'overwhelmed' he felt at watching his son land an Olympic gold medal.
He said: "I don't want to sound arrogant at all, it was an amazing race and the Germans pushed them all the way but we know how hard the boys have been working.
When asked how it feels to have an Olympic Gold medal-winning son, Fintan's mum said: "Words can't explain it, I am beyond proud of both of them, it's been amazing."