The acclaimed TG4 comedy drama series chronicling the shenanigans at the annual Galway Races has won the Irish Language prize at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA), announced last evening.
The seven-part series had been shortlisted in no less than five different IFTA categories (Best Drama Serial, Best TV Director (Robert Quinn), Best Actress in Lead Role (Ruth Bradley), Best TV Script (James Phelan) and the Irish Language Award.
The series aired on TG4 last Autumn to audience and critical acclaim. It was produced by Great Western Films.
Other TG4 productions shortlisted by IFTA 2010 included two double entries for other drama series Ros na Rún, (in the Soaps and Irish language categories) and Seacht (in the Youth and in the Irish language categories), two documentary series Bóthar go dtí an White House (the Irish contribution to the US Presidency) and Teorainn (the history of the Border), and GAA Beo, the channel's Gaelic games programme (Sports).
Ardstiúrthóir TG4, Pól Ó Gallchóir, congratulated the Rásaí na Gaillimhe team on its win and all the other TG4 productions nominated for this year's IFTA. "TG4 has received nominations and prizes at each national award scheme since we came on air," he said "and further validate the regular feedback we receive from viewers and critics that associates TG4 with quality content.
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