The 13th season of Laochra Gael, the popular TV documentary/profiles of legendary Gaelic games stars of the recent past begins on TG4 on Tuesdays and Sundays from Tuesday 3rd February.
Legendary figures of Gaelic profiled in new Laochra Gael TV series
Each of the 10 new programmes in the new season contains an extended interview with the subject, archive footage of his/her finest hour on the pitch and an assessment from friends, rivals and team-mates. Those profiled in new series are:
Liam McHale (Mayo footballer), Ciarán Carey (Limerick hurler), Jamsie O’Connor (Clare hurler), Niamh Kindlon (Monaghan Ladies’ footballer), Fan and Philly Larkin (Kilkenny hurlers), Brendan Cummins (Tipperary hurler), Barney Rock (Dublin footballer), Ogie Moran (Kerry footballer), Michael Duignan (Offaly hurler) and Ryan McMenamin (Tyrone footballer). (Details of each player and transmission dates below).
As well as the players featured in each programme, there are contributions from team mates and opponents including amongst many others; Mickey Harte, Eoin Kelly, Brian Whelahan, Tommy Drumm, Éamon Cregan, Seán McMahon, John Maughan, Tom Ryan, Dónal O’Grady, Dara Ó Cinnéide and Joe Hennessey.
The series is produced for TG4 by Nemeton, the independent TV production company based in Ring in the Waterford Gaeltacht.
TG4 Ardstiúrthóir, Pól Ó Gallchóir, commented: “To date, the 12 series of Laochra Gael have provided us with profiles of over 100 legendary hurlers, footballers and handballers, creating an invaluable archive of content for present and future generations of Gaelic games fans to savour and store. The new series adds to that treasure trove and will doubtless be required viewing for all followers of our native games. ”
Laochra Gael – TG4 – 8pm, Tuesdays from 3rd February
(Repeat on Sunday evening, just after GAA Beo)