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Laochra Gael 2020

  • 24-02-2020 9:05pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭ zetecescort


    TG4's Laochra Gael returns on March 5th with the following line up,

    Kieran Donaghy (Kerry) – 5 March
    Diarmuid Lyng (Wexford) – 12 March
    Alan Brogan (Dublin) – 19 March
    Iggy Clarke (Galway) – 26 March
    David Brady (Mayo) – 2 April
    Brenda McAnespie (Monaghan) – 9 April


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,579 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    TG4's Laochra Gael returns on March 5th with the following line up,

    Kieran Donaghy (Kerry) – 5 March
    Diarmuid Lyng (Wexford) – 12 March
    Alan Brogan (Dublin) – 19 March
    Iggy Clarke (Galway) – 26 March
    David Brady (Mayo) – 2 April
    Brenda McAnespie (Monaghan) – 9 April

    Love the series but only familiar with the first 3 tbh


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭ Billy Ocean


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Love the series but only familiar with the first 3 tbh
    Never heard of David Brady?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,578 ✭✭✭ washman3


    What has David Brady achieved to have a Laochra Gael show dedicated to him.? Really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this one.
    Are they confusing him with Paul Brady the Cavan footballer and World Champion handballer by any chance,


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,499 ✭✭✭ zetecescort


    washman3 wrote: »
    What has David Brady achieved to have a Laochra Gael show dedicated to him.? Really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this one.
    Are they confusing him with Paul Brady the Cavan footballer and World Champion handballer by any chance,

    Yeah, as happens with these type of programmes the quality drops after a while. 161 episodes according to wikipiedia


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭ Billy Ocean


    washman3 wrote: »
    What has David Brady achieved to have a Laochra Gael show dedicated to him.? Really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this one.
    Are they confusing him with Paul Brady the Cavan footballer and World Champion handballer by any chance,
    don't think its all about achievements, about their backgrounds and if they faced challenges etc.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,579 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Never heard of David Brady?

    I'll prob know him when I see him but nothing strikes me about that name


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,478 ✭✭✭ Billy Ocean


    washman3 wrote: »
    What has David Brady achieved to have a Laochra Gael show dedicated to him.? Really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this one.
    Are they confusing him with Paul Brady the Cavan footballer and World Champion handballer by any chance,
    think he played in 4 all ireland finals and won a club all ireland, 1 of my favourites was the former Dublin footballer keiron duff and he only has 1 all ireland


  • Registered Users Posts: 341 ✭✭ jam83


    How was diarmuid lyng merrited a place on this? Does he have any kind of intercounty medal?


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,579 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    jam83 wrote: »
    How was diarmuid lyng merrited a place on this? Does he have any kind of intercounty medal?

    Is he not a pundit on there ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭ thesultan


    jam83 wrote: »
    How was diarmuid lyng merrited a place on this? Does he have any kind of intercounty medal?

    Does Declan Browne? What difference does that make?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,570 ✭✭✭ iebamm2580


    thesultan wrote: »
    Does Declan Browne? What difference does that make?

    Browne got 2 all stars while playing football for Tipperary, thats no mean feat. Dont think lyng even has an all star.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,569 ✭✭✭✭ ProudDUB


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    I'll prob know him when I see him but nothing strikes me about that name

    You'd know him if you listen to Off The Boil, Matt Cooper, various radio road shows etc etc. He's their go to pundit for a bit of light hearted Mayo gossip, humour, eejitry, 'poor us' whinging and whatnot. Coz you sure as $hit ain't getting anything insightful out of him.

    The coin he rakes in during AI final week would probably buy you a nice bungalow in a small to medium sized Midlands town. Replay, and you're looking at a swanky penthouse in D4.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,248 ✭✭✭ shockframe


    ProudDUB wrote: »
    You'd know him if you listen to Off The Boil, Matt Cooper, various radio road shows etc etc. He's their go to pundit for a bit of light hearted Mayo gossip, humour, eejitry, 'poor us' whinging and whatnot. Coz you sure as $hit ain't getting anything insightful out of him.

    The coin he rakes in during AI final week would probably buy you a nice bungalow in a small to medium sized Midlands town. Replay, and you're looking at a swanky penthouse in D4.

    I'm no great fan of Brady but every county has one of these 'wacky' characters wheeled out by the media.

    He just happens to be Mayo's. Good luck to him I suppose.


  • Registered Users Posts: 205 ✭✭ westsidestory


    jam83 wrote: »
    How was diarmuid lyng merrited a place on this? Does he have any kind of intercounty medal?

    Was a good hurler, has sorta gone off grid and now lives back west of Dingle and has a unique look at life especially how he struggled with his identity post county player time.

    No harm that he speaks fluent gaeilge either.

    Good to see different characters and their story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,560 ✭✭✭ thesultan


    They could easily do a newer job of versiond of the old shows. An hour long focus on the player not the team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 279 ✭✭ 1373


    Did Matty forde wex ever get a show , great player


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,114 ✭✭✭ NabyLadistheman


    David Brady has won a club All-Ireland. As he said himself "he's been a loser all his life but not today" To win a club All-Ireland is pretty significant especially in light of all the finals that he made it to and lost as a player. Should be a good watch


  • Registered Users Posts: 341 ✭✭ jam83


    thesultan wrote: »
    Does Declan Browne? What difference does that make?

    Because the title of the show is Gaelic heroes is it not? Browne was an all star playing with a football team from the lower rankings. What he achieved was outstanding.
    Lyng played with one of the hurling counties in the top ten but I'd wager most people wouldn't have heard of him. Hardly a laochra Gael.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,248 ✭✭✭ shockframe


    David Brady has won a club All-Ireland. As he said himself "he's been a loser all his life but not today" To win a club All-Ireland is pretty significant especially in light of all the finals that he made it to and lost as a player. Should be a good watch

    He went a bit Rocky Balboa celebrating after that win too IIRC.:D

    To be fair to Mayo their story has not really featured on Laochra Gael all that much. The focus was always going to be on them sooner or later.

    Brady's may not be too bad. Ciaran Mcdonald's interview a few years ago was great TV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,569 ✭✭✭✭ ProudDUB


    shockframe wrote: »
    I'm no great fan of Brady but every county has one of these 'wacky' characters wheeled out by the media.

    He just happens to be Mayo's. Good luck to him I suppose.

    Good luck to him indeed. He really must have some seriously dirty pictures of one of the Newstalk muckety mucks, coz Joe Molloy just tweeted this.

    https://twitter.com/MolloyJoe/status/1232333544707514368?s=19


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  • Registered Users Posts: 205 ✭✭ westsidestory


    jam83 wrote: »
    Because the title of the show is Gaelic heroes is it not? Browne was an all star playing with a football team from the lower rankings. What he achieved was outstanding.
    Lyng played with one of the hurling counties in the top ten but I'd wager most people wouldn't have heard of him. Hardly a laochra Gael.
    Anyone with a passing interest in hurling would know of Gizzy Lyng, watch the programme you might learn a thing or three.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,752 ✭✭✭ castletownman


    1373 wrote: »
    Did Matty forde wex ever get a show , great player

    Matty had a 'This is Your Life' style night to mark his career last January twelve months as a club fundraiser, with an accompanying DVD. I helped with the stats side, and everyone involved in its compilation were purely amateurs. Was a decent watch in the end, even speaking as someone from his biggest club rival :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,148 mountgomery burns


    Anyone with a passing interest in hurling would know of Gizzy Lyng, watch the programme you might learn a thing or three.

    Is Gizzy not Ciaran Lyng, and Dizzy was Diarmuid Lyng or have I that mixed up?


  • Registered Users Posts: 341 ✭✭ jam83


    Anyone with a passing interest in hurling would know of Gizzy Lyng, watch the programme you might learn a thing or three.

    Nah I don't believe they would know him


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,569 ✭✭✭✭ ProudDUB


    He was profiled in one of the Sunday papers last week. Very good piece. If he was well known enough for that, am surprised at folk here not knowing who he is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 279 ✭✭ 1373


    Matty had a 'This is Your Life' style night to mark his career last January twelve months as a club fundraiser, with an accompanying DVD. I helped with the stats side, and everyone involved in its compilation were purely amateurs. Was a decent watch in the end, even speaking as someone from his biggest club rival :D
    Laochra gael , Wexford style


  • Registered Users Posts: 65 ✭✭ OutTheGap


    Good interview by Joe Molloy with David Brady on Off the Ball tonight. It's even a bit emotional when he talks about his old mentor at school.

    Brady comes across as a decent fella and I'd say his Laochra Gael show will be a good watch.


  • Registered Users Posts: 205 ✭✭ westsidestory


    jam83 wrote: »
    Nah I don't believe they would know him

    If as you say Wexford are one of top 10 hurling counties it's not difficult to know a forward who played 10 years for them. It'll eventually drop with you....or maybe not!


  • Registered Users Posts: 205 ✭✭ westsidestory


    Is Gizzy not Ciaran Lyng, and Dizzy was Diarmuid Lyng or have I that mixed up?

    Diarmuid known as Gizzy, never heard the dizzy part. 😂


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,752 ✭✭✭ castletownman


    Diarmuid known as Gizzy, never heard the dizzy part. 😂

    I know Ciaran, and he is nicknamed Dude actually


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