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Laochra Gael 2021

  • 04-01-2021 7:35pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,502 ✭✭✭ zetecescort


    First episode on Thursday at 9:30 featuring Kevin Cassidy
    The line-up for the 19th series has been announced with six hour-long episodes starting on the 7th of January and then another six to be broadcast in March after it has taken a break.

    The first run will feature Donegal’s Kevin Cassidy, the Tipperary and Dublin hurler Ryan O’Dwyer, Galway camogie star Therese Maher, Roscommon’s Shane Curran, Offaly All-Ireland winner Johnny Pilkington and Kildare football great Dermot Earley


    The series will then return in March with Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin, Down’s Pete McGrath, Cork camogie and ladies football legend Briege Corkery, Meath footballer Bernard Flynn, Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh and Wexford’s All-Ireland winning boss Liam Griffin all in the spotlight. The dates of those epsiodes have yet to be released.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,526 ✭✭✭ ArielAtom


    First episode on Thursday at 9:30 featuring Kevin Cassidy
    Back to the Future!!! You got your 1s and 2s the wrong way round.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,006 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Say Your Number


    2012 was 9 years ago :eek:

    Where does time go at all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,502 ✭✭✭ zetecescort


    ah balls. how do I edit the thread title or is it a job for the mods?

    edit: found it, go advanced button when editing a post


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,232 ✭✭✭ tanko


    I didn't know that Kevin Cassidy was asked back into the Donegal panel in the Spring of 2012 before they won the All Ireland. Why didn't he go back, he says he doesn't regret that decision but i find that hard to believe.


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


    Never knew he was asked back either.. He had a good point that it prolonged his club career and we won counties that he won't have as he would have been wrecked...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,198 ✭✭✭ dobman88


    He said on the show why he didnt go back in. Didnt come across as regretful. Seems to look at the bigger picture, club success and friendships formed for life through the club. Seemed happy with his decision and moved on with his life.

    At the end of the day, it's just a game


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,490 ✭✭✭ Billy Ocean


    I must say the series has been excellent so far, the resilience of Therese Maher is hard to match while Shane Curran is the type of lunatic we all need in our lives.


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


    Forgot how much of a lunatic Cake was. Jesus he was brilliant


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,841 ✭✭✭ celt262


    thesultan wrote: »
    Forgot how much of a lunatic Cake was. Jesus he was brilliant

    I always enjoyed him on the field he was a bit different..


  • Registered Users Posts: 774 ✭✭✭ Deskjockey


    Shane Curran one was excellent. That thing with the peno was gas


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,526 ✭✭✭ ArielAtom


    I think Johnny Pilkington will make Cake look like al alter boy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 298 ✭✭ rodmn2377


    the gas thing is when he was talking about 2005 seasons finishing up when Roscommon got beaten by louth he never said how he came up to take a free kick at the end of the game and whipped off his jersey to try and get the crowd going...the ref wouldnt let him take the kick till he put his jersey on and then he missed the kick.....would have been a great story to have told on the show....


  • Registered Users Posts: 27 mooz


    Looking forward to watching Johnny Pilkington tonight. Used to love watching him back in the day, a real, fearless warrior with a great engine, he could cover some ground. And a brilliant character off the field!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,490 ✭✭✭ Billy Ocean


    Great show again tonight, how did Johnny Pilkington only win 1 all star and it was in 1990.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,759 ✭✭✭ castletownman


    Probably the best ever episode. Johnny has to be one of the most under-rated hurlers of modern times looking back at his work-rate and scoring impact from midfield and the honours he won. Giving up fags after retiring from Offaly :D

    I was at a stag in Birr a couple of years ago (random I know), and talked hurling with him for a couple of hours. Absolute gent. Did the same with Sid in his bar the same weekend- needless to say I was in my element as an 90s hurling disciple :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,502 ✭✭✭✭ The_Kew_Tour


    Great hurler.

    Of anything that Offaly side could have won another All Ireland or 2


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit


    The quality of these productions is outstanding.Same demonstrates why TG4 are miles ahead of RTE in terms of the quality of their gaelic games coverage.

    The now hour long allows a more comprehensive fleshing out of these fascinating characters.

    The episodes on Cake,Kevin Cassidy and Johnny Pilkington are must watch television for any gaelic games aficionado.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27 mooz


    Oh wow, what an episode! I absolutely loved it-kudos to Nemeton TV. It was brilliantly put together. It captured everything that is great about Johnny and hurling. The passion, skill, desire that he exemplified on the field to his carefree attitude off it! I grew up watching great battles of Offaly against my native Kilkenny and games were evenly balanced in late 80s/90s.
    Even though they beat us on a number of occasions, I had nothing but respect for that great Offaly team.I admired the skill and determination of Whelehan, Pilkington, Troy, the Dooleys, Hanimy, Martin etc
    Johnny was a great natural hurler and it got me thinking about the state of hurling. He probably wouldn't make it in the moden game which is a real shame. Hurling is definitely being taken over by athletes. The likes of Johnny and those characters won't be seen again which is an awful pity, They added so much to the game. I loved that era of hurling in the 90s, open hurling with lots of ground balls sent in low to the forwards.
    Now before anyone says it, I know the modern intercounty is a finely tuned athlete with great skill but I miss the 50/50 ball, the sporadic nature of a game. Everything is so well drilled and coached, the spontanaeity is almost redundant. I hate all the rucks that have enveloped in our glorious game and the infiltration of sweepers.
    It was nostalgic watching that last night. Some classics told about the school team winning the All-Ireland and the teacher saying 'It's more important than the leaving cert' and the principal having to intervene and say, 'Well, maybe not as important as the exams...!!'
    Even the raw emotion of him remembering the hug that his father gave him after winning his first All-Ireland brought a tear to my eye, brilliantly captured.
    And to the very end, how he wanted to be remembered as 'Just Johnny', the ordinary, happy go lucky character that belied what a gifted hurler he was.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,526 ✭✭✭ ArielAtom


    mooz wrote: »
    Oh wow, what an episode! I absolutely loved it-kudos to Nemeton TV. It was brilliantly put together. It captured everything that is great about Johnny and hurling. The passion, skill, desire that he exemplified on the field to his carefree attitude off it! I grew up watching great battles of Offaly against my native Kilkenny and games were evenly balanced in late 80s/90s.
    Even though they beat us on a number of occasions, I had nothing but respect for that great Offaly team.I admired the skill and determination of Whelehan, Pilkington, Troy, the Dooleys, Hanimy, Martin etc
    Johnny was a great natural hurler and it got me thinking about the state of hurling. He probably wouldn't make it in the moden game which is a real shame. Hurling is definitely being taken over by athletes. The likes of Johnny and those characters won't be seen again which is an awful pity, They added so much to the game. I loved that era of hurling in the 90s, open hurling with lots of ground balls sent in low to the forwards.
    Now before anyone says it, I know the modern intercounty is a finely tuned athlete with great skill but I miss the 50/50 ball, the sporadic nature of a game. Everything is so well drilled and coached, the spontanaeity is almost redundant. I hate all the rucks that have enveloped in our glorious game and the infiltration of sweepers.
    It was nostalgic watching that last night. Some classics told about the school team winning the All-Ireland and the teacher saying 'It's more important than the leaving cert' and the principal having to intervene and say, 'Well, maybe not as important as the exams...!!'
    Even the raw emotion of him remembering the hug that his father gave him after winning his first All-Ireland brought a tear to my eye, brilliantly captured.
    And to the very end, how he wanted to be remembered as 'Just Johnny', the ordinary, happy go lucky character that belied what a gifted hurler he was.

    Well said sir, could not have put it in words better. A truly excellent production.


  • Registered Users Posts: 568 ✭✭✭ bamayang


    mooz wrote: »
    Oh wow, what an episode! I absolutely loved it-kudos to Nemeton TV. It was brilliantly put together. It captured everything that is great about Johnny and hurling. The passion, skill, desire that he exemplified on the field to his carefree attitude off it! I grew up watching great battles of Offaly against my native Kilkenny and games were evenly balanced in late 80s/90s.
    Even though they beat us on a number of occasions, I had nothing but respect for that great Offaly team.I admired the skill and determination of Whelehan, Pilkington, Troy, the Dooleys, Hanimy, Martin etc
    Johnny was a great natural hurler and it got me thinking about the state of hurling. He probably wouldn't make it in the moden game which is a real shame. Hurling is definitely being taken over by athletes. The likes of Johnny and those characters won't be seen again which is an awful pity, They added so much to the game. I loved that era of hurling in the 90s, open hurling with lots of ground balls sent in low to the forwards.
    Now before anyone says it, I know the modern intercounty is a finely tuned athlete with great skill but I miss the 50/50 ball, the sporadic nature of a game. Everything is so well drilled and coached, the spontanaeity is almost redundant. I hate all the rucks that have enveloped in our glorious game and the infiltration of sweepers.
    It was nostalgic watching that last night. Some classics told about the school team winning the All-Ireland and the teacher saying 'It's more important than the leaving cert' and the principal having to intervene and say, 'Well, maybe not as important as the exams...!!'
    Even the raw emotion of him remembering the hug that his father gave him after winning his first All-Ireland brought a tear to my eye, brilliantly captured.
    And to the very end, how he wanted to be remembered as 'Just Johnny', the ordinary, happy go lucky character that belied what a gifted hurler he was.


    Very well put. Great program, very well done.
    I agree as well, hurling is becoming less and less interesting with continuous evolvement of systems which place all the value on possession, therefore anything less than 70/30 risk is not attempted.
    Club hurling thankfully hasn’t gone as far down this route.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,490 ✭✭✭ Billy Ocean




  • Registered Users Posts: 517 benji79


    I’d be interested in the Eoin Larkin & Liam griffin ones, not pushed about the rest


  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭ scrubs33



    Pete McGrath and Briege Corkery should be good. The rest will be background noise as we’ll have heard everything before.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,490 ✭✭✭ Billy Ocean


    These series can surprise you, plenty of guests i had little expectations of turned out to be very good. Main thing I believe is switching to an hour rather than 30 mins episodes added enormously to the programme.


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


    These series can surprise you, plenty of guests i had little expectations of turned out to be very good. Main thing I believe is switching to an hour rather than 30 mins episodes added enormously to the programme.

    It's the fact they focus more now on the individual than the team


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,968 ✭✭✭ Tombo2001


    I wish they would do a programme on Handball, some real personalities in that sport - what Paul Brady has achieved is on a different stratosphere do what most gaa players have done in their careers; Pat Kirby would be an amazing show if he was willing to do it.

    Lots of the current players also in mens and womens games, there some great rivalries there.

    These will all be good shows no doubt, but how many times do we need to hear about Sean Boylan getting lads to run up sand dunes or Brian Cody throwing away the whistle for training games. Spread it around a bit more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,176 ✭✭✭ finbarrk


    That was good again last night. Eoin Larkin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,490 ✭✭✭ Billy Ocean


    finbarrk wrote: »
    That was good again last night. Eoin Larkin.
    very good, cant remember the last bad episode TBF, great to see someone with Eoins profile been so open about mental health struggles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,004 ✭✭✭ C__MC


    Tombo2001 wrote: »
    I wish they would do a programme on Handball, some real personalities in that sport - what Paul Brady has achieved is on a different stratosphere do what most gaa players have done in their careers; Pat Kirby would be an amazing show if he was willing to do it.

    Lots of the current players also in mens and womens games, there some great rivalries there.

    These will all be good shows no doubt, but how many times do we need to hear about Sean Boylan getting lads to run up sand dunes or Brian Cody throwing away the whistle for training games. Spread it around a bit more.

    I think a rivarly one would be good
    Eg kilkenny V tipp 09-16
    Dublin v mayo 12-18


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,502 ✭✭✭ zetecescort


    C__MC wrote: »
    I think a rivarly one would be good
    Eg kilkenny V tipp 09-16
    Dublin v mayo 12-18

    They did that around ten years ago I think.


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