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Laochra Gael 2022

  • 06-01-2022 7:48pm
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    new series begins on Thursday the 13th of January.

    Programme 1: Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton, 9.30pm, Thursday 13th January

    Programme 2: Michael Darragh MacAuley, 9.30pm, Thursday 20th January

    Programme 3: Sue Ramsbottom, 9.30pm, Thursday 27st January

    Programme 4: Joe Quaid, 9.30pm, Thursday 3rd February

    Programme 5: Kieran Fitzgerald, 9.30pm, Thursday 10th February

    Programme 6: Johnny McGurk, 9.30pm, Thursday 17th February


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,025 ✭✭✭big_drive

    Good list but not exactly mind blowing

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,953 ✭✭✭zetecescort

    I guess not. Maybe it has just run its course.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭Billy Ocean

    Sometimes the non marquee names are the most interesting.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,396 ✭✭✭Tombo2001

    I think its a very interesting list. We've heard plenty from Cody's Kilkenny/ Mickey Harte's Tyrone - the 'great' teams of the recent past. This is different. I know MDMA is from a recent 'great' team, but for me he is one of the most interesting characters in GAA in his own right.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,222 ✭✭✭Asdfgh2020

    Can you explain what da eff ‘MDMA’ means……last nights program on ‘Sambo’ as said above was excellent 👌

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,953 ✭✭✭zetecescort

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,573 ✭✭✭ArielAtom

    I missed the MDMA program as I was out of the country. Is it worth catching up on?

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,085 ✭✭✭leath_dub

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  • Registered Users Posts: 322 ✭✭Fiyatoe

    Sure, if you want to watch a program about the worst player ever to win footballer of the year

  • Registered Users Posts: 197 ✭✭Iecrawfc

    Sure, if it makes for a good story then definately i want to see what made them the player/person they are. if all you want to do is recognise greatness watch the allstars.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,573 ✭✭✭ArielAtom

    I take it you’d not be a fan then. Forgive me if I ignore your advice.

  • Registered Users Posts: 37,327 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009

    I love the series but I'm always surprised about the players who never got an episode, maybe it's a personal thing for some and they have no interest

    From a Waterford point of view, Tony Browne is a man who is a tailor made for a episode. Brick Walsh another one

  • Registered Users Posts: 736 ✭✭✭fearruanua

    Some Laochra of the GAA just don't want to do the programme. Nothing you can do about that I suppose.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,399 ✭✭✭finbarrk

    I'm enjoying the series anyway. One of the highlights of the week.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,591 ✭✭✭Sunny Disposition

    This is a brilliant programme, since they made them an hour long the quality has been outstanding. Sure, they're more about personalities now, but that works very well.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,894 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey

    Didn't really like the mdma programme, but the sambo and joe quaid ones were very good. The Sue Ramsbottom episode wasn't bad either.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭jimmy G M

    I just watched The Kieran Fitzgerald Laochra Gael there. A powerful, touching story. Fitzy was a giant for his club and county on the field and remains a true gent off it. As a Galway man I have to say well done Fitzy, proud of you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 331 ✭✭Exiled1

    Brilliant series all round. Understated and elegantly produced. The producers are able to mix the sporting achievements with personal issues/growth without over egging either. We also take camera work for granted these days but Laochra Gael does it so well.

    Sambo's episode was truly inspirational. His story illustrates the awfulness of what passed for 'education' and one could only be impressed by his resilience in the face of appalling brutality and institutional abuse.

    Tonight in a simpler, though very different story, Kieran Fitzgerald comes across as a wonderful man as well as a super footballer.

    Twenty one seasons of LG is one of the mighty achievements of TnaG/TG4.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,894 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey

    Another very watchable programme on Johnny mcgurk. It's a great series.

    I'd like to see one on an unknown player with an interesting back story. There probably had been and I've missed them as I've only picked up on this series again recently.

  • Registered Users Posts: 373 ✭✭JimmyCorkhill

    Was there ever one on Vinny Murphy?