The legendary career of Kevin Moran is set to celebrated next Monday night, when RTE airs a documentary about the former Dublin and Manchester United star.
Kevin Moran: Codebreaker will tell the story of the Dubliner who won two All-Ireland Football titles with his home county, before crossing the Irish Sea to become a mainstay of the pre-Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United.
Moran has the distinction of winning some of the most coveted prizes in sport, on both sides of the water, with his 1983 and 1985 FA Cup winners' medals sitting proudly alongside the two he won for winning Sam Maguire with Dublin.
He was also a pioneer in the fact in the fact that for 20 years, he was the only man to be sent off in an FA Cup Final, having received his marching orders as Ron Atkinson's United beat Everton 1-0 in the 1985 showpiece.
Moran has since been joined in his exclusive club by the late Jose Antonio Reyes, as well as by Pablo Zabaleta, Chris Smalling, Victor Moses and Mateo Kovacic.
In November 2016 Kevin Moran spoke at an event for the Dublin football team.
It was amazing to see that some of the younger players didn’t know much about his incredible story of moving from GAA to the top of English football.
We started planning a documentary that night. 🎥 pic.twitter.com/tstSEMNao2
— Paul Cahill (@paulcahill13) May 23, 2023
Kevin Brannigan to direct
Kevin Brannigan - known for his work on In League with Gaddafi and Kerr's Kids, among others - is in the director's chair for the documentary, and he has brought in plenty of the men who know Moran best from sharing a dressing room with the dual star.
Paul McGrath, Norman Whiteside and Bryan Robson are all on hand to reflect on Moran's impact at Old Trafford, while the likes of Jimmy Keaveney and Tony Hanahoe will recall memories from their Dublin GAA days together.
Kevin Moran: Codebreaker is edited by Vinny Beirne it looks to be a fascinating insight into the life of the former Ireland centre-half.
Tune into to RTE One on Monday May 29th at 9.35pm to see how it all unfolds.