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The GAA Documentaries We Definitely Want To See Made

The GAA Documentaries We Definitely Want To See Made
Aaron Strain
By Aaron Strain
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On the back of Colm O'Rourke letting slip that a documentary on the Down and Meath teams that contested the 1991 All-Ireland Football Final is imminently on the horizon, talk turned in the Three Man Weave studio this week to the subject of the GAA documentaries we want to see.

Note that stealing our ideas makes you a complete lig.


Almost 30 years on since Paddy O'Rourke accepted Sam Maguire on that September Sunday, both sides have taken part in the feature Extra Time in order to highlight the growing issue of heart disease that is gripping Ireland - a scarcely explored aisle in the vaults of the GAA doc archives. A noble and just cause, we'll all agree, and something we all no doubt await with anticipation.

Maurice: I'll tell you why I think this is a really nice angle to take on it. I think the best GAA documentaries are the ones that add... Like for the everyday man like myself, looking at GAA, theres a small bit of alternative reality about it. It's kind of like these icons on a screen that you don't really understand as people. What a good documentary does, it humanises that and you understand the quirks behind them or what they were thinking at the time.

Mark had a few ideas of some documentaries he thought would make for good viewing, assuring Mick before he got fired into them that none were about Cavan. But scratch hard enough...

Mark: One actually came from a story about Charlie Gallagher [famous Cavan scoregetter from the 50s and 60s] and trying to qualify for the Wembley at Whit.

For about 20 years, the GAA would rent Wembley from the English FA and play an exhibition match on presumably the Whit weekend.

It's just really interesting. 40,000 were at one of the games. It could just be great to go through the different stories of the matches that were played over there. The Irish diaspora that were already living there that would go to them and also that there were qualifying matches to get to this. What a big event it would be to go over, I think it started in 1958 the first one, so you're going over in the late 50s and the 60s to represent your county in London.

Listen to the lads go through all their suggestions from 13.10


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