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Hurlers Needed For New TG4 Underdogs Series

Hurlers Needed For New TG4 Underdogs Series
By PJ Browne
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TG4 series Underdogs is returning for another season with hurling being the focus this time.

The Gaelic games series sees players who have never featured at the top level coming together to form a panel, and take on one of the country's top teams.

"Players will be chosen by a panel of expert selectors who make up the management team," according to TG4.

"This is a chance to be trained and managed by legends of the game. A chance for unknown players to go up against some of the country’s greatest hurlers."

Who can apply for Underdogs?

- Male players who have never played with an inter-county team in the Liam McCarthy Cup

- All applicants must be 18 years of age on/by the 18th April 2022 to be eligible.


- Players must currently be registered with a GAA club.


TG4 and Adare Productions are now inviting applications for the new series of Underdogs. Players can apply online at www.tg4.ie/underdogs and nationwide trials will take place in April.

18 December 2005; The Underdogs hurling squad. TG4 Challenge Game, Kilkenny v The Underdogs, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

"Since its foundation, TG4 has been synonymous with excellence in Gaelic games coverage and the Underdogs series has been a popular part of this work," said GAA president Larry McCarthy.

"It is a show that takes people behind the scenes in preparing a team and is fuelled by the attraction of seeing the underdog get a shot at the big time.

"In 2004 Kieran Donaghy featured as an unknown Underdog, but two years later was an All-Ireland winning Kerry footballer and a household name.


"I look forward to seeing the hurling hopefuls of 2022 being put through their paces, and potentially the emergence of another well-known star."

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