TG4's Underdogs series returns this week, and this year ladies football is the focus.
The show sees a group of footballing unknowns being trained by some of the country’s most iconic Gaelic football players. They only have six months to bring them to an inter-county standard before the squad must take on one of the most successful football teams in the country.
Back on the sideline are former Kerry captain and manager Mickey Ned O’Sullivan, and Gaoth Dobhair legend and former Donegal footballer Kevin Cassidy.
Joining them this year, with over 18 years experience playing at county level, is the former Waterford star Michelle Ryan.
With six months to whip them into shape, the only rule is that these potential players can never have played Gaelic football at junior, intermediate or senior inter-county championship level.
In episode one, footballers from across the country come for a trial to see if they have what it takes to be part of the Underdogs panel.
In the weeks which follow, the management team will have to drop one or more players from the squad, as they prepare for the ultimate challenge match this December. Underdogs will begin on Thursday the 4th of November at 9.30pm on TG4.