The popular GAA documentary series Laochra Gael returns to TG4 this spring every Sunday evening after GAA Beo. Profiling the feats of Gaelic Games’ greatest players this series has lots in store for GAA fans around the country. The fourth programme of ten features, Limerick hurler and manager, Richie Bennis
Richie Bennis hurled with Limerick from 1967 to 1975. He will always be a hero for his winning point from a 70 in the 1973Munster Final, as well as for his sterling display in that year’s All-Ireland Final, where he scored ten points from midfield, as Limerick regained the McCarthy Cup after a 33 year gap. He also managed his native county, bringing them to the 2007 All-Ireland Final. Contributions also from Pat Fleury, John Costigan, and Eamonn Cregan.
Also coming in this season’s batch of GAA legends also includes; early century Armagh hero and International Rules star Steven McDonnell; Tipperary’s top scorer and with a haul of 6 All Star medals, Eoin Kelly; Cork’s dual star John Allen, who went on to manage both his home county and neighbours Limerick; 90’s 3 time footballer of the year and Meath footballing great Trevor Giles; With a truly marathon career in ladies football, from 1997 to 2015 Galway’s Annette Clarke was their midfield star from start to finish: And finally, four brothers from the small east Galway village Caltra who have had a huge influence on that county’s status and of their club too, the Meehan’s, brothers Declan, Tomás, Noel and Michael.
The new Laochra Gael season will air on TG4 at 5:55pm on Sunday evening with a repeat showing on Monday evening at 8:00pm.
The series is produced by Nemeton TV, the independent production company from Ring in the Waterford Gaeltacht which has produced much of TG4’s acclaimed sports coverage.