Have yourself a snowy night in tonight with these three cracking GAA programmes 5 years ago

Have yourself a snowy night in tonight with these three cracking GAA programmes


There's something endlessly satisfying about shutting yourself in from the descending blizzard outside and basking in your television's warming glow.


A healthy chunk of Ireland's population will experience just that this week as Storm Emma and the Beast From The East have their way with our daily lives, swooping in to plunge the country into a freezing swirl of blizzards and strong winds.

But fear not. Bad weather is when television channels really earn their stripes and we have to hand it to eir Sport. After having to cancel Wednesday night's Allianz League Reloaded, they've more than made up for that disappointment by rescheduling with not one, but two great GAA documentaries.

Starting at 8pm is 1992, a thrilling and nostalgic look back at Donegal's memorable All-Ireland triumph when Brian McEniff's side beat Dublin 0-18 to 0-14 in the final at Croke Park.

"20th September 1992, the day the whole of Donegal had been waiting for. 100 years in the making and finally, the holy grail had been reached," presenter Charlie Collins says at the start of the film.


Featuring interviews with those involved, it's a well-made and evocative look at Donegal's finest hour.

Following that, Hill 16 takes a look at Croke Park's famous terrace. The 30-minute film tells the amazing story of the most iconic structure in Irish sport, tracing its history and its special place in the hearts of fans.


Then, to top off a night of quality GAA viewing, the new season of TG4's Laochra Gael premieres at 9.30pm with an in-depth look at Tipperary hurling legend Lar Corbett, forever immortalised in the Premier County's history after scoring that memorable hat-trick in the 2010 All-Ireland final against Kilkenny.

You can watch a trailer for the hour-long documentary below. It's a dead cert to be a cracking watch.