TV series to explore stories behind Galway GAA clubs’ silverware

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A TG4 series on GAA clubs and their trophies will turn its focus to Galway next Wednesday, 12 October.

Scéalta na gCorn sees presenter Gráinne McElwain travel across the country visiting clubs and county grounds, learning the lesser-known stories behind our nation’s trophies.

She finds out how some cups are named after Irish revolutionary patriots such as Roger Casement and Terence McSwiney, and how other trophies are named after clergy or GAA administrators.

In the fifth episode in the series, Gráinne travels to her adopted home county of Galway to learn about one of the oldest trophies in Ireland, The Odlums Irish Purity Cup.

She visits a local handball club that teams up with Gael Linn for a very special tournament and meets the family of young footballer Pia McDermott Geraghty who continues to be remembered in silverware.

Gráinne also travels to Ballinasloe to find out about legendary Galway hurler Michael ‘Inky’ Flaherty, and speaks to veteran Galway footballer Seán Óg de Paor about Canon Oliver Hughes’s legacy.

Conal Murphy discusses a trophy in memory of his brother Lieutenant Aonghus Ó Murchú who was killed while on duty in Lebanon in 1986.

Previous episodes can be viewed here. Produced by Imagine Media, with support from NI Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund, ‘Scéalta na gCorn’ will broadcast on TG4 weekly.