John O'Mahony RIP

Really enjoyed that documentary A Year Till Sunday, he came across well in it
The mad thing was it was filmed by the sub goalkeeper, Comer. Imagine an inter county panelist now asking the management could he film a documentary while being on the he panel!
Yep, it was a brilliant documentary - one of the first of those "fly on the wall" stories of a season. The format was very fresh at the time and there was none of the falsification or staged scenes like you get on those documentaries now. Both O'Mahony and the panel come across very well - it must have been a great team to be part of.

There's a briiliant scene where, after winning Sam, Ray Silke goes to visit some aul' lad in a cottage in Connemara with the cup. It's a busy time, so it's late evening when he gets there and the aul' lad is in the bed - not looking in too great a shape. When Silke goes into the bedroom with the cup, yer man lights up and puts two gnarled, knuckly hands out to grip the handles like he's never going to let go. Very much a "one last time before I pass on"-type of moment - epic stuff.
 
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Yep, it was a brilliant documentary - one of the first of those "fly on the wall" stories of a season. The format was very fresh at the time and there was none of the falsification or staged scenes like you get on those documentaries now. Both O'Mahony and the panel come across very well - it must have been a great team to be part of.

There's a briiliant scene where, after winning Sam, Ray Silke goes to visit some aul' lad in a cottage in Connemara with the cup. It's a busy time, so it's late evening when he gets there and the aul' lad is in the bed - not looking in too great a shape. When Silke goes into the bedroom with the cup, yer man lights up and puts two gnarled, kunckly hands out to grip the handles like he's never going to let go. Very much a "one last time before I pass on"-type of moment - epic stuff.
That's a great story.

RIP.
 
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