TV: Getting a glimpse of blue heaven

TV: Getting a glimpse of blue heaven
All-Ireland winners, the Dublin Ladies football team were profiled in Blues Sisters on RTÉ One

Slightly soft-focus and uncritical Blues Sisters may have been, but it was also uplifting and well-made, with its share of ingenious and memorable shots

One bleary weekend morning 19 years ago, in a small room somewhere in Temple Bar, I sat with a dozen or so GAA journalists watching a pre-release screening of A Year ’til Sunday, a film about Galway’s long and ultimately triumphant 1998 All-Ireland football championship campaign.

The director, a tall and imposing man named Pat Comer, was in the room with us. Comer wasn’t just a film-maker. He also happened to be Galway’s second-choice goalkeeper. Thirty-five...

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