New Underdogs Series Begins On TG4 Tonight at 9:30pm
Two Galway Players Involved This Year…Mikie Lyons from Caltra and Patrick Ó Domhnaill from Oileann Arann.
Ahead of tonight’s series premiere TG4 are proud to announce that the Underdogs will be taking-on one of the best Gaelic football teams in the Country at the end of the series; this year’s Allianz League Champions Mayo.
The match will be played under lights in Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar, Co. Mayo on Saturday 26th October 2019 and TG4’s GAA Beo will provide live coverage on the night.
This year the Underdogs management team will have two new members joining former Cork Ladies Footballer Valerie Mulcahy. They are former Kerry All-Ireland winning Captain and Manager Mickey Ned O’Sullivan and Gaoth Dobhair legend and former Donegal Footballer Kevin Cassidy.
Over the next six dramatic weeks, the TG4 series will follow the players’ stories and personal journeys. Viewers will witness the months of preparation and intense training that it will take to transform a squad of Underdogs into a team of inter-county standard footballers.
The Underdogs is a unique group of players, from different GAA clubs all across the country. These footballers have never played at a senior intercounty championship level before.
James Horan, Mayo Manager said: “We are looking forward to being involved in the Underdogs event this October. A really interesting game in McHale Park that will see many talented and ambitious players take to the field.”
The series is sponsored by Insuremyvan.ie. Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of InsuremyVan.ie says: “Insuremyvan.ie started as a small business but, applying the same spirit and hard work we’ll see from the Underdogs team InsuremyVan.ie has grown to be market leader in van insurance across Ireland”
The Underdogs Panel Is…
Aaron Duffy Round Towers Lusk GAA, Co. Dublin
Alan Daly Donard/Glen GFC, Co. Wicklow
Anthony Darmody Rathmore GAA, Co. Kerry
Anthony Hargan St Mary’s Ardmore, Co. Derry
Aron McKenna Madden Raperees GAC, Co. Armagh
Cathal McKenna St. Patrick’s Dromitee, Co. Armagh
Christopher Dineen Castlerea St Kevin’s GAA, Co Roscommon
Cillian Stynes St. Peregrines, Co. Dublin
Cormac Curtis Portarlington GAA, Co. Laois
Craig Reilly Trinity Gaels, Co. Dublin
Diarmuid O’ Hagan Éire Óg GAC Co. Armagh
Eoin Devine Newtownstewart St Eugenes GAA, Co. Tyrone
Eoin O’Sullivan Douglas GAA, Co. Cork
Fergal Owens Mayo Gaels, Co. Mayo
Fionn O’Leary Skerries Harps, Co. Dublin
Israel Ilunga Rosemount GAA, Co. Westmeath
Jamie Conlon St. Patricks Dromahair, Co. Leitrim
Jason Hickson Annascaul GAA, Co. Kerry
James Willis St Brigid’s Killashee, Co. Longfort
Jonathon O’Leary Dr. Crokes GAA, Co. Kerry
Kyle Fitzmaurice Ballymahon GAA, Co. Longfort
Leo Reilly Donaghmore Ashbourne, Co. Meath
Mark O’Kane John Mitchel’s GAC Glenullin, Co. Derry
Mikie Lyons Caltra, Co. Galway
Noel Leech St. Josephs, Co. Laois
Patrick Ó Domhnaill CLG Oileáin Árann, Co. Galway
Séamus Mac Giolla Bhríghde Na Gaeil Óga, Co. Dublin
Steafain Gallen Castlederg St Eugenes GAA, Co. Tyrone
Stephen Husband Summerhill GAA, Co. Meath
William Kerry Castledermot GAA, Co. Kildare
Underdogs starts tonight (Thursday 12th September) at 9:30pm and will be repeated on Sunday 15th September at 5:50pm after the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Finals.
The game will be broadcast live from Elverys MacHale Park on TG4’s GAA Beo on 26th October 2019
Tickets details for the game will be announced in the coming weeks
This series of the Underdogs is sponsored by Insuremyvan.ie
The Underdogs team gear is provided by O’Neills