TG4’s legendary GAA series ‘Underdogs’ is back on TG4 Thursday night at 21:30, and is putting a brand-new team of footballers together. A group of men who have enough skill, athleticism, and dedication to take on one of the best Gaelic football teams in the country.
This year the management team will have a new line-up, including; former Kerry Captain and former Kerry Manager Mickey Ned O’ Sullivan, Gaoth Dobhair legend and former Donegal Footballer Kevin Cassidy and former Cork Ladies Footballer Valerie Mulcahy will be back on the sideline.
Last October, the Underdogs team took on the All-Ireland Champions Dublin. And while they fought courageously, last year’s footballers were no match for the men from the capital. But now, a new group will be looking for get redemption for the Underdogs.
The Management team have to put a panel of footballers together that have the potential to take on an inter-county team within a few months. The only rule is that these players can never have played Gaelic football at a senior inter-county championship level.
Club footballers from across the country came to try out to see if they have what it takes to go up against footballers from all the country. Are they the best footballer that never made it onto their county team?
Some players will be chosen to go on this incredible journey where they will be trained and managed by legends of the game, others will have to go home.
Each week Management will have to drop one or more of the players from the Underdogs camp, as only 28 can come with them to play the ultimate challenge match at the end of October.
The details for this challenge match will be announced at a later date, including the opposition team, throw-in time and venue. The game will be broadcast live on TG4’s GAA Beo on the 26th October 2019.
Linda Ní Ghríofa