Shane to feature in ‘Laochra Gael’ series

Former Roscommon footballer Shane Curran is one of twelve well-known GAA figures who is being featured in a popular TG4 sports’ series.

‘Laochra Gael’, back for a 19th series, features twelve Laochra with genuine star quality and reveals deeper, fresh and sometimes unexpected insights into the lives of these icons.

While their sporting careers continue to provide the backdrop to the story, the series travels well beyond the four white lines. Gripping personal storylines will compel viewers to travel towards territory unique to the GAA television landscape.

Shane Curran will be featured on Thursday night, 28th of January (9.30 pm). Shane’s story is probably well known to most sports fans in Roscommon. At one point mooted as a future soccer star, ultimately he concentrated on Gaelic football, going on to become one of the most colourful characters in the game.

Whether he was causing chaos – as with a controversial penalty (in a Connacht Minor Final) – or literally spilling his own blood as Roscommon captain, you couldn’t keep your eyes off ‘Cake’.

Behind the antics was a deadly serious competitor, the prototype of the modern playmaking goalkeeper, who warmed the hearts of the nation when he finally won his All-Ireland medal with his club at the age of 40.

Meanwhile, Kildare great Dermot Earley, son of Roscommon legend Dermot Senior, will also feature in the series (on Thursday, 11th of February).