Life and career of Anthony Molloy to feature in TG4 series

DONEGAL GAA legend Anthony Molloy is to feature as part of the latest series of TG4’s Laochra Gael.

Now on its 21st run, Laochra Gael looks back on the careers of Ireland’s greatest GAA hurlers and footballers and often unearths unexpected insights into their lives.

Set to appear in the latest series is captain turned councillor Anthony Molloy.


A spokesperson for TG4 said, “Growing up in a remote region, football was always at the centre of Anthony’s life.

“But after serious injury and a lack of success with the county, he emigrated to America in the 80s.

“When his mother fell ill, he returned home and the football enticed him back.

“He fought through the pain to bring Sam Maguire to Donegal for the first time ever in 1992. Between the celebrations and retirement however he developed a drink problem and so he embarked on a battle that continues to this day.”

Among the contributors to Anthony Molloy’s episode will be his biographer and former Donegal News sports journalist Frank Craig, recently retired player and Donegal captain Michael Murphy, Brian McGilligan, Martin Gavigan and Catherine Uí Chinnéide.

Also in the spotlight during the latest outing for Laochra Gael are Kerry footballer Aidan O’Mahony, Kilkenny camogie legend Anne Dalton, Mayo footballer Tom Parsons, Waterford football star Áine Wall, Tipperary’s Liam Sheedy and Cork footballer Noel O’Leary.

Ahead of the new Laochra Gael series Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy said, “Excellence in Gaelic games coverage has been a hallmark of TG4 and the Laochra Gael series has been another manifestation of this.


“Over many years the series has built a strong following through their diverse and compelling stories of players who have helped grow the popularity of our games. I look forward to the latest series and the profiling of more influential figures from across Gaelic games.”

Laochra Gael returns on January 26 with Anthony Molloy’s episode going out on March 9 at 9.30pm.

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