Working in TV production with RTÉ Sport, I have a unique vantage point for World Cups, Olympic Games, European Championships, and All Ireland Finals. Telling the stories of sportswomen on screen is a major passion of mine. Below is a selection of some of my favourite features I’ve made in recent years…
SONIA O’SULLIVAN – ‘LIFE ON TRACK’
A special tribute in honour of Sonia O’Sullivan’s induction into the RTÉ Sport Hall of Fame in 2019.
MUSIC: The National – ‘Runaway’
FEATURING: Greg Allen, Ian O’Riordan, Eamonn Coghlan, Derval O’Rourke, Rob Heffernan, Ciara Mageean, John Treacy & Cliona Foley
NIAMH KILKENNY – ‘FALL DOWN 7 TIMES, STAND UP 8′
Instrumental in dethroning the reigning champions and vanquishing those semi-final demons, before marching on Croke Park to produce one of THE great All Ireland Final performances – RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year nominee for 2019, Galway’s mighty midfielder Niamh Kilkenny.
MUSIC: Glasser – ‘Apply’
KATIE TAYLOR – ‘WORLD DOMINATION’
RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year nominee Katie Taylor reflects on an epic 2019 in which she was crowned the Undisputed Lightweight World Champion, AND became a two-weight World Champion.
MUSIC: Emeli Sandé – ‘Survivor’
EMMA BYRNE – ‘A LIFE IN FOOTBALL’
Emma Byrne made history as the first woman inducted into the FAI Hall of Fame. From her debut in 1996 to retirement in 2017, the former Irish captain amassed a record 134 caps; won every possible club honour with Arsenal; and left a legacy that extends far beyond the pitch.
MUSIC: Roe – ‘Down Days’
FEATURING: Timmy Byrne, Laura Byrne, Amy Knightly, Olivia O’Toole & Áine O’Gorman
IRISH HOCKEY – ‘CHASE THAT GREEN LIGHT’
The Irish hockey squad chased the green light all the way to a World Cup final, making history as the first Irish squad ever to do so… the RTÉ Sport Team of the Year for 2018 reflect on their journey to the podium.
MUSIC: Lorde – ‘Green Light’
FEATURING: Nikki Evans, Megan Frazer, Roisín Upton, Hannah Mathews, Deirdre Duke, Nicci Daly, Zoey Wilson, Chloe Watkins, Anna O’Flanagan, Ali Meeke, Gillian Pinder, Yvonne O’Byrne, Emily Beatty & Lena Tice
SINÉAD AHERNE – ‘THE PLAYERS’ PLAYER’
Leading from the front to lift back-to-back All Ireland titles – RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year 2018 nominee, Dublin captain Sinéad Aherne – The Player’s Player.
MUSIC: The xx – ‘Season’s Run’
FEATURING: Sinéad Aherne, Niamh McEvoy, Nicole Owens, Lyndsey Davey, Noelle Healy & Sinéad Finnegan.
KELLIE HARRINGTON – ‘ON TOP OF THE WORLD’
Turning silver into gold; a new lightweight champion has risen… RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year nominee Kellie Harrington is on top of the world.
MUSIC: Kimbra – ‘On Top of the World’
ELLEN KEANE – ‘WHAT MAKES A MEDAL?’
What makes a medal? A LOT more than metal. RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year 2018 nominee Ellen Keane along with her coach Dave Malone reflect on a very special European Championships performance on home ground.
MUSIC: All Tvvins – ‘Infinite Swim’
CIARA MAGEEAN – ‘INTRODUCING…’
Introduction VT for Ciara Mageean’s appearance as a guest on the 2020 series of The Sunday Game
MUSIC: Sudan Archives – ‘Glorious’
IRISH HOCKEY TEAM – ‘SIGHTS SET ON TOKYO’
Hockey Ireland’s Chloe Watkins, Sarah Hawkshaw and Captain Katie Mullan discuss the impact of the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games, making the most of lockdown, and the return to training.
MUSIC: Kiasmos – ‘Looped’
KATIE TAYLOR – ‘AND STILL…’
One year. Two world titles unified. Three defences. RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year 2018 nominee – the inimitable Katie Taylor.
MUSIC: Soak – ‘Everybody Loves You’
2018 HOCKEY WORLD CUP FINAL – ‘DARE TO BELIEVE…’
Opening teaser for Ireland’s 2018 Hockey World Cup Final. Dare to ask; dare it to be true; and dare to believe…
MUSIC: Sara Bareilles – ‘If I Dare’
2017 WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP – ‘THE GRAND FINALE’
Opening teaser for live coverage of the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup Final between New Zealand and England in Belfast – a titanic battle, in a rivalry that’s not so black-and-white…
VOICE: Tara Flynn
MUSIC: Bishop Briggs – ‘River’
2017 WOMEN’S RUGBY WORLD CUP – ‘COME DANCE WITH US IN IRELAND’
Tournament teaser for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup, hosted in Ireland.
VOICE: Tara Flynn
MUSIC: The Staves – ‘Tired as F*ck’