A TG4 programme documenting stories behind the country’s GAA silverware will air on Wednesdays from 14th September at 8.30pm.
Scéalta na gCorn sees presenter Gráinne McElwain travel across Ireland visiting clubs and county grounds, learning the lesser-known in this six part series.
She will find out how some cups are named after Irish revolutionary patriots such as Roger Casement and Terence McSwiney, how other trophies are named after clergy, others again after prominent GAA administrators, who have contributed to the development of the Association and how even more are named after players and grassroots members, their memory perpetuated through the trophies and cups named in their honour.
And in episode four, Gráinne goes to the most northerly county – Donegal. Better known today as a football stronghold, Gráinne discovers the northwest has historical links to both hurling and camogie.
She finds out about a much-loved priest who has three cups named in his honour and before visiting county home grounds Páirc Mhic Cumhaill, to learn about The Democrat Cup and the importance local newspapers played in Donegal’s sporting tradition.