All-Ireland legend Anthony Molloy will bring his personal story to screen this week as he features on TG4’s Laochra Gael series.
Laochra Gael continues on Thursday 9th March with Donegal’s first All-Ireland captain.
Growing up in a remote region, football was always at the centre of Anthony’s life. But after a 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. The football enticed him back, and 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.
While Anthony’s sporting career is the provide the backdrop to the story, the series travels well beyond the four white lines.
The new Laochra Gael episode airs on TG4 at 9:30pm on Thursday evening.