A new documentary series on RTÉ One gives an unprecedented insight into the way science, technology and data are changing Gaelic Games.
The four-part Irish language series GAA Nua, presented by All-Ireland winning Kerry footballer Dara Ó Cinnéide (top), will reveal the lengths that GAA teams across the country are going to in their quest for victory.
Over four half-hours, starting tonight at 7.30pm on RTÉ One, Ó Cinnéide travels throughout Ireland meeting the managers, coaches, players, scientists, statisticians and medics using science and technology to revolutionise the way Gaelic Games are played.
He asks if there is an advantage to the technology and expertise being used by teams across the country and whether the sport is better off without it. Does technology help or hinder as players put in blood, sweat and tears as they strive for success?
The latest episode of Skype-based series Missing You
On tonight’s episode of Missing You, siblings Romy and Cole Delaney open up about the untimely death of their younger brother Fionn.
Romy (27) and Cole (26) come from a large family in Laois. Their younger brother Fionn died suddenly in October 2015, from a brain haemorrhage. He was just about to turn 19.
Romy, who lives in London, was heavily pregnant with her first child, and wasn’t able to make it home in time before Fionn passed away.
Filming for Missing You in their first year of grief, and in Baby Arlo’s first year, Romy and Cole talk about Fionn, the night he passed, and the call Romy received to tell her the news. In their grief they try hard to focus on the new life in front of them.
On tonight’s episode of What Are You Eating? on RTÉ One at 8.30pm, chef Hilary O’Hagan-Brennan reveals the uncomfortable truth about the meat in many ready meals.
Many people turn to a ready meal for something quick and convenient to eat after a busy day at work – on average twice a week – and the roast dinner is a favourite. But there is a process – not listed on the ingredients – that goes into creating that roast dinner that may surprise you.
Transglutaminase is an enzyme used in food manufacturing to bond – essentially glue – pieces of meat together to create a more valuable “joint” of meat.
On tonight’s Don’t Tell The Bride, Dublin bride Tracey must face her biggest fear on the way to her wedding ceremony… driving a car! Dressed in her white gown and veil, Bride Tracey is surprised when a driving instructor arrives on her doorstep and she finds out she’ll be driving herself to the ceremony. There’s only one problem – she ‘literally’ can’t drive!
The Local Eye – which goes behind the scenes at three new newspapers – The Northside People, The Nenagh Guardian and The Donegal Post.
Gareth Naughton writes:
It’s the battle of the hacks on The Local Eye tonight as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit Donegal.
Donegal Post editor Michael McHugh has an official pass but finds that this does not necessarily translate into access to the Royals. Will Donegal Post social diarist Gabrielle McMonagle be more successful with her guerrilla tactics?
Elsewhere on tonight’s episode: Doubting Thomas, Peter Gleeson investigates the healing powers of a holy well for the Nenagh Guardian while in Dublin Northside People reporter Neil Fetherstonhaugh visits pensioner pool champs banned from their own pool room!
Paying For Sex is a one-off documentary for the Reality Bites strand that explores the ongoing debate and the highly contentious and taboo subject of “paying for sex” in Ireland.
The documentary follows sex worker Kate McGrew (of Connected) and prostitution survivor Rachel Moran as they campaign tirelessly on opposing sides of a new law (part of the Sexual Offences bill) which, if passed, will make it a crime to pay for sex in Ireland.
Comedian Kevin McGahern’s new three-part series Kevin McGahern’s America starts on RTÉ2 at 9.30pm.
Sarah Neville writes:
Across the series, Kevin explores the various aspects of life in America—gun rights, intimacy in the digital age and whether you really can choose your family. In tonight’s episode Kevin meets some of the founders of the South Florida Survivalist Network and tries out some of their gear but it’s not a national disaster that Kevin fears…
In episode three of Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, Aisling can’t help herself at the an important business dinner and the results leave her skating on thin ice. And Danielle’s attempts to help don’t quite go according to plan.
The second instalment of five-part series Keeping Ireland Alive: The health service in a day.
Gareth Naughton writes:
In the first clip (top), we visit Beaumont Hospital, where Maria Montgomery, 36, and her younger brother David O’Sullivan, 35, from Tipperary, are preparing to go into surgery. Today, under the team of Ms Dilly Little and Mr Gordon Smyth, Maria will be donating her kidney to her brother.
In the second clip (above), at the National Burns Unit in St James’s Hospital, we find Mr Odhran Shelley, consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon on his morning rounds. Today, Mr Shelley will operate on Joanne McMahon, who suffered heavy burns to her face and body in an accident during a barbecue two years ago.
The first episode in a five-part series called Keeping Ireland Alive: The Health Service In A Day.
Gareth Naughton writes:
The clip [above] features Naas man Tommy McCormack, who is living with dementia, and his wife Annette as she brings him to take part in one of the highlights of his week – singing with the Kildare Pastimes Choir, which works with people living with dementia, their families and carers.
Keeping Ireland Alive: The Health Service In A Day brings viewers the health service as they’ve never seen it before. Filmed over one 24-hour period in May with 75 cameras at locations throughout the country, this five-part series pushes beyond the headlines to tell the human stories at the heart of this often controversial but most vital service.