Wick­low flavour to ‘Road to Cro­ker’

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Mem­o­ries of yet an­other event­ful GAA Cham­pi­onship year will come flood­ing back in The Road to Cro­ker Re­view 2008 on RTÉ Two, Satur­day, De­cem­ber 27, at 6.30 p.m., from the coup against Justin McCarthy in Water­ford, through to Ty­rone’s de­struc­tion of Kerry’s three-in-a-row dream.

Wick­low fea­tured very strongly on the show this year and will do also in the 2008 Re­view.

Wick­low leg­end Kevin O’Brien won €5,000 for his cho­sen char­ity by winning the Mas­ter Marks­men com­pe­ti­tion, beat­ing off cope­ti­tion from among oth­ers Larry Tompkins and Ross Carr, and winning the fi­nal in front of 70,000 peo­ple in Croke Park.

An­other vet­eran back in action was for­mer rugby star Shane Byrne who re­turned to the white and blue of Aughrim in the Ju­nior foot­ball cham­pi­onship with the cam­eras there to see him in action.

Wick­low man­ager Mick O’Dwyer also fea­tures on the pro­gramme.

This spe­cial 90 minute pro­gramme will be re­view­ing all the high and lows of the cham­pi­onship year, with action from all the big games, as well as in­ter­views with the many guests who ap­peared on The Road to Cro­ker over the sum­mer, in­clud­ing Joe Canning, Diar­muid O’Sul­li­van, Ja­son Ryan, Alan Bro­gan, Justin McCarthy, Davy Fitzger­ald, Mick O’Dwyer, Matty Forde and Eoin Kelly.

The pro­gramme also of­fers a chance to see the high­lights of one of the tele­vi­sion events of the year; the pre­sent­ing début of for­mer Taoiseach, Ber­tie Ah­ern, who stood in for Des Cahill while he was at the Olympics Games in Bei­jing.

The show will in­clude the best of The Road to Cro­ker’s fea­tures from the sum­mer, with a look back on the in­au­gu­ral Mas­ter Marks­men com­pe­ti­tion which in­cluded stars from the past like Ed­die Ke­her, Gary Kirby and Larry Tompkins, as well as Frank McNally’s take on the pos­si­ble re­turn of re­ces­sion GAA.

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