Irish Examiner - Weekend - - Television - Des O’Driscoll

Feats of Mod­est Val­our RTÉ One, 10.35pm A doc­u­men­tary fol­low­ing three peo­ple through their bat­tle with Parkin­son’s dis­ease. Among them is ac­tor Tom Hickey, 73 (pic­tured), best known for play­ing Benjy in The Rior­dans. The show also hears from Dr Eilis Dowd, the Gal­way-based re­searcher try­ing to al­le­vi­ate the dis­ease.

Sport Early birds can catch the first in­ter­na­tional rules test from Ade­laide fea­tur­ing Aus­tralia v Ire­land (RTÉ2, throw-in 5am). Foot­ball ac­tion on GAA Beo (TG4, 1.30pm) has live cov­er­age of St Brigids v Co­rofin in the Con­nacht foot­ball semi-fi­nal, anda de­layed broad­cast of Port­laoise v Moore­field in the Le­in­ster. In soc­cer, it’s Switzer­land v North­ern Ire­land (Sky Sports, ko 5pm).

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