On the box
Players of the Faithful, RTÉ One, Friday, December 28, 9.30pm
This is the story of the Offaly team that famously ended Kerry’s bid to become the first county to win five All Ireland football titles in a row in 1982. It features contributions from the key men involved in one of the most memorable All Ireland Finals in memory.
Pope Francis in Ireland: Behind the Scenes, RTÉ One, Monday, December 31, 7pm
We go behind the scenes with some of those tasked with making the recent Papal visit a success. Most intriguingly of all, the Archdiocese of Dublin opened its doors to the producers, granting them access to a world that’s never been seen before on Irish TV. Ireland’s Fittest Family – Celebrity Special, RTÉ One, Monday, December 31, 8.30pm Actress Norma Sheahan, 2FM’s Keith Walsh, singers Seán and Conor Price and Dancing with the Stars judge Brian Redmond and their families battle for the title. The winning family will get €10,000 for the charity of their choice. Coaches Donncha O’Callaghan, left, Anna Geary, Derval O’Rourke and Davy Fitzgerald have promised to put the families through their paces.
Conor McGregor: Notorious, RTÉ One, Tuesday, January 1, 9.30pm
Filmed over the course of four years, this is a fly-on-the-wall account of a sporting icon and his meteoric rise to fame. It starts when McGregor is still claiming benefits and living in his mum’s spare room with his girlfriend and brings us up to the present day, when he’s winning multiple championships and pocketing nine-figure pay packets.