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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.

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