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“The Players is the Men” (Derry 1993)

In 1993, the Derry team managed by Eamonn Coleman, won the All-Ireland Football Championship for the first and only time in its history. In 2002, five years before his sad passing aged 59, Eamonn sat down and told his story to his niece and god-daughter, Maria McCourt and in 2018, Derry’s victory became the subject of her book, The Boys of 1993-Derry’s All-Ireland Kings. Included in the book is a contribution from Eamonn’s son, Gary, who was a member of the team. This feature revolves around that famous Derry win and is interspersed with author Maria McCourt’s narration of her uncle’s words, in extracts from the book.



Title
“The Players is the Men” (Derry 1993)
Title in English
Entry Category
Radio Sports
Produced By
RTÉ Sport
Producer
Adrian Eames
Directed By
Adrian Eames
Writer
Maria McCourt
Broadcaster
RTÉ Radio (Sunday Sport)