‘Redemption’ is set the Irish village of Kilthumper. Against the backdrop of impending emigration, depopulation and financial hardships, it tells the story of one small rural GAA club and its fight for survival.
If they lose their next match, Kiltumper’s football team will drop to Intermediate status, and the club’s tiny faithful fear they won’t even be able to field a team if that happens. The club’s two best young players, the Boland brothers, are on the point of leaving for Australia, their full forward is possibly the worst footballer in Ireland, and the members are at each other’s throats.
However, the community pulls together before the final game of the season, the legend that is Pat “the Tank” Shaughnessy comes out of retirement and the Boland family resolve to make the best of what life throws at them.
Redemption was aired on Clare FM on St. Stephen’s Day 26th December 2018 at 6pm.
Written by Joe Considine & Don Garry
Directed by Jason Gill
Produced, Recorded and Edited by Alan Meaney
Ethel O Mahony – Nicola Doyle
Olan Marten – Pat ‘The Tank’ Shaughnessy
Arthur Ford – Jim Burke
Martin Kelleher – Mikey Boland
Martin O’Donohue – Gearoid Boland
Bosco Clarke – Finbar Boland
Maeve Plunkett – Mary Boland
Gerry Howard – John Cahill
Pat McNamara – Tadhg Doyle
This programme is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.
Thanks to Bernie Harten, Ennis Players, Hopscotch Multimedia, Clare FM