Kerry GAA legend Aidan O’Mahony will reflect on the great highs and the devastating lows of his time as a footballer on a not-to-be-missed Laochra Gael documentary on TG4 this Thursday night (9.30pm).
The Rathmore man, who is living in Killarney and works as a garda in Tralee, overcame chronic health problems in his youth to take his place on one of the greatest teams of all time.
But when he was in his prime, he became embroiled in controversy as the first GAA player to fail a drugs test.
His mental health deteriorated and after a spell in a treatment centre, he faced the greatest challenge of his life as he struggled to rediscover his purpose and his love of the game.
Aidan found both in a promise he made when his father passed away.
In addition to interviews with the player himself, there will be contributions from Kieran Donaghy, Niall O’Callaghan. Conor McCarthy. Mark Harte. Tomás Ó Flatharty, Seán Moran and Donal Murphy Denise O’Mahony wife Denise, and daughters Lucia and Lilah also feature.
The series is produced by NemetonTV, the independent production company from An Rinn in the Waterford Gaeltacht which has produced much of TG4’s acclaimed sports coverage.
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