Pete McGrath features on Laochra Gael tonight

April 01, 2021

Pete McGrath features on Laochra Gael

Next up in the Laochra Gael Series is Down Legend Pete McGrath.

Pete played football in the North in the seventies, a time when Gaelic Games was a dangerous pursuit. As a teacher and trainer, he instilled in young people that sport was the best way to express their nationalism.

As manager of Down, he brought the Sam Maguire across the border for the first  time since the sixties, inspiring an Ulster Takeover in football. The cloud of violence was always present, but for a time Pete McGrath and the Down footballers united the province, and the  country.

Thursday 1st April @ 9.30pm on TG4 

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