Underdogs

  • Blake Forkan from Killtimagh will attempt to make the final cut for the Underdogs team that will play All Ireland Champions, Dublin.

    Blake is originally from Killtimagh but now plays his football with St. Eunan's in Letterkenny. He will be hoping to hold on to the position of goalkeeper.

    Supermac's has announced that it will sponsor Underdogs on TG4.

    The GAA show returned to screens recently after a 10-year absence and the producers are on the lookout for the next big stars.

    Players are put through their paces on the show by 3 All Ireland winning players - Galway's Ray Silke, Kerry's Paul Galvin and Cork's Valerie Mulcahy.

    This series follows unknown players, as they are trained and mentored by the coaches before they face the All Ireland Champions, Dublin, in October.

    The previous series of Underdogs was responsible for launching many present inter-county stars and All-Ireland winners' careers including Kerry's Kieran Donaghy and Cork's Pearse O'Neill.

  • The Underdogs will be vying to overcome the All-Ireland champions Dublin in Parnell Park tonight.

    Kiltimagh native Blake Forkan will be between the posts for the Underdogs while Ballaghaderreen's Cormac Doohan will also be involved.

    The game gets underway at 7.30pm.

  • The Underdogs series starts tonight on TG4, and it's been revealed that they will take on Mayo at the end of the series.

    The match will be played under lights in MacHale Park, Castlebar on Saturday 26th October.

    The Underdogs is a unique group of players from different GAA clubs across the country, who have never played at senior intercounty championship level before.

    Over the next 6 weeks, the TG4 series will follow the player's stories and personal journeys, and see the months of preparation and intense training it takes to transform a squad of Underdogs into a team of inter-county standard footballers.

    Among the Underdogs panel from this region are Fergal Owens from Mayo Gaels, Christopher Dineen from Castlerea St Kevin's GAA, Mikie Lyons from Caltra, Co Galwau and Patrick O'Domhnaill from the Aran Islands.

    Mayo senior football manager James Horan says they're looking forward to being involved in the Underdogs event in October -he said it will be an interesting game in McHale Park that will see many talented and ambitious players take to the field.

    The new series of Underdogs starts tonight on TG4 at 9.30 pm.