Cavan to feature on TG4's Scéalta na gCorn this Wednesday


Series two of ‘Scéalta na gCorn Sraith - The stories behind the country’s GAA silverware’ sees Gráinne McElwain back on the road again as she travels across Ireland visiting clubs and county grounds, learning the lesser-known stories behind our nation’s Gaelic games trophies.

She will find out how some cups are named after Irish revolutionary patriots and sporting heroes and how even more are named after grassroots members, their memory perpetuated through the trophies and cups in their honour.

The Scéalta na gCorn series finishes in the Breffni county, Cavan, as Gráinne finds out about the multitude of cups the county has to offer. She hears how the most sought-after football trophy in the province – the Anglo-Celt Cup – got its name and finds out about a tournament played in memory of footballing hero John Joe O’Reilly.

Gráinne also discovers the county’s newest cup for the Senior Hurling Championship – The Tom Walsh Cup and learns of the silverware named after younger players such as the Michelle Keating Cup and the Amy Sheridan Cup.

Among the contributors to this episode are the Anglo-Celt’s Paul Fitzpatrick and well-known local official and historian George Cartwright.

This episode will air this Wednesday, July 10, at 8.30pm on TG4.