‘Gooch’ film wins Kinsale Shark award

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I was delighted and somewhat surprised to see that ‘The Toughest Road Back’ won a Silver Shark Award this weekend down in Kinsale. The short online documentary about Kerry football legend Colm Cooper’s difficult journey back to recovery after a terrible knee injury won in the Irish Digital Online Video category. I cut the film for director by Ross Whitaker and producer by Aideen O’Sullivan, with whom I previously worked with on ‘When Ali Came to Ireland’. The film was made as part of the AIB #thetoughest advertising campaign by Rothko. I was delighted to be part of this film, which you can watch below.

Paidi wins top prize at Celtic Media Festival

I’ve been in the edit all week so I haven’t had a chance until now to blog some news from last weekend As I reported last week Arkle won the Best Sports Documentary at last weeks Celtic Media Award but at the final awards the top prize of the festival, the Spirit of the Festival Award was given out to Páidi Ó Sé: Rí an Pharoiste. This makes something of a clean sweep for the documentary, having already won the Oireachtás Award for TV Programme of the Year and also winning the IFTA for Best Sports Documentary in 2014. Delighted for Director Louise Ni Fhiannachta and Producers Paddy Hayes and Laura Ni Cheallaigh (pictured here with the Torc)

Laura with the Torc for Paidi

For more information on the doc visit its page on my site

Here’s the trailer

Full list of Celtic Media Award 2015 Winners here, looking forward to next years event in Dungarvan which I shall definitely head to. There is no excuse not to after all.

The Toughest Road Back


Recently I edited a short documentary about the Kerry footballer Colm Cooper and his recovery from a pretty horrific series of injuries. Yesterday Colm made his competitive return to action, coming on for the last ten minutes for Kerry in their pivotal league game against Tyrone. As a result the film has now been shared online and is available on the AIB GAA Youtube channel or indeed can be watched below.
The film was made by Ross Whitaker and Aideen O’Sullivan of True Films, we last worked together on ‘When Ali Came to Ireland’ and it was great to get the band back together so to speak. The film was cut in my offices on Baggot Street where conveniently Aideen works next door as part of the Second Captains team so cutting this was a very enjoyable experience and I think the film turned out great…

Director – Ross Whitaker
Producer – Aideen O’Sullivan
Camera – Ross O’Callaghan
Editor – John Murphy
Rothko/True Films for AIB