A fascinating and revealling documentary on one of Kilkenny’s greatest sportsmen will be shown on Sentanta Ireland on Christmas night at 9pm.
‘Paddy Mullins, The Great Stayer’ is a one hour look back at the outstanding achievements of the man from Doninga, Goresbridge who was one of our greatest sporting ambassadors.
The story is contextualised with archive footage and print archive of relevant historical events and changing times throughout the 20th and early 21st century.
Told with passion, emotion and humour it reveals how this innovative self-made man planned big, dreamt big and progressed from schooling point-to-point horses to becoming ten times champion National Hunt trainer in Ireland.
Almost three decades on Jonjo O’ Neill and former CEO of Cheltenham, Edward Gillespie revisit the track to reminisce about that unforgettable day in 1986 when Dawn Run won the Gold Cup.
‘Paddy Mullins – The Great Stayer’ also shows how Paddy’s astounding achievements has filtered down to an incredible dynasty he left behind and who now carry on his conquering achievements.
The contributors include his wife Maureen and family, Jonjo O’ Neill, Frankie Dettori, Stan Mellor, Robert Hall, Noel Meade, Jim Bolger, John Oxx, Brian Kavanagh and Jacqueline O’ Brien among others.