04 Jul 2022

Calling all Kilkenny hurlers! TG4's 'Underdogs' series looking for new players

Calling all Kilkenny hurlers! TG4's Underdogs series looking for players

TG4's 'Underdogs' series is back

TG4’s legendary GAA series ‘Underdogs’ is back and this year it’s all about the clash of the ash.

The search is on to find a squad of ambitious men with enough drive, skill and passion to take on one of the greatest teams in the fastest field game in the world.

Players will be chosen by a panel of expert selectors who make up the management team.

This is a chance to be trained and managed by legends of the game. A chance for unknown players to go up against some of the country’s greatest hurlers.

The President of the GAA Larry McCarthy has hailed the concept of the television series.

"Since its foundation, TG4 has been synonymous with excellence in Gaelic games coverage and the Underdogs series has been a popular part of this work," he said.

"It is a show that takes people behind the scenes in preparing a team and is fuelled by the attraction of seeing the underdog
get a shot at the big time. In 2004 Kieran Donaghy featured as an unknown Underdog, but two years later was an All-Ireland winning Kerry footballer and a household name.

"I look forward to seeing the hurling hopefuls of 2020 being put through their paces, and potentially the emergence of another well-known star.”

Who can apply?
- Male players who have never played with an intercounty team in the Liam MacCarthy Cup
- All applicants must be 18 years of age on/by the 18th April 2022 to be eligible.
- Players must currently be registered with a GAA club.

TG4 and Adare Productions are now inviting applications for the new series of Underdogs.

Players can apply online at and nationwide trials will take place in April.

For further information, call Adare Productions on (01) 284 3877 - 083 132 6599 or email ''

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