‘Finné’ will visit more powerful Irish stories, stories about
suffering, injustice, redemption, resilience and strength.
Wednesday @ 21:30
This week – Paddy Merrigan’s story
Documentary series ‘Finné’, inspired by Netflix documentaries of recent years, is back for a second series on TG4. Produced by Tua Films and presented by RTÉ correspondent Orla O’ Donnell, ‘Finné’ will visit more powerful Irish stories, stories about suffering, injustice, redemption, resilience and strength. The witnesses’ honest telling of their stories will ensure that they be brought to light once more and their stories will be told in the same personal style; through their own eyes to give the viewer a unique view of their incredible experiences.
Programme 4 – Paddy Merrigan
Paddy Merrigan was on the top of his game in the horse racing world at 17 years of age. This young jockey, raised in a council estate in Athlone, had a certain ambition and determination that helped his meteoric rise to the top, but it was these traits that led to a sudden fall from grace. After losing out on his partnership with renowned horse Souffleur, Paddy’s world and career fell apart. Now, he’s ready to come back and be the best in his game once again.