Last night, RTÉ aired a documentary called ‘Blues Sisters’ which followed the fortunes of the Dublin Ladies Football team on their way to All-Ireland glory this year.
The programme highlighted the hard work and dedication taken on by all involved as the girls in blue won only their second All-Ireland title followed their 2010 triumph.
A number of members of the squad were interviewed for the fly-on-the-wall documentary as well as manager Mick Bohan and it was an captivating look at what goes on behind the scenes during a GAA summer.
Those who tuned in were full of praise for all involved and if you missed it you can catch t now on RTÉ Player.
Here’s what audiences had to say…
— Rory’s Stories (@RorysStories) November 27, 2017
Congrats to RTE. For Blue Sisters . Superb, showed the true commitment and Lv for the sport the class athletes. Have . Did my Dublin roots proud . #RespectToAll. ??????????????.
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) November 28, 2017
As a girl on the inside I can absolutely confirm that 97% of female GAA teams perform pre match hair braiding.
That’s a made up stat.
But it happens. A lot ???????? #BluesSisters
— Lauren Guilfoyle (@LaurenGuilfoyle) November 27, 2017
Dublin lady footballers half time video analysis is highly impressive #bluessisters
— Brendan Bugler (@brendanbugler) November 27, 2017
If you took one thing from that tonight it’s that you can’t replicate the bond of a team..it’s the greatest thing about football #BluesSisters
— Lauren Rowe (@LLrowe) November 27, 2017
These young women are so articulate and open. They could show a lot of other sportspeople a thing or two about how to carry yourself when you’re a role model for kids. #BluesSisters
— Fiona Kenny (@FionaKenny1) November 27, 2017
Great doc showing the truth of football: the commitment, the sacrifice & the humanity. Shame the whiners are bringing it down by focussing on what it isn’t instead of what it is: a more than fair tribute to the girl’s game. rise up people – see the bigger picture #BluesSisters
— emer howard (@emerology) November 27, 2017
Every girl in Ireland should see #BluesSisters. An extraordinary group of athletes.
— Fintan O’Mahony (@levdavidovic) November 27, 2017
Some viewers felt the Cork team which won six-in-a-row between 2011 and 2016 were more deserving of a documentary…
#BluesSisters Cork ladies GAA footballers win 6 years in a row & 11 in total but RTE don’t make a documentary about them. Dublin ladies win this year & only 2 in total & boom get a documentary about them. Dublin media bias at its finest Ladies & Gentlemen
— Scrubs32 (@jdscrubs27) November 27, 2017
Did RTE ever think of making a documentary about Cork’s 5 in a row, and latterly subsequent 6 in a row winning teams? Of course not, because we’re not the Dubs who’ve only ever won 2 All Ireland’s. #BluesSisters #UPCORK
— The Corkonian (@Corcaighman) November 27, 2017
For all those so concerned as to why there’s no Cork team documentary – via @mary_white33, they declined a similar approach a few years ago, based on a player vote. Incidentally, Mary wrote a book about their phenomenal decade of success – and it’s superb. Read it. #BluesSisters pic.twitter.com/5KzGsfOk78
— Elaine Buckley (@ElaineBucko) November 27, 2017
The show ended with the triumphant Dubs belting out some Florence And The Machine…
And not bad at the auld singing either ???? pic.twitter.com/yzPV5byNEL
— Sean Ui Conchubhair OLY (@seanui) November 27, 2017