Brenda McAnespie will be the focus of “Beyond Borders” on TG4 on Thursday 9th April. Brenda was the rock of Monaghan Ladies footballers, even playing in an All-Ireland Final when she was pregnant, but away from the field she has had plenty of experience with personal challenges and tragedy. As a footballer, she truly did not know the meaning of giving up, and played long enough to win an All-Ireland club title with her daughters. But life on the border meant that trouble and tragedy were never far away for Brenda and her family. Among the participants will be Vincent McAnespie, Ciara McAnespie, Aoife McAnespie, Gráinne McElwain, Michael Morgan, and Michael Ryan.

The TG4 series will feature six outstanding Gaels with six remarkable personal stories.   Laochra Gael is back on TG4 at 9:30pm on Thursday 5th March 2020.  The series is produced by NemetonTV, the independent production company from Ring in the Waterford Gaeltacht which has produced much of TG4’s acclaimed sports coverage. The six greats to take part in the 2020 edition are:

  • Kieran Donaghy (Kerry) – 5 March
  • Diarmuid Lyng (Wexford) – 12 March
  • Alan Brogan (Dublin) – 19 March
  • Iggy Clarke (Galway) – 26 March
  • David Brady (Mayo) – 2 April
  • Brenda McAnespie (Monaghan) – 9 April