DUBLIN LEGEND KAY MILLS TO BE SUBJECT OF DUBLIN CITY FM DOCUMENTARY

Broadcasting Wednesday 10th September at 3pm

Continuing its reputation in broadcasting unique and interesting radio programmes 103.2 Dublin City fm has announced the commission of a new one-off radio documentary chronicling the life of 15 time All Ireland Camogie winner Kathleen ‘Kay’ Mills.

Kathleen ‘Kay’ Mills played camogie with Dublin for nearly two decades encompassing the 40’s, 50’s and part of the 60’s. In total she won 15 All Ireland medals which is a feat that no other player in the history of Gaelic Games, neither man or woman, has ever achieved. She was also named on the GAA Camogie Team of the Century.

Her name has recently come to the fore once more as she was nominated to have the new bridge over the River Liffey spanning Marlborough Street and Hawkins Street named after her.

Born in 1923 in Inchicore, Dublin, Kathleen Mills was a member of the famous CIE camogie club. She won her first All Ireland medal with Dublin in 1942 and her last in 1961 on her 38th birthday.

She also contributed to the economic life of Dublin running a number of businesses with her husband George Hill.

This 58 minute documentary Kathleen ‘Kay’ Mills – A Camogie Legend looks back on her achievements as the greatest camogie player to ever play the game. During the documentary we talk with a variety of personalities who either played with Kathleen, saw her in her playing career or who wrote tributes to her including team mates Carmel Cooper nee Kennedy and Eileen Duffy, former Dublin All Ireland winning captain Ann Colgan, commentators Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Jimmy Magee, author John Cassidy and past & present Uachtaráin Cumann Camogaíochta na hÉireann, Liz Howard and Aileen Lawlor.

Kathleen ‘Kay’ Mills – A Camogie Legend will be presented and produced by Mick Hanley. The programme was edited and co produced by Heather MacLeod for 103.2 Dublin City fm.

The documentary was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the license fee.

For further details please contact Mick Hanley at mickhanley@dublincityfm.ie

Mick Hanley Biography:

Mick Hanley was born in Dublin. Both his parents are heavily involved with the GAA. His mother Carmel (nee Walsh) played and won four All Ireland titles alongside Kathleen Mills for Dublin as well as playing with her at club level for CIE. His father who hails from Wicklow is a former referee and a long life member of Kilmacud Crokes. Mick from Fairview played hurling & football with the St.Vincents Club up to minor grade. He played Under 21 football & hurling with Kilmacud Crokes. He joined the station, named Anna Livia fm at the time in 1993 working with the sports team, presenting and commentating on Gaelic Games. He joined the station’s Board of Directors in 2002 and for the last six years has been the CEO at 103.2 Dublin City fm. He is also a member of the Dublin GAA County Board Communications Committee.IMG_8271.JPG

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