The story of Jason Sherlock ‘Jayo’ in his own words will be shown over Christmas
Jason Sherlock, one of the most iconic names ever linked to Dublin GAA, shot to super stardom in 1995 winning an All Ireland medal. He was only 19, and his world would change forever.
From Loosehorse, the producers of the ‘Micko’ and ‘Giles’ documentaries comes ‘Jayo’ – the story of Sherlock in his own words. The Dublin legend recounts his childhood where he juggled several sports, his rise to national prominence as a teenager and his subsequent struggles with fame.
He talks candidly about growing up in Dublin and being on the end of racism being of mixed race.
Jason played football for Na Fianna as child right through to 2007, when he transferred to St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh. He served his county for 15 year, with the highlight being an All Ireland Championship medal in his debut year. Sherlock was was also a fine soccer player and played for UCD and Shamrock Rovers. He also made one appearance at under 21 level with the Republic of Ireland.
In the documentary, Jason tells of a game he was involved in between UCD and Liverpool in Landsdowne Road in 1995 which could have sent him down a different path, almost leading to a trial at Liverpool. But as the star explains what happened in the Summer of 1995 changed his life forever.
‘Jayo’ will air on Sunday December 30th on RTÉ One at 9.30pm.
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