Tonight’s “Blues Sisters” documentary which broadcasts on RTÉ 1 at 9:35pm is one not to be missed. The behind the scenes all access documentary follows the Dublin Senior Ladies Footballers throughout their 2017 season.
After the girls in blue had suffered the heartbreak of narrowly losing the previous three All Ireland Finals and with no guarantee that they would once again make it to the September showpiece for the fourth year in a row it was a brave move by new Dublin manager Mick Bohan to allow cameras to record their every move this season including unprecedented access to the normally off limits dressing room.
The filming of the documentary began in the dark winter nights at training and for the next six months captured the gruelling physical and skills regime that the players went through.
As the cameras kept rolling through the summer they charted Dublin’s victories over Laois, Westmeath, Waterford, and Kerry on route to retaining their Leinster title for the sixth year in a row and also their day with destiny as they qualified for the All Ireland Final for the fourth time in a row with Mayo the team in their way to ultimate glory.
As the cameras of not only the producers of the documentary but a national broadcaster kept rolling on the fourth Sunday in September, the Dublin Senior Ladies Footballers finally got their Hollywood ending as they dispatched Mayo to lift the Brendan Martin Cup.
Blues sisters is directed by Pat Comer, a filmmaker and former Galway footballer, whose other documentaries including Tall, Dark & Ó hAilpín and the iconic story of Galway’s 1998 All Ireland triumph: A Year Till Sunday.
You can watch Blues Sisters on RTÉ One television from 9.35pm tonight.