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Kerry, Tipperary, Waterford and Galway legends to line out for new Laochra Gael season

There’s stars involved as well from Limerick, Kerry, Meath and Armagh.

Declan O'Sullivan, Eoin Kelly, Ken McGrath and Micheal Meehan all set to get the Laochra Gael treatment. Source: INPHO

- A version of this article was originally published on 2 September 2015

GAA FANS FROM Waterford, Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary, Kerry, Galway, Meath and Armagh will all have a special interest in the new series of Laochra Gael on TG4 which was officially launched today.

GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail was on hand to launch the new season in Nemeton TV in Ring, Waterford this afternoon.

The new season of the popular show is back next month.

Three-time Allstar winner Waterford’s Ken McGrath and nine-time All-Ireland senior hurling winner JJ Delaney will both feature.

2010 Tipperary All-Ireland winning captain Eoin Kelly, 1973 Limerick All-Ireland medallist Richie Bennis and Cork’s John Allen – an All-Ireland winning player and manager – complete the hurling participants.

The football focus is on All-Ireland champions Declan O’Sullivan (Kerry), Trevor Giles (Meath) and Stephen McDonnell (Armagh).

Galway ladies footballer Annette Clarke will also be involved as will the Meehan brothers who backboned Caltra’s All-Ireland club outfit in 2004 and also starred for Galway.

Here’s the full line-up.

  • JJ Delaney (Kilkenny), 5.55pm, Sunday 21 February
  • Ken McGrath (Waterford), 5.55pm, Sunday 28 February
  • Declan O’Sullivan (Kerry), 5.55pm, Sunday 6 March
  • Richie Bennis, 5.55pm, Sunday 13 March
  • Stephen McDonnell (Armagh), 5.55pm, Sunday 20 March
  • Eoin Kelly (Tipperary), 5.55pm, Sunday 27 March
  • John Allen (Cork), 5.55pm, Sunday 3 April
  • Trevor Giles (Meath), 5.55pm, Sunday 10 April
  • Annette Clarke (Galway), 5.55pm, Sunday 17 April
  • The Meehans (Galway), 5.55pm, Sunday 24 April

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