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5 sports documentaries worth watching on telly over Christmas

The stories of Crazy Gang, Mark Pollock, Kauto Star and and young London GAA club are all explored in films being shown during December.

Féile Dreams – 21 December, RTÉ One (11.30pm)

A South London GAA team are followed for a five-month period as they prepare for the 2013 Féile Peile Na nÓg.

Source: BigRedEngineTV/YouTube

Unbreakable – 22 December, RTÉ One (9.35pm)

The incredible story of Irish adventurer, author and athlete Mark Pollock.

Source: TrueFilmsTV/YouTube

Kauto Star: Owning a Legend – Christmas Day, Setanta Ireland (2:30pm)

The film makers visit legendary racehorse Kauto Star, who is these days training to be a dressage horse with Yogi Breisner.  There are interviews with his new rider Laura Collett and owner Clive D Smith.

Horse Racing - 2013 William Hill Winter Festival - Day One - Kempton Park Racecourse Source: EMPICS Sport

Wake To Wake – Christmas Day, Setanta Ireland (6pm)

A fly-on-the-wall documentary about Irish wakeboarder David O’Caoimh as he competes at the Wakeboarding World Cup.

Source: Apollo Entertainment Ireland/YouTube

The Crazy Gang – St Stephen’s Day, BT Sports 1 (9pm)

Takes an in-depth look at the infamous Wimbledon team of the 1980s.

Source: BT Sport/YouTube

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