Well, after all my harping on about it and procrastinating with it, it’s finally done. I’ve spend countless nights editing down into what I thought was the best version. As I said before, though, I could have made four or five documentaries with the material I had left over. However, time was not on my side as a student.
I would like to thank David Brady, John O’Mahony, David Clarke and Michael Gallagher for all being a part of the documentary. I also interviewed James Nallen and Martin Carney but never trust technology – just because something is saved doesn’t mean it is solid.
I lost their audio as my laptop went into a meltdown on Monday last, thus beginning a meltdown of my own. I would like to thank all six of them for their time and effort and for portraying in words the trials and tribulations of being a Mayo GAA supporter, player and all-round lunatic.
I’d also intended to interview two of the surviving players from 1950/51 but things didn’t work out. Padraig Carney had broken his leg and was laid up in hospital so I never got to speak with him. I did get to chat a number of times with Paddy Prendergast but, with his hearing issues, a phone interview wouldn’t have worked.
Bear in mind it is my first ever documentary so don’t be expecting an award winning final project. But it is a Mayo documentary for Mayo people and so Mayo feedback would be gladly appreciated.
I would love to make another documentary on Mayo. Next time I hope it’s about the journey of winning an All-Ireland. For the moment however, this will have to do.