The 10 best reactions to Seamus Darby's searingly honest Laochra Gael episode
Seamus Darby's much-anticipated appearance on TG4's acclaimed Laochra Gael programme was hugely popular with viewers on Wednesday evening.
The hour-long episode delves into the life of the 'man that got the goal,' the embodiment of one of the GAA's most famous moments.
While his goal to down Kerry and deny them a five-in-a-row in 1982 featured heavily, the show will be remembered for the searingly honest contribution of the man himself.
Seamus went into the darker side of the fame that followed, the personal and professional problems he has encountered in his life, health scares and finding happiness.
Twitter reacted suitably to the Rhode man's unbridled honesty and to an exceptional piece of television:
I was at the Daingean club match where Seamus Darby's last minute goal got him back on the county panel. I was there in Croker for the moment of glory. And I was in The Ambassador Hotel for the celebrations that night. Damn lucky. Super show. #LaochraGael— Pat Mangan (@PatMangan82) February 27, 2019
One of our own! A brilliantly honest #LaochraGael Well done Seamus... You paid a heavy price but the whole of Offaly owes you for it!— Shane Dooley (@shanedoole) February 27, 2019
Just a couple of Brandies night before All Ireland imagine that now a lad I'd be knee caped if found out #LaochraGael a classic programme Seamus Darby you legend. Rip 5 in a row you're man wasn't slow in selling the t shirts.— Brian Gavin (@referee34) February 27, 2019
The story of Seamus Darby shows how quickly it can all go wrong after being at the very top. Another excellent production #LaochraGael— Dominic Dillon (@dunlathai11) February 27, 2019
I was a young fella in croker d day Seamus Darby scored d goal and it still sickens me every time I watch it - great show tonight though - Darby a flawed and troubled character but full of wit and massive resilience - d fucker ! #LaochraGael— Dan Kearney (@dankearney48) February 27, 2019
Fantastic #LaochraGael about Seamus Darby, despite not being born in 1982 and having watched that goal 1000 times, I still get goosebumps seeing it! Proud to be a biffo— Bear In The Square (@bearnthesquare) February 27, 2019
Seamus Darby - broke my heart when I was in the upper deck of Cusack Stand that day in '82, but what a hero, first, last and always, on & off the field. The All-Ireland Final day James Braddock.#CinderellaMan #LaochraGael #Darby— Joe Ó Muircheartaigh (@muirioch) February 27, 2019
Waiting for Seamus Darby to get the goal before I can go to bed... he was nearly late for the train! I’ll never be given out to for being on Churchtown time again #LaochraGael— Gráinne Fennin (@fenningra) February 27, 2019
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