ST. MUNGO’S, LUGANULK – Lyric Theatre 22 – 27 Sept


This is a hilarious comedy written and performed by Conor Grimes and Alan McKee. Yes it is about Gaelic football, but you don’t have know anything about GAA to really enjoy this production. This is a comedy about a community, and you will be able to relate to it’s numerous “Dirty Dozen” type characters. This is my first time seeing Grimes and McKee, the guys from the Hughes Insurance Tv advert and looking forward to seeing their other work. Last night’s show ended with a standing ovation from the audience for a confident and side splitting funny performance.

Rooted to the bottom of Division 4, without a win in six and a half years, St Mungo’s GAC are officially the worst Gaelic Football team in Ireland.

Nobody’s buying the weekly lotto tickets, nobody’s coming to the games anymore, and it’s getting harder and harder to find fifteen able-bodied men to pull on a jersey and represent their parish. When they’re drawn against their near neighbours and vicious rivals the whole village expects yet another first round exit, and perhaps the end of Luganulk. But the footballing gods intervene and St Mungo’s fluke a one point win, in the ninth minute of injury time.

So begins an impossible journey around the B-roads and hamlets of Ireland; their resolve tested by mountainy savages, savagey midges and endless platters of tray-bakes and sandwiches. Based on a true-ish story.

Friday and Saturday’s performances are currently sold out!


A word from the Chairman

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