Mending Legends, the Science on Screen documentary recently broadcast on TG4 following the Senior Ladies Gaelic All Ireland Football Final. TG4 reported that it’s audience reach peaked at 200,000 or 11.6% of the audience share for the timeslot. This is fantastic news for the film and great national coverage.
Directed by Paul Webster and produced by James Ryan of StationHouse Media, Mending Legends explores the physical and psychological impact of tendon injuries amongst athletes and visits the team of Galway-based scientists in CÚRAM, NUI Galway, who are designing a new type of tendon implant, in the form of the world’s first 3D cell assembled tendon prototype.
The documentary features sports fanatic and seasoned sports presenter, Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, who presents a number of informative interviews with scientists involved in this field of research along with personal experiences from amateur and professional sports people. Contributors include Galway footballing legend, Pádraic Joyce, Denis Leamy, former Ireland & Munster Rugby player and former Ireland and London 400 metre relay runner and London 2012 Olympian, Jessie Barr.
If you didn’t catch the broadcast, the documentary is also available to view on the TG4 Player. Click here to view.
Science on Screen is a Galway UNESCO City of Film initiative with Galway Film Centre, in association with the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) in NUI Galway and supported by Science Foundation Ireland. Full details on the project can be found here.