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Mending Legends to screen on TG4 | 13th & 23rd June

The Science on Screen produced documentary ‘Mending Legends’ will be broadcast twice this month on TG4
  • Wednesday 13th June at 9pm
  • Saturday 23rd June at 10.35am
‘Mending Legends’, directed by Paul Webster and produced by James Ryan of StationHouse Media, explores the physical and psychological impact of tendon injuries amongst athletes and visits the team of Galway-based scientists in CÚRAM NUIG, who are designing a new type of tendon implant, in the form of the world’s first 3D cell assembled tendon prototype.

Sports fanatic and seasoned sports presenter, Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, presents a number of informative interviews with scientists involved in this field of research and through the personal experiences of amateur and professional sports people. Contributors include Galway footballing legend, Pádraic Joyce, former Ireland & Munster Rugby player Denis Leamy as well as Ireland and London 400 Metre relay runner and London 2012 Olympian, Jessie Barr.

The documentary highlights the progressive attitudes towards scientific research in Ireland and what it could mean to the world of sport.

Mending Legends was produced through the Science on Screen scheme in 2017. Science on Screen is an Galway City of Film initiative by CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research into Medical Devices, based in NUI Galway and Galway Film Centre. The scheme offers funding to filmmakers to produce a documentary that engages with research currently underway at CÚRAM. The funding strand for creative documentaries set in the world of science is now in its third year and it’s main aim to promote the publics understanding of science.


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