Did You Know: Laochra Gael started in 2001?
Did you know our Laochra Gael series started out in 2001?
Nemeton CEO Irial Mac Murchú was there from the inception of this famous programme at a time when the Irish television landscape was a place full of possibilities for independent production companies:
“Back in those days, at the end of the century, there was very little GAA on television. That might be hard to believe in this day and age but apart from championship coverage, there was no GAA. They had just started doing live coverage of the league and clubs for TG4 but we knew that we could delve deeper into the world of GAA. And in looking at that, we thought about…
Nemeton Spotlight Feature: Micheál Ó Domhnaill
The ever-present face of GAA BEO for over two decades, presenter Micheál Ó Domhnaill tells us about his experience working in the industry.
Thosnaigh mise amach le Nemeton i 1996. Bhí daoine ann romham ach bhí mé ar an gcéad sciar de fhostaithe sa chomhlacht. I was there close to the beginning when we all crammed into one ridiculously small office. There were around 5 of us then, how times have changed! I’m sure that none of us could have foreseen how things would change so much, where thousands of hours of television have been screened over the years and so many people work either full-time or as freelancers for the…
Nemeton Spotlight Feature: Yvonne Weafer
Is eagarthóir í Yvonne Weafer anseo i Nemeton TV. Tá sí ina cónaí i Loch Garman. Yvonne Weafer is an editor with us at Nemeton TV. She lives in Wexford.
Thosaigh mé ag obair anseo ar thaithí oibre nuair a chríochnaigh mé an Ard Dioplóma i 2016, beagnach sé bhliain ó shin anois! I started on work experience here right after I finished up with the Higher Diploma in TV Production in 2016, so nearly 6 years ago now!!
A typical day for me looks like this. Up at 6am to get my girls ready for creche drop off, then it’s time for my 90min commute. I usually listen to an audio book or podcast in the car. Days can be pretty…
Nemeton Spotlight Feature: Alannah Jones
Alannah Jones works in the sports office with the GAA BEO team as part of her work placement in the University of Limerick.
I started in Nemeton on the 11th of January as part of a work placement with college. I’m a researcher on GAA BEO which means I do ‘taighde’ (research) for the commentators & analysts on the GAA BEO games. On Tuesday morning I send emails to PROs looking for details of team arrival times, manager interviews, what jerseys they will be wearing etc. for their team’s match coming up that weekend. Any other day of the week I’ll reply to emails & update our files on the team using what the county’s PRO…
The Story Behind the Split Screen on your Televisions
The decision to execute Super Sunday, Sár-Dhomhnach or Deadly Domhnach – whatever you want to call it - came about before the last round of our Allianz leagues coverage for GAA BEO on TG4.
Our team here at Nemeton TV combined live streaming talents with our broadcast television skills and executed a picture-in-picture broadcast where TG4 viewers of Monaghan v Dublin were updated with the best bits of the live streams from Letterkenny (Donegal v Armagh) and Carrick on Shannon (Kildare v Mayo) so they could grasp the permutations of the league table. And this all happened from Nowlan Park thanks to our satellite team here at…
Nemeton Spotlight Feature: Jarlath Burns
Former Armagh Football Captain and current Spórt TG4 analyst, Jarlath Burns chats to us about his time working with Nemeton TV on GAA BEO.
Táim ag obair mar anailisí ó 1999. Mo shaol ar fad, beagnach!
I’m working as an analyst since 1999, my whole life, nearly!
It is important to be at the ground around 3 hours before throw-in. This allows for any mishaps you might have on the journey because after the opening titles roll, you have to be there! We usually have a bit of bia (food) which is followed by a cruinniú léirithe (production meeting), which is when you get to see all the work that has gone into preparing for the…