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Recruits tell TEN about army life
31 Aug 2015 10:10
With the new, two-part Irish Defence Forces documentary Recruits beginning on RTÉ One on Monday August 31 at 9:35pm, TEN has been hearing about army life from two of the stars of the series, Pte Darragh O'Boyle and Pte Stacey Kehoe.
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RTÉ cameras have been given unprecedented access for the documentary, which follows a 40-strong platoon as they "face the most gruelling challenge of their lives".
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"I wasn't expecting it to be as mentally tough as it was," revealed Pte O'Boyle. "You're not home for weeks and weeks, and I was living at home. That was a big thing for me."
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"The way the training's lined out is challenging and robust," added Pte Kehoe. "So you don't know what to see [expect] as an outsider coming into the Army, as a civilian going into a recruit."
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You can find out how the young soldiers fare on RTÉ One on Monday August 31 and Tuesday September 1 at 9:35pm.
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