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Never Knocked Down

Sean Mannion is a boxer from Connemara who has been compared to Muhammad Ali - So, how did this quiet humble hero from the West of Ireland blaze a trail to a World Title shot in Madison Square Gardens in 1984? ...

Documentary Maker: ZoŽ Comyns

ZoŽ Comyns is an awarding winning Independent Radio Producer.

ZoŽ has written and produced two radio dramas - Flights of Fancy starring Alan Stanford and Frank Kelly broadcast in 2012 which won the New York Festivals Best Writing Award 2012 and Another Blooming Day starring Ruth McCabe which won the PPI Award for Best Drama in 2009.

She has produced a number of documentaries for radio; on Irish Pub Culture, Have you no Homes to Go to?, on Irish Grandmothers, Yer at Yer Granny's on the relationship with Irish people and their grandmothers as well as 13 part series, Crossing Boundaries: The Experience of Migrant Woman in Ireland.

She was the producer of the weekly Arts and Culture show Culture Shock for Newstalk 106-108fm for 3 years which won a silver PPI Award in 2010.

Prior to radio, she worked in television; she has considerable experience in the research and production of programming and has worked on a documentary for SBS Australia that explored the intergenerational experience of Cancer and its therapeutic treatment through Opera Therapy which won a Silver Hugo award in Documentary: Arts/Humanities (Chicago International Film Festival) 2006.

ZoŽ Comyns was Assistant Producer on a feature length documentary 'Where Was Your Family During the Famine'? for RTE1 tracing the family roots of 3 well known individuals back to the period of the Famine. She has researched almost 20 short form documentaries including those for broadcast on RTE 1 for the series Three 60 and Capital D.

ZoŽ is also a part -time lecturer in Dublin City University where she guides workshops on Writing for Radio in the Communications Department.

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