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1 of 1 Jim and Barry from Horslips: catch them at their peak in 1976, on TG4
Jim and Barry from Horslips: catch them at their peak in 1976, on TG4

Limerick face the winner of the Wexford v Waterford qualifier (Throw in, 2.00pm)  followed by Dublin v Tipperary in the Senior Hurling Championship, on The Sunday Game Live, RTÉ Two, from 1.30pm. Into the West: Ramadan in Mayo (5.40pm RTÉ One) is a short film on three young Muslims in Ballyhaunis. Horslips Ar Stáitse (9.00pm TG4) revisits the glory days of the kings of Celtic rock.

The Sunday Game Live

1.30pm RTÉ Two

Michael Lyster presents a live double header of All Ireland Senior Hurling quarter-final action from Thurles. First up Limerick face the winner of the Wexford v Waterford qualifier (Throw in, 2.00pm)  followed by Dublin v Tipperary (Throw-in 4.00pm). Check out The Sunday Game at 9.30pm on RTÉ Two, in which Des Cahill and guests take a look back at the weekend’s GAA Championship action.

Into the West: Ramadan in Mayo

5.40pm RTÉ One

This documentary focuses on three young men from Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo during the holy Muslim month of fasting. Ballyhaunis Mosque, built in 1987, was one of the first mosques established in Ireland. Built to accommodate the many Muslim workers in the town’s Halal meat plants, the mosque provided a focal point for a vibrant Muslim community that gathered in the town. Today, the sons of the young men who came here to work in the 1980′s are themselves making their way in this busy market town. Waqar-Ul-Hassan is pictured below, in Ballyhaunis.

Horslips Ar Stáitse

9.00pm TG4

Horslips brought 17-year-old Irish teens to some other place, some strange nirvana of their imaginations. If Jethro Tull, who were their natural forefathers, had come to the Festival Hall in Gorey instead of them, say, in the summer of 1973, it would not have been the same thing. They were the business, and there was something spooky and ethereal about songs like Hall of Mirrors and Furniture, and Bacchanalian exuberance in The High Reel, Dearg Doom and Johnny's Wedding. Here some of these tracks and others from this 1976 concert, filmed at the National Stadium, Dublin. Picture shows late-period Horslips - catch them as young lads on this wonderful slice of vintage TV.

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