RTE Television

Sport Review 2010

A series of programmes looking back at Ireland's sporting success in 2010.


Chasing Sam

RTÉ Two, Saturday 25 December 2010, 7.55pm

The 2010 football championship was one of the best football championships in years packed with controversy, great matches and epic drama. Chasing Sam looks back on the 2010 season through the eyes of those involved as Cork's 20 year pursuit of Sam Maguire finally reached a victorious conclusion.

Tipping Point

RTÉ Two, Saturday 25 December 2010, 8.50pm

One of the greatest All Ireland Hurling Finals of all time - September 5th 2010 saw history made and history denied in the same afternoon. As neighbours Tipperary and Kilkenny took their faction fight to the ultimate theatre of sport - Croke Park. Tipping Point recalls the thoughts, emotions and memories of that fateful day through the eyes of the principal characters.

World Cup 2010 - The Most Dramatic Moments

RTÉ Two, Sunday 26 December 2010, 8.30pm

Relive the World Cup as we countdown the most sensational incidents from this summer's spectacular event in South Africa. From England's missing goal to the French implosion, the extraordinary climax to the Ghana v Uruguay match to the Netherlands going crazy in the final, we'll reflect on the moments that made the World Cup so memorable. The Après Match team will also be along to provide their unique insight of the World Cup.

From Russia with Glove

RTÉ Two, Monday 27 December 2010, 8.00pm

Five medals - one gold, one silver and three bronze. That was the incredible haul that Irish boxers brought home from this year's European Boxing Championships - an achievement that marks them out as one of the most successful Irish teams of all time.

It's been 19 years since Ireland has celebrated a European boxing champion. It's been 12 years since we won a silver. Ireland's five medals in Moscow last June - 1 gold (Paddy Barnes), 1 silver (Darren O'Neill) and 3 bronze (Ken Egan, Tyrone McCullagh, Eric Donovan) - lifted the nation to second overall in the final medals table, behind mighty Russia, and ahead of 40 other countries.

"This is a record-breaking day for Irish boxing." That was the response of an emotional Irish coach Billy Walsh, as he dedicated the squad's success to the memory of Darren Sutherland.

From Russia With Glove is an hour-long special, celebrating the best performance by an Irish boxing team in the modern era. The programme is presented by Marty Morrissey, who has followed the Irish boxers since the World Championships in 2006, and who was there in Moscow for every punch. Enjoy again the best of the Irish action, including all the main medal fights, as well as personal interviews and never before seen behind-the-scenes footage, some of it shot by the boxers themselves.

The Stories of our Success

RTÉ Two, Tuesday 28 December, 7.30pm

2010 was a year brimming with sporting headlines. Katie Taylor became World champion once again and was named World female boxer of the year, AP McCoy finally tasted Grand National success at the 15th time of asking while Lar Corbett's three goal blitz in the All Ireland Hurling final halted Kilkenny's drive-for-five. Joanne Cantwell looks back at 12 months of Irish sporting excellence.

Sport Review 2010
  • Chasing Sam: RTÉ Two, Saturday 25 December 2010, 7.55pm
  • Tipping Point: RTÉ Two, Saturday 25 December 2010, 8.50pm
  • World Cup 2010 - The Most Dramatic Moments: RTÉ Two, Sunday 26 December 2010, 8.30pm
  • From Russia with Glove: RTÉ Two, Monday 27 December 2010, 8.00pm
  • The Stories of our Success: RTÉ Two, Tuesday 28 December, 7.30pm