Joy turns to disappointment for D'Unbelievables when Dara Ó Briain presents them with a prize.
The comedy duo D'Unbelievables comprising Jon Kenny and Pat Shortt are the guests on ‘Echo Elevens’ the fantasy league segment of ‘Echo Island’. D’unbelievables are representing the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) parish of Glengoolie. The club founded in 1899 by Cannon Cormac Ryan confusingly has numerous team members bearing the name Ryan.
Glengoolie is a hurling parish,
It’s a small ball parish. Oh the small ball’s your only man I tell you, the small ball and the stick.
The Glengoolie players are versatile and
We’ve a style of our own alright, there’s no doubt about it.
D’unbelievables have been voted the winners of the ‘Echo Elevens’ celebrity league, beating off stiff competition from ‘Fair City’, ‘The End’ and ‘The Grip’. They duo are mistakenly given the envelope containing a Valentine’s Day competition prize. They are delighted to win an all expenses paid romantic weekend trip to London. This prize is retracted and their actual prize is £27.50 to spend on electrical goods in Electricityland in Ballinasloe, County Galway.
The disgruntled duo walk off the set, complaining they have not yet been reimbursed for their bus trip to RTÉ or even been given enough money to buy a bag of chips.
'Echo Island' was a young people's television programme on RTÉ Network 2 that was broadcast as part of 'The Den'. It was preceded by 'Jo Maxi' and followed by 'Sting' on Network 2. It first aired in September 1994 with two episodes a week and grew to four episodes a week - two in English and two in Irish - in 1995. It ran for six seasons and concluded in June 1999.
This episode of ‘Echo Island’ was broadcast on 1 February 1996. The presenter is Dara Ó Briain.