A new documentary simply entitled Seán, follows the story of Seán Boylan back to his childhood, uncovering how an unassuming young boy with “not a notion in the world” ended up becoming one of the longest serving and most successful managers in the history of the GAA.
Boylan managed the Meath Senior Football team for 23 years, during which he led them to win 4 All Ireland Senior Football Championships, 3 National Football League Titles and 8 Leinster Senior Football Championships.
Alongside all of this he ran a thriving herbal medicine business passed down through generations of his family.
The documentary weaves the twist and turns of his personal life with the incredible success story of Seán Boylan the football manager.
Steeped in GAA nostalgia with lots of archive footage, the documentary features interviews with former iconic players, including Colm O’Rourke, Graham Geraghty and Trevor Giles. As they express their immense respect and gratitude for him, we uncover how Boylan was more than just a manager both on and off the pitch.
This heart warming and insightful documentary reveals a vulnerable, inspiring and empathetic side to Seán that will endear him all the more to GAA fans across the island of Ireland.
The documentary airs on RTE One on Thursday 6th August @ 10.10 p.m.