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Sports Life Stories: Barry McGuigan

  • Episode: 

    3 of 7

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Wed 27 Mar 2013
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    10.35pm - 11.35pm
  • Week: 

    Week 13 2013 : Sat 23 Mar - Fri 29 Mar
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Tonight’s episode focuses on the legendary Clones Cyclone Barry McGuigan, who talks candidly about the glory and tragedy of his journey to becoming Champion of the World, and the history he made in uniting Ireland during the worst days of the Troubles. 

Series overview:
Featuring top names from Rugby World Cup winners to Olympic gold medalists, Sports Life Stories focuses on the lives of iconic sporting figures.
Each of the seven episodes tells the tale of a sporting legend, allowing each individual to open up about their careers and personal lives, and showing how the impact of their achievements can reach into people's daily lives and even into politics.
The weekly series features:
Footballer Fabrice Muamba
Rugby player Gareth Thomas
Boxer Barry McGuigan
Snooker player Ronnie O’Sullivan
Boxer Amir Khan
Rugby player Lawrence Dallaglio
Athlete Dame Kelly Holmes
Contributions from friends and admirers including familiar faces such as Mickey Rourke, Sir Clive Woodward, Michael Vaughan and Jimmy White reflect on and provide insight into the lives and achievements of each sportsperson.