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Just three more sleeps till 'One week in May'

posted 18 May 2018, 10:29 by Edenderry GAA   [ updated 27 Aug 2020, 14:41 ]
The countdown is well and truly on as we approach the launch of Edenderry GAA's new five episode soap opera 'One week in May'. 

The soap opera, which airs for one week only between Monday May 21st and Friday May 25th, is based on 'fictional' events that can occur in the everyday life of a GAA club. Local businesses will also feature with their sponsored ads and plenty of former and current senior footballers are likely to pop up.

"We can't give to much away but the story revolves around the chance of a lifetime for some of our players. They're afforded a huge opportunity to play a match abroad in a unique environment but the club is skint, all their money has been ring fenced for development and the treasurer won't hear of it to fund the trip" said one 
member of the two man writing team.

"There are plenty of twists along the way. The money becomes available through an unlikely and unorthodox method and some prominent club members get their hands very dirty along the way. Guys who you think are squeaky clean turn out to have a dark side but like all good villains they have plenty of accomplices/minions to help them along, some of whom are members of the senior football team" said the second member of the writing team.

The five episodes were commissioned by the club treasurer Ellie Mooney on the basis that it didn't cost anything and the two man writing team were given a budget and salary of €0. 

(Treasurer Ellie Mooney (left) was unwilling to fund the mini series with the clubs money)

"We had plenty of material to work with as there is always something dodgy going on in the world of GAA, especially around Edenderry, but we said to ourselves we'd limit it to five episodes. If they're a success Ellie might throw us a few bob from the bingo takings and we could get a few pints in Byrnes bar Saturday night" stated the head writer.

Edenderry GAA website can exclusively reveal that 'The Set-Up', 'The Schemer', 'Second Attempt', 'The Hand Picked Panel' and 'The Trip' will be the name of the five episodes.

The question of who exactly is Edenderry's Keyser Soze won't be answered until the very end of Friday evening's episode when things take an unexpected turn. 

"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist" - Verbal Kint

Who is Edenderry's Keyser Soze?

"Gripping, thrilling, edge of your seat material" The Offaly Express

"There was less rogues in the Government in the 80's than there is in that club" - Bertie Ahern

"Wow, what a story. It has everything you'd expect in a GAA club, particularly corruption" - Vladimir Putin

"I have no recollection of the event in question" - Bill Clinton

"Just you wait till I get my hands on that Jack Guing I'll reddin his a**e" - Eileen Guing

"I can't believe I didn't make the squad. It was all expenses paid" - Colm Byrne

"It's 'Fake News' and I love it" - Donald Trump

"This show belongs on Broadway" - William Shatner

"In my personal & professional opinion, I don't think we'll ever see that man again" - Retired Garda Niall O'Leary

"Willie Forde yea? He'll do nothing ya hear me. NOTHING!" - Conor McGregor

"It was a great story from start to finish. PS, I think Dublin should be split in two" - Colm O'Rourke