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    • Director

      Liam McGrath

    • Credits

      Producers: Robert Walpole, Paddy Breathnach

  • Category


Liam McGrath’s feature-length documentary presents two years in the life of Francis Barrett, a 19-year-old Traveller and amateur light-welterweight boxer from Galway as he fulfils a life-long dream by representing Ireland at the Olympic games in Atlanta 1996, and then attempts to continue his success under the mentorship of his close friend Chick Gillen.

Notes by Sunniva O'Flynn.

76 minutes, Ireland/UK, 1999, Colour

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