Marooned (2004 film)

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Directed byPat Collins
StarringPáidí Ó Sé
Country of originIreland
Running time1 hour

Marooned is an hour-long fly-on-the-wall documentary which followed the success of the Westmeath senior football team that won the 2004 Leinster Senior Football Championship Final, the county's first ever title at senior level, under the guidance of Páidí Ó Sé.

The documentary focused on Ó Sé who had taken over as Westmeath manager after departing Kerry in acrimonious circumstances. During Marooned Ó Sé admitted that managing Westmeath against his former team was "the hardest day of my life outside bereavements and things like that".[1]

First shown on RTÉ One, RTÉ again aired Marooned in January 2013 following Ó Sé's death the previous month.[2] Setanta Sports also aired it twice over the Christmas period - 21 December at 21.45 and 29 December at 22.30.[3]

Pat Collins, known for films on the writers John McGahern and Michael Hartnett, directed.[4]


  1. ^ Keys, Colm (17 December 2012). "Torture of being in dugout against team he loved". Irish Independent. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Páidí Ó Sé documentary 'Marooned' on RTÉ tonight". Westmeath Independent. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  3. ^ Fortune, Michelle (20 December 2012). "Setanta to broadcast Marooned". Setanta Sports. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  4. ^ Sweeney, Eamonn (24 December 2012). "Páidí: It was a wonderful life". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 24 December 2012.

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