Last night’s latest instalment of Laochra Gael came in for rave reviews from Twitter viewers after featuring Cork legend Briege Corkery.
Corkery won a remarkable 18 All-Ireland titles with the Rebel County between football and camogie, as well as 16 All Star awards, before retiring nearly two years ago.
Last night’s episode included a warm tribute to the late Eamonn Ryan, who passed away this past January helped Cork ladies to unprecedented success during his tenure as manager.
Here were some of the tweets during and after last night’s show:
There's something inherently Irish about Briege Corkery that kind if warms your soul. What a role model #LaochraGael— Dan Kearney (@dankearney48) April 8, 2021
Briege Corkery is a legend. And a great character— Niall McNamee (@niallmc14) April 8, 2021
One of the best @Laochra_Gael to date! Briege Corkery was an absolute baller! 18 All-Irelands, 16 All-stars, stone mason, farmer and a mother! A class act! 👍🏻— Arron Graffin (@AGraffin) April 8, 2021
Briege Corkery could have been given an 8 part Netflix original series to fit in all that she’s done. Some woman!! #LaochraGael— Kane Looney (@kane_looney) April 8, 2021
Fantastic @GAA_BEO llaochera Gael with Briege Corkery . Inspirational person surrounded by best athletes Cork has ever seen. Sad to remember Eamonn Ryan but legacy also will live on. Briege Corkery 18 All Ireland’s.— Tony Davis (@allireland1) April 8, 2021
Another top class #LaochraGael 👍 brilliant and riveting look-back at a true legend and warrior, 18 All-Ireland medals and a phenomenal ambassador as well for both codes, top stuff from @SportTG4 again #BriegeCorkery lovely touch as well to remember the late, great Eamonn Ryan 👏— Gavin Whelan (@WhelanGavin) April 8, 2021
@SportTG4 have outdone themselves again with a brilliant program on the great Briege Corkery. Very inspirational watching and great to look back on the great teams she played on. #LaochraGael #tg4 #BriegeCorkery #camogie #lgfa #gaa— James Moynagh (@MoynaghJames) April 8, 2021
Laochra Gael is getting better and better. Briege Corkery, what a hero and legend. One of the best GAA heroes Cork has ever produced. Let’s hope her son and daughter are carrying on where she left off in 20 years! @Laochra_Gael @SportTG4 @TG4TV— Mark Mc Donnell (@rebelm89) April 8, 2021
Sometimes when ya play a sport for a long time ya need the odd moment of being re-inspired. @Laochra_Gael did it tonight in spades with Briege Corkery's episode. Rekindling the simplicity of just enjoying the game we are lucky enough to play. #camogie— Sabrina Larkin (@sabrina_larkin) April 8, 2021
There’ll only ever be one Briege Corkery!!!— Anna Geary (@AnnaGCork) April 9, 2021
Great @Laochra_Gael on @corkery5 !! She put her own unique stamp on @OfficialCamogie & @LadiesFootball ... I hardly ever saw Briege stretch - she didn’t need it 😂
Some woman to tear up the field to get a valuable,team lifting score!