Former Corofin and Galway star Kieran Fitzgerald with his wife Emer Flaherty.

Tonight: Kieran Fitzgerald on Laochra Gael

VIDEO: Fitzy opens up about love, football and life

FORMER Corofin and Galway footballer Kieran Fitzgerald will appear on the superb sports series, Laochra Gael, on TG4 this evening (Thursday) at 9:30pm.

Kieran burst onto the scene in 2001, winning the All-Ireland and an All-Star at just 20 years of age. A few years later, he was dealt a crushing blow when his girlfriend, Máiréad Meehan, lost her battle with cancer.

Under a cloud of grief following Máiréad’s passing, Kieran’s love for the game declined. He eventually found rejuvenation with his club, Corofin, performing heroics to win an extraordinary three All-Ireland club titles in a row in his late thirties.

Directed by Cormac Morel, the episode also includes interviews with his wife Emer Flaherty, Michael Meehan, Gary Sice, Stephen Rochford, Sean Moran and Máire Ní Bhraonáin.

See a preview of the show here