The Mythical Mick Murphy- In Development

We are very pleased to have development of our proposed documentary on Irish cycling legend, ‘Ironman’ Mick Murphy off the ground. Development was funded by RTE and Northern Ireland Screen.

Since first coming across Mick’s scarcely believable story while covering The An Post Ras a few years ago his legend got a hold of us and we have been unable to shake it off without making an attempt to bring his story to the attention of a wider audience.

Mick Murphy was a homeless drifter who won one of the greatest prizes in Irish sport in 1958. He won cycling’s Ras Tailteann, but was a social outcast whose eccentricities and circus background stoked a fire of semi-mythological tales and fear that set him apart from his contemporaries. He lived an extraordinary life, of which winning the Ras was only one part.

We have a taster edited and are pedalling as hard as he did to get a full documentary up and away. RIP Mick Murphy, Cahirsiveen, County Kerry.