New York GAA player CJ Molloy joined Dubliners Diarmuid Connolly and Shane Carthy to create a clips, for Peile Star, showcasing their mad Gaelic football skills on the streets of Dublin.
Peil Star, based out of Belfast, creates street Gaelic football short-films, which showcase the skills and fun of Gaelic football being played on the street. Their latest film “Peil Star 2” was filmed in Irishtown, Ringsend, at the 3Arena and on the River Liffey, at O’Connell Street. The idea behind these films is to inspire Gaelic footballers of all ages to re-create the skills which they see performed by GAA stars.
Molloy, was born and bred in The Bronx, in New York. Known as “Big Ceej,” Molloy has represented New York at all levels in Gaelic football. It’s no wonder as he comes from GAA royalty including his uncle Anthony Molloy, who was captain of the Donegal All-Ireland winning team, in 1992. Not only that but his father, Connie was a New York GAA player and manager.
He made his New York senior debut in a 2008 defeat by Leitrim when he was 19. Having attended Fordham Prep, Molloy was given a basketball scholarship at Union College. After which he moved to Ireland to further pursue his legal career. Part of Jim McGuinness Donegal squad in 2014, he is currently lining out his “home” club of Ardara, in Donegal. Molloy is currently working for McCann Fitzgerald, a law firm in Dublin.
Performing alongside Molloy in the newest film is Diarmuid Connolly an All-star and three-time All-Ireland winner. “Diarmo” is currently starting on Jim Gavin’s team and arguably the best GAA playing in the game today.
The last, but not least, performer is Shane Carthy, also from Dublin. “Shano” is a dual senior county footballer having represented both New York and Dublin at senior level. Carthy attended high school in New York. Previously he has lined out for Shannon Gaels and Dublin NYC. He is an All-Ireland club championship winner with his club St. Vincents. He is presently a member of Jim Gavin’s Dublin senior panel.
These short film, Peil Star, came to be after a change meeting between Waterford native, Brian O’Connor, an ex-Donegal NYC and New York County GAA footballer, and Peter Adams, an internationally acclaimed BMX videographer
Here’s a previous video by Peil Star featured four of Ulsters top Gaelic footballers, including Ryan Mchugh from Donegal.
Planned future developments for Peil Star included a hurling version and a ladies’ football film. The group are currently sourcing revenue and potential sponsors.
For more information check out their Facebook page here.