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Hey Prestel - German is right

Der Regisseur des Films, Peter Prestel, beobachtete die Vorbereitungen des All-Ireland-Hurling Finales. Bei der Auswahl der Mannschaft, die im Film begleitet werden sollte, hatte er einen guten Riecher! Das war auch für die Irische Presse höchst bemerkenswert:

WHEN the whole Country was writing off Offaly this season, German television company Sued Westfunk (sounds like a trendy night-club in Limerick) showed extraordinary faith. Way back at the start of the season, Peter Prestel and his team arrived in Ireland to film the early stages of a documentary on hurling. They chose Offaly as their location in the hope that the county hurlers would still be in action when they come back to finish the documentary on All-Ireland week. And sure enough, Prestel has been spotted skulking around the streets of Birr these past few days, wearing a smug smile. Offaly are still going strong. Prestel would not say if he backed up his confidence with a few quid in the bookies. Could he have known that Babs was going to do what Babs did? And Joe Dooley? And Jimmy Cooney?

Prestel was in St. Brendan's Community School yesterday, filming the latest bright young hurler, 15-year-old Stephen Browne, in action. Offaly's 1981 All-Ireland captain Padraig Horan, a teacher in the school was in the vicinity. Brian Whelehan will also feature on the end-product. Prestel's clairvoyance surpasses that of one well-known hurling writer, who stumbled on an old paper the other day to discover that he has tipped Offaly to win the All-Ireland back in May. "I had forgotten all about it", he remarked,"and I tipped them to lose all three Clare matches so I can`t really boast about the first prediction."

(Irish Independent, 10. September, 1998)

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