The team on the day of filming at Loughshinny Beach, Fingal, Co. Dublin, 1st May 2017. From left to right Joe Voda, Terry O'Reilly, David Newton, Carpet Man, Emma Brezing, Lucy, Martin Hughes and Davey Moor.
Photo by Liam McGrath.
Photo by Liam McGrath.
Photo by Lucy Brezing.
Carpet Man with film maker Liam McGrath. Photo by David Newton
Photo by Lucy Brezing
Countless clubs, schools and individuals have been helping to collect sports balls for this art project. Here are some I would like to sincerely thank: Balbriggan FC, O'Dwyer's GAA Balbriggan, Glebe North Balbriggan FC, Laytown FC, Loughshinny FC, Balbriggan Tidy Towns, Skerries Tidy Towns, Skerries Harps GAA, Skerries Mills, Skerries Newsflash, Balbriggan Rugby Football Club, Omeath Tidy Towns, Balrothery Tidy Towns, Stamullen FC, Ballyboughal GFC, Swords Tidy Towns, Lapua FC Finland, VFL Nagold Germany, FC Iselshausen/Rohrdorf Germany, Oughterard GAA, Salthill GAA, Galway Advertiser, Ballinteer St Johns GAA, St. Maurs GAA Rush, Clan Na Gael GAA Dundalk, Sean O'Mahoney's GAA Dundalk, Dundrum GAA Co. Down, Teconnaught GAA Co. Down, Castledaly GAA, O'Connell's GFC Castelbellingham, O' Raghallaighs GFC Drogheda, Clan na Gael Dundalk, Dunboyne GAA, Redhills GAA Cavan, St. Fechins GAA Co.Louth, Ardnaree GGA Ballina, Newtown Blues GFC Drogheda, St. Mary's GAA Sligo, Centre Of Excellence Sligo, Salthill Knocknagarra GAA, Kilcloon GAA, Clogherhead Development Group Louth, LMFM, Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan, St. Patrick's N.S Slane, An Grianan Moate N.S., Balrothery N.S., Blackrock College Co. Dublin, Holmpatrick N.S. Skerries, St. Mologa's Balbriggan, St. Aiden's N. S. Monasteraden, Dunshaughlin Community College, Blackrock Tidy Towns Co.Louth, St Marys Diocean School Drogheda, Scoil Mhuire na nGael Dundalk, Clean Coasts Ireland, Clogherhead Development Group Louth, Shay from Raheny GAA, Jessica Farry, Alan Farry, Noelle Finegan, Brian O'Loughlin, Mark Fitzsimons, Joe Napiers, Ambrose McGowan, Joe Sheeran, Dennis Carr, Seamus O'Grady, Ross Leahy, Milo Newton, Colette Lawless, Ernestine Woelger, Joe Troy, Carol O'Connor, Dennis Darcy and Brian Harten at Louth Arts Office, Dick Burke, Niall Scully, Fiona Carleton, Martin Hughes, McGrath family, Maria O'Neill, Collins family, Dave & Bryn West, Joe V. Voda and Petra, Phil and Jen, Marion Gilsenan, Kathy Conlan, Venerina and Sean, Rosie and Gary Robinson, Esa Honkimaki, Eamon Doyle, Kirsi-Maria Tuomisto, David O'Shea, Heather Cassidy, Sarah Daly, Sheila Watson, Siobhan O'Leary, Sinead McCoy, Caroline McFadden, Aine Ivers, Sarah O'Neill, Denise Reddy, Rory O'Byrne, Niall McGuirk, Mick Dunne, David Kane, Malcolm Watson, Manuel Klumpp, Hermann Claus, Helmut Blaich, Kay O'Mahony, Christine Murray, John Horan, Rowan Dardis, Ian McGill, Kate Maguire, Mick Fanning, Heather Cassidy, Niall Murphy, Tony Connaghy, Eugene Flynn, Deirdre Dunne, Ciara Delaney, Cliona Brennock, Eamonn McMunn, Olaf & Odys Berthold, Aidan Murphy, Oli Mullingan, Sean Murphy, Luke Kilgarriff, Darragh McGonagle, Anne Moriarty ...
After collection, Navan & Dundalk, 21st Oct 2016
My love, admiration, and gratitude to my wife Emma, for making a thousand phone calls, you couldn't have been more generous with your time. Without you the project wouldn't exist.
A heart-felt thank you to David Newton for your essential input, your constant source of knowledge and expertise throughout the development of this project, you offered important insights and directed me to crucial books relating to the theme and assisted me in the exploration of all things trashy and fishy in the best possible way!
I am also indebted to Des Hamilton for his technical advice in connection with this project, and support and generosity over the years.
Terry O'Reilly, many thanks for being extremely helpful and for your believe in the project.
Bernie Woodcock, many thanks for your great efforts to keep the project going with your numerous donations of sports balls when we needed them most to keep up the spirits.
Thank you very much to Irene Hughes, teacher at Ashbourne Community College and TY students Emmett, Sean, Cian, Adam and Liam, for taking on the project as part of your environmental science class, and for collecting a large amount of GAA balls!
Congratulations and many thanks to Balrothery N.S., teacher Kay O'Mahony and the Green School's Committee for collecting 100 balls!
I would also like to acknowledge the support of the Arts Council of Ireland for supporting the project through the Visual Bursary Award 2017, Fingal Arts Office through the Artists Support Scheme Award 2016 and the Loughshinny Boathouse Studio Residency 2017 for this project, and also many thanks to Create Louth for the residency at Creative Spark Dundalk in 2017.
Meath Chronicle, 24th Sept. 2016