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Students make documentary on former GAA star Jamie Wall Students make documentary on former GAA star Jamie Wall


MIC students make documentary on former GAA star Jamie Wall



A group of final year media students in Mary Immaculate College have documented the moving story of former Cork dual player Jamie Wall and his recovery from a spinal injury.

Wall, a former student of the college, had enjoyed nothing but success and was a major player in the Rebels 2010 All-Ireland minor football team that lost to Tyrone and played for three years on the U-21 team, while also claiming a place on the 2012 and 2013 U-21 hurling squads.

However he was cruelly struck down with injury in June of last year. He was diagnosed with an epidural abscess on the spine, which has since left him paralysed from the midriff down, but the bravery demonstrated in the documentary of his battle to resume at the very least walking has won admirers all over the country.

Jamie has persevered as an inspirational and motivational character who never gives up and is constantly striving to get back to his full health. Having to go through such adverse challenges yet maintaining and continuing in perseverance with an amazing positive attitude continues to not only inspire and touch those who know him but has also embraced the wider community with his passion and strength to keep battling forward.



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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.