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To Be Inter-County

© Shane Stapleton 2017
This document is the property of Shane Stapleton
Copying or otherwise distributing the information contained herein is a breach of confidentiality

Contents

Documentary Premise.................................................................................1
Story Arc......................................................................................................2
In Their Words..........................................................................................3-4
Story Structure Overview.............................................................................5
Chapter Breakdowns..............................................................................6-14
Location Shoots.........................................................................................15
Budget.......................................................................................................16

© Shane Stapleton & Richard Good 2017
This document is the property of Shane Stapleton & Richard Good 2017
Copying or otherwise distributing the information contained herein is a breach of confidentiality

‘To Be Inter-County’ documentary
Club-playing GAA journalist wants to show the
public behind the curtain of today’s inter-county
player, and will immerse himself in four months of
specialised training trying to reach this elite level.
‘To Be Inter-County’ — the most authentic insight
ever into what it takes to play GAA at an elite level.
Journalist Shane Stapleton, who won an All-Ireland
club title with Cuala in 2017, wants to see if he can
get his body to the inter-county level of his brother
Paddy, a two-time All-Ireland winner with Tipperary.
Shane will spend four months training under
decorated coach Cliodhna O’Connor, whose strength
and conditioning expertise prepared Dublin to win the
Sam Maguire in 2013.
To Be Inter-County is a gritty, in-your-face look at the
punishing training regime, the strict dieting, the work/
life balancing, dealing with the media, and the social
impact of playing at the highest level through 16
punishing weeks.

Shane Stapleton lifts the All-Ireland club title with Cuala in 2017

Shane will then see if he can compete with intercounty players in their own arena — through GAA
athletic tests against top players, and in an in-house
training match with Tipperary.

Two-time All-Ireland winning brother Paddy Stapleton

GAA Journalist Shane Stapleton

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1

Story Arc

MIddle InClIne VAlue (6)

endInG VAlue (10)

Physically: optimistic, seeing results,
fitness and performance increasing
Mentally: enthusiastic, enjoying the
habit of training and feeling strong

Physically: Exceptional shape as research
suggests there will be dramatic improvements
Mentally: At peace with himself, got closure,
new-found respect.

BeGInnInG VAlue (0)
Average club player
Can Shane reach inter-county level in
18 weeks?

MIddle deClIne VAlue (2)
Physically: repetition is draining,
body is picking up injuries, but still
feeling positive results
Mentally: work/training/life balance is
skewed, dealing with new emotions
due to pushing body to the limit,
monotony of training

THe BIG ReVeAl
Research shows there will be
massive results
We previously trialled this training
over a five-week spell in our research
with dramatic results. Overall, Shane
was faster, stronger and more agile.
Examples: my calves grew from 31
inches to 39, and my jump improved
by 6cm.
It coincided with a huge performance increase with Cuala where I was
making a much bigger impact both with and without the ball. All the while, it
gave me a valuable insight into the lifestyle of an inter-county player.
I’ve no doubt that this same experiment done over 18 weeks will yield
incredible statistical results to back up on-field performance improvements.
This will show club players around the nation that with the right focus,
preparation and dedication, you too can bridge the gap to inter-county.

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Copying or otherwise distributing the information contained herein is a breach of confidentiality

2

In Their Words
Players, coaches and journalists give a
snapshot of the documentary.

david Treacy
Dublin Senior Hurler

Cliodhna O’Connor
Strength & Conditioning Coach

declan Bogue
Journalist

What’s the reality for you?

What’s happening at clubs?

Is there a growing aggression towards the media?

“The reality is you’re perceived
as a loser sometimes. One
example would be in the office.
I’ve only started recently working
full-time and you come in from
the weekend, and it’s like: ‘How
was your weekend? What you
do?’ ‘Nothing. I trained’. They
reply: ‘Well, the usual then.’ They
then turn away and talk amongst
themselves. ‘Are you coming to
this work party on Thursday?’ I
say: ‘no’. They eventually just stop
asking ya, you know that kind of
way.”

“Club players are adding strength
and power onto a shaky foundation. We’ve guys coming here
with injuries and a big injury
history. They’ve never really tried
to address it. They just try to add
more on top of it. So when you
try and build strength on bad
movement and instability, what
happens is your body starts to
break down.”

“I don’t know if it’s an aggression or it’s aping other sports.
There used to be a time not that long ago, not even ten
years ago, when on All-Ireland final day here (at Croke
Park) you went into the dressing-room afterwards and
spoke to players and they would use you as a leaning
post while they towelled themselves off and you’d get
some great colour to paint the picture. Now we’re downstairs in that drab press auditorium. I don’t know if it’s the
chicken and the egg; if it’s the room sucks all the colour out
of the journalists or if the journalists have had all the colour
sucked out of them by the room.”

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In Their Words - Continued
Paul Schutte
Dublin Senior Hurler

Brendan Maher
Tipperary Hurling Captain

Jonny Cooper
Dublin Senior Footballer

Paddy Stapleton
Recently Retired Tipperary Hurler

What’s the difference mentally?

What’s the pressure like when
you’re Tipp Captain?

What would you tell yourself at 18 about
what to expect at inter-county level?

Is the gym about getting big?

“Richie Stakelum, one of our old
Dublin managers, used say if
you got a good club player and
an inter-county player to hit
ten frees just out on your local
pitch, they’d probably have
near enough the same record.
But put that in Croke Park and
that’s where the difference is.
You see Henry Shefflin, what he
does, he can bring it out on the
biggest stage; by psychological
that’s what I mean, the coaches
want you to get the best on the
big day.”

“Every time you meet someone
that’s all they want to talk about,
it’s something you have to get
used to. People meet myself or
Paddy Stapleton around Borris-Ileigh, all they want to do is talk
about hurling. Whereas we’re
probably the opposite, you know
if we’re sitting down in the park
watching a game, we don’t
want to start talking about
Tipp.”

“That the choices you make in life, and
maybe it’s unfortunate at times, would
directly come under the umbrella of
you as an inter-county player. So what
I mean is, you know things like going
on holiday, academically, professional
opportunities, things like that. Everything stems from your involvement with
Dublin and whether you can do it, or can
go away, or can’t go to the cinema; so If
I was looking back on it now it would
be to be a little bit more prepared
as to the consequences of being
involved.”

“You want to get yourself as powerful, as stable, as hard to move,
as fast as you can and explosive
because that’s our game. We’re
not rugby players, front-rows
who need to stand there and
shove somebody back. We need
to explode out through tackles,
break tackles, we need to be able
to stop a person up, be lean, fast,
have endurance, but also have
the quickness off the spot. We
need so much that you can’t
afford to be a tank and limit
yourself to that. It’s all about
being as agile, strong and stable as you can be.”

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Story Structure Overview
Chapter no.

Visuals

description

Chapter no.

Visuals

descriptions

Inter-county interviews

Shane Training

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

Montage of
inter-county
brilliance and
Shane explaining
premise

Understanding the
commitments of an
inter-county player

Baseline
testing, laying
out training regime

Why many
talented
players don’t make
inter-county level

Establish
disconnect
between media
and players

S&C
session with
Cliodhna, progress
update

Montage of inter-county excellent; Shane as a
journalist/player

Inter-county players
training footage and
cutaways

Cliodhna running
athletic tests on
Shane in gym

Inter-county players
training footage and
cutaways

Footage from press
conferences and
media
launches

Players explain
the mentality that
separates those
who do and don’t
step up to intercounty level

Players and
journalists
describe current
lie of the land lack of access,
fear of speaking
openly etc

Showcasing
brilliance of
our games and
Shane explaining
he wants to get to
that level

Players explain
the level of
their day-to-day
commitments

Cliodhna tests
how far off elite
level Shane is,
and lays out his
training regime

Gym workout

Shane endures
tough S&C
training as coach
Cliodhna explains
practical reasons/
benefits of these
workouts

Media

Conclusion

7.

8.

Challenges of
the inter-county
lifestyle

Shane
progress update
and story of
Cuala’s All-Ireland
success

Inter-county players
training footage and
cutaways

Impact on
social life, work/
life imbalance,
mental toll of
training 9/10
months per year

Cuala championship footage. Gym
or league game
footage

All-Ireland story,
motivation for this
season, training
update

9.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

Aggression
towards media
- case study: Jim
McGuinness 2012

Paddy
Stapleton on
stepping away from
Tipp at just 31

Shane’s
struggles with
training workload

Media conclusion, healing
the disconnect

Why players
do it, advice to
18-year-old self,
is commitment
sustainable?

The big
reveal: final tests
and results

The big
reveal two: Inter-county training
match

Conclusion,
the inter-county
experience

Journalist Declan
Bogue; hidden
footage from 2012
All-Ireland

Paddy inter-county
footage. Munster
final 2015

Montage of food
preparation, driving
work, training

Brogan work place,
newsroom with
journalist(s)

Inter-county players
training footage and
cutaways

Final
athletic tests,
present results using animation

Tipperary training
game, manager
and Paddy
interview

IC pedastal
Shane working,
Cuala

Background to
Jim McGuinness
ejecting Declan
Bogue in 2012,
how it typifies a
growing distaste.
Dublin media
handler. Where
are we headed?

Why retire at 31?
Toll on body, and
on personal life.
How commitment
has changed
since he started
in 08? Contrast
inter-county with
club-only in 2017.

Day-to-day reality
of constant
training, yoga,
food preparation
,physio and work
hits home on
Shane

Can disconnect
be healed? Case
study: Bernard
Brogan on setting
up marketing
company to
monetise his
status. Advice to
players/writers.

What players
did/didn’t expect
from this lifestyle,
what they would
do differently,
how much more
commitment
amateur players
can make?

Reveal dramatic
improvements
Shane has made
in the tests, and
how close he is
to inter-county
standard

Take part in a
15-a-side inhouse training
match with
All-Ireland
champions
Tipperary - let
Tipp manager,
Paddy judge
Shane’s level

Shane summary
of results success or
failure? Talks
about the realities
of this lifestyle,
and whether
it’s sustainable,
enjoyable
5

1.

Inter-county Interviews
Shane Training

Chapters 1 - 2

Montage of
inter-county
brilliance and
Shane explaining

2.

Understanding the
commitments of
an inter-county
player

3.

Baseline testing, laying out
training regime

4.

Establishing
disconnect
between media
and players

5.

Establish
disconnect
between media/
players

6.

S&C session
with Cliodhna,
progress update

7.

Challenges of
the inter-county
lifestyle

8.

Shane progress update and
story of Cuala’s
All-Ireland success

Media
Conclusion

9.

Media 2,
fatigue, Jim McGuinness 2012
episode

10.

Paddy Stapleton on stepping
away from Tipp
at just 31

11.

Shane’s struggles with training
workload

12.

Media conclusion, healing the
disconnect

13.

Why they
do it, advice to
18-year-old self,
is this sustainable?

14.

The big
reveal: final tests
and results

15.

The big reveal
two: Inter-county
training match

16.

Conclusion,
the inter-county
experience

Chapter 1.
Montage of intercounty brilliance and
Shane explaining
premise

Chapter 2.
understanding the
commitments of an
inter-county player

Montage of top inter-county players in action
Present premise of documentary posing the following question: what does it take ‘To Be Inter-County’?

Physical
• Day-to-day workload of an inter-county player
• Training, gym, stretching, diet

Visuals: Montage Inter-county footage showing amazing feats of skill and athleticism
Fade to black: To Be Inter-County

Questions:

What is the day-to-day routine of an inter-county player?

How often do you train with the team, and on your own?

Are there misconceptions about the training you do, and the purposes of it?

What are the biggest differences between club and county players?

What was the harshest thing anyone said to you that made your transform your approach?

Who is the most inspiring person you’ve come across in your playing career?

Was there any moment in your career that made your transform? That someone said something to you that made you stop, and realise you had to radically change your approach to
get to the next level?

Explain your diet, and its importance?

What differences would I notice if I stepped out into an inter-county game?

How long would you expect someone to get up to inter-county level?

Does average person understand what it takes to play at this level?

Who am I? Shane Stapleton

GAA journalist - Analysing inter-county for a decade

All-Ireland club winner with Cuala 2017

Brother of inter-county hurler Paddy, a two-time All-Ireland winner with Tipperary

Shane has never played at inter-county level
What is my goal?

Through a rigid regime, wants to see if he can get to the level of inter-county stars such as
his brother Paddy

Visuals




Visuals

Shane as a journalist, as a club player, in the gym
Shane pucking around with Paddy
Montage of Paddy playing for Tipperary, lifting titles



Inter-county players training footage and cutaways

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1.

Inter-county Interviews
Shane Training

Chapters 3 - 4

Montage of
inter-county
brilliance and
Shane explaining

2.

Understanding the
commitments of
an inter-county
player

3.

Baseline testing, laying out
training regime

4.

5.

Establishing
disconnect
between media
and players

Establish
disconnect
between media/
players

6.

S&C session
with Cliodhna,
progress update

7.

Challenges of
the inter-county
lifestyle

8.

Shane progress update and
story of Cuala’s
All-Ireland success

Media
Conclusion

9.

Media 2,
fatigue, Jim McGuinness 2012
episode

10.

Paddy Stapleton on stepping
away from Tipp
at just 31

11.

Shane’s struggles with training
workload

12.

Media conclusion, healing the
disconnect

13.

Why they
do it, advice to
18-year-old self,
is this sustainable?

14.

The big
reveal: final tests
and results

15.

The big reveal
two: Inter-county
training match

16.

Conclusion,
the inter-county
experience

Chapter 3.
Baseline testing, laying out training regime

Test 1:

S&C coach Cliodhna O’Connor
conducts a range of athletic tests on
Shane (and explains their relevance)

Speed

Power lifting

Endurance running

Agility tests (AFL combine)

Training regime to get Shane up to inter-county level
• Three high-performance S&C sessions per week
• Dietitian outlines strict nutrition programme

Cliodhna presents results
Test 2:

GPS monitor will track distance covered by Shane in
a match with Cuala, pre-training

GPS monitor will track distance covered by Shane
in a match with Cuala, post-training - Will include
amount of sprints, and other relevant results

Visuals


Testing Footage

Questions To Cliodhna:

How far behind the average inter-county player is
Shane?

What specific areas does Shane need to focus on
improving?

Can Shane get up to the level of an inter-county player
in four months?

Chapter 4.
Why many talented
people don’t make
inter-county level
Mentality

What are the common traits of a person who
makes it at inter-county player?

What separates a club player from a county
player?

Why do so many talented players not step up
to inter-county level?

What differences on the field would you notice
between club and county level?

Is club player exposed to same commitment
and mental fatigue?

Visuals


Inter-county players training footage and cutaways

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