“I hope it’s shown in all secondary schools;” Viewers react to Philly McMahon’s ‘The Hardest Hit’ documentary

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Last night saw Dublin footballer Philly McMahon’s documentary The Hardest Hit air on RTE, and it has been widely praised by viewers across Ireland.

The Ballymun man, who sadly lost his brother John to a drug overdose in 2012, has been working on changing people’s lives who have been affected by drugs and aims to change the stigma connected with the issue.

The Hardest Hit followed the six-time All-Ireland winner as he trained prisoners in Mountjoy’s Progression Unit, in a bid to change the mindset and have a positive impact on their lives through sport.

“If I wasn’t playing sport would I have gone down the same route as most of the guys who hung around on Sillogue Road, probably,” the 31-year-old said.

“It just depends, it is very easy to fall into that trap because you can get a bag of drugs and walk across the road and get three or four grand for it. That’s how easy it is to be trapped.”

Here’s how viewers reacted to Philly’s important message.

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