Moone Boy. Image shows from L to R: Sean Murphy (Chris O'Dowd), Martin (David Rawle)
Moone Boy

Moone Boy

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One
  • 2012 - 2015
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Semi-autobiographical sitcom written by Chris O'Dowd about a boy growing up in Ireland accompanied by his imaginary friend. Stars David Rawle, Chris O'Dowd, Ian O'Reilly, Deirdre O'Kane, Peter McDonald and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1 - Boylé Boylé Boylé

Summer 1990. Football fever sweeps the nation as the Republic of Ireland play in the World Cup finals for the first time.

Further details

Moone Boy. Martin (David Rawle). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions / Sprout Pictures

Spirits are high and everyone is getting behind Jack's Army, especially in Boyle where the Moone family are well and truly gripped by Italia 90. Well everyone except Liam, he'd rather take the clan away on holiday than pay attention to a foreign sport.

Martin is appalled with his father - he wants to watch Ireland's vital tie with Romania on home turf, not in Donegal. Debra isn't best pleased either but Liam gets his way and the Moones head off on their summer getaway, with Dessie and (a Marty McFly-clad) Padraic in tow.

Martin's determined to watch the match on Boyle soil however, so with Sean Murphy at his side, he sets out to thumb a lift back home. But passing cars are few and far between and, as kick-off gets closer, Martin and Sean need a plan B.

A nearby house proudly flying football colours would be just that, only the residents aren't quite what they expect.

The rest of the family, meanwhile, enjoy the match from the comfort of a pub, blissfully unaware they're missing their youngest member.


This episode was named in some listings as Boyle, Boyle, Boyle!.

Broadcast details

Monday 17th February 2014
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 22nd February 2014 1:55am Sky1
Sunday 7th September 2014 7:30pm Sky1
Tuesday 30th December 2014 7:00am Sky1
Friday 12th June 2015 5:30pm Sky1
Wednesday 27th April 2016 8:00pm Sky2

Cast & crew

David Rawle Martin
Chris O'Dowd Sean Murphy
Ian O'Reilly Padraic
Deirdre O'Kane Debra
Peter McDonald Liam
Aoife Duffin Trisha
Clare Monnelly Fidelma
Sarah White Sinead
Ronan Raftery Dessie
Norma Sheahan Linda
Guest cast
Johnny Vegas Crunchie 'Danger' Haystacks
Carlo Cretaro Italian Man
Megan Folan Nuala
Rosaleen Linehan Mourning Woman
Joseph M Kelly Packie Bonner
Illius Hegedus Bogdan
George Hamilton Commentator (Voice)
Writing team
Chris O'Dowd Writer
Nick Vincent Murphy Writer
Production team
Ian FitzGibbon Director
Ted Dowd Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Gina Carter Executive Producer
Paul Donovan Executive Producer
Chris O'Dowd Executive Producer
Lucy Lumsden Executive Producer
Nick Vincent Murphy Associate Producer
Robin Peters Editor
Ray Ball Production Designer
Ronan Johnston Composer

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