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 4 - Handball Duel

Like all young lads in the early 90s, Martin wants a Sega Mega Drive... but Liam is having none of it: not only is this whole computer thing just a fad, work is slow and money is tight.

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

Like all young lads in the early 90s, Martin wants-needs a Sega Mega Drive. Be gone slinky, hello magic machine. But Liam is having none of it: not only is this whole computer thing just a fad, work is slow and money is tight. So tight, in fact, the bank manager is at the door and Debra must increase the frequency of her Weight Wishers classes to earn more.

So, if Martin wants the games console, he must get a job. And where else than the swanky Royal Boyle Golf Club would such a refined young fella seek employment?

Although he isn't going to be "golf-stick maker" any time soon, they will give him a few coins for collecting lost balls, and a promotion is soon on the cards when he shows a knack on the green, becoming a caddie for Liam's nemesis, bank manager Kevin Leech.

Seeing Martin working with Leech sparks Liam's competitive edge, reigniting a long-standing rivalry that started back in the 60s over the affections of young Debra, not to mention the legendary handball duel. As the pair go head-to-head once again, it's hand versus club in the ultimate battle of old scores.

Broadcast details

Monday 10th March 2014
Sky One
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 14th March 2014 11:00pm Sky1
Sunday 28th September 2014 7:30pm Sky1
Thursday 1st January 2015 7:30am Sky1
Wednesday 18th May 2016 8:00pm Sky2
Sunday 22nd May 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
Norma Sheahan Linda
Guest cast
Simon Delaney Gerry Bonner
John O'Dowd Jim Mannion
Patrick McDonnell (as Pat McDonnell) Frank
Ruth McCabe Gwen
Louis Lovett Kevin Leech
Simon Day Sean Murphington Esq.
Danny Kehoe Barry
Jamie McIntyre Fiacra
Daithi O'Sulleabhainn Umpire
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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