A new documentary, titled ‘One-Armed Wonder: The Extraordinary Story of Jimmy Hasty’ is now available to stream on UEFA TV.
The 27-minute film, which was produced and directed by Richard Milway from Noah Media, tells the story of the legendary Dundalk centre-forward who overcame the amputation of his left arm as a 14-year-old to go on and lead the Lilywhites to the league title and a history-making achievement in Europe in 1963.
Eleven years later, in 1974, Jimmy became a victim of ‘The Troubles’ when he was gunned down at point-blank range by a paramilitary on the streets of Belfast. He died at the age of 38.
With contributions from Jimmy’s former Dundalk teammates John Murphy, Davy McArdle and Francie Callan, audio excerpts from the late Jim Malone – the man who brought Jimmy to Oriel Park – and interviews with Jimmy’s wife Margaret Sheppard and his sons Paul and Martin, One-Armed Wonder: The Extraordinary Story of Jimmy Hasty is a must-watch for every Dundalk – and League of Ireland – supporter.
You can watch it here.