The late Barney Curley is the subject of a new documentary programme to air on RTÉ One tonight (Monday, October 11).

'Barney Curley: The Man Who Beat the Bookies', will follow the extraordinary story of the racehorse owner and punter, Barney, who died earlier this year.

Featuring unseen interviews, the documentary explores the Irvinestown native's tough origins as a Catholic in Fermanagh, through his audacious betting coups and his charitable decision to “give a little back” by donating all of his winnings to charity and die penniless.

'Barney Curley: The Man who Beat the Bookies' is a True Films production for RTÉ and BBC Northern Ireland and can be viewed on RTÉ One tonight at 9.35pm.