Father Ted: Season 3, Episode 5

Escape from Victory (10 Apr. 1998)

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Father Ted comes up with a scheme to win a football match against Father Dick Byrne.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Dermot Morgan ...
Frank Kelly ...
Maurice O'Donoghue ...
Don Wycherley ...
Father Niall Haverty
Birdy Sweeney ...
Father Cullen
Charles Simon ...
Father Jim
Conor Evans ...
Father Romeo Sensini
Peter Dix ...
Craggy Island's Goalkeeper
Jason Byrne ...
Doreen Keogh ...
Mrs. Doyle's Friend
Miriam Kelly ...
Mrs. Doyle's Other Friend


The time has come for the Craggy Island priests to take on their Rugged Island counterparts at the annual five a side football match but with Dougal not fit for anything beyond guarding the line flags all the players are extremely old - one in fact dying before he can make the game. Rugged Island have a secret weapon - the fitter Italian Father Romeo Sensini, who puts them in the lead. Craggy Island do eventually win but are exposed as cheats and disqualified with Ted having to pay a forfeit - kicking Bishop Brennan up the arse. Written by don @ minifie-1

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This episode marks the final appearances of Father Dick Byrne (Maurice O'Donoghue) and Father Cyril MacDuff (Don Wycherley) on the series. See more »


Right after Fr. Jack unwittingly makes a goal during the football match, Fr. Dick Byrne is shown wearing a wedding ring on his left hand. Catholic priests aren't permitted to get married. See more »


Mrs. Doyle: Football, football, football, football, football, football, football, football, football... what you men see in it, I don't know.
Mrs. Doyle: A load of men kicking a bit of leather around a field...
Mrs. Doyle: You men, the things you think are "great fun". Like going to the films, a load of men sitting around looking at films! And rollercoasters, a load of men in a rollercoaster going up and down on a big metal track! And sailing, a load of men in a big boat floating around in the sea! And shouting, a...
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