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The Young Offenders is a TV show with so much heart it might burst

Absolute Corkers

Conor MacSweeney is one of the most delightfully earnest characters in television. He's a fifteen year-old bike thief from Cork, and the first time you see him he's prying lead off a roof with his best mate Jock O'Keefe. You rarely see him without his best mate Jock O'Keefe, in fact. They're platonic partners in so much more than crime, and in the first episode of The Young Offenders Conor launches into a big speech about how much Jock means to him. I have never been so jealous of a fictional friendship, and demand the universe furnishes me with a crime pal. We'll only steal lead and bikes from bad people, promise.

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