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The Game GAA Documentary

  • 31-07-2018 11:09am
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    Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭ sliabh 1956


    Really enjoyed it last night especially Sean Og's contribution


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,620 ✭✭✭ fergus1001


    Just finnished watching this on the RTE Player

    I must say its an absolute masterpiece, i found myself with a deep sense of proudness to call myself Irish the way it portrayed how hurling (in some parts of the country) is the life blood of local communities and the foundation which holds them together

    at least i can point to one program im happy that got made using our licence fee's


  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ puzl


    I thought it was superb. Especially episode 3 on the breakthroughs. Poor old A Daly was in bits talking about it. You could really feel the passion they have for their jersey. Great to see so many faces that have faded from the limelight getting a chance to regale their glory days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,620 ✭✭✭ fergus1001


    puzl wrote: »
    I thought it was superb. Especially episode 3 on the breakthroughs. Poor old A Daly was in bits talking about it. You could really feel the passion they have for their jersey. Great to see so many faces that have faded from the limelight getting a chance to regale their glory days.

    Nice that they expanded it to others such as kitmen and fans also one old man 100 years old !


  • Registered Users Posts: 307 ✭✭ Exiled1


    Overall enjoyed the programmes. I thought the third one was weakest, in that there were too many celebrity talkers.
    A few problems though....
    The programme seemed to set out and was promoted as a history of hurling since the foundation of the GAA, If so, it was a thin production. It focused on three eras, early days, the 30s to 60s and the modern era. It tried to cover far too much ground in such a short time as three fifty minute programmes. However it is the style of modern programme m making ....just look at Miriam O'Callaghan's 1968 programme last night to see the same.
    There was no mention of Antrim, Offaly, Westmeath, Kerry, Laois, Dublin other than a bit of Cuala almost as an afterthought. Dalys input was brilliant but the focus on Clare was over egged. The series concentrated mainly on the big three for much of its content.
    There was but one note of criticism beyond the overall hagiography. That was the madness of the Tipp/Kilkenny rivalry in 1968 where Tom Walsh lost an eye in the All Ireland final.
    The filming was sumptuous with huge efforts on upgrading old film etc.
    It was great to see RTE come up with such a series and it contrasts with their often mindless coverage of hurling elsewhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭ Realt Dearg Sec


    Lads sorry to bump an old thread but I am wondering if there's anywhere you can get this documentary. The RTE player doesn't seem to have it. It was on Youtube but it seems to have been taken down. Would have thought after going to the trouble of making it, RTE might want people to be able to watch it somehow!

    Teaching a course to American students on mythology and covering Cuchulainn, so saw it as an excuse to introduce them to hurling (it doesn't usually take much in the way of excuses for me to bring it up). But I can't find the doc anywhere, and I know there was a bit in it on that link with mythology. Any help much appreciated!

    EDIT: I did find it on the RTE Player, but it won't let me access it outside Ireland, so, I suppose any other suggestions are welcome!

    EDIT: Found a reddit thread where someone asked the same question. In case anyone is wondering, without me linking to anything that might be dodgy, there is a good link if by any chance anyone else is looking for this!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


    Has anyone read the book of Rouses? Anything different in it to what's in this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,492 ✭✭✭ zetecescort




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,023 ✭✭✭ Speakerboxx



    Sorry to dig up old thread.

    Anyone know where i could get the music credits to this. Unbelievable music and documentary.


  • Registered Users Posts: 830 ✭✭✭ carq


    this doc still somewhere - wouldnt mind giving it a watch.
    The only thing I see on RTE player is Skin in the game with Anna Geary - no thanks!


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