Saturday February 22, 2020

Tracing the brawny roots of hurling

If I’m somewhat puzzled as to where the next two programmes will take us, the first episode of The Game was remarkable for the expressively articulate, passionate and intelligent contributions of players and pundits alike

5th August, 2018
Hurling action from 1971 at Croke Park: The Game (RTÉ One), a three-part paean to the ancient sport, pucked off with a trip down memory lane

The Game RTÉ One

Searching for Shergar RTÉ One, BBC Two

‘Hurling’s a game for the gods,” said Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh in a voice familiar to me since sixth class in primary school. “And gods play it.” The voice delivered the message with a little awe, probably the same kind of awe with which we regarded him in the schoolroom, and comes from a man equal to his predecessor...

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