RTÉ's new documentary series on the history of hurling looks exceptional
Fans will definitely be watching this.
It's fitting that while the All-Ireland enters the business stages, RTÉ are about to launch The Game, their three-part documentary series on the history of hurling.
Filmed over the course of two years, the sport has never looked better because the entire feature was shot in cinema quality 4K. The documentary promises to be a celebration of hurling, exploring its origins from the mists of prehistory through to its tremendous growth over the last century and how it can justifiably claim to be the fastest/most exciting field sport in the world.
State of the art cameras, techniques and technologies were used throughout the production but that's not all. Fans are going to be treated to rare and unseen archive footage.
Essentially, prepare to see the sport like you've never seen it before.
In terms of the archive footage, there's going to be film reels shown of matches from the 1920s, 1930s and 40s - all of these were re-scanned to full HD resolution which will allow viewers to see unique and priceless material in unprecedented new detail.
Throughout the documentary, 60 major interviews were carried out and the list of contributors is extremely impressive.
Ok, take a deep breath because all of the following are involved; Henry Shefflin, Joe Canning, Lee Chin, DJ Carey, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Austin Gleeson, Anna Geary, Eddie Keher, Jimmy Barry Murphy, Anthony Daly, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Angela Downey, Ger Loughnane, Brian Cody and many more.
The Game begins Monday 30 July at 9.35pm on RTÉ One and here's the first look.
Watch The Game on @RTEOne from 30 July. The ultimate story of hurling, as told by @CTLFilms with stunning live footage, enthralling interviews and rare archival footage #RTEGAA #GAA #TheGame pic.twitter.com/O60aJpL823
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) July 16, 2018