RTÉ's new documentary series on the history of hurling releases an excellent new trailer 2 years ago

RTÉ's new documentary series on the history of hurling releases an excellent new trailer

It starts tonight and is essential for fans of the great game. Don't miss it.

In terms of a marketing push, the GAA and RTÉ couldn't have asked for anything better than the two matches that unfolded over the weekend at Croke Park.

After Limerick's remarkable display of heart, skill and tenacity saw them book a spot in the All-Ireland final, hurling fans around the country are also salivating at the prospect of Clare taking on Galway again.

Hell, the final whistle blew on Saturday and our nerves still haven't recovered!

2018 will see a new chapter written in hurling history but as stated before, RTÉ's new three-part documentary series on the game airs tonight and it looks absolutely essential for anyone that loves the sport.

As stated in their official synopsis : The game has become faster, deadlier, more athletic, more disbelieving, and its still spinning forward apace. And yet the more hurling changes, the more it stays the same :- players come and go, titles are won and lost and the game remains as vibrant, joyous, urgent and affirming as ever."

In many ways, this promises to be the most immersive portrayal of hurling ever made as the filmmakers use state of the art cameras, techniques and technologies throughout the course of filming.

Aside from this, viewers are also going to be treated to rare and unseen archive footage - there's going to be film reels shown of matches from the 1920s, 1930s and 40s which were re-scanned to full HD resolution.

Throughout the documentary, 60 major interviews were carried out and the list of contributors is extremely impressive.

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.

Here's a small taste of what's in store when The Game airs tonight at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.