The Game: “The dead who shall live forever and the living who shall never die?”
From watching the trailer for The Game, it had us bursting with anticipation to see it, and it did not disappoint. This three-part series explores the history of hurling and the significance that it has in Irish society. It features interviews with notable GAA figures from Séan Óg Ó hAilpín to 99-year-old Dick Walsh who has been to every hurling final since 1931.
It is both emotive and poignant and truly worth the watch. Did anyone else have chills when Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh said: “The dead who shall live forever and the living who shall never die?”
Another two more episodes of The Game are to come, and it is fair to say, most people can’t wait. Check out the reactions from Twitter below. What did you think of The Game?
— Henry Shefflin (@ShefflinHenry) July 30, 2018
— AussieGleeson (@AussieGleeson) July 30, 2018
— CTL Films (@CTLFilms) July 30, 2018
“The dead who shall live forever, and the living who shall never die“
Such an honour to be involved in this powerful series! Pride. Passion. Emotion. Rivalry. Legacy. It will make you smile,tear up &give you goosebumps.Worth rewatching!
💕👏🏻🙌🏻 #TheGame #history #hurling #rte pic.twitter.com/U1sYJ7TtkG
— Anna Geary (@AnnaGCork) July 31, 2018
Many opinions & theories abound about what can be done to improve the emotional health & wellbeing of the Irish nation and its people. I think the great Séan Óg O hAilpín captures it wonderfully tonight on #thegame “The greatest human need..is to be loved and is to be accepted” pic.twitter.com/Kv1HYpaISw
— Conor Cusack (@Conor14Cusack) July 30, 2018
What a line from Sambo – "the lads you play with in the county team you make friends and get invited to their weddings – but the lads you play with in your club are the lads that will shoulder you to your grave – friends for life " #TheGame
— Mortimer Murphy (@MortimerMurphy1) July 30, 2018
#TheGame is giving me goosebumps. Haven't seen anything quite like this before. Gives a sneak peek into our sporting history, into our communities, into our psyche. Should be shown in every school. If this doesn't win awards I don't know what will. @RTEOne @gerrytweets @CTLFilms
— Niamh Fitzpatrick (@NFitzPsychology) July 30, 2018
If you missed The Game, it is now available on the RTÉ player. We already can’t wait for next week’s episode which will be broadcast on Monday 6th August at 9.30pm on RTÉ.
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