‘Réabhlóid GAA’ Hurling Documentary on TG4 – Wednesday 16th December at 9.30 pm
TG4 will be broadcasting a new one hour documentary on Hurling in the ’90s on Wednesday at 9.30 pm (16th December).
Réabhlóid GAA is a new one-hour documentary that tells the story of how hurling redefined itself as a sport in the 1990s to truly become our national game.
For over a century, the hurling spoils were shared among the traditional three superpowers of Cork, Kilkenny, and Tipperary.
As the decade began there was no sign of the aristocracy being unseated. Then, in five minutes in 1994, the hurlers of Offaly sparked a revolution. Along came a collection of upstarts to destroy the old order, and go down in history as Ireland’s most charismatic, colourful, and enduring personalities.
This is their story, their words, and their deeds – in the defining period of modern hurling history. Réabhlóid GAA digs deep into an extensive archive of classic GAA shows- from Breaking Ball, Road to Croker, Committee Room, Championship Matters, Thank GAA It’s Friday – weaving together archive interviews with unforgettable action from some of the greatest games of all time. Featuring, among others, Davy Fitzgerald, Ger Loughnane, Brian Whelahan, Johnny Dooley, Johnny Pilkington, Liam Griffin, Martin Storey, all in their heyday, these are the winners writing the history as they lived it.
This is an epic retelling of an extraordinary time, from Offaly’s astonishing comeback, Biddy Early being banished in the Banner, the Boys of Wexford marching across the border, and the outrageous trilogy of 98, all played out in a rapidly evolving social and cultural landscape.
Check out the trailer on YouTube.