It's not often that RTÉ properly fulfils its remit as a public service broadcaster, but its hurling documentary series The Game is up there with the finest work the station has created. Ahead of Sunday's All-Ireland hurling final, another episode of The Game was aired last night called 'The Big Show'. The episode focuses on the glory and pain of All-Ireland final day and includes some footage that wasn't used in the original three episodes. We started last August in Croke Park with Limerick winning Liam MacCarthy and along the way met Daithi Regan, Richie Stakelum, Sambo, Sean Óg and so many other legends.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) August 13, 2019
Proud men and women speaking emotively about their famous game: it was just an extraordinary watch. Twitter was flooded with proud tears last night. If you want to experience it all again, the episode will re-air on Sunday evening at 8:30pm and is also available on the RTÉ Player.
What a watch #TheGame was. Had to laugh at Sean Óg Ó Hailpín apologising to his wife, saying playing with Cork in Croker on All Ireland day was a better feeling than his wedding day. All players know it but won't admit it within 40 miles of the wife
— Brendan Byrne (@bull_byrne) August 13, 2019
— _johnball_11 (@11Johnball) August 13, 2019
#TheGame is giving me absolute shivers. I feel sorry for those who don't experience hurling. A great documentary!
— Rachael Flynn (@flynn394) August 13, 2019
I hope this doesn’t come across as patronising but you could have nothing but huge respect for @SamboMcNaughton and countless others in the North for risking their lives just to play hurling. That Antrim team may not have won the All Ireland in 89 1/2 #TheGame
— Mark Mc Donnell (@Rebelmark890) August 14, 2019
— CTL Films (@CTLFilms) August 13, 2019