A documentary about Munster's 2006 Heineken Cup final victory gets its television premiere on TG4 this Friday.
'Munster – The Brave & The Faithful', which airs on Friday 24th July at 10.20pm, was produced in 2006.
It charts Munster Rugby’s progression through the group and knockout stages of that season’s Heineken Cup, including the biggest domestic game in the history of Irish rugby up to that point, the semi-final against Leinster in Lansdowne Road, and of course that glorious day in Cardiff when Munster finally reached the promised land with victory against Biarritz.
With exclusive footage from Cardiff, Limerick and Cork on the day of the final, ‘The Brave & the Faithful’ recreates the electric atmosphere that surrounded one of the most emotional Irish sporting success stories.
Giving voice to what the win meant to current and former squad members and management, ‘The Brave & the Faithful’ gives the viewer an unprecedented insight into Munster Rugby. Along with exclusive detailed interviews with Munster players and management, the program includes contributions from some of Ireland’s most respected rugby commentators.
Commenting on the much-anticipated release, executive producer Kieran Hartigan said:
"As a Munster Supporter, this was a tremendously exciting project to be involved in. We certainly felt a great onus to ensure that ‘The Brave & the Faithful’ does justice to what this tremendous Munster squad have achieved and the integral part the ‘Red Army’ have played in that.
"We are very happy that, as the definitive visual record of Munster’s victory in the Heineken Cup, ‘The Brave & the Faithful’ captures all the excitement and emotion of this fantastic year for Munster Rugby and will be essential viewing for all rugby fans."
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