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The Game: The Story of Hurling


6:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Presented by Raleigh GAA and UNC GAA, The Game is a celebration of Hurling and Camogie, from its prehistoric origins to its tremendous growth over the last century and how today it can justifiably claim to be the fastest and most exciting field sport in the world. Hurling and camogie have recently been added to UNESCO’s list of protected cultural activities around the world.The games, among the oldest and fastest field sports in the world, were chosen after a lengthy process.

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A landmark production where legendary players, expert commentators, passionate fans, captivating archive and thrilling visuals bring hurling’s remarkable story to life. Through 1000s of years of bitter rivalries, triumphs and upsets, THE GAME reveals the unique warmth, colour and camaraderie that hurling fosters both within and across communities throughout Ireland.

From the local ‘field of dreams’ to the crucible of Croke Park, state of the art high speed cameras and film techniques – more often the hallmark of international wildlife films – were used to slow down the incredible skills of the game, so often invisible in the blizzard of action, to portray hurling as never seen before.

This screening is held in conjunction with the 2019 National Collegiate Hurling Tournament organised by the National Collegiate Gaelic Athletic Association (NCGAA) and hosted by UNC in Chapel Hill, NC over MLK weekend. The NCGAA is a non-profit organization spreading the Irish sports of Hurling and Gaelic Football to universities all over the United States.

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Raleigh GAA would like to thank the support of Government of Ireland and the GAA in promoting Gaelic Games throughout the world, through the Global Games Development Fund.

We would also like to thank Crossing the Line Productions for their permission to screen the film.

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