Níos Mó Ná Cluiche (More Than A Game)

Níos Mó Ná Cluiche (More Than A Game)The GAA is a major influence in Irish sporting and cultural life. It has immense reach into communities all over Ireland, including in Ulster, which has its own unique story of how the organisation has evolved through the decades. In a new two part Irish Language Broadcast Fund series, Jarlath Burns, former Armagh captain and GAA commentator, explores the history of Gaelic games in Ulster. He discovers this is a story of people, passion, place and parish. He looks at how the Troubles impacted on the association and how it has survived and thrived through some of the toughest challenges in its history. The first episode of Níos Mó Ná Cluiche (More Than a Game) airs on Sunday 11th June at 10.30pm on BBC Two NI with the second programme going out one week later on Sunday 18th June. The Doubleband Films production was produced by Órfhlaith Ní Chearnaigh, directed by Damian McCann, with executive producers Diarmuid Lavery & Michael Hewitt. Fully post produced at Yellowmoon, episode 1 was cut by Sorcha Nic Giolla Mhuire, episode 2 by Cóilín Ó Cearbhaill. The series' sound was mixed by Aaron O'Neill, picture finishing was completed by Colourist Scott Ferguson & Online Editor was Edward Quin.