CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL
4 - 6 JUNE
TÍR EOGHAIN: THE UNBREAKABLE BOND tells how tragedy spurred on a group of young men to change the history of Gaelic football in Ireland. It reveals how a squad of teenage GAA footballers in County Tyrone emerge against the backdrop of a post-Troubles Northern Ireland to transform a county - that had never won an All-Ireland title - into one of the top teams on the island of Ireland. In the process, they changed the way GAA football was played. Now twenty years older, the players recall their emotional journey of ecstasy and agony. They detail how an extraordinary on the field accident in June 1997, resulting in the death of Tyrone minor forward Paul McGirr gave birth to a unique bond among his team colleagues. It was that bond which catapulted Tyrone into the top echelons of GAA football in the coming years - starting with the winning of the 1998 All Ireland Minor Final.