MustWatch: Crossmaglen, field of dreams…

Well worth – if you can get it on the iPlayer – but number five in the True North series on BBCNI focuses on Crossmaglen Rangers Gaelic Football Club and the passion it invokes and how an addiction to winning has helped transform the outlook of the local community.

Not every GAA club is as successful or as well supported as Cross is. But Thomas Niblock does pretty in teasing out just what the GAA and its resolutely amateur code routinely does for a local community. Just full of great moments.

(Although the most familiar bit for an ex Holywood ‘player’ is the bit when Drumantee turn up without the requisite number of players to the play the actual match.

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