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TV cameras kept a close eye on Kerry club’s progress

The TG4 series charts the stories of four sports clubs as they attempted to survive the unpredictable 2020 season

THE progressive Corca Dhuibhe Rugby Club in West Kerry is to feature in a new TG4 series charting the stories of four clubs – in different sporting codes – as they competed, battled for honours and attempted to survive the unpredictable 2020 season.

Sports clubs are the cornerstone of parishes all over Ireland as they foster a sense of community and togetherness and the series closely monitored how Cumann Rugbaí Corca Dhuibhe, Cumann Dornálaíochta Chonamara and Cumann Liathróid Láimhe Mícheál Breathnach in Galway and Cumann Sacair Ghaoth Dobhair Aontainte in Donegal coped during the pandemic.

In the first episode of An Cumann, to be screened on TG4 on Thursday night (8.00pm) the season kicks off for Cumann Dornálaíochta Chonamara and the young stars of Cumann Rugbaí Corca Dhuibhe as both clubs hope to build on the successes of recent seasons.

In the third episode the story centres on the Cumann Rugbaí Corca Dhuibhe under 16 team having home advantage in an important Munster clash and in the fourth in the series they play in a Munster under 16 semi-final for the very first time.

In the penultimate fifth episode coranavirus cases are rising all around the country and, as the government takes unprecedented steps to protect communities, the programme examines the has huge implications for the Kerry club and what life is like for club members with all activities postponed?

In the final episode of the series, as restrictions gradually lift during the summer, club rugby returns for Cumann Rugbaí Corca Dhuibhe in Kerry.

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