This Sunday 23rd September at 21.30 ex players, current players and fans all contribute to a new documentary on TG4 entitled Cnoc 16 (Hill 16) about the iconic terrace in Croke Park.
Everyone knows what ‘Hill 16′ is, but how many know the rich history which dates back to World War 1 when its first name was “Hill 60” after a battle in World War 1? Or up to the 80s where barbed wire fenced in the fans from all counties but especially Dublin GAA fans who would make it their own over the years.
Producer/director Shane Tobin comments:
“I can’t think of a more iconic structure in Irish history and one so interlinked with our national conscious yet that so much remains unknown. We address the birth of the terrace and its renaming as Hill 16 in the 1930s to the 1960s but most of all we look at the link between the GAA fans and players who make it such a special place especially for Dublin GAA since the 1970s. With the GAA revolution in Dublin adding the vibrancy and color to it but also placing huge pressure on it as a physical structure and we are blessed there was no tragedies on it over the years”.
“We hope we did justice to the amazing story with our great crew who worked on it aswell as the amazing access and support we received from the GAA all the way through the filming this special piece which explore the myth of the structure which means so much to so many people including ourselves and it was a pleasure to make the piece”
Shot over the course of the 2012 GAA championship this documentary was made as part of the Cogar strand was shot on location in Dublin and was filmed on the RED EPIC camera at 4K with additional filming on the Sony EX3. Cathal Watters was the DOP for the project; Offline editing was done by Áine Furlong and Online by Rory Gavin at Reelgood studios. Denis Clohesy composed music and Máire de Staic was the Assistant producer and Michelle Hourican was the researcher.
This is the second production from Square One productions following on from “Dhá Chúirt” which it will air again tonight Wednesday 19th September at 21.30.
The company are currently in production on Míolta Móra na hÉireann / The Irish Whales for TG4 about the most famous group of Irish American Olympians for release in 2013.