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Sports Film of the Week: Batmen - The Story of Irish Cricket
This documentary tells the tale of a loved but also a misunderstood sport in Ireland.

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Title: Batmen: The Story of Irish Cricket

Released: June 2013

Director: Maurice Sweeney

Plot: With Ireland’s third appearance at the Cricket World Cup fast approaching, it would be an ideal time to get yourself in the mood for more giant killing by watching the brilliant Batmen documentary.

Directed by Maurice Sweeney and written by cricket journalist Gerrard Siggins, Batmen traces the sport’s growth from its early days to the historic giant killings of recent years, not least the stunning upset of England at the 2011 World Cup.

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John Mooney and Ed Joyce feature as well a host of former internationals. Batmen was nominated for 2014 IFTA in the Sports Programme category.

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