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Reel stories

# reel-stories - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: The Doctor

Chronicling the career of basketball icon, Dr. J Julius Erving. Get on it.

# reel-stories - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Sports Film Of the Week: Nine Innings From Ground Zero

Watch all of this week’s film here.

# reel-stories - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: CITY! A Club in Crisis

Take a trip down memory lane with the classic football doc from the archives.

# reel-stories - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: 12 O’Clock Boys

Here’s one you should keep an eye out for.

# reel-stories - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

If you haven’t heard the story of ‘Hammerin’ Hank’, you’re in for a treat.

# reel-stories - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: Running for Jim

Grab the popcorn and prepare to be inspired by this week’s pick.

# reel-stories - Thursday 27 February, 2014

ROG and Páidí Ó Sé documentaries to battle it out for Irish sports film prize

Also shortlisted for this year’s IFTAs are films about the story of Irish cricket and basketball in the 1980s.

# reel-stories - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: Off the Rez

This week’s pick is described as “a femme-focused, Native American Hoop Dreams.” Eh, yes please.

# reel-stories - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: An Exile’s home in The Bronx

The 2012 documentary charts New York’s ambitious drive to make an impact in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.

# reel-stories - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: Lymelight – The Story of Angeli VanLaanen

The American freeskier, who is competing at the Winter Olympics, was misdiagnosed for 14 years before discovering she had Lyme disease.

# reel-stories - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: The Tale of Gatti-Ward

While you’re waiting up for the Super Bowl, relive one of of boxing’s defining trilogies.

# reel-stories - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Sports Film of the Week: Ireland’s Grand Slam Journey 2009

The memories will come flooding back.

# reel-stories - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Film set to be made about Roy Keane’s childhood

The big question is… who’s going to star in the lead role?

# reel-stories - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: The Good, the Bad and the Rugby

We go old school this week with the behind-the-scenes doc of the 1989 All Blacks’ tour to Ireland and Wales.

# reel-stories - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Sports Film Of The Week: Undefeated

Getting from the wrong side of the tracks to the playoffs.

# reel-stories - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: No Más

Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran meet three decades from an infamous fight in New Orleans.

# reel-stories - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Sports Film Of The Week: This Is What They Want

Jimmy Connors won five straight matches at age 39 to reach the last four at Flushing Meadow. This is that story.

# reel-stories - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Sports Film Of The Week: The Sonny Bill Williams Story

Watch, listen, feel inadequate.

# reel-stories - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Sports Film Of The Week: Gotta Dance

The New Jersey Nets introduce the world to the NBA’s first-ever senior citizen dance group.

# reel-stories - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Sports film of the week: Hawaiian — The Legend Of Eddie Aikau

If you’ve never heard the story of Eddie Aikau, now is a good time to start.

# reel-stories - Monday 11 November, 2013

Corbett and Cadogan to star in new RTE GAA documentary

‘Skin In The Game’ will be aired Wednesday night on RTÉ 2.

# reel-stories - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: Slammin’ Sam

This documentary takes a look at the emotional journey of rugby league player Sam Burgess and his three brothers.

# reel-stories - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Sports film of the week: 30 Days in May

This week’s documentary goes behind the scenes with Floyd Mayweather in the month leading up to his 2012 jail term for battery.

# reel-stories - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Sports film of the week: Pretty Sweet

Yes, it’s a skateboarding film — but it might just be one of the most beautiful skateboarding films ever made.

# reel-stories - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Sports Film Of The Week: The Book Of Manning

‘One family’s story seems so surreal, it reads like a fairytale,” explains narrator John Goodman.

# reel-stories - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Watch the new ITV documentary on Cristiano Ronaldo

‘Football Superstar’ aired recently and features interviews from the Portuguese captain’s old coaches and former team-mates.

# reel-stories - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Sports Film Of The Week: Doin’ It In The Park

This one looks a winner.

# reel-stories - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Sports Film Of The Week: I’m from Hollywood

Andy Kaufman’s crazy ride in the world of professional wrestling.

# reel-stories - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: Madness in the Desert

‘If you get stuck, you’re on your own.’

# reel-stories - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: The Crash Reel

The latest movie in our series looks at the story of snowboarder Kevin Pearce.

# reel-stories - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Sports Film Of The Week: Que Sera Sera!

Watch an hour and a half film about Ireland’s 1990 qualification journey right here and now, Ireland.

# reel-stories - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: Once In A Lifetime (The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos)

Soccer hits 1970s New York in a superb documentary that charts the rise and fall of a sporting supernova.

# reel-stories - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: Without Bias

The story of the man who could have been the greatest basketball player ever.

# reel-stories - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: Unforgivable Blackness – The Rise & Fall of Jack Johnson

Grab the popcorn for the incredible story of the first African American Heavyweight world champion.

# reel-stories - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story

One man’s incredible bravery to follow his passion when others told him it was impossible.

# reel-stories - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Sports Film Of The Week: The Brady 6

The unforgettable story of how Tom Brady went from being the quarterback that nobody wanted to one of the best ever to play American football.

# reel-stories - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Sports Film Of The Week: Bigger, Stronger, Faster

A bit of a trip back in time but it’s hard to imagine sport’s appetite for steroids has changed much.

# reel-stories - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Sports Film Of The Week: The Ride

Two legends – Sean Kelly and Richard Virenque – drag two amateurs up two epic Tour de France climbs.

# reel-stories - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: Survive and Advance

You’re in for the night, so press go on an 80s college basketball rollercoaster ride.

# reel-stories - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: McConkey

This week’s documentary celebrates the live of a legend in extreme sports.

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