Sports fans across the country were glued to the TV on Monday night as RTÉ aired The Game.
Viewers were treated to the first episode of the three-part series and it was billed as something not to be missed.
#TheGame is a new cinematic series about the story Ireland's blistering national sport, #hurling. With 60 major interviews across the series, just about every living legend of the game has contributed.
Tonight at 9:35 pic.twitter.com/vPAtGH3llm— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) July 30, 2018
On the back of a stunning weekend of hurling with the All-Ireland semi-finals, everyone agreed it was a fitting time for the documentary.
Don’t think there could be a more fitting Monday in history to show #TheGame— David Sheehan (@DavidSSport) July 30, 2018
The documentary detailed everything from mythology with Cú Chulainn to the origins of the sport we know today and why the game's legends first picked up a hurl.
Dozens of in-depth interview were carried out for the series including featuring household names such as Henry Shefflin, Joe Canning, Lee Chin, DJ Carey, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Austin Gleeson, Anna Geary, Liam Sheedy, Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Angela Downey, Derk McGrath and Brian Cody among others.
Here we look at some of the best tweets from viewers watching The Game.
“Hurlings a Game for the Gods and Gods Play it ” Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh #TheGame— John Adams (@JohnJomay) July 30, 2018
"He hurled all before him" says the master O'Grady on #TheGame. Magnificent description— Gary Murphy (@GaryMurphyDCU) July 30, 2018
The way they talk about hurling would bring a tear to your eye the passion in there words its as pure as you get #TheGame— Glen Archbold (@glenarchbold) July 30, 2018
#TheGame on RTE1 has been fantastic - a must for every #hurling or sports fan, as well as students of Irish history. But couldn't help chuckling at this moment ... best enjoyed with sound! pic.twitter.com/rFBb42H0ah— Conor O'Mahony (@ConorUCCLaw) July 30, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyable television. We'll be eagerly looking forward to next week.
This is beautiful, just beautiful #TheGame— Anthony O'Connor (@Antcon7062) July 30, 2018