11th May 2017

DIRECTOR OLIVER WÜRFFELL’S NEW FILM LANDS ON NOWNESS

"I’ve always been attracted to stories that offer extreme contrasts - and Ashley’s story is certainly one of those.”

Oliver Würffell

Würffell offers a glimpse into the qualities needed to excel at this fast-paced sport, traditionally played in Ireland in an alley or court. “Gaelic handball is like no other sport,” says the New York-based filmmaker. “Raw beauty and brutality play out in unison in this film, in a concrete bunker on the wild Irish Coast.”

“To find such dedication and focus within such a hostile setting was really quite compelling,” he continues. “In a space that looks so barren and unsympathetic at first glance, we find the epitome of the sporting human spirit thriving, enduring, and ultimately winning.”

You can watch the full film below.

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