‘Hon the Treaty’: Limerick hurlers drop by movie premiere to surprise students

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Declan Hannon with Anthony Maloney, who played Declan in the movie, and Grace O’Connor, who played his girlfriend Louise and right, Cian Lynch with Alex Neil, who played Cian in Hon the Treaty

Declan Hannon with Anthony Maloney, who played Declan in the movie, and Grace O’Connor, who played his girlfriend Louise and right, Cian Lynch with Alex Neil, who played Cian in Hon the Treaty

A clutch of Limerick hurlers recently surprised city primary students at a premiere of their original movie chronicling the journey to All Ireland glory after a 45-year wait.

Captain Declan Hannon, Oisin O’Reilly, Cian Lynch and Paul Browne surprised and delighted Corpus Christi students at a screening of Hon the Treaty, a movie created by the Moyross primary school.

Starring students in prime roles like Marty Morrissey, John Kiely and JP McManus, Hon the Treaty will be included in this year’s Fresh Film Festival. 

“Huge work and fun has gone in to the making of this movie, as a tribute to the Limerick hurlers,” Fionnuala Bromell of Corpus Christi said. 

The movie was screened last Friday at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Millennium theatre, with students donning their colourful costumes for the occasion.   

Hon the Treaty also includes a soundtrack recorded by the students in Hazelgate studios. 

The film was shot in several locations across the city including the school in Moyross, the Limerick Institute of Technology sports facilities, at the Treaty Stone and in Jen’s Hairdressers, Ms Bromell added. 

“There are twists and tales of dejection, comedy, musical interludes and ultimate joy and celebration,” she added.

“It’s a story of disappointment, determination, hard work and celebration.” 

Hon the Treaty also stars students as The Sunday Game Panel, Des and Grainne from Up For the Match and RTE presenter Miriam O’Callaghan.

Corpus Christi previously stole the show ahead of the historic final last August, when the school’s choir delivered a heartwarming performance on RTÉ’s Up For the Match. 

The film also features pupils starring as team sponsor JP McManus, and Limerick captain Declan Hannon who raps about his dreams of winning the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

All the Limerick hurling team are also portrayed, as well as their wives, girlfriends and families who journeyed with them to Croke Park on that historic day last August.