As kids they dreamed of raising an All-Ireland hurling trophy in Croke Park. Their bodies may have prevented them from playing for their club, but nothing will stop these striped crusaders from being part of their team.
The Water Boys is an extraordinary, real-life story about learning to walk, learning to fall and learning to follow your dreams.
Created by Shane O’Reilly with Jim Rohan, Gary Comerford & Donal Gallagher.
Directed by Donal Gallagher
Movement Direction by Cindy Cummings
Produced by Medb Lambert
Lighting Design by Blue Hanley
with special thanks to:
The parents and families of Jim Rohan and Gary Comerford;
John Tennyson, Tommy Murphy and the Carrickshock hurling club;
Monkeyshine Theatre Company;
All at KCAT Arts Centre
Development supported by: Kilkenny County Council Arts Office, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect Scheme managed by Arts and Disability Ireland
Delighted to be performing The Water Boys as part of Blue Teapot’s Crossing the Line Festival in Galway 2020.