Íde wrote:The Irish one of course ('Amhrán na bhFiann'), sung in Irish
It really is a great anthem, and always invokes a stirring of pride in the hearts of Irish people everywhere (especially when played before a Gaelic or hurling match).
I'm seriously not impressed with that other attempt they introduced for rugby matches though ('Ireland's Call') - makes me cringe every time I hear it! If Unionist players from the 6 counties are not happy to sing Ireland's national anthem then they should not be playing for the IRISH team (and to be honest, I'm not sure there even was a problem in the first place: this could just be another instance of the PC brigade taking over). Also, what's to stop them forming their own team if they want to, like they have for soccer, and then they can sing 'God save the Queen' or whatever else to their hearts' content.
Although mum's family are Manx, I hate the Manx national anthem. Un-inspiring words and dreary tune. Big thumbs down
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