Éire Abú - Ireland's Soccer Chorus
The UEFA Euro 2012 soccer champs get underway in Warsaw on 8 June. The last time Ireland had a presence in the European tournament was 1988 - the present 6th years were starting primary school! So with the summer upon us, it's good to look forward to some fun and excitment on the big stage. Of course, the footie isn't much use without the rousing songs for the fans. Yes, the 'official' anthem is the rocky road, but there's another song that might be heard in Poland this summer, and it has some connections to TCS.
The song Éire Abú can be seen and heard on YouTube and iTunes, and it comes in both in English and Gaeilge. The song was released in April by EireAbuDualtach, who we discovered in the son on retired TCS French teacher, Mr MacColgain. In addition, the electric guitar is played by our own Karl Bennett (6th Year), who is a member of Just No. You'll catch a glimpse of him in the video. Check it out - if you like it, spread the word and request Éire Abú on your favourite radio shows.
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