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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2016, 12:02:17 PM »
Brian O'Connor strikes again.
I'm pretty indifferent to the anthem being played to be honest.
Don't think it does any harm but I wouldn't be up in arms if it was gone tomorrow.
Nothing to do with inclusivity, I just don't think it has a place in domestic sport.
There's a reason we don't sing it well before GAA games and that's because we're all Irish.
We should have county anthems instead.
Now there's an idea!
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2016, 01:26:02 PM »
We need to bring together the finest song-writers in the country to pen a new anthem for a new Ireland.
I'm talking Coulter, St. John, Brady, Shiels, Logan etc.
Hozier would give it bhfaca tu. He is an amazing lyricist
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2016, 01:41:15 PM »
I remember when the anthem was played in a Dublin cinema  (the Academy, Pearse st) before a screening. I refused to stand up, not out of disrespect for the anthem but out of  protest with the context.
For GAA, play it at finals  in every competition and  cut out the solo singers completely. Well at least those solo singers who make it all about them and their version.

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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2016, 02:08:16 PM »
We need to bring together the finest song-writers in the country to pen a new anthem for a new Ireland.
I'm talking Coulter, St. John, Brady, Shiels, Logan etc.
Hozier would give it bhfaca tu. He is an amazing lyricist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYSVMgRr6pw

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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2016, 02:18:35 PM »
Supporters and players in '6 counties' in north show respect to the anthem but not the rest...

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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2016, 02:39:57 PM »
It's good that they respect something I suppose.
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2016, 03:08:03 PM »
I love the anthem before an All Ireland Final. It's a great day to be Irish, and the anthem adds to it and adds to the build up I think. Sure the f**king Champions League has to invent an anthem to try and build a sense of occasion.

I'd play the anthem at every county final, every provincial final and every All Ireland final. I don't think we need to play it before every single intercounty game.

Agreed. Best rendition I've heard in a while was last Sunday. But for most qualifier and early round matches it is crap.
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2016, 03:08:15 PM »
Supporters and players in '6 counties' in north show respect to the anthem but not the rest...
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2016, 10:31:54 AM »
It's good that they respect something I suppose.
don't respect you boys anyway....

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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2016, 10:38:39 AM »
God Save The Queen is sung before the FA Cup Final. It seems even odder given where most of the players and managers hail from.

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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2016, 03:32:39 PM »
It's good that they respect something I suppose.
don't respect you boys anyway....

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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2016, 03:42:18 PM »
Anthems only at Provincial and All Ireland Finals please.
Need to end the embarrassing scratchy recordings made about 1956.
Also putting little girleens from Scór singing before NFL games with games and hailstones hopping off them needs to stop as well.
We all know we're Irish, have citizenship and passports to prove it so let's get on with playing our games.
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2016, 04:05:41 PM »
Anthems only at Provincial and All Ireland Finals please.
Need to end the embarrassing scratchy recordings made about 1956.
Also putting little girleens from Scór making up the words as they go along before NFL games with games and hailstones hopping off them needs to stop as well.
We all know we're Irish, have citizenship and passports to prove it so let's get on with playing our games.

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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2016, 04:12:37 PM »
Anthems only at Provincial and All Ireland Finals please.
Need to end the embarrassing scratchy recordings made about 1956.
Also putting little girleens from Scór singing before NFL games with games and hailstones hopping off them needs to stop as well.
We all know we're Irish, have citizenship and passports to prove it so let's get on with playing our games.
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2016, 04:20:04 PM »
Anthems only at Provincial and All Ireland Finals please.
Need to end the embarrassing scratchy recordings made about 1956.
Also putting little girleens from Scór singing before NFL games with games and hailstones hopping off them needs to stop as well.
We all know we're Irish, have citizenship and passports to prove it so let's get on with playing our games.

IS that the criteria these days?