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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2016, 07:11:05 PM »
I'd keep the tune but time to change the lyrics.

And no more talk of  'Irelands Call', pure rubbish. When it's being sung it sounds like it was written by someone who was half cut at the time.
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2016, 07:53:28 PM »
Hopefully the gaa Doesnt listen to clowns like this guy and he can always stay at home if he doesn't like it .

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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2016, 08:18:30 PM »
Why are 2pm throw ins as part of double headers in Croke Park exempt from the anthem?

I'd be in favour of only having them for finals also.

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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2016, 09:25:11 PM »
Hopefully the gaa Doesnt listen to clowns like this guy and he can always stay at home if he doesn't like it .

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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2016, 09:59:42 PM »
Why are 2pm throw ins as part of double headers in Croke Park exempt from the anthem?

I'd be in favour of only having them for finals also.

The 2nd game is always the main attraction on the bill....thus it attracts the pomp and ceremony.
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2016, 10:38:35 PM »
Hopefully the gaa Doesnt listen to clowns like this guy and he can always stay at home if he doesn't like it .

Don't be so hard on yourself.
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2016, 09:35:45 AM »
Phil Space - great name for a journalist.

I think Jarlath Burns and Paddy Heaney were saying something similar a few years ago, arguing that the soldier's song was a barrier to unionists playing Gaelic games and that it could / should be dispensed with which would hardly be good enough reason.

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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2016, 09:38:32 AM »
Surely the greatest deterrent to unionist involvement is the naming of grounds/competitions in honour of those who  they would perceive to be "terrorists" and the perception that the GAA is a strongly nationalist movement with a political dimension.

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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2016, 10:01:52 AM »
Unionists will always find something to object to.
Look at getting non Unionist or non political Protestants into the fold first.
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2016, 10:12:25 AM »
Phil Space - great name for a journalist.

I think Jarlath Burns and Paddy Heaney were saying something similar a few years ago, arguing that the soldier's song was a barrier to unionists playing Gaelic games and that it could / should be dispensed with which would hardly be good enough reason.
the Unionists would have to come up.with something similar
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2016, 01:03:18 PM »
I like the anthem. Play it before all games. The end of it builds up nicely to the pre-match roaring.
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2016, 01:47:56 PM »
All games??!!
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Twould be hard to hear the roarin  :)
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2016, 01:48:24 PM »
Play it before training.
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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2016, 02:20:28 PM »
I wouldn't miss it.

Club games tend to use a knackered aul recording.

Armagh home games have a decent local singer leading the way but when on the road in the league or the qualifiers its normally a knackered, high pitched recording on a knackered sound/public address system. 

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Re: "It's time for the GAA to drop the national anthem"
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2016, 02:22:38 PM »
If we drop the anthem, we'll have to replace it with something to get the roar going. Buggity-buggity-buggity!
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