‘IRELAND’S CALL’ (Iconic Irish Anthem)

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‘IRELAND’S CALL’ is a song played and sung by the Republic of Ireland Rugby Team before International Games. It was commissioned by the Irish Rugby Football Union for the 1995 World Cup and has since replaced the official Irish National Anthem: Amhran na bhFiann (The Soldier’s Song).

The song was written by Phil Coulter in 1995. He said he composed it because he loved hearing a combination of Irish accents singing together.

It was first broadcast simultaneously on the ‘Kelly’ show in Northern Ireland and ‘The Late Late Show’ in the Republic, sung by Andrew Strong accompanied by the Portadown Male Voice Choir. Here is my favourite version performed by Phil Coulter’s own band: ‘Celtic Thunder’

The Ireland national rugby union team represents the whole island of Ireland in rugby union. They are ranked second in the world by World Rugby as of 19 November 2018. The team competes annually in the Six…

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