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GUEST,colwyn dane What is the Irish National anthem? (63* d) RE: What is the Irish National anthem? 08 Feb 01


The talk about UK entities not having their own anthem brings to mind the occasion when the Commonwealth Games
were last held in Canada; a Northern Irish boxer had won a gold medal and after the medals had been presented
the 'anthem' - on record or tape - of the winning boxer's country couldn't be played for some technical reason.
So after some frantic conferring the N.I. team doctor climbed into the ring and taking the microphone gave, with great feeling, a rendition of "Danny Boy".
The TV camera zoomed in on the Irish boxer and he was so obviously overcome by emotion that I'm sure he didn't see a thing as his tears were everywhere.
Thunderous applause from a great Canadian audience.
A wonderful sporting moment.

I believe that Barry McGuigan's father used to sing in the ring after Barry's fights.
Rinty Monaghan - world flyweight champion - used to sing after his winning? contests "Irish eyes are smiling"


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