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Ireland Fans Drown Out Croatian Counterparts With Rousing Rendition Of ‘Home And Away’ Theme Tune (Video)

By Chris Wright

In footage captured on the tram on the way to Poznan’s Municipal Stadium (or, as have it, back at the point when they were still ‘drunk and optimistic’), here we see a rabble of Irish fans attempting and largely succeeding to drown out the chants of their Croatian counterparts with a hearty rendition of a haunting Celtic folk ballad – the ‘Home and Away’ theme tune.

Y’know, just because…

The original, to compare and contrast…



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By Chris on June 11th, 2012 in Euro 2012, Funnies, Songs & Chants, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

9 Responses to “Ireland Fans Drown Out Croatian Counterparts With Rousing Rendition Of ‘Home And Away’ Theme Tune (Video)”

  1. Toz says:

    This is why I’d rather have Ireland progress, because they’re fans are wonderful.

  2. Mitchell says:

    Things like this make me proud to come from a convict colony.

  3. Marls says:

    We used the same song to outsing some italians at oktoberfest… it just works

  4. McRico says:

    even when we lose . . . Ireland always win !

    You’ll never beat the Irish.

  5. Captain Obvious says:

    Amazing! Even more impressed that the original is a sensual male-female duet, and it’s been converted into a soccer chant. How did this even get started? Who first suggested this song as a chant in potentially confrontational situations? How do so many Irishmen know the lyrics so intimately? I will be thinking about this all day.

  6. West End Blues says:

    *Their. Possessive. Because they are fans are wonderful, makes little sense

  7. ronetheaussie says:

    Now all we need is english and french fans singing the “neighbours” theme song!!!

  8. es90 says:

    @CaptainObvious Home and Away is an institution here in Ireland. There’s a college in Ireland that even has a Home and Away Appreciation Society. It’s the programme we all watch whilst eating our dinner

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