PIC: This is the Darren Randolph song Irish fans need to sing at the Euros 5 years ago

PIC: This is the Darren Randolph song Irish fans need to sing at the Euros

‘Tis the season… for fantastic football songs.

As Irish fans at the Euros in France, we’ve endeared ourselves to the footballing world with our kind gestures, our traffic-stopping stripping and our spirited songs and chants.


We'll always roll out the favourite hits like ‘The Fields of Athenry’, ‘A Team Of Gary Breens’ and ‘Come... On… You… Boys In Green’, and they never fail to get the gathered crowd pumped up.

Now though, one lyrical gangster from Derry, Ted AKA Cahir McDaid, has penned an ode for the ages; a tribute to Ireland and West Ham ‘keeper, Darren Randolph.

Written ahead of Ireland's draw against Sweden in Paris and sung to the toe-tapping tune of the popular Christmas classic, ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’, Ted is encouraging the fans in green to sing it loud and sing it proud.

Let’s make it happen. Altogether now…


Randolph The Irish Goalie (Lyrics by Ted, music by Santa Claus… we think)

Randolph the Irish goalie,

They used to laugh and call him names,

They never let poor Randolph,

Play in any Ireland games.



Then one foggy winter’s eve,

Martin came and said,

Randolph with your gloves so bright,


Won’t you guard our goal tonight?


Then all the Irish loved him,

And we shouted out with glee,


Randolph the Irish goalie,

You’ll go down in his-tor-eee.