Video: The Irish women’s under-19s team aren’t just good at football; they’re great singers as well 7 years ago

Video: The Irish women’s under-19s team aren’t just good at football; they’re great singers as well

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Andy Reid might not want to be reminded about it, but Irish soccer teams down through the years have been well known for their love of a sing-song.

Johnny Giles regularly recounts tales of sing-songs when he was playing with the Boys in Green, under-age teams that played under Brian Kerr and Noel O’Reilly were often regaled by Noel playing tunes on the guitar and current captain Robbie Keane isn’t afraid to belt out a number every now and again either.

Continuing the musical tradition of Irish international teams, a few members of the Ireland women’s under-19s side, who are currently making waves at the European Championships in Norway, gathered together around the piano in their hotel lobby to display their musical talents, talents which appeared to be very much appreciated by the watching audience.

It’s quite fitting that the song they chose to sing was ‘Read all about it’ by Professor Green and Emeli Sande because everyone is reading about Dave Connell’s side ahead of their semi-final clash with the Netherlands (see the goals from their quarter-final win over Sweden here) and here’s hoping that they’ve more reason to be singing their hearts out in celebration on Thursday night.

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Back at home, meanwhile, a bit of momentum has gathered behind a campaign to show that semi-final on live television to give the girls the audience their exploits so far have deserved.

 

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Over to you RTE.

Video via YouTube/faiofficial

Hat-tip to Mark McCadden on Twitter

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