For the most part, fan made songs ahead of major tournaments are pure and utter shite. Honestly, if you're considering getting a group together to pen a catchy little ditty, don't bother. Neither the world of sport nor the world of music will mourn the loss. However, every now and again you tend to come across an effort that doesn't make you wonder about the creative future of this great country.
Before we get down to it, we'd like to Gareth Lynch for bringing it to our attention over on the Euro 2016 Facebook group. If this isn't enough of an argument to get you to join, well then you're just down right unpatriotic.
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) May 6, 2016
The real credit however, has to go to Davy O'Neill. And if you think you might recognise him, it's because he's also the brains behind one of the best (and simultaeneously worst) GAA songs that this country has ever seen. The Meath-tastic parody of Lorde's Royals was played on repeat in the Royal county during the summer of 2014 and it drove the rest of the country stone mad.
O'Neill is back this time around with Off To France We Go and while it may be a bit long and wordy to gain real mass appeal on the stadiums of France this summer, we can certainly see it being given a few spins in the camper vans that will set off this time next month.