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Joe Brolly Provides Scathing Opinion Of 'Ireland's Call'

Joe Brolly Provides Scathing Opinion Of 'Ireland's Call'
David Kent
By David Kent
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Another Sunday and another fascinating column/rant from Joe Brolly in today's Sunday Independent.

There was a lot made of GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail's comments during the week where he talked about scrapping Amhran na Bhfiann before GAA matches. His reasoning? It'd be in the interests of 'harmony'.


Brolly is having absolutely none of it, and takes aim at the suggestion in his own unique style, while also providing a terse assessment of 'Ireland's Call'.

Sky's PR division could no doubt come up with something. Or maybe we could hire the creative geniuses at Hallmark Greetings Cards to give us an alternative that would allows us to feel anonymously corporate.

Phil Coulter could write one for us as well, another Hallmark job with one-syllable words that a two-year old could sing. Hard to beat those unforgettable lyrics from Ireland's Call, particularly the ingenious rhyming of ''tall'' and ''call''

Brolly also scoffs at the idea that the tricolour (ironically a symbol of the green and white uniting in peace) should be taken away too.

We could replace it with a flag depicting little kittens tumbling about, made by our official GPA/GAA flag partner.

It's a great piece, with the Sunday Game pundit harking back to a horrific tale from Slaughtneil during the Troubles. It's a credit to them that the village has recovered to become the juggernaut it is today.

You can read the full column in the Independent Sport section today.

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