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Posted by Fortycoats on May 13, 2004 at 17:16:24:
In Reply to: Re: K Mc D posted by Fortycoats on May 13, 2004 at 16:44:02:
Taken from hoganstand.com message board re Sunday Game theme tune and GAA in general:
Da Da Da.......... Da, Da, Da, Da, Da....Da, Da, Da.......... Da,Da, Da, Da, - this is a tune branded into our memories since we were gosins, what right have RTE to wade in and change it.... if you ask me, they're just trying to pander to these NEW AGE GAA folk, like Sorcha from Blackrock and Fionn from Castleknock who have quite merrily jumped on the bandwagon the last few yrs. You see them in Quinns before a game, asking what age you have to be under to play minor and later in the corporate boxes trying to get to grips with the solo, wearing their Ralph Lauren tops, shades and sporting NY caps shouting "Like come on you goys, your like so utterly cool" and singing ''Ireland's call" when the crowd is asked to stand for the anthem. For now the GAA has become sassy....hence the disrespectful abandonment of the age-old traditional tune and the adoption of this new snazy, sexy but souless sorry excuse - my message to these people and RTE is away to hell . We want our soul back. Tradition that was so painfully crafted by our fathers and forefathers is being fed to the dogs.The GAA is about picnics out the back of cars, young lads up for the day from Clare with the arse hanging out of their pants and a golden ticket in their pockets, Meath men looking on with their huge forearms hanging through the wire, their necks reddened from from a daecent hard month's work under the sun, messy teenagers from Armagh horsing bottles of cider into them and vomiting all along Jones Rd., the smell of tobacco smoke from auld boys (also soon to be eradicated), the savaging of ref's, Vincent Hogan, Tom Humphries, sitting in the Canal with the sun blinding your eyes, Hill 16 NA, NA, NA, wearing the county colours with the collars down and no. 26 (some obscure sub who use to play county football) on your back, dodgy hot-dogs, rainy days in Clones when Giants of Ulster meet and kill the other, gorgeous days in Semple when the high Kings of Munster ply their wares, first-round disasters, back-door games in places like Antrim or Carlow or Leitrim, Rule 21 ahooooooohhhhh ya boy ya (where's that gone?), Rule 42 - ahooooooohhhhh ya boy ya, the meejjjia, the pick-up, the legal Seamus Moynihan seven step solo (boy Ledge!!!), Graham Geraghty getting bursted, off the ball magic by corner-backs, the schmozzle, the melee, the half-time debate in the dressing-room, the brown envelopes to coaches, the GPA, the confidence player, Kilkenny hurlers, first time All-Ireland winners, Derry '93, Tyrone '03, Micheal O'Heir, Micheal O'Muirecheartaigh, Bloody Sunday, alcoholic umpires in madmens jackets, Christy Ring, traffic jams in Clones and Thurles, endearing pundits, Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane, mileage allowance, the block, Micheal O'Muirecheartaigh opening All-Ireland final proceedings with : "I want to say hello to Roscommon's Paddy McManus, 96years of age today, tuning in from Buenos Aires, Argentina" , in-fighting in Derry, the throw-up, Sigerson and Fitzgerald and McRory games, 6 month bans, Mick O'Connell, the Ard Comhairle, players sleeping with other players wives, the rebels, Cormac McAnallen, the sliotar,the side-line puck, puma-kings, the hook, the clash of the ash, Nicky English, Brian Lohan, the side-line move, the switch, A.N. Other, John 3:12, bullet-proof centre-backs, Kieran McGeeney, fiery managers, Eamon Coleman, youse boys from the Dublin media, what the hellwid ye know anyway, Ger Loughnane, O'Neills balls, local derbies, the All-stars, mid-fielders, the fetch, and for the last time, Da Da Da.......... Da, Da, Da, Da, Da....Da, Da, Da.......... Da,Da, Da, Da. P.S. - Don't worry about Mick Leister - he's probably still in Clones trying to persuade a shell-shocked Joe Brolly to make a come-back for Derry. I don't respond to any Bernard Flynn utterances even if he slates Derry - you have to believe in your hero after all.