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U12 team singing holy song after a game

  • 13-07-2018 7:55pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,359 ✭✭✭ RebelButtMunch


    Here's a new one on me.
    After a recent U12 match the opponents gathered in a huddle and sang a song that was all about Jesus and Amen.

    Initial thought was ,thats a bit full on, but later I started to think it's a bit weird and actually not in the spirit of inclusiveness.

    Any one else come across this?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    Here's a new one on me.
    After a recent U12 match the opponents gathered in a huddle and sang a song that was all about Jesus and Amen.

    Initial thought was ,thats a bit full on, but later I started to think it's a bit weird and actually not in the spirit of inclusiveness.

    Any one else come across this?


    Was team made up of evangelical Christians?

    Doesn't really sound like a Catholic thing to me!

    As for inclusiveness, it is not a one way street.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,359 ✭✭✭ RebelButtMunch


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    Was team made up of evangelical Christians?

    Doesn't really sound like a Catholic thing to me!

    As for inclusiveness, it is not a one way street.

    The club are just a regular local club. I've never heard them at that before.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    Sounds weird. Our young fellas would have beaten heads off us if we got them to sing a hymn!


    Assuming by regular, you mean not non Irish, who do like the old hymn singing and testifying!


    Not really an irish Catholic thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,359 ✭✭✭ RebelButtMunch


    It's a sport not a Sunday school.

    Religion should have nothing to do with it.
    What if there were non Christian parents there for a look to see if it's good for their child to join. They'd likely be put off


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    I agree it is strange and not appropriate.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,841 Squatter



    Religion should have nothing to do with it.
    What if there were non Christian parents there for a look to see if it's good for their child to join. They'd likely be put off

    Perhaps that's the subtle intention.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog


    Davy fitz might try a few hymns next time! Or voodoo or something ...


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,990 ✭✭✭ Xenophile


    'God Save The Queen' is a HolySong

    If the boys song is respectful let them sing away or for that matter at home games too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,359 ✭✭✭ RebelButtMunch


    Xenophile wrote: »
    'God Save The Queen' is a HolySong

    If the boys song is respectful let them sing away or for that matter at home games too.

    That's not the same as a praise jesus song


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,074 ✭✭✭ LoughNeagh2017


    Is it much different than having to say a morning prayer at school every morning? The Hail Mary is one of the few bits of Irish i can speak.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,925 ✭✭✭ huskerdu


    Is it much different than having to say a morning prayer at school every morning? The Hail Mary is one of the few bits of Irish i can speak.

    Hail Mary is a Catholic prayer which is only said by Catholics. Non Catholics dont say this .
    A GAA team singing an Christian hymn is a message that non Christians are not welcome

    There is no way it would be acceptable in our GAA club.


  • Moderators, Regional Midwest Moderators Posts: 23,487 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Clareman


    I remember having a mass said for the Harty team in Flannan's but that was a majorily Catholic church, I can never remember any religion involved afterwards. Was there a sick child or something that they were praying for? Sounds very strange to me


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