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The Irish womens team singing 'Up the Ra'

  • 12-10-2022 11:43pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,921 ✭✭✭John Doe1

    Watch this condescending English lad talking about the need for education in the aftermath.

    Because of course the IRA occurred in a vacuum....

    I think they should double down and have the Wolfe tones as the anthem at the world cup.😀

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,409 ✭✭✭waterwelly

    Marvellous, shame on the lislzzy in a box moaners.

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 4,996 Mod ✭✭✭✭Raichu

    won’t someone please think of the children.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,535 ✭✭✭MrMusician18

    RTE news and sport in particular have decided that their role is not just to report on the games but to actively promote women's sport - team sport especially so. To the point now that it's hard to listen to.

    However laudable this approach may be it's not actually their remit. And as shown, putting people on a pedestal can backfire.

    That said, this is a bit of a storm in a teacup.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,693 ✭✭✭Jinglejangle69

    It was in a dressing room probably started by 1 person and the rest joined in not knowing.

    Cancel them all!!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭Count Dracula

    I still won't be able to name any of them in 2 weeks time.

    They will always be referred to as the team that celebrated their win singing republican slogans... more annoyingly they have opened the subject that chanting " ooo a " is a thing to be doing?

    Is that all they could come up with?

    By the way, they were worse to apologise for it, it should have been brushed off with a reference to Paul McGrath and a cheeky smile. Always smile when celebrating your nationality and your patriotism for it, **** happens.

    Why don't they wear miniskirts like the hockey girls? It reminds me of the famous words spoken to Duran Duran by EMI execs in the 80's

    " You look awful..... you sound awful .... you play awful.......... you should go a long way "

    Oh armoured cars tanks and guns......

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,042 ✭✭✭Mundo7976

    They were misheard, they were actually singing ooh ahh Paul McGrath, duh.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,165 ✭✭✭Sweet Talkin Romeo

    at least it draws attention to "The Women's Game" - first I even heard they were playing 😁

    on flip side, and we all know it, were it blokes that sang that song, then they'd be "roundly castigated" by all and sundry; "education" wouldn't rate a mention - until the apology days later

    WD the Irish Women's Team 🙆

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,859 ✭✭✭joseywhales

    We have no business knowing what happens in a dressing room, it's supposed to be a private safe area for a team.

  • Registered Users Posts: 747 ✭✭✭lmao10

    I was very disappointed. We are trying to move forward. I believe a united Ireland is a part of that in the distant future. Ireland and the UK can still have a great relationship and support each other. No need for up the ra songs. Yes there was a time when we would all have been pro IRA as it was either you were with the IRA or the Brits but the past is the past and we have no choice but to let it go. There are people on the other side who feel similarly and those are the ones you connect and bond with and create strong relationships. The people who are stuck in the past or can't let go of their biases and be open, are the ones who suffer the most because they have to live like that 24/7. I don't think the girls did themselves any favours at all. Certainly didn't come across as having any common sense in that situation anyway.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,809 ✭✭✭✭kippy

    I tell ya who needs education. The clown who recorded it and the clown who shared it initially. It maybe the same person or indeed the people who allow recordings in the first place.

    No doubt a stupid thing to be singing and based on the age profile of those girls very few were around at the height of it but people get caught up in the emotion of moments like that and do silly things.

    You'll ear versions of that ditty at pubs and night clubs across the country some where every weekend. I don't think people even think of its significance any more.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,505 ✭✭✭Lewis_Benson

    Blah blah blah....


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭xxxxxxl

    These things make me lol as an outsider. Lad puts a pan of bread on the head nothing to see here. Both are just as bad I wager if it was a Orange order song or whatever they call themselves would be hand wringing city.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,793 ✭✭✭✭Rjd2

    I'd be skeptical of anyone under 50 who has never sung it sung it tbh when on the pints tbh.

    Mixed feelings on it, I feel sorry for the girls to be dragged into this culture war bollocks as they clearly meant no malice, but also I am slightly annoyed by how naive they were to allow that to get out of the dressing room.

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