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Thread #2053   Message #1113099
Posted By: Teru
10-Feb-04 - 04:49 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry
Subject: RE: Fields of Athenry
When the FIFA World Cup was held in Japan and Korea in 2002, supporters for the Irish National Team sometimes sang this song as well as "Spirit of the Gael".

Does anyone know why the Fields of Athenry was chosen as the supporters' song ?

I know the wirter of this song is Pete St. John who wrote "Spirit of the Gael"...