Fair play to the Leitrim GAA official who saved the day at today's All-Ireland club semi-final
There is still some real-life heroes among us.
And one such man made himself known to the crowd this afternoon at the home of Leitrim GAA, as Rockcorry were about to take the field for their clash with Ardnaree Sarsfields in the All-Ireland club football semi final
One of the great things about the GAA is that the playing of our national anthem, or Amhrán na bhFiann, can differ greatly from place to place.
Sometimes it is live, other times the dusty cassette from the 1980s is taken out and put into a 'hi-fi' or some other contraption.
But this afternoon at Carrick-On Shannon, there was an unfortunate incident when the CD, we'll say a CD anyway, cut out midway through the famous song.
There was a gasp from the crowd, and a murmuring, until one Leitrim GAA official wasn't going to have a game begin without the song being completed, and decided to belt it out himself.
Fair play to the Leitrim official who grabbed the mic and sung the rest of the national anthem after it cut off half way through in Carrick
— Colm Gannon (@ColmGannon) January 24, 2016
We don't know who the man in question could be, but if anyone does, we think he deserves full recognition for his efforts.
A reader may have solved the mystery of the singer for us.
— Alan Doherty (@alandots) January 24, 2016