Ranking the best county GAA songs of all-time (32-1) 1 month ago

Ranking the best county GAA songs of all-time (32-1)

Your music/GAA correspondent is reporting for duty.

We have our say here, then you have your say below.

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32. Green Glens of Antrim (Antrim)

Not my cup of tea.

31. My old Sligo home (Sligo)

A nice song that wouldn't set Croke Park alight.

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30. Waterford my home (Waterford)

Has a certain market.

29. The Curragh of Kildare (Kildare)

Christy has better songs.

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28. Follow me up to Carlow (Carlow)

Doesn't do it for me.

27. Lovely Leitrim (Leitrim)

The heart is not racing.

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26. Lovely Laois (Laois)

See above.

25. Farewell to Carlingford (Louth)

Has potential.

24. The White and Blue of Farney (Monaghan)

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Lively enough.

23. Rose of Castlerea (Roscommon)

We've heard worse!

22. Longford on my mind (Longford)

Has something about it.

21. The Offaly Rover (Offaly)

'A rover I have been and a rover I will stay but to that faithful county I will return some day.'

20. Cavan Girl (Cavan)

The Thom Moore version.

19. The green and red of Mayo (Mayo)

Mid-table.

18. Pretty Little Girl from Omagh (Tyrone)

Wee Daniel at his best.

17. Beautiful Meath (Meath)

Lovely number.

16. The Rose of Mooncoin (Kilkenny)

The Kilkenny camogie team sang their hearts out last weekend.

15. Among the Wicklow Hills (Wicklow)

'Each night I pray that you'll come back home
Among the Wicklow hills'

14. Anna From Fermanagh (Fermanagh)

Not bad, not bad at all mr. Declan Nerney.

13. Molly Malone (Dublin)

Growing on us out of familiarity.

12. Slievenamon (Tipperary)

'Alone all alone by the wave-washed strand
And alone in a crowded hall...'

11. The Town I loved so well (Derry)

This is a classic to be fair, but imagine if Teenage Kicks by the Undertones was played in Croke Park...

10. My lovely rose of Clare (Clare)

Has a great ring to it.

9. West's Awake (Galway)

One of the most iconic moments in GAA history was in 1980, after 57 years of pain, when Galway won the All-Ireland hurling title and the future GAA president Joe McDonagh stepped up to the mic.

8. The boys from the county Armagh (Armagh)

An absolute belter.

7. The Westmeath Bachelor (Westmeath)

There was no shortage of controversy in 2019 when Westmeath won the intermediate camogie title in 2019 and this was their victory anthem. Irate fans took to Twitter to call it “embarrassing” and an “affront."

But whatever you want to say about it, there's no denying its catchiness.

'Sure I'm happy and contented just to live a single life. And thats the reason why I don't intend to take a wife.'

6. Dreams (Limerick)

What a moment.

5. The Banks of my own Lovely Lee (Cork)

Iconic.

4. The Star of the county Down (Down)

'From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay
From Galway to Dublin town
No maid I've seen like the fair cailín
That I met in the County Down'

Banger.

3. An Poc ar Buile (Kerry)

Had Croke Park rocking after Kerry's win this year.

2. The Hills of Donegal (Donegal)

Look at these scenes and try not to smile!

1. Dancing at the Crossroads (Wexford)

When it passed out Spice Girls' Wannabe, in the summer of 1996, Dancing at the Crossroads became the first ever GAA song to reach number one in the Irish charts.

‘So what’s the story Martin Storey?'

Sit back and enjoy, as the great Seanie Flood and Sharon Shannon and Larry O'Gorman and the rest of them take it away.

Now, you can have your say here.