VIDEO: Serious confusion over Ireland's national anthem for Rio hockey opener 2 years ago

VIDEO: Serious confusion over Ireland's national anthem for Rio hockey opener

The Irish hockey anthem is usually Ireland's Call, but not for the Olympics.

Ireland's first appearance at the Games as an independent nation (they last competed in 1908) caused confusion amongst viewers before the action even started.

During the national anthem for their Group B opener against India, Amhrán na bhFiann played for the Irish team who are used to hearing Ireland's Call.

During the build-up to the game, RTÉ commentator Ger Canning also introduced the Irish anthem as Ireland's Call, before Amhrán na bhFiann was belted out through the Rio skies.

And it caused a lot of confusion because the fans wouldn't have been too used to it.

So they made sure Ireland's Call was heard anyway.

But the questions were still being asked.

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