Northern Irish rugby players find their voice with ‘Ireland’s Call’

The rugby anthem “Eire’s Name” has divided opinion amongst supporters, however former worldwide gamers Hugo MacNeill and Trevor Ringland say it has served a higher function by giving a voice to the Northern Irish gamers on the Eire nationwide rugby group.
“Eire’s Name,” composed by the Grammy-nominated Northern Irish composer Phil Coulter, had its first outing on the 1995 World Cup.

Because of the sectarian divide in Northern Eire — dropped at a violent head by the Troubles, which lasted nearly three a long time from the late Sixties to 1998 — and the area being a part of the UK, it made it not possible for the Northern Irish gamers to sing the Irish nationwide anthem.

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