Is the Fields of Athenry a sectarian song?

This song is sung at Celtic games and at supporters’ nights every week, there’s nothing sectarian about the ‘Fields of Athenry’. I can assure you that Stephen is not sectarian at all.” The agent of another prominent Celtic international player who was reportedly involved dismissed those reports as “complete rubbish”.

Why do Irish rugby fans sing Fields of Athenry?

St John began by thanking Glasgow for looking after the famine victims, and then began to sing “Fields of Athenry”, accompanied by thousands of fans. He later described it as one of the most memorable moments of his life.

Is Fields of Athenry a rugby song?

The Fields of Athenry is probably one of the most widely sung songs at socccer and rugby matches in Ireland , Scotland and England. The Irish soccer supporters sang it loud and clear at Euro 2012 even when they were losing 4 nil to Spain. Celtic FC fans sing it as well as Irish Rugby supporters .

When was the Fields of Athenry first released?

The Fields of Athenry was first recorded by Irish singer Danny Doyle who had a top ten hit in Ireland with it in 1979. The group Barleycorn also had a top ten hit with it in 1982 but the most successful version was the one recorded by Paddy Reilly. It was released in 1983 and stayed in the charts for 72 weeks.

Who sang the song Fields of Athenry?

The DublinersThe Fields of Athenry / Artist

Who wrote the song Fields of Athenry?

Pete St. JohnThe Fields of Athenry / Composer

Who sang Fields of Athenry first Liverpool or Celtic?

The song was first adopted by Ireland fans during the 1990 World Cup, which led to Celtic fans adopting the anthem in the early 1990s. It was adopted by Liverpool supporters to the same tune, but with adapted lyrics referencing their history.

Is there a place called Athenry?

Athenry (/æθənˈraɪ/; Irish: Baile Átha an Rí, meaning ‘Town of the Ford of the King’) is a town in County Galway, Ireland, which lies 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Galway city. Some of the attractions of the medieval town are its town wall, Athenry Castle, its priory and its 13th century Anglo-Norman street-plan.