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Ireland Abú offered as anthem for Euro 2012

Story by Eilis Ryan

Friday, 17th February, 2012 10:00am

Ireland Abú offered as anthem for Euro 2012

Ready to generate some publicity at the studios of Midlands 103 were, (from left) Luke Raeside, his dad, Jack Raeside, and Dave Conway.

A Mullingar man is proposing that Irish soccer fans stop singing Olé at the national team - and go for our own even better word Abú instead!

And to help effect the change, Luke Raeside from Walshestown has written Ireland Abú (see: ), a song that he hopes could become an anthem for the Irish in Poland for Euro 2012.

"It was in my mind for a long time, but it is 15 years since I played in a band, so I rang a friend of mine, Dave Conway from Dunboyne, in November, and on January 6, I met with him and my dad, and we recorded the song," said Luke.

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