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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Music Played at Matches in Croke Park August 13, 2016

Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....

If you’ve ever worked in a shop, often they have tapes on a loop, it’s bad but gets worse around Christmas! One place that seems to have the same song list for the last number of years is Croke Park. If like myself you are generally in there early (I steward there) the selection of songs can be played in rotation for the whole season, often twice in the day too.
The Special Olympics song is particularly annoying and the joke is that it’s played after matches to try and get the crowd to all leave and go home!
There’s that Dropkick Murphys track too which was played when teams entered the pitch, a completely unnecessary addition to the “Matchday Experience” as generally for big matches the place is hopping anyway.
I’ve thrown in some others that I have ingrained from Croke Park ( I left out Garth Brooks who made a fleeting appearance in the Croke Park playlist a few years back only to disappear as quick)….. There’s others such as The Script, Coldplay, U2 that are regulars and luckily I seem to have managed to blank a lot of the rest from my brain 🙂


1. roddy - August 13, 2016

I,m going off on a bit of a tangent here but has anyone ever seen or heard “inappropriate” music being played by mistake.I recall late one Sunday night in the 80’s UTV treated us to half an hour of the Dublin city ramblers.The continuity announcer introduced the programme in his usual pleasant manner but unfortunately for him nobody must have vetted the content.There followed a humdinger of a show with a good quota of rebel songs,the finale being “Johnsons motor car”.When they belted out the last line ” we’ll give 3 cheers for the IRA in Johnsons motor car” ,the credits came up and they switched to the announcer who was literally shitting himself on air!


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