Reblogged from heathicorn
You’ll never beat the Irish spirit.
Ireland needed a result to prevent themselves from being knocked out of Euro 2012, but Spain were Spain, the best team in the world. Losing 4-0 in the dying minutes of the match, the 25,000 traveling Irish fans did the unthinkable. This was a time for despair. This was a time for utter misery. After all, the Irish were about to ensure that they would not progress beyond the tournament’s group stage.
But the Irish fans did not succumb to such negativity. Instead, they bursted into singing The Fields of Athenry, an old Irish folk song about maintaining dignity and hope when you have nothing else left. The Spanish or the Germans may win Euro 2012, but the Irish will leave this tournament with all the respect in the world. [posted by EB]
So proud to be Irish right now.