SKY BLUES WILL BE ON SONG AT FINAL!
IT WOULDN’T be a cup final without a song – and Coventry City have had one dedicated to them in the lead-up to the Checkatrade Trophy final.
Irish band the Corrigan Brothers made themselves famous almost a decade ago with their YouTube hit, There’s No One As Irish As
Barack O’Bama, but football, and not politics, is one of their big passions.
The trio, Ger, Donny and Brian, have recorded football songs before and have now switched their attentions to the Sky Blues. They’ve taken the melody from their O’Bama song and reworked the lyrics to produce Back Home At Wembley Coventry City.
It’s now 30 years since Coventry shocked Tottenham to win the FA Cup final, but they’ve hit hard times since, slumping to the bottom of League One and facing relegation. Singer Ger, 51, told The
FLP: “With all the trouble the club have had in recent years, we thought it would be nice to do something for the final and give the fans a bit of a buzz. We like to do quirky songs and have fun – we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
“I remember how long Coventry were in the top division and they are a sleeping giant. They’ve got a fantastic fan base and it’s sad to see where they are now.
“Coventry have had a massive Irish connection over the years with players like Robbie Keane, Phil Babb, Gary Breen and Willie Boland.”
The Limerick brothers have sent the lyrics to the club and are hoping their song will capture the imagination of supporters when it is released next Saturday.
“If they want us to sing it just before the team go out on to the pitch, we’re willing to do it,” joked Ger, who admits to being an Arsenal fan. Donny follows Leeds while Brian is a Manchester United supporter. So, will Coventry be celebrating when the
final whistle blows on April 2 against fellow League One side Oxford United? Ger is confident.
“Oxford are a very good team, but I think destiny dictates Coventry are going to win,” he said. “They are definitely going to win it – and stay up, too. They will get the bounce off Mark Robins coming in as manager. He’s a winner.”
GLORY: Coventry celebrate their FA Cup victory in 1987
GIVE US A TUNE: The Corrigan Brothers