Ireland’s Call Song Lyrics

The Lyrics and Words to Ireland’s  Call – The Irish Rugby Song

Ireland’s Call is the song that is sung before every Irish international rugby match. At matches played in Ireland – both this song and the Irish National Anthem are sung. But at rugby matches played outside Ireland – Ireland’s Call is the only song used before a match.

The Irish rugby team – unlike the scoccer team – is drawn from both sides of the border. The song Ireland’s Call is seen as a song that can be sung by both Nationalist and Unionist supporters and players.

Irelands Call was written by Phil Coulter . There are four verses in the song  – but only the first verse is sung at Rugby matches followed by the chorus sung twice.

Ireland’s Call – Song Words

Verse 1
Come the day and come the hour
Come the power and the glory
We have come to answer our country’s call
From the four proud provinces of Ireland

Ireland, Ireland Together standing tall
Shoulder to shoulder
We’ll answer Ireland’s call

Verse 2
From the mighty glens of Antrim
From the rugged hills of Galway
From the walls of Limerick and Dublin Bay
From the four proud provinces of Ireland

Verse 3
Hearts of steel and heads unbowing
Vowing never to be broken
We will fight until we can fight no more
For the four proud provinces of Ireland

Verse 4
Erin’s warriors, clad in emerald
Steadfast souls confront their challenge
‘Neath the glass sky they assemble
For the four proud provinces of Ireland

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