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    Posted: 06 Mar 2020 at 7:38pm
Have we got many on here ? A fair few  English born and bred with  Irish parents still support Ireland .I made the decision to aged 9 or 10 and don't intend to switch thirty plus years later.
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 Born in London, but always been 100% Irish
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We have a big English born Irish support and have done for generations, and we will always have it Clap
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Plenty on here, I’m non-irish born myself but lived here basically all my life. Plenty with English accents on away trips also. 
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Born in dublin but lived in england for 32 years (left when I was a child) 
so accent is more Benedict Cumberbatch than irish. Does that count?

Additionally- wife is japanese, son born in England and wears the green with Doherty on the back, has an irish passport and INSISTS he's irish. 
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Canadian born and raised with parents from Carlow. Spent my summers there and loved Roy Keane as a kid so was natural to support Ireland. Even though my dad is a gaa man and never watched football. 

It was also a lot easier to support Ireland and Irish players because they were always televised or easy to find streams. The coverage of Canadian football was abysmal at time so it was almost impossible for me to even support Canada and only really Paul Stalteri would ever be on tv during his time in the Premier League. 
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We are fortunate in enough  to have loads  of Irish fans born all over the world. I know a few  who dont even qualify for passport anymore their parents and Grandparents couldn't be arsed to get an Irish passport. These guys are are Irish as the rest of us by us I mean Irish supporters and they are more Irish than EPL barstoolers who only know we have a team when it's a play off or we are playing British Provinces or qualify. They really are more Irish than most of the Irish are themselves.
Our teams may not always have non Irish born players but our fan base always will have non Irish born members as  the Catalpa song Irish to the core goes "some may speak with foreign tones but for Ireland boys you never walk alone "


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Some real hardcore fans i must say .
Quite a few are well know on here as well .
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Originally posted by IrishCanadian IrishCanadian wrote:

Canadian born and raised with parents from Carlow. Spent my summers there and loved Roy Keane as a kid so was natural to support Ireland. Even though my dad is a gaa man and never watched football. 

It was also a lot easier to support Ireland and Irish players because they were always televised or easy to find streams. The coverage of Canadian football was abysmal at time so it was almost impossible for me to even support Canada and only really Paul Stalteri would ever be on tv during his time in the Premier League. 

Or frank yallop!!!!!
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Graham Leggat and Bob Lenarduzzi did their best On TSN’s Soccer Saturday, but the coverage was definitely weak until the late 90’s.
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Growing up in South Manchester in the 70s and 80s I would say half the classes at catholic schools were Irish descent.Most with two parents would support Ireland over England although some have jumped ship to England  ,most haven't that I know of.One Irish parent and grandparents was probably more England but some still went for Ireland. It often depended on how often they went to Ireland kids who went every summer were  more likely to put Ireland first opposed to those who rarely or never went to Ireland on holiday.
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Birmingham for 25 years, parents from Ros & Mayo, living in Dublin now since last year, never in doubt Coolmassive bog head on me for a start, and a name to match it as well
I don't agree with THAT, in the workplace!
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Originally posted by Bham_McDermott Bham_McDermott wrote:

Birmingham for 25 years, parents from Ros & Mayo, living in Dublin now since last year, never in doubt Coolmassive bog head on me for a start, and a name to match it as well


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Originally posted by Bham_McDermott Bham_McDermott wrote:

Birmingham for 25 years, parents from Ros & Mayo, living in Dublin now since last year, never in doubt Coolmassive bog head on me for a start, and a name to match it as well
Why Dublin and not Ireland?
Greed has won, big finance has won. Whatever small role elite clubs still play in the local communities from which they grew is dwarfed now by their position as global brands.
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Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by Bham_McDermott Bham_McDermott wrote:

Birmingham for 25 years, parents from Ros & Mayo, living in Dublin now since last year, never in doubt Coolmassive bog head on me for a start, and a name to match it as well


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You wouldn't be shocked at the amount of people who have genuine surprise (or disgust) when they hear what accent comes out of my mouth... but cheers man, just means I can see Villa let me down less and Mayo more frequently
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Originally posted by Bham_McDermott Bham_McDermott wrote:

Birmingham for 25 years, parents from Ros & Mayo, living in Dublin now since last year, never in doubt Coolmassive bog head on me for a start, and a name to match it as well
Why Dublin and not Ireland?
The same reason if you ask half the country folk in Cassidys on Sunday night - work
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Liverpool has a reputation of being a big Irish descended city over the decades but I think Birmingham is undersold on the scale of how much bigger it was, think I read about 4 times more. Third biggest parade in the world behind Dub & NYC. Give St Patrick's parade Digbeth a Google. Some great pubs in Digeth owned by Irish gaffers still going there I am friends with, Hennesseys, Spotted Dog, Clearys, Nortons.

If you went to a Catholic school in Birmingham, or the West Midlands from say 70s-(twenty)10s, strong strong chance your parents or grandparents would have been Irish. Half of my year at school were Boyles/Doyles/Coyles/Byrnes/Finnegans/Mc's & O's and pretty much any common name in between, just with a Brummie accent. Christ, camogie was in the curriculum to be played at Birmingham council schools for the girls, think it only recently stopped in the last 5 years or so.

The Sacred Heart by Villa Park, recently taken over by Limerick/Donegal crowd but was in the hands of a Roscommon crowd for years and had every county GAA jersey on the walls, great for the Irish descent/Catholic community before games drinking with people you would be either related, worked on jobs or went to school with. Still going now but probably not the same now as back in the day, but by far the best by the ground for me anyhow.

A lot of the Builds & Civil contractor still going in the West Midlands today are owned by Irish fellas that came over on the boat for work in the 40s/50s/60s as young bucks, and built up an empire, or either their sons run it now if they've died... 

When Hitler was heading for Poland, and Paddy, for Holyhead Clap
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& Sean G, if you see this, you can relate to us being dragged to every Feis across Birmingham & Coventry every Saturday morning to watch our sisters Thumbs Up
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