Members of the Diaspora supporting Ireland this summer


Do you not fancy doing one (World Cup single) Mani?

I’ve got no chance because I support Republic of Ireland. We’re not going to be there because of Thierry Henry. He had the ball in his hand so long I thought he was autographing it.

Noel Gallagher

“I do follow England because they have some good players,” Noel allows, “but when push comes to shove I’m in the Ireland end. I’ve always supported Ireland since I was a kid. Oasis were asked to do the England song and go on at Wembley – my uncles would have killed me. I don’t really like football songs – I could write a tune but football lyrics are always a bit daft.”