Zebo impressed by skill of Gaelscoil's choir at match
Published 09/04/2014 | 05:36
LAST Saturday was a very special day for Munster fans everywhere, but particularly for the young pupils of Gaelscoil Aogain in Castleisland who had the privilege of singing with the Munster Rugby Supporters' Club Choir prior to and during the all important knock-out match.
Even Munster star Simon Zebo was inspired by the skill of the 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils, telling teacher Pádraigín Uí Chonaill as he left the pitch after the warm up that the team couldn't help but be lifted by their rousing rendition of Katy Perry's 'Roar'
The visit to Thomond Park came about after the Munster choir noticed the talent of the Castleisland pupils during a visit to the town for the local rugby club's anniversary celebrations last summer. They were invited to perform at Munster rugby's hallowed ground in December, and so impressed were officials at Munster Rugby that they were asked back again - this time for one of the team's most important matches of the season.
"We never dreamt that we'd be there for a Heineken Cup quarter final so it was a very very proud day for us, and what a day to be there," Pádraigín said afterwards. "They're so professional and treated the children like royalty and after a result like that they went home on an absolute high. It was a privilege for us to be there and a credit to all the pupils involved."