Football's coming home (to A House)

Endless art, indeed: old A House single 'Here Come The Good Times' gets brought back to life this summer when it becomes the official Irish World Cup anthem

'World In Motion' the best footie song ever? Hmm, we'll see about that!

In a welcome display of good musical taste, the FAI have confirmed A House's 'Here Come The Good Times' as the official Irish World Cup anthem.

A minor hit for the now-defunct Dublin band when it was released in 1995, the song is being re-recorded this weekend by the team, Mick McCarthy, Aslan's Christy Dignam, Westlife's Nicky Byrne, Dustin The Turkey and some "surprise guests".

Listeners to Today FM's Ray D'Arcy Show were asked to phone-in this morning and help A House singer, Dave Couse, give the lyrics a footballing flavour.

All proceeds from the single, which is due on May 10th, will go to Our Lady's Hospital For Sick Children in Crumlin.

Meanwhile, you can read Paul McGrath's thoughts on Ireland's World Cup prospects in the next issue of Hot Press, due Thursday.


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