Why do Liverpool fans sing the Fields of Athenry?

Why do Liverpool fans sing the Fields of Athenry?

The Fields of Anfield Road is a football song sung by supporters of Liverpool Football Club. The song was adapted in 2009 to include a third verse commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. …

Is the Fields of Athenry sectarian?

Other Celtic players also reportedly attended the event, which happened in Ireland recently. This song is sung at Celtic games and at supporters’ nights every week, there’s nothing sectarian about the ‘Fields of Athenry’. I can assure you that Stephen is not sectarian at all.”

What is the link between Liverpool and Celtic?

Liverpool’s connection with Celtic is often talked about, but it’s origins aren’t as clear or as historical as is often portrayed. The clubs are linked by players, managers, songs, and shared values between the two (generally) anti-establishment sets of fans from working class cities.

WHO has recorded Fields of Athenry?

The Dubliners
The Fields of Athenry/Artists

Is YNWA Liverpool or Celtic?

The song was adopted by Scottish team Celtic after a 1966 Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Anfield, and is now sung by Celtic fans prior to every home European tie, and later by Germany’s Borussia Dortmund, which Liverpool went on to play in the cup final.

Why do Celtic fans sing Fields of Athenry?

During the Great Famine in Ireland during the 1840s, 100,000 Irish famine victims emigrated to Glasgow. St John began by thanking Glasgow for looking after the famine victims, and then began to sing “Fields of Athenry”, accompanied by thousands of fans.

What was Trevelyan’s corn?

Terrible Trevelyan The lyrics say Michael’s crime is that he “stole Trevelyan’s corn” – a reference to Sir Charles Edward Trevelyan, a senior British civil servant at Dublin Castle who infamously said: “The judgement of God sent the calamity to teach the Irish a lesson”.

Is Liverpool a Celtic city?

Today, up to 50% of Liverpool’s population is believed to have Irish ancestry. The influences of Irish and Welsh culture have given Liverpool’s people traits usually associated with the Celtic fringes of the British Isles.

Who played for Celtic and Liverpool?

Sir Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish
Sir Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish MBE (born 4 March 1951) is a Scottish former football player and manager. During his career, he made 338 appearances for Celtic and 515 for Liverpool, playing as a forward, and earned a record 102 full caps for the Scotland national team, scoring 30 goals, also a joint-record.

What does Ynwa mean?

You’ll never walk alone
You’ll never walk alone.

Is the Fields of Athenry based on a true story?

Set during the Great Famine of the 1840s, the lyrics feature a fictional man from near Athenry in County Galway, who stole food for his starving family and has been sentenced to transportation to the Australian penal colony at Botany Bay. It has become a widely known, popular anthem for Irish sports supporters.

What does Trevelyan mean?

Trevelyan is a Welsh and Cornish name derived from a place-name which originally meant “farmstead ‘trev’ or Tref (town in Welsh) of Elyan”.