M
SM
Collect News Data
/esi/1339/6_A_5_353839_0/index.html?art_id=353839&ESI

Conlan's pro-IRA ringwalk song angers unionist MPs

:Headline: Conlan's pro-IRA ringwalk song angers unionist MPs:
Conlan enjoyed a comfortable points victory in New York.
PA | 8mo

Belfast featherweight Michael Conlan has been criticised for his ringwalk song prior to his bout on St Patrick's Day in New York as it contained a pro-IRA lyric.

Conlan, a London 2012 bronze medallist, extended his unbeaten professional record to 11-0 with a routine points win over Ruben Garcia Hernandez at the Madison Square Garden Theater.

Beforehand, though, the Wolfe Tones' Celtic Symphony – which contains the lyric 'Ooh Ahh Up The Ra' – was blared around the venue, prompting a backlash from unionist politicians.

DUP Belfast councillor Brian Kingston wrote on his Twitter account: "Very disappointing that Michael Conlon does not follow the lead of many previous boxing and sporting heroes so that people can support him across the divide.

"Disgraceful that he has no regard for the victims of IRA terrorism."

Ulster Unionist Party MLA John Stewart posted a video of the ringwalk on his Facebook alongside the caption: "The sport of boxing has done so much to break down barriers, cross the divide and unite people from all backgrounds in Northern Ireland.

"It's deeply regrettable that Michael Conlon doesn't respect or understand this. It's time someone told him that walking out to 'Oh Ahh Up the RA' is dragging him and the sport into the gutter."

Conlan has fought on St Patrick's Day in each of the last three years at the same venue.

body check tags ::
amp_article_353839 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2019-03-18 14:48:58:
html db last update - 2019-11-10 13:29:26 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html

Click here for more stories about Michael Conlan

Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Frank Bruno treated in hospital for pneumonia
Jadon Sancho 'wants to leave Dortmund'
Napoli to consider Koulibaly, Mertens sales?
Tyson Fury opens up on being "tortured by demons" in mental health battle
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool12111028101834
2Leicester CityLeicester128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester CityMan City1281335132225
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd124441612416
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124351118-715
14Tottenham HotspurSpurs123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
20Norwich CityNorwich122191128-177
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool12111028101834
2Leicester CityLeicester128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester CityMan City1281335132225
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd124441612416
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124351118-715
14Tottenham HotspurSpurs123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
20Norwich CityNorwich122191128-177
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.