Well done to YouTuber kdjac for this effort, putting Saintmania and other Saint Patrick’s Athletic songs of old on YouTube where they belong for younger fans who might not have encountered these gems before. I’d heard friends sing Saintmania before (and eh…..more commonly after) matches in the pubs of Inchicore but I’d never managed to unearth the file. Recently uploaded to Saintsforum, the online home of Saint Patrick’s Athletic supporters, it’s great to have the three MP3 files together.
Saintmania, a tune which is catchier than you’d like to admit, couldn’t be further removed from The Trip To Inchicore, sung to the tune of the Galway Races and touching on local institutions and landmarks, recalling a trip to Emmet Road that begins at the famous gates of the Guinness Brewery. It’s hard not to smile at Paddy’s Tribute, which opens proceedings.
Memory lane for some, and for younger fans something new and exciting. Those were the days my friend.