Fan performs wonderful version of Tipperary Far Away ahead of hurling final
A Tipperary man gave the county plenty of local pride as he performed a wonderful version of Tipperary Far Away in the street ahead of the hurling final.
Hundreds of fans gathered round the man, known as Paddy, to listen to his passionate performance.
The song Tipperary Far Away is one of great pride and significance to the county. It tells the story of Seán Treacy, a Tipperary man who was killed in the War of Independence fighting for Irish freedom.
The song is very poignant and emotional to people from Tipperary, and it was sang beautifully by Paddy ahead of the big game at Croke Park as thousands of fans headed into the stadium.
Take a look at Paddy singing Tipperary Far Away.
Paddy’s performance did just the job too, as Tipperary went on to win the final, beating Kilkenny 2-29 to 2-20. The Irish Independent interviewed several fans of both teams after the game to find out what they had to say.
The Tipperary fans were full of praise for the team, with some saying it was the best hurling they had ever seen.
Take a look below.