Why Shoulder to Shoulder?

We love rugby but not as much as we love Jesus Christ and His Gospel message and mission. Taking the theme of the All Ireland team anthem though, fits our Call to Ireland by God. You have a major part in that Call so we believe we are shoulder to shoulder with you serving the Lord in Ireland.  Whether you give financially, pray, write letters or whatever. If you do anything with us then you are on the team shoulder to shoulder for God here.  Its a hard slog, a hard fight, not without pain and difficulties but together we can prevail!

This Autumn was the best season yet for Ireland’s rugby Team. On top of a no loss season…we beat New Zealand’s All Black’s! they are the best in the world (and they are now calling Ireland the best in the world.). This is exciting for the whole country because if there is one sport here that breaks down barriers, its rugby. Rugby has never distinguished between Catholic or protestant players. (GAA Football, Hurling and Soccer all do.) Rugby Ireland is a team made up of players from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Because of this, the ‘National’ Anthem for Rugby Ireland is different.  Republicans will never sing God save the Queen and Northerners will never sing A Soldier’s Song. The lyrics are very unifying (though irritating to die-hard separatists.)  To hear the song sung at a match, look it up on youtube and be inspired!

Ireland’s Call

Author: Phil Coulter

Come the day and come the hour
Come the power and the glory
We have come to answer our Country’s call
From the four proud provinces of Ireland

Ireland, Ireland Together standing tall
Shoulder to shoulder
We’ll answer Ireland’s call

From the mighty Glens of Antrim
From the rugged hills of Galway
From the walls of Limerick And Dublin Bay
From the four proud provinces of Ireland


Hearts of steel And heads unbowing
Vowing never to be broken
We will fight, until We can fight no more
From the four proud provinces of Ireland