Video: Fermanagh fans record special song for Ulster final

Passionist priest Fr Brian D'Arcy appears in the music video and lyrics of the song

FERMANAGH GAA supporters will be in fine voice in Clones this weekend with a song specially written for the team's appearance in the Ulster final set to echo around the stadium.

The dreams of Fermanagh fans have been captured in the song as the Ernemen chase their first ever provincial title on Sunday.

With the opening lyrics of 'making my way down to Clones, guided by Rory G, in pursuit of the Anglo Celt, to be part of history', hopes are high that the words can become reality for the county as they face Donegal in the Ulster Senior Football Championship final.

Sung to the tune of Avicii's hit song, Wake Me Up, some famous Fermanagh faces, including DUP leader Arlene Foster and Passionist priest Fr Brian D'Arcy, even get a mention.

Created and sung by Fermanagh man John Slowey, he said he hoped it would "create a buzz around the county" ahead of the Ulster showcase.

The song for Fermanagh's appearance in the Ulster final was recorded in a pub in Enniskillen

Available to view on video website vimeo the song Wake Me Up has already had thousands of views since it went online on Monday.

The music and an accompanying video, featuring dozens of Fermanagh GAA fans, was recorded in well-known Enniskillen pub, Blakes of the Hollow with Fr D'Arcy even putting in an appearance in the video.

The chorus focuses on the priest praying that after "all these years we've been trying our best and we we want the victory".

Fermanagh will face Donegal in the Ulster Football final at Clones on Sunday

Another comical line in the song alludes to Mrs Foster's recent praise of the Fermanagh team with the lyrics, "We sent an invite out to Arlene. She wants to sit with Aidy Breen".

Mr Slowey, a former Rose of Tralee escort, last night said he hoped the song would help garner support for the Ernemen.

"It all started when we were out one night after the semi final and we thought that releasing a song would be a bit of a laugh," he said.

"I thought I would just do it for the craic.

"I just sat down and started getting the words together and it went from there."

The song for Fermanagh's appearance in the Ulster final was recorded in a pub in Enniskillen

After a message was relayed on social media for fans to assembly in Blake's bar, the music and video were recorded by Lunny Imaging and Vibes Studio.

"Fans came down in their jerseys and even Fr D'Arcy showed up, I couldn't believe it when he walked in," he said.

"It shows how passionate Fermanagh people are about winning, there's a lot of support out there.

"It will create a buzz around the county, it gives a bit of a buzz - getting everyone together for a bit of a laugh and supporting the team as we go along."

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