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LISTEN: From Barack Obama to Tony Pulis - Irish trio celebrate Palace boss with new ditty

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HE MAY have won his first Premier League manager of the year award this week, but Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis already has two pop songs written in his honour.

The Eagles' gaffer was honoured by Goldie Lookin' Chain, from his Welsh home town Newport, in 2011 with The Tony Pulis Rap.

And Irish siblings Corrigan Brothers have now released their homage to Palace's baseball-capped maestro – Tony Pulis Is Manager Of The Year.

The trio, made up of brothers Brian, Donnacha and Gerard, said Tony Pulis had made an impression on them from over the Irish Sea.

Guitarist Brian said: "We are all mad into soccer; or football as you call it over there. This season's been very good for talking points and we were having a bit of a debate about who was the manager of the year.

"We all thought it should be Tony Pulis. If you look they were absolutely dead certs for relegation and a team that had a very limited budget. When he took over, you see how he pulled the team together, it was a brilliant achievement."

But it was another famous band associated with the club, plus the energy of Palace's faithful support that really inspired the trio, from Nenagh in County Tipperary, to pen the ditty.

"At that time I was doing some research and listening to a lot of Dave Clark Five," Brian added.

"We came across a video of all the fans singing Glad All Over and could see there was a lot of passion in the fan-base.

"There was such a synergy to everything that we had to write the song. It's been getting a great reaction."

The band are famous in their homeland for their witty tunes, including a song celebrating Barack Obama's Irish links, which they played to the president in Washington after his inauguration ceremony.

While Brian and Gerard support Arsenal and Wolves respectively because of those two clubs' past Irish links, Donnacha has always been an Eagle because he was attracted to Palace's red and blue-striped kits as a child.

And the lads, who are planning a British tour later this year, would like to play live for Pulis and the Selhurst crowd while they are over here.

Brian said: "We would love to meet Tony because he seems a tremendous guy. If the club were to let us play before a match that would be fantastic."

LISTEN TO THE SONG HERE

LISTEN: From Barack Obama to Tony Pulis - Irish trio celebrate Palace boss with new ditty


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