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Can you hit the right notes in front of 80,000 at Croke Park?

Reality TV bosses are hoping to mould one GAA club into a choir fit to perform before the All-Ireland football final. Game on, Ger.

The Dublin senior football team sing the national anthem before kick-off at Croke Park.
The Dublin senior football team sing the national anthem before kick-off at Croke Park.
Image: Inpho.

THEY SAY THERE’S only one way to get to New York’s Carnegie Hall; practice.

You can get the 16A to Croke Park for the All-Ireland SFC final this September – or you can do the same as those on Broadway.

A new TV show will select singers from GAA clubs up and down the country to perform the songs of the two opposing sides in this year’s football showpiece on 18 September. And put them through their paces for two months.

Pitch Perfect on TG4 sees two mentors and a ‘local musical legend’ mould local heroes into altos, sopranos, basses on tenors through an intensive eight-week period of voice training.

The best choir at the end of the process will stand in front of the 80,00 fans at Croker to sing before throw-in.

Though spoken Irish is ‘a bonus and not essential’ according to production outfit Good Company, the contest will encompass the entire Association.

  • So if you’d like you and your club to clear your throat for a memorable experience, contact Deirdre at Good Company on 0872387222 or email or complete an application here. Closing date for applications is 12pm Monday, 18 July.

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