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Quiz: How well do you remember the lyrics to Dancing At The Crossroads?

It was the sound of the summer of ’96 but do you know it?

The Wexford hurling team of 1996 Source: Tom Honan/INPHO

IT’S A BIG day for Wexford hurling this Sunday as they head to Nowlan Park to take on Kilkenny.

So what better time to test your knowledge of that iconic Wexford hurling tune ‘Dancing At The Crossroads’ from the summer of 1996?

How well do you know the lyrics?


'The beginning of September, we were standing ___ ___ ___'
In Croke Park
Out in Rosslare

On the terrace
At the station
'There was priests and ___ ____ There was nuns and reverend mothers'
Hurling bluffers
Christian brothers

Wexford lovers
Famous hurlers
'And as they carried Larry Murphy, he looked ___ ____ ____'
Absolutely wrecked altogether
Like a God

25 feet tall
A grand fella
'So what's the story Martin Storey Now Wexford's really ___ ___ ____'
Heading to Gorey
Bound for glory

Got a story
Not looking gory
'We were dancing at the crossroads, In the shadow of a bonfire Underneath the ___ ___ ____'
SIlver moon light
Liam MacCarthy Cup

Shadow of Enniscorthy
Black Rock Mountain
'And they sang the ___ ____ ____ Like it was going out of style'
Men of Wexford
Boys of Wexford

Girls of Wexford
Women of Wexford
'All the ___ ____ were empty and all the Masses finished early'
Town fairs
Big pubs

Local shops
Bingo halls
'And when we look at young O'Gorman and through the midfield he was stormin and then the ___ ____ erupted'
Wexford fans
Hogan Stand

Cusack Stand
Wexford lads
'And I think of ___ ____ so many said he was a goner'
George O'Connor
John O'Connor

Billy Byrne
Tom Dempsey
'Dancing ___ ___ ___ ___ ___' until the early morn'
With the men and women
Like right mad eejits altogether

Jigs and reels and polkas
Like young bucks gone mad
'____ _____, Ger Cushe, Sean Flood, Rod Guiney , Liam Dunne'
Damien Fitzhenry
Martin Storey

Tom Dempsey
Adrian Fenlon
'The man that ___ ____ ____ his name was Liam Griffin'
Wanted to hurl
Loved his county

Dared to dream
Made a speech
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You're Martin Storey!
Great work, you're a true Wexford 1996 star!
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You're A Young Wexford Fan!
You don't remember '96 but you've heard that famous tune plenty of times.
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You scored out of !
You're A Kilkenny Fan!
You follow Kilkenny and couldn't care less about Wexford hurling.
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