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Mount Leinster Rangers have rewritten 'Dancing at the Crossroads' - and it's not half-bad

“What’s the feelin’ David Phelan?” Go on so.

THE HOLY GRAIL of hurling songs has been given a Carlow twist.

The Mountain Goats have released “Dancing in Kilcoltrim,” their take on Wexford’s classic “Dancing at the Crossroads”, in honour of Mount Leinster Rangers.

And you know what, it’s not half-bad.

The Leinster champions take on Portumna in the AIB Club Senior Hurling final on St Patrick’s Day so an All-Ireland song was obligatory really.

The Wild Swans’ original famously went to number one and toppled the Spice Girls during Wexford’s 1996 All-Ireland win.

This time around it’s MLR star freetaker Denis Murphy rather than Larry Murphy who “looked 25 feet tall.”

And instead of the immortal line “What’s the story Martin Storey?”, you can expect “What’s the feelin’ David Phelan?” to become the county’s newest catchphrase.

Source: Simon Byrne

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