Shane MacGowan joins forces with the Cronin brothers and Joe Rooney to create the ultimate Euro 2016 song
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Shane MacGowan joins forces with the Cronin brothers and Joe Rooney to create the ultimate Euro 2016 song

POGUES frontman Shane MacGowan has shown his support for Ireland during this summer's Euro 2016 tournament by releasing a single called Je t'aime Irland

The song, a cover of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin's sultry hit Je t'aime moi non plus, has been given an Irish twist.

As well as MacGowan, the song features Les Cronins (brothers Johnny and Michael Cronin) and comedian Joe Rooney (aka Father Damo from Father Ted).

Contributions by Rackhouse Pilfer, Biblecode Sundays, Brave Giant, Sean & Eabha Gavaghan, Shane Wearen, Eddie Reynolds, Flash Kennedy, Sugar Ray, Daire O Reilly, David Keenan and a 50 piece choir can also be heard on the track.

The epic song reels off a list of people that have made the nation what it is today, starting with the football players starring in Ireland's European campaign and moving on to name just about every single famous Irish person there is.

Johnny Cronin said: "We love Ireland and we love football so we have joined them together is the best way we could see how in this tune."

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It is not the first time MacGowan and the Cronins have created a song in tribute to Ireland's football team, Pogues fans might remember four years ago the musicians created a Euros song called "The Rocky Road to Poland."

The song, which has been released on both Spotify and iTunes, looks as though it might be just as successful as its predecessor, which became the Irish soundtrack to Euro 2012.

Watch the video featuring "Les Cronins", MacGowan and Joe Rooney