Packie’s save is voted nation’s favourite Irish moment!

first_imgThe Irish have spoken and Packie Bonner’s penalty save at Italia ‘90 has been voted favourite Irish moment ever while 1 in 10 of us would like to spend St Patrick’s Day with Leo Varadkar.The survey was carried out in conjunction with Brady Family ham.The survey found that a total of one in five people interviewed said the big Keadue man’s stop was their most Irish memory. Other facts found by the survey were:One in ten people speak Irish weekly.Glenroe and Father Ted ranked joint number one as most Irish TV shows ever madeThe Irish sense of humour is what people miss most about living away from Ireland while 25% of us miss Irish foodOne in ten of us credit the ham and cheese toastie as the ultimate Irish comfort foodOther stats revealed by the survey found 17% said it was the vote to legalise same-sex marriage in 2016, another 17% voted for Riverdance, while 13% of us said it was the O’Donovan brothers winning an Olympic medal.The survey, conducted by Core Research among 1,000 people, found that one in ten of us would like to spend the St Patrick’s Day parade with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD while the celebrities we would most like to spend the parade with are Ladybird star Saoirse Ronan and Peaky Blinders starThe survey, conducted by Core Research among 1,000 people, found that one in ten of us would like to spend the St Patrick’s Day parade with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD while the celebrities we would most like to spend the parade with are Ladybird star Saoirse Ronan and Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy. 13 percent also said they’d like to spend the parade with Conor McGregor, 11 percent with Daniel O’Donnell, and 6 percent with model Roz Purcell.The research was commissioned by Brady Family Ham as the brand launches its ‘Low Food Miles’ campaign this month, celebrating its Irishness and the fact that it is 100% Irish, always.St Patrick’s DayOn Saturday, 39% of us will watch Ireland take on England in the rugby while one third of us (32%) will watch or attend a parade.Cúpla focail? Despite what people might think, the Irish language is far from obsolete as 1 in 10 claim to speak Irish at least once a week with females (69 percent) claiming to speaking Irish more often than males (65 percent).We all know a cúpla focail that will help us prove our Irishness but the real test is in the writing. The survey shows that 75 percent correctly wrote “Hello, how are you?” in Irish.Home comfortsGlenroe and Father Ted were ranked by survey respondents as the joint number one most Irish television series ever made, followed by Ros na Rún and Mrs Brown’s Boys. The Irish are spread far and wide—but that doesn’t mean they don’t miss home. Brady Family Ham asked Irish people what they missed the most about Ireland when they’re abroad: over a third (34 percent) said the Irish sense of humour, a quarter said Irish food, and 18 percent said a cup of tea. 11 percent said their dear auld mammy–and a peculiar 7 percent said they missed the weather.On Irish grubA quarter consider love-it-or-hate-it bacon and cabbage the ultimate Irish comfort food, followed by a Sunday roast (23 percent) and stew (21 percent). One in ten of us credit the ham and cheese toastie as the ultimate Irish comfort food.Packie’s save is voted nation’s favourite Irish moment! was last modified: March 15th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more