The fields of athelray (sorry bad spelling)?

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and URS Corporation have held ping pong leagues for several years and ultimately hold a championship tournament on the seventh-floor patio of their downtown Los Angeles office building.

This year’s Pingpong Extravaganza men’s championship was held July 26, featuring a chili dog lunch to raise funds for and promote membership in the District-sponsored Toastmasters club.

“Another great year,” said Ed Louie, member of Essayons Toastmasters Club 988 and One-Alarm Chili chef. “We had some scheduling issues, so only the men’s final was held today.”

In the men’s division, it was an all-District final as ACE-IT contractor Bee Cha won three sets to one against David Coltharp of the asset management division.

Corps vs. Corps lined up as the women took the table on July 31. Perennial finalist and 2006 champion Rosa Ramirez, programs and project management division lost a hard fought battle to Roxanne Vidaurre, engineering division.

This fun rivalry got its start when Ed Louie attended a Toastmasters meeting in URS’ conference room and noticed a ping pong table in the patio area. A URS Toastmasters member asked him if he would like a quick game after the meeting. After the match, the two decided it would be fun if the district and URS challenge each other to a friendly ping pong match. From that point in 2006 to present, it’s two wins for URS men and five wins for the Corps men. For the women, its four wins for URS and two wins for the Corps women. The Corps is looking for future men and women players to join.

“If this year is any indication, the men and women of the Los Angeles District and URS Corporation will continue this friendly challenge, and I may have to add another ‘alarm’ to my chili,” added Louie.

Question by Danny: The fields of athelray (sorry bad spelling)?
This song is sung by Liverpool fans. can anyone tell me why the song has bee adopted by Lfc fans.

What do you think? Answer below!

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7 Responses to The fields of athelray (sorry bad spelling)?

  1. Because during mass emigration from Ireland the main ferry was from Dublin to Liverpool where many Irish settled down, hence why so many Irish follow Liverpool, Myself included.
    Any way the Kop sings a version called the fields of anfield road.

    May 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm

  2. I think its suppose to be the fields of athenry!!!! its mostly sung by irish rebels, its a rebel song, why liverpool fans sing it i dont know, but fields of athenry is a song and if thats what ur trying to type?

    May 20, 2014 at 11:45 pm

  3. Its ”The fields of Athenry” hun, and I think it has something to do with the vast numbers of Irish who would dock at Liverpool, and the large amount of Irish people who come to settle there through the times. Its an old Irish song, and a lot of Liverpudlians have Irish descent (as Ive just explained) Hope that helps xxx

    Kelly D
    May 21, 2014 at 12:39 am

  4. being irish we sing it all the time liverpool was a place where my ppl immagrated to during the famine as its on the dock.

    May 21, 2014 at 1:00 am

  5. the fields of athenry.
    by the lonely prison wall i heard a young girl calling
    michael they are taking you away
    for you stole trevelyn’s corn so the young might see the morn
    now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay

    low lie the fields of athenry where once we watched the small free birds fly
    our love was on the wing we had dreams and songs to sing
    it’s so lonely ’round the fields of athenry

    by a lonely prison wall i heard a young man calling
    nothing matters mary when you’re free
    against the famine and the crown i rebelled they ran me down
    now you must raise our child with dignity

    by a lonely prison wall she watched the last star falling
    and that prison ship sailed out against the sky
    sure she’ll wait and hope and pray for her love in botany bay
    it’s so lonely ’round the fields of athenry.

    sorry i cannot work it out ether.

    May 21, 2014 at 1:06 am

  6. Athenry is a town in Ireland.

    The fields of Athenry is not so much a rebel song. Its lyrics concentrate on human emotions. It is about being forced to leave your home country never to return there again.

    Its roots are in the famine times in Ireland where thousands of people were deported – often to Austalia for the the most trivial of crimes committed in times of desperation.

    How it ended up as a football song is a mystery but it was a very popular song picked up by Irish emigrants in later times in England. Liverpool being one of the central places that the Irish settled in it then somehow made the journey on to the terraces.

    Obviously an anthem for the masses – some songs seem to have elements that appeal to everyone.

    May 21, 2014 at 1:46 am

  7. What the hell is she on about? Stick to washing up! This song is not an Irish Rebel song and is copied by many teams who add their filthy sectarian words to it.

    May 21, 2014 at 2:03 am

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