Thai Tims strike right note with ‘You’ll never beat the Irish’

Video approaching 200,000 Facebook views – with group no stranger to popular success

A group of Thai schoolchildren have gone viral with their song of support for the Republic of Ireland team ahead of Euro 2016.

The video, which features the Thai Tims singing their own version of ‘You’ll never beat the Irish’, has just short of 200,000 views on Facebook.

The group is no stranger to success, with videos of the children singing songs primarily about Celtic Football Club regularly attracting tens of thousands of views over the last number of years.

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They hail from a rural school in the Chanthaburi province of Thailand which offers educational services for down syndrome students, and their viral videos on Facebook and YouTube help to raise funds for the Good Child Foundation behind the school.


The children are taught songs by second generation Irish man Paul Lennon, who is a firm fan of the Scottish club.

Lennon has previously said that learning the songs functions as a way to help improve the students’ level of English.

The group has previously been invited to sing at Celtic Park and put together their own rendition of Rocky Road to Poland for the Irish team ahead of their participation in Euro 2012.