VIDEO: Irish school’s haka ‘as gaeilge’ in tribute to Jonah Lomu

Carefully coached by Mr. O'Sullivan, the 22 schoolchildren from Kildare performed a haka with a difference - ‘titled ‘An Haca Gaelach ar son Jonah Lomu’.

VIDEO: Irish school’s haka ‘as gaeilge’ in tribute to Jonah Lomu

We’ve seen some spine-tingling performances of the traditional haka dance in recent weeks, as the rugby world said farewell to All Black legend Jonah Lomu.

His former school said goodbye from the

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All of which inspired the fifth and sixth classes in Kilberry National School in Athy to do their own version.

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Carefully coached by Mr. O'Sullivan, the 22 schoolchildren from Kildare performed a haka with a difference - ‘titled ‘An Haca Gaelach ar son Jonah Lomu’.

Instead of a Maori war dance, the pupils performed a modified version with the actions called out in Irish.

Particular kudos to the young boy leading the dance for some impressive rhythmic shouting to keep his classmates in symmetry.

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