MC Banner, the singer with MC Banner and the Killaloolas, whose popular song The Banner’s Back Again, is fast becoming a big hit with Clare fans, has taken his devotion to the Clare team and their manager to new levels.
For the past two weeks, he has been working on a statue of Clare manager, Davy Fitzgerald. He will erect the statue on his front lawn in time for Sunday week’s All-Ireland Final.
MC is a potter by trade and is fusing clay and concrete to create his lifesize Fitzgerald.
“I think it’s going to look a lot like Davy but my wife doesn’t think so. She’s not mad about the idea at all at all but she understands my devotion to the Clare team. I checked with all the neighbours and they have no problem with it. One of them is knitting a jumper for it for the winter,” MC Banner revealed.
MC will rig an MP3 player to the statue and when you touch Davy’s hand, it will play The Banner’s Back Again.
“We will unveil it on Friday at dawn and I am hoping to have a Clare legend to do the unveiling. I hope Davy will visit it after the All-Ireland. I think it’s the image of him, although my wife says it looks more like Marty Morrissey. If I had time, I would make a statue of Marty too. I am a huge fan of Marty’s,” he added.
MC Banner and the Killaloolas are heading out on their high-tech tractor-pulled stage and will perform The Banner’s Back Again in every Clare town from Saturday.