Imelda May admits one issue leading up to McGregor match 5 years ago

Imelda May admits one issue leading up to McGregor match

Seemed like a flawless performance, regardless.

When Imelda May was asked last minute to stall it over to Vegas to sing Amhrán na bhFiann ahead of Conor McGregor's match against Floyd Mayweather, she simply couldn't say no.


The Dublin singer was given just 24 hours notice about the performance before she hopped on a plane.

In the ring, she sang an incredible rendition of the national anthem, blowing virtually everyone away.


However, May said that there was one small issue she faced in the lead up to the performance - she had never actually sang the song before.

Could've fooled us, tbh.

Speaking on The Ray D'Arcy Show, the singer admitted that she spent the entire plane journey singing Amhrán Na bhFiann to make sure she got it right on the night.

"I looked like the most patriotic flyer ever. I sat on the plane singing our national anthem, Amhrán Na bhFiann, for eleven hours straight."


May also said that it was her mam who convinced her to fly to Vegas for the performance.

As a result, she had to cancel a festival gig in the UK.


"I just felt it was such an honour, you know, what a great chance to sing our anthem at such a great sporting event and to be asked by Conor to do it.

It was one of those once in a lifetime things."