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Two of Donegal's favourite sons Packie Bonner and Daniel O'Donnell feature in new survey

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Two of Donegal's favourite sons Packie Bonner and Daniel O'Donnell feature in new survey

A new survey puts Packie Bonner's save from Daniel Timofte out in front as their all time favourite Irish moment ever

One in five people (21%) said that Packie Bonner’s penalty save against Romania at Italia ‘90 is their favourite Irish moment ever while 11% of those who responded to a survey say they would like to spend St Patrick's Day with Daniel O'Donnell.

The survey, conducted by Core Research among 1,000 people for Brady Family Ham, found that one in ten of us would like to spend the St Patrick’s Day parade with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD while the celebrities we would most like to spend the parade with are Ladybird star Saoirse Ronan and Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy.

13 percent also said they’d like to spend the parade with Conor McGregor, 11 percent with Daniel O’Donnell, and 6 percent with model Roz Purcell.

The research was commissioned by Brady Family Ham as the brand launches its ‘Low Food Miles’ campaign this month, celebrating its Irishness and the fact that it is 100% Irish, always.

St Patrick’s Day

On Saturday, 39% of us will watch Ireland take on England in the rugby while one third of us (32%) will watch or attend a parade.

Despite what people might think, the Irish language is far from obsolete as 1 in 10 claim to speak Irish at least once a week with females (69 percent) claiming to speaking Irish more often than males (65 percent).

We all know a cúpla focail that will help us prove our Irishness but the real test is in the writing. The survey shows that 75 percent correctly wrote “Hello, how are you?” in Irish.

Home comforts

Glenroe and Father Ted were ranked by survey respondents as the joint number one most Irish television series ever made followed by Ros na Rún and Mrs Brown’s Boys.

11% of those who responded to a survey say they would like to spend St Patrick's Day with Daniel O'Donnell