We’ll win Eurovision, Waters tells children

‘People tell me that we are not going to win the Eurovision but I am telling you we are. I haven’t the slightest doubt about it,’ that was the message from John Waters when he addressed schoolchildren at a CD launch in Ballintubber on Sunday evening last.             Songwriting duo John Waters and Tommy Moran were in Ballintubber on Sunday evening to launch a new CD by local schoolchildren which celebrates the Roscommon Minors’ win of 2006.             They even got to hear their new Eurovision entry performed by local children and were well impressed with the result of their efforts! Locals also got to hear Castlerea native John Waters declare that their song ‘They Can’t Stop the Spring’ is going to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.             ‘We are now on the verge of a new golden age for Roscommon football. Often the biggest obstacle is in our own heads. People tell me that we are not going to win the Eurovision but I am telling you we are. I haven’t the slightest doubt about it.   ‘On the Late Late Show, the song didn’t have the magic that I believe it could have. I have heard it now and it will blow people’s minds. Cathy Jordan is singing like an angel and when you hear it she will blow your mind.’             He praised the efforts by local schoolchildren and also praised the new curriculum which includes elements of music and song-writing. He said that when he was growing up, song writing was ‘just short of an illegal activity’ and added that he was very privileged to have met ‘child prodigy’ Tommy Moran when he was growing up.             ‘If we can believe and put the message out that anything that anyone else can do, we can do better, it will happen. The message for the children and for the Minor footballers is ‘it is possible, everything is possible.’             The new CD Roscommon Heroes, by children of St. Bride’s NS, Ballintubber, is now on sale locally, priced at €10.