Are you seriously basing your claim of a Northern Irish identity on a common school syllabus?! As for sport, no doubt the Ulster Rugby team does bring communities together, but the Ulster team also encompasses Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan. But cop yourself on with your claim about the NI football team, you see nothing but Union Jacks, NI banners and Loyalist paramilitary flags there, its nothing but a British affair. The ROI is the Nationalists team, always has and always will be.The Northern Irish are an emerging culture. In the Past Unionists supported an English Football team and Nationalist supported an Irish Football team. Now increasingly we support the Northern Irish team first and foremost. (Unionists also supported NI FC in the past but it was England first, now we see them as a different side). The success of Ulster Rugby is doing a lot to bring us together, I see as many Ulster Flags as I do Ulster banners, you also see a lot of St Patrick flag and South African flags. G-Mac and Rory make us proud as a united people. The Belfast Giants also bring us together, sport is doing a lot of good. Bands like Snow patrol enforce Northern Irish further. We use the same school syllabus, cross community playgroups and schools are becoming more common. Both sides are frustrated at having no choice in government because of tribal politics, when the people get a third choice the DUP and SF are finished. Were working together and playing together. We both want peace first. Were the best of both cultures.
I'm not sure what defines British Unionist culture, but there are several things that define Irish culture - the Irish language, GAA, Irish music/dance, St. Patrick's Day among other things.What defines British Culture and Irish Culture?