(Air; The Irish Rover)
It’s two thousand and eight, Transport Gaels just can’t wait
To see their two rivals defeated,
When two trophies they bring the rafters will ring
And as victors they’ll be aptly greeted.
Here’s a list of the crew; From Tousist there’s two
For Donald and Morgan it’s hay-day,
From Plunkett’s; Molloy and Tom Dooley, the boy,
Aiden Tierney as well from the Railway.
And let Ballyer sing of Maloney and King
While Meath has Greg Treacher and Curran.
Darren Finley, from Laois, fills one vital niche.
Naomh Barrog provided Dave Byrne.
From the Gaels we have Dave and John Sinnott the brave,
Robert Lynn from the county Mayo
And from Mayfield in Cork, on that pitch in New York,
Stephen Hackett will field a great show.
There’s Mark from Wolfe Tones and Towey from Croans,
The Crokes gave us Martin O ‘Donnell.
The clan they’ll do proud, ‘mid the roar of the crowd
Him and Kevin from far off Tirconnell.
To help the boys out, Aiden Larkin came south
From Monaghan’s soil grey and loomey.
Kevin Leonard the bold from Na Fianna of old
And from far-flung Dun Ard we have Toomey.
Gaelic Park hasn’t seen the likes of Dineen
Since his forebear for Croker was lauded.
Ballylanders rejoice and cheer with one voice,
From Effin to Croome he’s applauded.
We’re sure not to fail for there’s more from the Rail,
Namely Murphy and Coates and McCarthy.
While Kavanagh and Kearns for their home club each yearns
Sure Crumlin’s all set for a party.
The “Stars” stood the test, we took two of their best;
Young Doolin and Murray we’ve lifted.
Ken Broughan’s on the list (Aaron Cullen I’d missed)
From Sarsfields he seems to have shifted.
To those who may think that we’re destined to sink;
That the Bronx boys we won’t overwhelm.
Well you’re in for a shock, ‘cause John Brady from Knock
Is the Bainisteoir holding the helm.
© Mattie Lennon 2008