BALLAD OF THE TYNAGH GAELS
Brave my gallant Tynagh Gaels, you’re worthy of applause;
To sing in praise of your hurling team I cannot bear to pause;
Your parish now is jubilant – there is cheer in every breast;
On the hurling field, the old name to shield, this year they have stood the test.
Your captain’s name is one of fame where hurling balls abound.
Yes Darby’s name is a well-known one in Galway all around;
Though a veteran of the hurling field, of his failing there’s no sign.
And while vigour haunts his Gaelic soul he will never toe the line.
Bob Lyons, M Quinn, Lar Kelly who are known to many a field,
They are the full-back heroes and were never known to yield.
Joe Mitchell occupies the goal and cannot be surpassed,
And like the brilliant full-backs he defends it to the last.
P Lawless and J Purcell, who have never shirked the fight
They fill the half-back section with dashing Peter White;
And then the Glennon brothers, those hurlers of renown,
Also young Walter Murphy, the pride of Tynagh town.
J Kelly, that player of dash and speed, in mid-field takes his stand;
A tower of strength to your gallant team and second in command;
You have Conroy and Dervan, forwards, and not forgetting Brown
A player of strength and manliness who is seldom taken down.
Of the Breheny brothers and J Headd, I well may say the same;
As hurlers of the foremost rank they have won themselves a name;
Though last not least, Joe Dillon, your full-forward true and bold
His praises need no mention here, his name is known of old.
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