Ballad Of The Tynagh Gaels

In praise of Darby Gilchreest and the Tynagh Hurlers

As published in the Connacht Tribune



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.

This page was added on 30/10/2018.

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