Francis Duggan

His Name Is Denis Long - Poem by Francis Duggan

In his youth fair haired, tall and athletic yet deceptively strong
One born and raised in Annagloor his name is Denis Long
A very well known sportsman a gaelic footballer supreme
Through the length and breadth of Ireland one held in high esteem.

He won minor, under twenty one and a senior All Ireland medal with Cork in seventy three
And two senior Kerry County Championships with Austin Stacks of Tralee
Playing for Cullen and for Millstreet he carved his own renown
One of the champion sportsmen born and raised by Millstreet Town.

Twice an All Star gaelic footballer a decorated player
When he was in his prime years few with him to compare
Millstreet are not the Club that they once were that does seem fair to say
With five or six or seven like him they well could do today.

A marvellous gaelic footballer when in his glorious prime
But Denis Long like all of us must now feel the wear of time
He raised his children far from Annagloor where into manhood he did grow
Where the old Cails from high Kippagh to the Finnow does flow.

Topic(s) of this poem: people

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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