Francis Duggan

In Millstreet Only One Cormac Dineen - Poem by Francis Duggan

He was a man we used to celebrate
A Millstreet and a Cork footballing great
A fearless fellow in his younger years
His passing would have been a source for tears.

Born on the Cork and Kerry border near Rathmore
The green of Millstreet and the red Of Cork he wore
And memories of him remain evergreen
In Millstreet only one Cormac Dineen.

As a person for his integrity respect to him was shown
A Millstreet vet one admired and well known
One in the flesh we never more will see
He will be missed by friends and family.

As a Gaelic Football legend his praises have been sung
I watched him play when I was very young
Fair and courageous on the field of play
From a challenge he never backed away.

So down to earth and untainted by conceit
One of the sporting legends of Millstreet
But time for anyone does not stand still
And may he now rest in peace by Cashman's hill.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 22, 2009

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