Francis Duggan


On The Passing Of Jimmy Cronin - Poem by Francis Duggan

In the Cemetery by Cashman's hill the remains of Jimmy Cronin lay
But his name will live on in Millstreet for forever and a day
A character in many ways and none to take his place
And all around Duhallow his was a well known face.

The passing of Jimmy Cronin awake the nostalgic tears
He coached the Millstreet under age footballers for close to twenty years
In playing fields around Duhallow from Kanturk to Knocknagree
He instilled in his young charges the will for victory.

People like Jimmy Cronin one doesn't meet everywhere
A character in many ways and his type all too rare
And yet he was an honest fellow he would not know how to lie
A people sort of person and life he did enjoy.

Send off with a guard of honour from the Millstreet G A A
In his beloved Parish good memories of the man will stay
His remains to the Cemetery in the Tanyard may have gone
But in Millstreet in Duhallow his soul still living on.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 4, 2008



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