Francis Duggan Sports Poems

1.
So Much About Sports

So much about sports has been written and said
And the sports columns of newspapers by so many are read
For victorious sportsmen and women there will be a parade
And the top sporting people huge sums of money are paid
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2.
In Sports As In Life

The town decorated in the colours of the local football club for the weekend's big game
Suppose in sports as in life it is all about winning and fame
The local footballers are playing for renown
For the fans and love of self glory and love of the Hometown
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3.
Just Some Names Of Sports Legends

The G A A fans have their own heroes of for to sing
In Gaelic Football Mick O Connell in Hurling Christy Ring
In Boxing Sugar Ray Robinson knew of Worldwide fame
And Babe Ruth's lives on as a great Baseball name
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4.
Ballydaly Sports And Fun Sunday

Back there in old green Ballydaly by Boggeragh hills far away
They did have their Sports and Fun Sunday on the last day of Spring and of May
From the images from there on the Millstreet Web Site not many faces I do know
Since I last lived near Ballydaly it now seems a long time ago.
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5.
Many Elite Sports People

Many elite sports people in their physical prime
Who in their achievements inspired the writers of story and rhyme
Where the deceased are at rest their bones lay
And are only a memory of what was today
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6.
He's Not A Sports Fan

He is not a sports fan or a pub frequenting type
And it is not tobacco he smokes in his pipe
But stuff that slows the reactions down to a snail's speed
That often goes by the nom de plume of wizzy weed
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7.
Sports Is A Diversion From The Hardships Of Life

In the media every day sporting stories are rife
But sport has become a diversion from the hardships endured by many in life
Suppose stories of the forgotten few of do wish to hear
It is mostly of life's winners that people do wish to read about seems obviously clear
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8.
Sports Is A Diversion

In the media every day sporting stories are rife
But sport has become a diversion from the hardships endured by many in life
Suppose stories of the forgotten few of do wish to hear
It is mostly of life's winners that people do wish to read about seems obviously clear
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9.
In Sports As In Life The Best Can Be Beat

In sports as in life the best can be beat
To know how to win with joy one must know of defeat
There is always one better though you may be great
And it is always the winner most people do celebrate
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10.
Millstreet's Sports People

In sports perhaps Derrygallon's Pat O Callaghan was Duhallow and Ireland's best
The champion of champions when he was put to the test
The dual Olympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder his legend lives on
Though for many Seasons the life from him has gone.
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11.
He Is Not A Sports Fan

He is not a sports fan or a pub frequenting type
And it is not tobacco he smokes in his pipe
But stuff that slows the reactions down to a snail's speed
That often goes by the nom de plume of wizzy weed
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