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You Can Be Heroes

You can be heroes

By Maria Ní Mhurchú

(For our boys who became men last Sunday 1st Sept 2019 )

You can be heroes

For years and years

Last Sunday

You went from being young boys

To being real hard clever

Footballing men.

Men with a strategy

Men with a plan

You read the game

And played it

To your advantage

You could have given us anything

Yet you gave us everything

My heart in my mouth

With every kick of the ball

They thought they had it in the bag

And you weren’t given a sporting chance

No-one expected the draw

Except for the Kerry supporters

The animals who came out in their droves

Tip of my hat to you Paudie

And we weren’t disappointed

You played with your hearts

Not with your feet

You didn’t take Sam home

… yet…

But Sam is saying the long goodbye

To the Jackeens

And in two weeks time

With God’s help

When you have Sam on the green and gold

I’ll raise a toast to

My brave Kerry Men

And I’ll party like post Malone.

@marianimhurchu