By Andrew Walsh, 2nd year.
From the walls of Limerick to the torrent waves
crashing off the rocks in the giants causeway
in Antrim the GAA flourishes.
In every household hurleys and footballs are found
to GAA Irish hearts are bound.
On rugged fields in small parishes children practice,
dreaming that they will one they play on the short,
freshly cut grass of Croker hoping to grace the ultimate prize.
Puckouts were taken, crossbars shaken,
frees were taken from impossible places
while children ran in competitive races.
Its all fun and games as a child
but when it gets serious
hurleys, bones, and dreams are broken,
only the strong succeed that is why
so many people’s dreams fail.
But for those lucky enough
to hold an all Ireland medal,
you are privileged,
my advise to you is to cherish it
for it is many peoples hearts desire.