The GAA Medal

By George Downing, 2nd Year

Object No. 87 GAA medal, 1887
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Walking out on to the turf,I could hear the roar

Pride for the jersey in which I wore

The yellow, the green, the crest, the scream

And I knew right there Ciarraí was my team.

Thinking of the medal the three crows,the cross

T’was only a piece of gold but it meant a whole lot

I remember my father telling me before the game

‘Forget about everything ignore all the pain,

do it for your county, do it for glee,

But most of all son, so it for me!’

These words were stuck in my head for the entire game

It was all worth it at the end of the day.

The passion,the wins, the losses it’s one great big tale

Oh how I love an Cumann Luthchleas Gael.

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