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Songs about GAA Stars

  • 28-03-2020 8:10am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,072 ✭✭✭ Sonny678


    Any songs people can share from about great players from the past. I will start with this classic The King of Full Backs (The Night That Mick Lyons Came to Town) Part 2. The picture is not great in parts, but worth listen all the same.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQU9ixArMAY

    And just to add the other tune from that era, called Boylan Power, poor image but u can hear the song well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJVw7Slt-24


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,875 ✭✭✭ Edgware


    I cant get it across but You Tube Declan Nerney singing The gallant John Joe in memory of John Joe O Reilly of Cavan. Two All Irelands, died in his early 30s


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,764 ✭✭✭ castletownman


    Cuchulainns Son. Written about Nicky Rackard, and sung by, among others, Martin Codd, who won an AI with him in 1956 and played club hurling alongside him too.

    The challenge of an ancient game

    Brought glory, glory to your name

    Though March winds blew the crowds still came

    To watch you gentle hero.

    In life's long march you made us proud

    And many a voice from out the crowd

    Called out your name aloud, aloud

    An echo still resounding.

    And Blackstairs men who saw you then

    Still speak of you in awe,

    On Carman's green where you had been

    They tell of what they saw,

    We watched you on September fields

    And lightning was the drive

    You were the one Cuchulainn's son in 1955.

    The hand that held the stick of ash,

    And the man who led with style and dash,

    Oh! Carrigtwohill once felt the crash

    And Bennettsbridge and Thurles.

    And when in later life you beat

    The devil on that lonely street

    You showed us how to take defeat

    With dignity and courage.

    The last parade was sad and slow

    The last oration spoken low

    And as, on green fields long ago

    The Diamond stood beside you

    Old friends they flanked you side by side

    And the tears they shed were tears of pride

    An ash tree toppled when you died

    And scattered seeds at random


  • Registered Users Posts: 744 ✭✭✭ Triboro


    Remember hearing one about Tipp's Jimmy Doyle, master of the close in free I think it was called??


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,502 ✭✭✭ zetecescort




  • Registered Users Posts: 7,749 ✭✭✭ Coillte_Bhoy


    The Ballad of Willie Joe


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,990 ✭✭✭ Xenophile


    Edgware wrote: »
    I cant get it across but You Tube Declan Nerney singing The gallant John Joe in memory of John Joe O Reilly of Cavan. Two All Irelands, died in his early 30s



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAN8GbzNYYs


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,964 ✭✭✭ rpurfield


    There was one called Stafford from the Wood about Brian Stafford too. I only heard it mentioned in an interview recently on the We Are Meath podcast. Never heard it myself.


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