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A prayer to St Mel

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 St Mel he was a Briton
One of St Patricks own
He used to have a football park
On the outskirts of Athlone.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Now Moses is a Corkman
Big hat and cape a flowing
A man of extreme patience
Calm head and easy going

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 April fourth of ninety eight
A pilgrimage he planned
We’d pay respects to Mel
Our rosary beads in hand

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Now drinking beer all day
Could land your soul in trouble
But still our prayers were answered
Hartigol then Jasons double

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Remote pub, another decade
Raised a glass and drank it dry
I fell asleep as we took off
Back home, blink of an eye

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Notes

Reminiscing about our FAI Cup semi final win in April 1998 away to Athlone at their old ground St Mels Park. Moses is a nickname for Jim Ryan, one of our greatest fans who organised that trip.

This was published in the Athlone Town match programme 29/5/2010 where we gladly served up a nice three points to a most grateful opposition.

Interesting Fact : St Mel was a nephew of St Patrick, our patron saint.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/a-prayer-to-st-mel/