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Away Win

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Up in Dublin on family stuff
Football related oddly enough
A Crumlin pitch behind the school hall
A glorious day for a game of ball

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 An old man next to me on the line
Starts chatting in the warm sunshine
He talked of each Crumlin player by name
Guiding them through every pass of the game

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 He had gone to school here way back when
A pitch just for Gaelic, no grass on it then
The surface now was carpet like though
With Irelands best amateur players on show

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 “How are Cork FORAS doing?” he said
“Up until last night the table we led”
He loved to see local players come through
I point out the five ex City on view

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 I was only too happy to talk of my team
And our first division title dream
And then he mentions without a care
“My Thomas is the manager down there.”

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Notes

There is nothing sweeter than an away win in Dublin.
I was up there last Sunday supporting local Cork team Avondale United in the semi final of the FAI Intermediate Cup away to Crumlin United. The FAI Intermediate Cup is a national cup for senior non league teams.

During the game I got chatting to an old man on the sideline.
It was only later in the game when he asked about Cork City that I realised I was talking to the great Theo Dunne, father of our manager Tommy.
Avondale won 2-1.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/away-win/