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Blian Eaglach Dóchasach- A Fearful Hopeful Year

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Peil is ea ár slánaitheoir
Ag glaoch go h-árd, is mórán beoir
Cad atá le teacht sa blian nua?
Móran céasadh ‘gus obair crua
Scannal is dráma ár cáirde ramhar
Pá neamhíoctha, seiceanna rubair
Tá an muileann ráfla suas sna réalta
An tromlach dóibh is ach síscéalta
An namhaid istigh atá ár gcrá
Breac le cogarnach, mar is gnách
Fíor tacatiheoirí, coimeád do ceann
Beidh na cáirde Cathair Chorcaí fós ann
Táimíd réidh anois, don seasúr nua
Na faidhbanna a dheisiú go luath
Na cluichí cáirdeach, anois ar siúl
Thug Contae Cill Dara réiteach sasúil
Cronaím an crois, Cronaím mo cháirde,
Na sceallóga prataí, is cronaím an gáire
Ni maith liom bheith gach am ar bís
Go mbeidh club againn, am seo arís.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Football is our saviour
Shouting loudly, lots of beer
What will this new year bring?
Lots of agony and hard work
Scandal and drama is our fat friend
Unpaid wages and rubber cheques
The rumour mill up in the stars
The majority being fairy stories
The enemy within is our torment
Full of whispers as per usual
Real Supporters, keep your head
The Friends of Cork City will still be there
We are ready now for the new season
To fix the problems early on
The friendly matches are up and running
Kildare County result was most satisfying
I miss the Cross, I miss my friends
The bag of chips, I miss the laughter
I don’t like being always on tenterhooks
That we may have a club this time next year

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Notes

This weekend the League of Ireland returns with my team Cork City having survived a very close brush with extinction. I am celebrating “Seachtain na Gaeilge” (Irish Week) by writing my first football poem in my native tongue.
Editor- Not enough different language poems on this site. One day we’ll have the software here (hello potential funders?) to add in automatic translation into all languages. Thanks for providing both Darren.
NB: http://www.englishirishdictionary.com/dictionary can be used to translate.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/blian-eaglach-dochasach-a-fearful-hopeful-year/