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Eoin’s Miss Against Derry

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The ball came swinging from the right to pressurise their rear,
Just like against Glentoran in the Champion’s League last year.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Shelbourne had rehearsed this move, or so it did appear,
Just like against Glentoran in the Champion’s League last year.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Jostling, pushing, both teams tried to bend the poor ref’s ear,
Just like against Glentoran in the Champion’s League last year.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Eoin Heary found himself alone and in the clear,
Just like against Glentoran in the Champion’s League last year.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 Thinking he was bound to score, we raised a mighty cheer,
Just like against Glentoran in the Champion’s League last year.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 He got his head onto the ball with swagger cavalier,
Just like against Glentoran in the Champion’s League last year.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 Alas, his touch was far too slight – he missed the mark, I fear,
Unlike against Glentoran in the Champion’s League last year.

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Notes

Second game of the Setanta Cup. Derry 0 Shelbourne 0. Shels’ captain misses a 94th minute sitter up in the Brandywell.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/eoins-miss-against-derry/