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For Eoin Howe

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Eoin, you were the freebird
That flew up and down the field
And it could’ve been your Dad reffing
But you didn’t need him as a shield

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 You had stars in your eyes
Every time you took to the pitch
But now there’s an extra star in heaven
As you make a heartbreaking switch

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Gone is the bright shooting star
Aiming for the goal
But your memory we’ll always cherish
In every heart and soul

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And as we celebrate your life
Your spirit draws ever nearer
God bless your Mam and Dad
And your little sister Ciara

Eoin Howe, R.I.P.
Jan 2002 – October 9th, 2010 – Buried today, 14th October 2010

Eoin excited the church to the tune of the ‘The Fields of Athenry’, his favourite lullaby when his Mam put him to bed as a baby.

For Mags, Eamonn & Ciara.

God rest his little soul.

Eamonn reffed Eoin’s training on Saturday morning, without incident.
Eoin died later that night.


Low lie the Fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly.
Our love was on the wing
we had dreams and songs to sing
It’s so lonely ’round the Fields of Athenry.

Reader Comments:
“Your poem for the wee lad broke my heart, God rest his soul.
All my thoughts with his family.” (from Just A Stranger Passing By).

“So sad Clik but moving words my friend. I hope the funeral went well – if funerals can ever go well…and hopefully gave the family a little much- needed strength and support . So very young to go.” x Crispin & Jennie.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/for-eoin-howe/