Let there be light

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 FAI bulb went on
Coffers thin like chiffon
Stadium loan to pay
Tournament we’ll play
A frenzied build up
Carling Nations Cup
Decree from the powers
Back twenty four hours
Gates badly affected
Natives disaffected

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 MFA bulb went out
Can they make do without?
Floodlight replacement
Old bulb displacement
Long finger it stayed
Til last weeks charade
Gale force winds began
Contingency plan?
Now six thirty start
You’re breaking my heart



So the FAI make us move our home match with Mervue United from our regular Friday night slot back to Thursday because a couple of hundred miles away Northern Ireland are playing Wales.

On top of this the Munster Football Associations (who own the Turners Cross ground where we play) floodlight maintenance, the day before our match, hits a wall as gale force winds suspend work on safety grounds, meaning our 7.45pm Thursday evening kick off becomes a 6.30pm start.

Despite all these obstacles put in our way we still manage a crowd of over 1200 people but its still down on our season average of over 2000. Northern Ireland v Wales on the other hand had an attendance of 529.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/let-there-be-light/