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Sporting Fingal FC

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 They tested the soil for acidity,
They checked that the drainage was right.
They hope it will grow with rapidity
And the word on the street is, it might.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 They measured the depth it was planted,
They’re keeping it safe from the birds,
They’re praying it may be enchanted
By the many encouraging words.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 When the first tiny shootling emerges,
And takes its first gasp of cool air
And a secondary shoot then diverges,
They’ll stake it with uttermost care.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 And in two years or five years or twenty,
When the air is awash with its blooms,
And the new growth is vibrant and plenty,
They’ll breathe in the fragrant perfumes.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 ‘Tis a mighty long road they’ve to travel,
From a seedling to powerful tree.
Let the string slowly start to unravel
As we hail Sporting Fingal FC.

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Notes

Ireland’s 33rd county – Fingal – announce plans to enter a team in the newly-formed 3rd division of Irish football next year.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/sporting-fingal-fc/