The UEFA Licence – An Irish Solution

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Hush, my darling, don’t dismay, although you feel frustrated,
A First Division Licence doesn’t mean we’re relegated.
Put your hands together now and pray for some redemption,
For Uncle Fran has promised that he’ll get us an exemption.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Hush, my darling, don’t you fret, there isn’t any reason,
Of course they’ll let us compete in the Champions’ League this season.
Pray hard to God and Uncle Fran, my ever-fearful daughter.
Don’t you know that both of them are known to walk on water?

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 Hush, my darling, don’t you cry, please throw away that tissue.
Put your trust in Uncle Fran to sort this sorry issue.
The cynics have no faith at all and claim there’s trouble brewing,
But rest assured, our Lord and Master knows what he is doing.



In the new UEFA Licensing System, which Ireland volunteered to adopt one year early, the 22 clubs have been judged. None were awarded Premier League Licences, 20 were awarded First Division Licences, and 2 [Shamrock Rvrs and Limerick] were awarded no licence. Technically this means that we have a Premier League with no teams in it, and a First Division with 20. Oh, and none of our clubs are allowed in Europe. However, newly-appointed CEO of the FAI, Fran Rooney has told us not to worry, it’ll be all right.

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/the-uefa-licence-an-irish-solution/