Derrygallon's Pat O' Callaghan

His legend the Seasons and decades does span
Derrygallon's Pat O Callaghan a remarkable man
A two time Olympic Gold Medalist an amazing feat
In his prime in hammer throwing in the World the fellow to beat

The story of Pat O' Callaghan is a story often told
In Amsterdam and Los Angeles he won Olympic Gold
In the Olympic Stadium the cheers for him rang loud
The then Pride of old Ireland done himself and Duhallow proud

His amazing record the test of scrutiny stand
The best in Duhallow was the best in the World and Ireland
One honored and feted and held in high esteem
In his prime in World hammer throwing the champion supreme

One never found to be wanting when put to the test
He competed against and beat the World's best
From the World of the living one who is long gone
But the legend he created will forever live on.

by Francis Duggan

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