Neily Dennehy

Poem By Francis Duggan

Neily Dennehy in his prime years was athletic, dashing and tall
He won a Cork County Championship medal with Millstreet playing senior Gaelic Football
Back in the late nineteen forties many decades ago
Long before time that rusts iron did become his foe

Devoted to his family and to Nora his deceased wife
Neily Dennehy was a good man who led a good life
He always did have a big smile on his face
Millstreet for him in it was a much better place

One who in his lifetime had seen many a dawn
And many a sunset above Lackabawn
Where in the flesh he is never to be seen again
But all who knew him good memories of him will retain

For Millstreet so many great games he did play
But when i was a boy he was past his prime day
In Gaelic Football a hero in Duhallow in the days of old
He helped to bring honor to Millstreet's green and gold.

Comments about Neily Dennehy

There is no comment submitted by members.


Rating Card

5 out of 5
0 total ratings

Other poems of DUGGAN

Racism Is Around Me Everywhere

Of human ignorance I am almost in despair
For racism is around me everywhere
But like they say sheer ignorance is bliss
Just like Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss.

A Beautiful Day

In the blue sky just a few specks of gray
In the evening of a beautiful day
Though last night it rained and more rain on the way
And that more rain is needed 'twould be fair to say

A Ballad Of Wasted Years

I have walked through tougher Harlem where few strangers dare to go
And I've been in London City in the rain and in the snow
And I've worked in inner Melbourne in the searing summer heat
And believe me if I tell you I have earned the bread I eat.

A Beautiful Person With A Heart Of Gold

She sees things of beauty in all that she see
And what's beautiful to her seems ugly to me
What to her is a flower to me is a weed
We do seem so different so different indeed.

The Sound Of Laughter

The sound of laughter is a thing of beauty for laughter spreads the very gift of joy
That people they are drawn to happy people is not that hard for to understand why
Since everybody wishes to be happy and laughter it spreads happiness around
And only the heartless could not like the sound of laughter for laughter is a very happy sound,

The Admirable Mo

My admiration for him it only does grow
For a braver one than he is of i may never know
A paraplegic due to a motor accident forty years ago
Now in his early sixties the admirable Mo