Tommy Tucker

A hero to all Ballydaly fans in Gaelic Football
Of the no longer club he has left them with many good memories for to recall
He coached Ballydaly to a great Duhallow Championship win in nineteen seventy five
Decades of years post death of the club such good memories survive

That day in a long gone Autumn the spirit of Ballydaly did burn within
When they won a Duhallow Football Championship in for the Club a great win
A down to thirteen Ballydaly overcame fifteen from Knockscovane who ran out of steam
On what was a great day for Ballydaly fans and their Gaelic Football team

But it was to their coach and mentor the Ballydaly players turned to for one them to victory to inspire
The likeable Tommy Tucker the one all Ballydaly people do admire
It was he who inspired his players when forsaken by the Gaelic Football Gods
For to play their way to victory against all of the odds

Today Ballydaly does not have a Gaelic Football Club which does seem sad to say
And Tommy Tucker has grown older he has known a better day
He has people skills a rare gift one in a class of his own
And in Duhallow and Sliabh Luachra he is loved and widely known

by Francis Duggan

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