The boys who did the double

‘For the Junior hurlers and footballers, County Champions 2003’

Come listen to my story

Of a parish steeped in fame

From Corran o’er to Highmount

And to those who play their games.

 

Sure I know you’ve heard of the great players

And the matches they did play

Well we loved those people that are gone

And now we’ve got the heroes here today.

 

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If you want to know their secret folks

It’s just they never gave up.

So here’s to all in Feenagh-Kilmeedy

Who lifted the parish up.

 

Let us start then with the small ball

Thats played here for so long

They got to this year’s final

And the team were hurling strong.

 

Sure Newcastle West had never seen

A crowd like it before

We cheered so loud for each score that went up

As the boys in blue beat Ballyagran to win the County Cup

 

All the years of near misses

Were left on the field that day

And then people started asking

Could the footballers have their say

 

It was the week of the County Final

And the press all said they’d fall

But the selectors got that paper in Drum

And they stuck it to the wall

 

When they took the field that day

The team they were well set

And with the lightning start they made,

Sure they had Castlemahon bate.

 

Chorus

If you want to know their secret folks

It’s just they never gave up.

So here’s to all in Feenagh-Kilmeedy

Who lifted the parish up.

 

If I live to be a hundred years

In my mind’s eye I’ll see,

The hard working people and players

Who did the the double in 2003.

 

There was Coughlan and Cremin, Coleman and the O’Connors,

Gaffney, Geary and Gilbourne and the Galvin boys too,

All the Lynchs and Murphys, O’Flynn and the Irwins,

O’Sullivans and Kiely who all wore the blue.

 

And now my song is over

So it’s time we had a sup,

So raise your glass to Feenagh-Kilmeedy

Ye have lifted the parish up!

 

Joe Healy© 2003