• An emigrant's message


    An emigrant's message

    • Jun 18,2019

    We received this lovely poem yesterday from Tony Fallon.


    I’ve been in America now for more than fifty years

    Yesterday in front of my computer I shed happy tears

    In my head this morning I can still hear the Salthill roar

    But I still want to sit there again and cry a little more

    At half time Roscommon was acting far from superior

    Another day for their loyal fans to once more feel inferior

    Even the most loyal thought we had backed a dead horse

    But little David beat that brute Goliath and did it with force

    How were we to know the dead horse was not yet buried?

    And that by full time it would be Galway who would feel harried

    Did Cunningham remind them of that glorious game in sixty two?

    I thought of it often as their confidence grew and grew

    This day will be more remembered than the races in Castlebar

    Which must have been on many minds passing through Ballygar

    This can be a lesson to those you are facing obvious despair

    It would have been so easy to fold up beneath the national glare

    The constant Heart was there on display no one can deny

    Facing other adversity “Remember Salthill” must be the rallying cry