And now, in nineteen sixty-six the Cup is here once more.
Laois and Leinster fame.
he soon got rid of many a bold attack.
with wild delight.
Who, time and oft, caught balls aloft,
recalling days of old.
To Paddy Doyle, a player with style
and “Red” Paschal by his side,
One of the famed Delaney clan that’s known both
far and wide.
The youngest man of this great clan-there’s few
I do declare,
For speed and skill, say what you will,
who can with Brian compare.
Oh/ What a goal, John Fennell scored.
“tis one I’ll ne’er forget”,
While running quick, a sudden flick,
and the ball sped to the net.
A forward fast, game to the last,-
a goal and two he made,
So take a bow, Tom Reilly, now,
for the noble part you played.
We must applaud young Noel McCabe,
spearheading the attack,
He played his part, right from the start,
to bring the title back.
“Ollie” Phelan and Mick Dalton, now
and “Jas” Reilly let’s acclaim,
With “Frankie” Byrne and John Joe Ging,
starred in a former game.
Fitzpatrick, Scully, Peadar Molloy and Ollie Byrne-
Is greater far than many a “star”
for standing by his club.
It’s only fair that we should spare,
now that we have won,
A thought for our selectors,
whose task is not much fun.
They saw a hitch and made a switch,
that really turned the tide,
So let me hear one rousing cheer,
for the men out on the side.