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Old Roscommon Song

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Calling Rossie fans
'Ownsie Hoare was to the fore, Bill Jackson on the right
and McQuillan shone above the throng, like electric light'
The above is a snippet of an old song (or poem) praising the great Rossie team of the forties.
Any chance of any one having all or indeed just anymore of it.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 1872 - 29/01/2019 19:05:01    2160788

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Calling Rossie fans
'Ownsie Hoare was to the fore, Bill Jackson on the right
and McQuillan shone above the throng, like electric light'
The above is a snippet of an old song (or poem) praising the great Rossie team of the forties.
Any chance of any one having all or indeed just anymore of it."
Googled and found this:

Under Captain Jimmy Murray's lead, a
skipper born and bred,
Proudly around Croke Park they
marched, erect with stread tread,
Resolved to show to every Gael at
home and far away,
Once Roscommon's valiant sons
would nobly win the day
Serene they looked, so cool and calm,
in colours gold and blue,
Circling around the mighty ground of
bright and dazzling hue.
Owensie Hoare was to the fore, Bill
Jackson to his right,
McQuillan shone before the throng
with undiminished light.
Maddening shouts of wild delight for
Murray rent the air,
Oh! Proud were we when every call
found gallant Jimmy there.
Nerney small, Gilmartin tall, Casserly
at left back.

Elusive Phelim Murray and young
Doctor Derry Mac.
Verily brave, "Doc" Callaghan saved
in that eventful game.
Enough will never written be of Donal
Keenan's fame.
Review of news must also sing of gallant
Brendan Lynch,
Young Carlos played at center half
and never budged and inch.

Time must ever cherish Kinlough's and
Boland's play,
Ingenious Dr. Gibbons, who was
always in the fray.

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - Posts: 834 - 16/02/2019 12:51:10    2165647

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Replying To Jack_Sparrow:  "Googled and found this:

Under Captain Jimmy Murray's lead, a
skipper born and bred,
Proudly around Croke Park they
marched, erect with stread tread,
Resolved to show to every Gael at
home and far away,
Once Roscommon's valiant sons
would nobly win the day
Serene they looked, so cool and calm,
in colours gold and blue,
Circling around the mighty ground of
bright and dazzling hue.
Owensie Hoare was to the fore, Bill
Jackson to his right,
McQuillan shone before the throng
with undiminished light.
Maddening shouts of wild delight for
Murray rent the air,
Oh! Proud were we when every call
found gallant Jimmy there.
Nerney small, Gilmartin tall, Casserly
at left back.

Elusive Phelim Murray and young
Doctor Derry Mac.
Verily brave, "Doc" Callaghan saved
in that eventful game.
Enough will never written be of Donal
Keenan's fame.
Review of news must also sing of gallant
Brendan Lynch,
Young Carlos played at center half
and never budged and inch.

Time must ever cherish Kinlough's and
Boland's play,
Ingenious Dr. Gibbons, who was
always in the fray."
Thanks very much. I heard the snippet I quoted above from Tony McDermott, a native of Oran, in Dublin well over forty years. I am delighted to have got your welcome additions.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 1872 - 01/03/2019 20:21:41    2169256

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