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Lines Written On a Friendly Match Which Was Played Recently at Ballinaheglish Between Oran and Roscommon

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0263, Page 126

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Looking through my opera glasses,
On Sunday at the Sports field,
Their first time I have seen lassies
The camogies to wield.

Not nearer than one half-mile
A leafless tree I've found;
I sheltered in its boughs a while
Far high above the ground.
At the schedul'd hour - half past three -
The Roscommon ladies towed the line,
Their colours shining brilliantly
They were looking fit and fine.
Then come the ladies of Oran
All winsome, blithe and gay,
Their name and fame is soarin'
Seems ready for the fray.
When the play was started
On the Roscommon's ground the ball did roll
Too soon its backs were thwarted
By Oran scoring the first goal.

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Informant
Patrick (Senior) Dayer
Gender
male
Age
65
Occupation
farmer
Address
Ballyglass (Mahon), Co. Galway
Language
English
Location
Ballynaheglish