In quest of fame great men have died we read in story and song.
On the battlefields of France and Spain they have fought in search of glory.
The Artic shores and tropics glare brave Irishmen may dare.
But for dash, and pluck, and stamina none others can compare.
With our present glorious wondrous team Our Footballers from Bere.
In Canadian woods brave men have died, in India’s scorching sands.
Brave Irishmen have worked and toiled far from their native land.
Some to on foreign fields have died with spirit-light and fare.
Their names are writ on History’s page from Quebec to Benare.
Yet not more grand their deed than our Footballers from Bere.
At Bantry in ‘32 a football match was staged,
The Seandun team came down from Cork most gleefully arrayed,
To beat the Beara stalwarts they straightway took the field,
But by sheer determination they were forced to yield
- Donnchadh O' Súilleabháin