On 6th September 2015, the Galway GAA team played the Kilkenny team in the Croke Park national stadium. I wrote this at the time but never posted it for some reason then and came across it to my surprise today.
THE MAROON TIDE
A maroon tide swept through the city,
in numbers alone they would overawe
the wasp-coloured Kilkenny few.
“It’s on the field we’ll win the fight,
although outnumbered in the stands”
was the response of the Cats
to the mass of Galway fans.
And give them their due,
the final score proved them right.
The maroon tide swept out again
to coach and train and car
or hotel and bar.
A Galway fan wiped away a tear
and told me they’d be back next year.