The Ballad Of 'Bar The Door

In the town of Limavady, I would
Have you all to know, William
Cummings he was born-
A true son of the Roe.

And in that lovely valley
Near to Benevenagh’s feet,
“Willie, bar the door” gave
Many a soccer treat…

For roared on by his admirers
Throughout the fair north west
This humble Irish sportsman
Put others to the test.

And sure in his lifetime
A legend he became
One of the best defenders
In the skilful soccer game.

And many were his exploits-
Oh! far too many to relate! For
On and off the field of soccer
To serve others was his fate.

Alas, William, now has left us
But his memory still lives on, in
The hearts of those who knew him
And who loved him as their own.

And sure wherever soccer’s played,
In public park or moor, we of his
Generation will remember
“Bar the door”.
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Liam Ó Comáin

An Irish poet now living in Derry City but originally from Limavady in County Derry in the north of the Island. more…

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