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  In the sadness of their passing contemporaries over the years emerges the shining prospect of immortality In their legacy is inspiration ? To our new generation In the sanctuary of these pages  They will be remembered for ever. Willie O’Leary +353 [0] 86-843 3422       Read more [...]

The Boxers Prayer

I ask you not for victory For somehow that seems wrong But only for protection And courage to be strong Strength not to conquer But just that I fight well And prove myself a sportsman At the final bell   I ask you Christ of suffering That should I suffer pain I'll offer it for all my sins So that it won’t be in vain And if perhaps he cuts me And the bright red blood I see I ask that I remember “The blood you shed for me.   The Read more [...]

The Lonely Penrose Quay

That lonely place on Penrose Quay, Where many a tear was shed; Cork's finest sons and daughters wept, Cork's youth was then being bled; A ship was waiting on the shore, To take them all away; To London, Coventry, Birmingham, New York and Botany Bay. Like the wild geese they had to go, To save those left behind; The pride of Cork were leaving us, The gentle and the kind; They worked in foundries, building sites, and slaved in coalmines too; sweat and toiled in hotel Read more [...]

Boxer Mick Leahy

British Middleweight title   Mick Leahy   1935-2010   Boxer and Corkman Mick Leahy, battled his biggest foe of all - Alzheimers for many years. He died 2010-01-05. the Ex-Boxer's Association members attended a memorial Mass on Saturday 23rd April 2010 in SS Peter and Paul’s Church at 1230 and from they went to Bishop Lucey Park to place a wreath under the Mick Leahy plaque.  His ambition had begun back in Ireland when he and a friend Read more [...]