Leinster @ Rathimines May 5th 2023
An Ode to Leinster Vs Walnut Taverners
(by Colin Mehighan)
On a Friday Eve the Walnuts came to play
In Rathmines the rain stayed away
In the background the salsa music was slick
But after three hours It got on my wick!
In fairness it provided an inspiring noise
The Walnuts this time played with great poise
We started in the field and bowled with pace
And Leinster's batting was full of grace
Feargal and Trevor batted with skill
At times they made our bowlers feel quite ill
Colin hit the stumps with two fine throws
Sadly the batters were in, that's how it goes
Leinster smashed the ball - Paddy Senior with the stop
A Walnut stalwart - and a gentleman tip top
Eddie bowled with the sun at his back
He bamboozled the batters - and got zero flack
Niaz charged in and was full of verve
At this stage we were on the upward curve
Frank, Sean Mark, Garrett... boy they were class. Bowling with precision nothing was left to pass.
In reply we mustered a score
Peadar and Gerry with runs galore
Leather on willow the ball was hit
Our fielding this time wasn't even that shit!
Liam had a blinder with bat and ball
He put Leinster to the sword, he caused many fielder to fall
Gerry crushed the boundary with bat in hand
Eddie and Andrew with the winning stand!
Honourable mentions to everyone on the night
And we retired to the pub to the sound of salsa......boy what a sight!
The hips were moving and the music was thundering
It wasn't the cricketers in case you were wondering!
Men of the match went to Feargal, Eddie and Gerry
While the salsa dancers looked on - some even from Kerry!
Thank you to our hosts as we sampled the beer
Bring on the next game - we will play with no fear
I believe we play Dalkey where all will seek fame
But sadly no salsa - god damn that's a shame
We excelled in the field....look.... at times we were ditzy
One man was missed....goes by the name....Fitzy
Walnuts Win under the Tree.