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  • Dan Sheerin

    Dean Brady – thanks very much for your kind and inspirational remarks to the State College and Penn State soccer communities. Here — in honor and in memory of Mack, and with love and support from all of us who are now Mack’s perpetual teammates — is a Celtic soccer song by Irish poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice:

    The Game of Your Life

    Whatever way it’s kicked out, face the ball!
    While wingers await delivery in space,
    Centrefield must rise above the maul
    And safely field, taking thought to place
    The ball of fortune with the chosen one
    And will him on to make the greatest use
    Of what he’s given as he solos on;
    Centrefield’s involved as play ensures.
    For now’s the time when great men must redeem
    The story of the game from death, defeat:
    The game of life’s the story of a team
    Who cannot rest until their task’s complete
    To take the cup, the cup that cannot pass
    And raise it up in glory for the mass.

    • admin Post author


      Thank you so very much! What a wonderful and moving poem I will share this widely.

      We had the great joy of seeing the Celtics play not once, but twice, both last summer. Once was in Amsterdam against Ajax. Mack and I took the train out to the stadium with a train full of …*ahem*…enthusiastic Glaswegians. Later in the summer, we saw them play Real Madrid (Mack’s hero was Iker Casillas) in Philadelphia with his Cetlic SC teammates.

      Thank you again for sharing this.