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Pól Ó Lorcáin
Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

I ndíl chuimhne ar - in fond memory - The Busby Babes

An tubaiste München - The Munich air disaster

The Munich air disaster took place on this day the 6th of February 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at the Munich-Riem airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the Busby Babes, along with a number of supporters and journalists. Twenty-three of the 44 passengers on board the aircraft died in the disaster. see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_air_disaster

They were the flowers of Manchester.




United's flag is deepest red,
It shrouded all our Munich dead,
Before their limbs grew stiff and cold,
Their heart's blood dyed it's ev'ryfold.

Then raise United's banner high,
Beneath it's shade we'll live and die,
So keep the faith and never fear,
We'll keep the Red Flag flying here.

We'll never die, we'll never die,
We'll never die, we'll never die,
We'll keep the Red flag flying high,
'Cos Man United will never die!

Na himreoirí...
... a fuair bás - The players who died:

Roger Byrne - aged 28
Geoff Bent - aged 25
Eddie Colman - aged 21
David Pegg - aged 22
Mark Jones - aged 24,
Duncan Edwards - aged 21,
Tommy Taylor - aged 26
Liam 'Billy' Whelan - aged 22 (As an Cabrach - Baile Átha Cliath
Walter Crickmer, club secretary / Tom Curry, trainer / Bert Whalley, coach

4 comments:

We'll never die Pablo, never!

God bless the flowers of Manchester.
by: Brian (contact) - 07 Feb '08 - 09:44
Thanks Brian - the story of how the club was resurrected as a going concern but still keeping the ethos of the "beautiful game" (long before that term became popular") is truly inspiring. We are immortal, not because we can prove it but because of the faith we have in each other.
by: Pol (contact) - 07 Feb '08 - 11:01
united!
by: trotsky (contact) - 07 Feb '08 - 15:55
maith thú a a chara dílis

tiocfaidh ár mbláth cinnte
by: Pol (contact) - 07 Feb '08 - 23:17


 


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