Punchestown Races 2017


I celebrate Punchestown this year

Meeting all my friends and my neighbours here

From the former boxing champion of Naas Sammy Waldron

To the former Taoiseach of Ireland

Liam Cosgrave

I celebrate Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power

Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott

I celebrate

Who I am and what I am

My hand in my father’s hand

And my hand in my grandson’s hand

Our children and their children

I celebrate

What Punchestown was

What it is

What it will be

And so with a smile and a tear

I can’t wait till next year.