Hugh McCallion

Oul Kevin was in great demand
Because he had for long
Been recognised for counting sheep
And never being wrong.
You'd see him on a market day,
Beside the biggest pen,
Concentrating very hard
And nodding now and then.

And even on occasion,
Though drovers did their best,
The sheep would break formation
And scamper east and west.
But Kevin never faltered,
His eye would never fail,
He'd get his calculation
Bang upon the nail.

Because such feats of counting
No one had ever seen,
They brought a maths professor
Down from Stephen's Green;
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