Nessa Rochford’s Socks
Have you ever spied
When to CX races she rocks
Her ankles are so well dressed
They’re Nessa Rochford’s socks.
I eyed them first at Crossbarrs
Where the competition she outfoxed
Kanturk and Strata3 were good
But no match for De Ronde socks.
In Clonmel she had a twin set,
Not cardigan, pearls or frocks
The League leader’s jersey she adorned
With bright red matching socks.
Of course opposition she has
Like Lucy, Grace and Ag Woz’nok
But ladies don’t you realise
It’s really all about the socks.
Heh you fans of Mario Cipollini
Whose skinsuits’ rules did mock
To Nessa you must now look
‘Just her ankles and her socks.
Hence to our sponsors Verge I urge
A way to up your shares and stocks
No more need to sell shorts and tops
When you can just sell Nessa socks.
Sad Verse: I saw a tear in here eye
She seemed to be in shock
When at Drombane she was foiled and
Worse, muddied her favourite socks.
So next week at the Munster Champs’
It won’t be Over the Top
To shout and roar at our Nessa
And scream….SHE’S BEHIND YOU,
No wait, that’s not it, I have it now
GO ON NESSA, GIVE IT SOCKS!
Páisti má bhionn sí do mhuinteoir
Agus is maith leat rud a cheannach
Tá suil againn, tá fhios agaibh,
Níl ach rud amháin, siad socks!
– Brendan Hennessy (The Bard of the Bike)