Reflecting through Limericks

As a conclusion to the first semester of the MBA, please enjoy this trio of limericks.


Reflections on Semester One

Time flies by so quickly. It’s hard to believe.

Seven modules are done, and now some reprieve.

After many hours of study

With a group or a buddy

Seems like yesterday we first met with Niamh.


New Colleagues and Friends

There once was a guy from the States

In Ireland he made some great mates

At the start of the year

Had a loneliness fear

But now he gives thanks to the Fates.


Ode to Kerrygold*

My friends oft hear when I start to mutter,

“I just really need some of that butter.”

After days good or bad

What can perk up a lad?

The thought gets my heart going aflutter.


With a colour so gold and yellow

My taste buds can’t help but say, “Hello”

I haul out the tub

Give bread a quick rub

And presto, I’m one happy fellow.


I have travelled thousands of miles

To the emeraldest of  isles

And the best thing I’ve found,

I could eat by the pound

Is Kerrygold. It’s always worthwhile.


Anthony Downs

FT MBA 2014

*The author has no affiliation with Kerrygold. He’s just an enthusiastic consumer.

A Holiday Eve Poem

A Holiday Eve Poem

Twas days until Christmas

And throughout Smurfit

The staff were trying

To not just forfeit


The hallways were quiet

Exams had completed

It’d be a new year

Before they were repeated


The students were off

Enjoying Gal-way

Staff longed for Monday

When came their holiday


Then into the office

Arose such a clatter

Twas Brian Marrinan

Looking for some chatter


“Now Orla! Hey Peter!”

Quips with Roisin and Shan

He brought Christmas joy

Through MBA-land


They all got to work

Prep-ping for sem. 2

Like elves, quick and neat

Leaving nothing to do


Orla left th’ office

And turned out the lights

Saying, “Merry Christmas to All!

And to all a good night!”

 

Shannon Coco

MBA Programme Administrator