Bohemians have made their most unusual signing, having appointed the club’s first Poet in Residence.
Twenty-one-year-old Lewis Kenny from Cabra has been appointed Poet in Residence for 2015.
The Cabra native will compose poems about the club, Dalymount Park, football and the local community which will be published in the club’s match-day programmes. In return, Lewis has been presented with a VIP Season Ticket.
Kenny has performed at and hosted several spoken-word evenings at Dalymount Park since 2013.
His work draws on urban experience and youth culture, bringing to light social and economic situations of young people. Some of his poetry, including 'Cabra', refers to Bohemians and Dalymount Park.
Kenny said his reaction to the appointment was “pure joy” and said that: “My boyhood dream was to play for Bohemians, and I have been a fan all my life. I never thought I would represent the club as a poet.”
He has several pieces “in the works” and hopes to unveil one of these at the start of new league season next month, he said.