When I was a boy in a printing-office in Missouri, a loose-jointed, long-legged, tow-headed, jeans-clad countrified cub of about sixteen lounged in one day, and without removing his hands from the depths of his trousers pockets or taking off his faded ruin of a slouch hat, whose broken rim hung limp and ragged about his eyes and ears like a bug-eaten cabbage leaf, stared indifferently around, then leaned his hip against the editor's table, crossed his mighty brogans
, aimed at a distant fly from a crevice in his upper teeth, laid him low, and said with composure:
He saw that her toil-worn, weather-exposed hands were like a man's, callused, large-knuckled, and gnarled, and that her stockingless feet were thrust into heavy man's brogans
A pair of workman's brogans
encased my feet, and for trousers I was furnished with a pair of pale blue, washed-out overalls, one leg of which was fully ten inches shorter than the other.
He was clad in faded overalls and black cotton shirt, with hobnailed brogans on his feet, and on his head a hat whose shapelessness and stains advertised the rough usage of wind and rain and sun and camp-smoke.
The heavy brogans on the man's feet made him appear clumsy-footed, but he swung down from the giddy height as lightly and airily as a mountain goat.
They were Chinese, with expressionless, Sphinx-like faces, and they walked in peculiar shambling fashion, dragging their feet as if the clumsy brogans
were too heavy for their lean shanks.
Now, Captain Oudouse had lost all his clothes, except his shoes, and they were heavy brogans
then took centre stage though as Bernard, rested from the start, popped over a superb equaliser before his run up the endline led to Alan's decisive goal.
All of Plunkett's scores on the night came from the Brogans
with Bernard's brother, Alan, hitting 0-2 and cousin James notching the other score.
So what we do know about the Brogans
is this: as part of the witness protection programme they've been relocated to Meadowlands, a pastel coloured estate where you fully expect to see Edward Scissorhands out on the front lawn snipping hedge animals.
BLUES BROTHERS Alan Brogan
celebrates his late, late winner & Kalum King, left, can't watch s SOME-FLYNN SPECIAL Dubs ace Flynn celebrates his goal THEY'RE WATCHING YOU HawkEye cameras in Croke Park THE BROTHERS GRIM Jedward provide entertainment