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The Handler’s Prayer

May your aim be steady.

Wild Card’s Matthew Heath breaks the mark. Photo: Billy Dzwonkowski —

With the competition beginning to heat up at the WFDF 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships and brackets starting to form, we give you this poem, adapted from the Hurler’s Prayer by Seamus Redmond:

Grant me O’Lord a handler’s skill,
With speed of arm and power of will,
An unerring eye for the flying disc,
The strength to fight and courage to risk,
May my aim be steady,
My stroke be true,
My actions certain and my misses few,
And no matter what way the game may go,
May I part in friendship with every foe.
So when that final huck for me is thrown,
And I stand for judgement in the last endzone
May the great game advisor when they call my name,
You fought with spirit,
You played the game.

  1. Lorcan Murray
    Lorcan Murray

    Lorcán Murray is an Ultiworld contributor and freelance journalist. He lives in Limerick, Ireland. He plays ultimate for PELT and with his mustache regularly. You can reach him by email: or follow him on Twitter @RevLorcan.


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