WOULD the real Paul Galvin please stand up?
Paul Galvin, the footballer, has a beard, is as tough as nails, is Kerry football royalty and relishes lording it over his foes in battles on the pitch.
Meanwhile, another Paul Galvin, also bearded, though perhaps not quite as tough, will reign supreme over Killorglin for the three days of Puck Fair.
Donegal will be all out attempting to subdue the human King Paul on Sunday – easier said than done. Meanwhile, the goat version has been captured and subdued ahead of his forthcoming royal duties.
But it was no easy battle to catch the nimble wild mountain goat and it took all of legendary goat-catcher Frank Joy and his helper's skills to catch the future king.
The blue in colour, eight-year-old was finally cornered and captured by Paul Quirke on Gort Mountain above Caragh Lake at the weekend.
With a horn-span of well over two feet he is a fitting specimen to be crowned. The soon-to-be king is currently in relaxed mode on Frank Joy's farm in Glenbeigh.
And, in his honour, a new suite of music has been penned by Killorglin Pipe Band member Gerry Baynham.
Written from the point of view of the goat, the music will be performed on the third day of Puck Fair from the stand beneath his elevated throne.
Speaking to The Kerryman this week, Gerry said there was a need for a song specific to Killorglin.
"Last year, as the goat was raised up 'An Poc ar Buile' was sung. That song has nothing to do with Puck Fair, it has to do with a goat in Dingle. There was a need for a dedicated piece of music to cover the Puck goat and the festival," he explained.
"It is a suite of tunes dedicated to one subject, similar to The Brendan Voyage. In the process of doing that the song emerged from it. It covers the capture of the goat, the taming of the goat, the coronation of the goat and his threeday reign.
"It is a light-hearted, humorous piece written from the perspective of the goat – the hi-jinks and shenanigans that are associated with Puck Fair. Plenty of mentions of porter and things like that!" said Gerry.
"The other star is Frank Joy who captures the goat each year. In the end, the goat is so fed up of the whole Puick thing, he can't stick the music anymore going from morning til night and he calls for Frank Joy to take him back to his home in the mountains!"
A CD of the song widely available in Killorglin with all proceeds going to the Irish Pilgrimage Trust (IHCPT).
Meanwhile, the Killorglin Pony Show scheduled for Sunday next, August 5, has been postponed and will now take place on Sunday, September 16.