Kerry Dance A Merry Jig Around Weary Mayo

For well over an hour before throw-in, local group Celtic Steps, situated on a makeshift stage in front of the main stand, entertained the building crowd with the finest of traditional Irish music.

And it continued long after the football replaced the fiddles and flutes as Kerry danced a merry jig around their tired and tatty opponents to stretch to 31 games the county’s unbeaten championship run on home soil.