Tuesday 28 February 2017

Michael Brennan: Best chance for a benign Budget is if our obsessed Taoiseach sees Mayo win

Enda Kenny holds a photograph of the Mayo team of 1936
Enda Kenny holds a photograph of the Mayo team of 1936

Every Taoiseach likes to see their county win the All-Ireland final – but for Enda Kenny it is nothing short of an obsession.

It runs deep in his family because his father Henry won an All-Ireland medal in 1936 at midfield with Mayo. That team is still displayed on the walls of pubs and hotels in Mayo – along with the last Mayo winners in 1950 and 1951.

Like many Mayo fans, Mr Kenny has a seemingly endless supply of optimism that this could be the year.

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