EVERY GOOD DEED deserves another and there will be one Westport local hoping his will be recognised at Croke Park this afternoon.
An honest soul in the Mayo town found a precious ticket to today’s All-Ireland Football Final this morning and instead of cashing in on the discovery, he handed it straight into the local Garda station.
Meanwhile, the owner of the ticket had become aware of his loss on his way to the train and contacted a local radio station as he frantically began his search. The Gardaí were notified and the man was quickly united with the treasure.
Hopefully, he’s made his way comfortably to Dublin by now.
The charitable gesture is even more impressive after reports that tickets for the match have been sold for over €7,000. Yesterday, the Irish Sun reported that €7,100 was paid to a tout on eBay for a pair of Premium Level tickets.
With Donegal and Mayo emigrants coming home from America, Australia and elsewhere, the demand for entry to Croke Park is at an all-time high. It has been said that the 81,000-capacity stadium could have been filled three-times-over. Young boxer Paddy Barnes has even offered some bronze in exchange for a pass.