If the polls are accurate we’ll have either a Fine Gael or Labour minister for sport once this weekend’s spoils are divvied up.

Enda Kenny was interviewed by Ursula Halligan for TV3 on Monday night, with the GAA’s headquarters the chosen setting for a Croke Park agreement of sorts, with the Taoiseach-elect having shirked Vincent Browne’s ‘man and ball’ approach to refereeing.

Jones’s Road hasn’t been the happiest hunting ground for Mayo men down the years, though Enda’s late father Henry became a TD on the back of his All-Ireland-winning exploits in 1936. Kenny’s constituency colleague John O’Mahony led Galway to two such titles there, in 1998 and ’01, with fellow FG sports spokesperson Jimmy Deenihan having been Kerry skipper 30 years ago; one of five Sam Maguire successes he has on his CV.