The excitement ahead of Saturday’s All Ireland Football final is intensifying across the county and in National Schools across Mayo the green and red flags and bunting are flying high.
Students are composing songs and poems to mark the big occasion, and everyone is keen to see Mayo, after 70 years, take the coveted title.
It’s the same at Behy NS outside Ballina but this school has a close historical link to the last winning Mayo team in Croke Park back in 1951.
Fr Peter Quinn, was a past pupil of the school and was a double All Ireland winner, as he was on both the '50 and '51 sides that won All Ireland football glory for Mayo.
Back in the 70s, the late Fr Quinn, presented the ball used in Croke Park in the 1951 final to Behy NS, at the time, he had two nephews in the school.
The ball remains in pride of place at Behy National School today and when Midwest News visited the school we spoke to sixth class teacher Seamus Philbin and some of his pupils about what having it means...