Safety the priority for ticket only GAA Centenary All Ireland Football Final between Dublin and Kerry.

All roads leading to Croke Park were closed off by Gardaí and only supporters with tickets were allowed through the checkpoints. 

The tight security was designed to prevent any possible disruption to the final and to stop large crowds gathering outside Croke Park.

Despite the heavy security, ticket touts still managed to carry out their business. One tout bought tickets for four pounds each and is now selling them for fifteen pounds. 

Despite the touts, Gardaí say they were happy with the behaviour of the fans and the security did not interfere with the carnival atmosphere of the day.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 23 September 1984. The reporter is Alan McCullough.