The scramble for tickets is well and truly under way for Sunday’s Dublin v Mayo clash and they are like gold dust.

There’ll be just over 82,000 in attendance at Croke Park but 55 years ago more than 90,000 packed into HQ, and many who were without tickets made alternative arrangements to see the meeting of Down and Offaly.

Here RTÉ Sport’s Thank GAA It’s Friday programme spoke to two of the protagonists, ‘The Iron Man from Rhode’ Paddy McCormack of Offaly and Down’s Paddy Doherty, who lined out in front of the largest ever crowd at an All-Ireland football final.