The much-travelled Kerry GAA jersey: How the Kingdom's jersey keeps appearing in the most unlikely places

By Eamon Doggett

Whatever was surprising about the result of this year's Solheim Cup, there was nothing surprising about a Kerry jersey being spotted in the crowd.

What started as a novelty has seemingly become commonplace as Kerry GAA jerseys continue to pop up in the most unlikely places.

As Cavan's Leona Maguire inspired Europe to a sensational victory over the Americans in Ohio, there was also another sighting of a Kingdom top.

Indeed, this curious phenomenon has its origins in golf, namely the Masters.

It is near-impossible to get tickets for the first major of the men's golf season at Augusta Golf Club in Georgia - you either need to be a member of the exclusive club or know someone who is a member.

But that does not stop men in Kerry jerseys being spotted every single year at the famous tournament. Here is just a sample:

Kerry jerseys continue to be spotted all over the world and in every kind of sporting event.

Two brothers, Niall and Seamus O'Connor from Brosna in North Kerry, went viral this summer when they were seen cheering on Italy at Euro 2020.

"We were in with the Spanish originally, but we met the Italians going in," Niall told RTÉ Radio One's Ray D'Arcy Show.

"They were a bit better craic so we rocked in with them.

"The Italians knew straight away we were bandwagoning a bit with them, but they were right up for it. They were great craic as well.

"We were right down by the goals where the penalties were on. We got a great view. [Leonardo] Bonucci ran over at the end, which was deadly craic. Then he realised that we weren't Italian, and left."

The World Snooker Championships at the Crucible has also been a common location over the years:

Even at American sporting events:


But surely not at a cricket match? (Look closely in the front row)

Ronaldinho knows the craic too:

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