A primary teacher starts a new job at a school in Kerry and, trying to make a good impression on her first day, explains to her class that she is a Kerry fan. She asks her students to raise their hands if they, too, are Kerry fans. Everyone in the class raises their hand except one little girl. The teacher looks at the girl with surprise and says:
Mary, why didn't you raise your hand?" Because I'm not a Kerry fan," she replied. The teacher, still shocked, asked: "Well, if you're not a Kerry fan, then who are you a fan of?" I'm a Mayo fan, and proud of it," Mary replied.
The teacher could not believe her ears. "Mary, why, are you a Mayo fan?" "Because my Mum and Dad are from Mayo, and my mum is a Mayo fan and my dad is a Mayo fan, so I'm a Mayo fan too!" Well," said the teacher, in a obviously annoyed tone, "that's no reason for you to be a Mayo fan. You don't have to be just like your parents all of the time. What if your mum was a prostitute and your dad was a drug addict and car thief, what would you be then?"