To keep tradition going, everyone got extremely drunk and the bride’s and groom’s families have a storming row and begin wrecking the reception room and generally kicking the living daylights out of each other.
The Police get called in to break up the fight. The following week, all members of both families appeared in Cavan court.
The fight continues in the courtroom until the Judge finally brings calm with the use of his gavel, shouting, “Silence in Court!”
The courtroom goes silent and Paddy, the Best Man, stands up and says, “Judge, I was the Best Man at the wedding and I think I should explain what happened.”
The Judge agrees and asks Paddy to take the stand.
Paddy begins his explanation by telling the court that it is traditional at a Cavan wedding that the Best Man gets the first dance with the bride.
The judge says, “Okay. Continue.”
“Well,” said Paddy, “After I had finished the first dance, the music kept going, so I continued dancing to the second song, and after that the music kept going and I was dancing to the third song when – all of a sudden -Â the groom leapt over the table, ran towards us and gave the bride an unmerciful kick right between her legs.”
Shocked, the judge instantly responded, “God, that must have hurt!”
“Hurt?!” Paddy replies, “He broke three of me fingers!”