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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ronnie Wood on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ronnie Wood on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ronnie Wood on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Ronnie Wood on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Rolling Stones fans Mark Brown and Laura Ross from Carrickfergus as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Rolling Stones fans Mark Brown and Laura Ross from Carrickfergus as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

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Pictured Rolling Stones fans John McCready with his daughter Cassie McCready from Dundonald as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park.

Date: Thursday 17th May 2018
Location: Central Station, Belfast
Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Liam McBurney
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McBurney/Rolling Stones - 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour Pictured Rolling Stones fans John McCready with his daughter Cassie McCready from Dundonald as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park. Date: Thursday 17th May 2018 Location: Central Station, Belfast Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Liam McBurney +44 7837 685767 +44 2890 660676 liammcburney@gmail.com

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Pictured Rolling Stones fans Gareth Barr with his dad John Barr and brother Owen Barr as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park.

Date: Thursday 17th May 2018
Location: Central Station, Belfast
Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Liam McBurney
+44 7837 685767
+44 2890 660676
liammcburney@gmail.com

McBurney/Rolling Stones - 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour Pictured Rolling Stones fans Gareth Barr with his dad John Barr and brother Owen Barr as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park. Date: Thursday 17th May 2018 Location: Central Station, Belfast Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Liam McBurney +44 7837 685767 +44 2890 660676 liammcburney@gmail.com

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Pictured Rolling Stones fans Anthony Di Lucia (L) and Donal O'Neill from Belfast as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park.

Date: Thursday 17th May 2018
Location: Central Station, Belfast
Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Liam McBurney
+44 7837 685767
+44 2890 660676
liammcburney@gmail.com

McBurney/Rolling Stones - 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour Pictured Rolling Stones fans Anthony Di Lucia (L) and Donal O'Neill from Belfast as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park. Date: Thursday 17th May 2018 Location: Central Station, Belfast Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Liam McBurney +44 7837 685767 +44 2890 660676 liammcburney@gmail.com

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Pictured Rolling Stones fans Lisa Dynes with her daughter Carrie Dynes from Bangor as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park.

Date: Thursday 17th May 2018
Location: Central Station, Belfast
Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Liam McBurney
+44 7837 685767
+44 2890 660676
liammcburney@gmail.com

McBurney/Rolling Stones - 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour Pictured Rolling Stones fans Lisa Dynes with her daughter Carrie Dynes from Bangor as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park. Date: Thursday 17th May 2018 Location: Central Station, Belfast Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Liam McBurney +44 7837 685767 +44 2890 660676 liammcburney@gmail.com

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Pictured Rolling Stones fans Kelly and Richard O'Neill as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park.

Date: Thursday 17th May 2018
Location: Europa Bus Station, Belfast
Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Liam McBurney
+44 7837 685767
+44 2890 660676
liammcburney@gmail.com

McBurney/Rolling Stones - 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour Pictured Rolling Stones fans Kelly and Richard O'Neill as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park. Date: Thursday 17th May 2018 Location: Europa Bus Station, Belfast Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Liam McBurney +44 7837 685767 +44 2890 660676 liammcburney@gmail.com

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Pictured Rolling Stones fans Martin Beeton and Tara Shields as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park.

Date: Thursday 17th May 2018
Location: Europa Bus Station, Belfast
Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Liam McBurney
+44 7837 685767
+44 2890 660676
liammcburney@gmail.com

McBurney/Rolling Stones - 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour Pictured Rolling Stones fans Martin Beeton and Tara Shields as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park. Date: Thursday 17th May 2018 Location: Europa Bus Station, Belfast Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Liam McBurney +44 7837 685767 +44 2890 660676 liammcburney@gmail.com

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Pictured Rolling Stones fans Ian Davis and Des Husin from Belfast as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park.

Date: Thursday 17th May 2018
Location: Europa Bus Station, Belfast
Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX
Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Liam McBurney
+44 7837 685767
+44 2890 660676
liammcburney@gmail.com

McBurney/Rolling Stones - 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour Pictured Rolling Stones fans Ian Davis and Des Husin from Belfast as they journey from Belfast to Dublin for the first date of the 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour at Croke Park. Date: Thursday 17th May 2018 Location: Europa Bus Station, Belfast Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Copyright: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX Liam McBurney +44 7837 685767 +44 2890 660676 liammcburney@gmail.com

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Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones on stage at Croke Park, Dublin for their first night of their 'STONES - NO FILTER' 2018 tour. Thursday 17th May 2018. Credit: Liam McBurney/RAZORPIX

Archbishop Thomas Croke - who lends his name to Dublin's historic GAA stadium - must have been spinning in his grave as Sympathy for the Devil heralded the arrival of the Rolling Stones last night.

The ageing rockers launched the second leg of their No Filter tour in front of a mainly middle-aged, middle-class audience paying between €70 to €181 for the ambience, classic rock and roll and bragging rights to say they probably attended the last ever Irish gig by the Stones.

It might not have been a sell-out, but 74-year-old Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, 76-year-old Charlie Watts, and a relatively youthful Ronnie Wood (70) proved they could still give their fans in Ireland satisfaction.

Belfast Telegraph