The curse

History of Sorts

1928_Sam_Maguire_cup,_GAA_museum

Don’t worry I haven’t  suddenly turned by page into some paranormal or horror blog site. But today was an important day in the Irish sporting agenda. It was the day of the All Ireland GAA senior Gaelic Football final between Mayo and Tyrone .

Mayo did not win the final since 1951,and today was no exception, this is believed to be due to a curse.

The Curse of ’51 allegedly prevents Mayo from winning the Sam Maguire Cup(picture above} ever again, or at least until the death has occurred of every member of the last winning team from 1951.

1951_All-Ireland_Senior_Football_Championship_Final_match_programme

It remains unbroken—despite the team reaching the final on several  occasions since then, they have either completely collapsed on the day or been undone by a series of other unfortunate events.

The legend tells us that while the boisterous Mayo team were passing through Foxford on the victorious journey home, the team failed to wait quietly for…

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