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Ever heard the story about the priest who put a lifelong curse on the Mayo football team in 1951?

The documentary Mayo God Help Us is set to screen on TG4.

A NEW DOCUMENTARY showing on TG4 is set to explore the alleged curse put on the Mayo fooball team by a priest in 1951.

Mayo God Help Us, which will be broadcast at 8pm this Sunday, will look at the side’s fortunes over the years, with a particular emphasis on their recent exploits.

Among the interviewees are players from the Team of ’51, in addition to fans, priests and pundits.

The supposed curse relates to an incident in 1951, when the victorious side failed to be respectful towards a funeral, as they were passing through Foxford on their way home.

According to legend, the local priest cursed the team so they would not win another All-Ireland in all of the players’ lifetime.

And of course, Mayo have failed to lift the trophy since.

YouTube credit: TG4

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