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26th Aug 2018

“The Curse Is Lifted!” – Pope Francis Signs Mayo GAA Jersey As He Departs From Knock

James Fenton

After 67 years of hurt, it’s about time someone called on some divine inspiration.

Pope Francis has departed Knock after a brief visit this morning but one opportunistic Mayo GAA fan couldn’t let him go without asking for a favour.

The so-called ‘Mayo Curse‘ has prevented the county from winning an All-Ireland Football Championship since 1951, despite appearing in nine finals since then.

It seems though, that 2019 could be Mayo’s year, after the Pope took the liberty of signing a green and red jersey before making his way back to Dublin.

The moment was captured on RTÉ and people are loving it…

Right then. Where’s the nearest bookies, lads?

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