MOST PEOPLE IN Ireland are aware of the curse of the Mayo GAA football team.
But it’s not the kind of thing you’d expect to see pop up on Countdown on Channel 4 of an afternoon.
But on Tuesday’s show, guest panellist Colin Murray started into the daily story and told the viewers all about 1951
The Northern Irish BBC presenter regaled them of the GAA tale – and eagle-eyed Peter McArdle caught it all on video.
And his caption was a positive take on their recent All Ireland failures:
“Looks like the Countdown is on for Mayo”
Sitting beside Susie Dent, Murray explained why the curse being broken is a double edged sword:
“You will not win another All Ireland trophy as long as every member of this team has passed away”
Presenter Nick Hewer was a little taken aback with this particular story:
“Quite… eh… chilling that one”