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Replying To TheFlaker:  "He literally says I don't know if there was a funeral or not but the story goes.............

There wasn't a funeral in Foxford that day. Not that anyone should have to explain that when debunking stupid stories."
You'd think that could have easily been checked when the story about the curse first emerged, parish records would have been easy checked, still though you'd have to wonder about Mayo, that clash of heads in Limerick, the 2 own goals in an All Ireland final, so many defeats in finals etc.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 927 - 21/09/2020 21:40:32    2293472

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "You'd think that could have easily been checked when the story about the curse first emerged, parish records would have been easy checked, still though you'd have to wonder about Mayo, that clash of heads in Limerick, the 2 own goals in an All Ireland final, so many defeats in finals etc."
Our opponents getting more points than us in the final.......

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5861 - 21/09/2020 22:32:19    2293484

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "You'd think that could have easily been checked when the story about the curse first emerged, parish records would have been easy checked, still though you'd have to wonder about Mayo, that clash of heads in Limerick, the 2 own goals in an All Ireland final, so many defeats in finals etc."
We were not good enough on those days...yes some hard luck in there but that's sport. The curse is bull.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10230 - 22/09/2020 11:55:32    2293541

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Replying To yew_tree:  "We were not good enough on those days...yes some hard luck in there but that's sport. The curse is bull."
Saying there is some supernatural element to a curse is probably nonsense (although having said that the final of the 2 own goals was freekish!) but what is probably the case is that when a team has not won for a long time (and especially if they also have come close a lot of tines) it has a psychological effect which makes it harder to get over the line.
The reason being is that previous failures will have be talked about so much down the years and in the final build up that it will be in players heads.
Say if Mayo are 3 points ahead with 5 mins left in this year's All Ireland final, all the talk of previous losses will be in their players head and they will know exactly what will be said if they don't close it out.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 731 - 22/09/2020 15:54:06    2293596

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "Saying there is some supernatural element to a curse is probably nonsense (although having said that the final of the 2 own goals was freekish!) but what is probably the case is that when a team has not won for a long time (and especially if they also have come close a lot of tines) it has a psychological effect which makes it harder to get over the line.
The reason being is that previous failures will have be talked about so much down the years and in the final build up that it will be in players heads.
Say if Mayo are 3 points ahead with 5 mins left in this year's All Ireland final, all the talk of previous losses will be in their players head and they will know exactly what will be said if they don't close it out."
We will probably win the All Ireland this year in an empty Croke Park...it would be the most Mayo thing that could happen...in a year where we couldn't be there and no being able to celebrate properly.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10230 - 22/09/2020 23:18:31    2293664

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Replying To yew_tree:  "We will probably win the All Ireland this year in an empty Croke Park...it would be the most Mayo thing that could happen...in a year where we couldn't be there and no being able to celebrate properly."
Oh I'm sure yed celebrate it yew, I'd actually drive to castlebar and join in with ye if it happens.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11422 - 23/09/2020 10:15:56    2293698

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When you consider how many counties have won very few all Ireland's it would be easy to come up with stories of curses for them too if you wanted but there's generally a very straight forward reason for the lack of success.
Tradition , resources , lack of proper structures and coaching along with the talent required would be way ahead of curses unless you want to put it down to a curse of course.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1525 - 23/09/2020 11:59:09    2293730

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No such thing as curses. Sport is a cruel business and you make your own luck to get the win, provided you also have the players and the talent, fitness, brains, brawn, and know-how on and off the pitch. These things very, very rarely come together all at once. To blame shortcomings on curses is the refuge of a loser who cant face facts.

Young_gael (Meath) - Posts: 321 - 24/09/2020 07:09:16    2293856

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My granny's hens would stop laying in the weeks following a Tipp victory

Maroonatic (Galway) - Posts: 941 - 29/09/2020 10:40:43    2294692

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Replying To Maroonatic:  "My granny's hens would stop laying in the weeks following a Tipp victory"
How about your granny ?

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1525 - 29/09/2020 12:02:47    2294711

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Replying To Maroonatic:  "My granny's hens would stop laying in the weeks following a Tipp victory"
Ye must have had a lot of eggs from '74 to 82

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 161 - 29/09/2020 12:42:56    2294720

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