WATCH: The tale of the Mayo GAA curse put the wind up the Countdown team

The Countdown team were chilled by a scary story recently and it is one that is oh-so familiar to Irish sports fans.

Yes, the participants and audience of the iconic Channel 4 quiz show were treated to the tale of the Mayo GAA curse.

Sports journalist Colin Murray, a Down native, appeared on Countdown’s Dictionary Corner this week and related the tale in suitably spooky style.


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His listeners were suitably impressed, with host Nick Hewer describing the tale as “chilling”.

Fair play to Paul McArdle for spotting the moment and sharing it on Facebook. We’ll even forgive his truly terrible pun when posting the clip: “Looks like the Countdown is on for Mayo”.

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