PIC: No really, a €2 coin with ‘Mayo for Sam’ engraved on it has been found in Waterford 4 years ago

PIC: No really, a €2 coin with ‘Mayo for Sam’ engraved on it has been found in Waterford

Could it be a sign?

For a county that’s supposedly been under the spell of a curse for 65 years since 1951, Mayo fans should be more wary of superstition than anyone at this stage.

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That said, possibly out of desperation more than anything else, there are no doubt some who will interpret a recent discovery as a sign that the stars are finally aligning ahead of the All-Ireland Final replay with Dublin this Saturday.

The discovery we’re talking about is a €2 coin with ‘Mayo for Sam’ not just written on, but engraved on a coin that was discovered in Thompson’s CarryOut off-license in Ferrybank in Waterford on Friday night and sent our way by owner of the off-license, Ashley Thompson.

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If it looks familiar, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise because, barring a ridiculous coincidence, it is the same coin that turned up in a café in Wicklow two years ago.

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It's not really a surprise the coin was found far from Mayo, twice, as surely there is nobody in the county who would dare use it as legal tender and instead save it as a memento for when the boys in green and red finally get the job done.

Could it be 'Mayo for Sam' this weekend? You could do worse than put €2 on it.

Cheers to Ashley Thompson for sending this our way. Got a story for JOE? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter, send it to our WhatsApp number 087-4001102 or mail editorial@JOE.ie.

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