Pic: Home and Away star the latest to join the ‘Mayo for Sam’ bandwagon 7 years ago

Pic: Home and Away star the latest to join the ‘Mayo for Sam’ bandwagon

Shane Withington gets roped into backing James Horan’s boys…

According to the most recent census results (2011) the population of Mayo is 130,552. And on the evidence of what we have seen over the last week or so, every last one of them is currently somewhere in the world trying to get the message across that this is the year Mayo win the All-Ireland.

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It is now 62 years since Sam made the trip to Mayo and the locals are determined to leave no stone unturned to make the rest of the world aware that this year is different.

Over the last few days we have seen the ‘Mayo4Sam’ message pop up at the Tour de France, a Bruce Springsteen concert and at the Darts.

Now Mike Kelly has been in touch to tell us that his friend Carolyn Hennigan nabbed Home and Away Star Shane Withington (John Palmer) in Sydney and made him clamber aboard the already overloaded Mayo bandwagon.

PalmerJohn Mayo

It was only last week that we featured the soap star displaying his love of Munster rugby, so we know he has an affinity for Irish sport.

We don’t know who will win the quarter-final next Sunday, but Mayo are definitely winning the PR war so far.