With Mayo’s All Ireland dream over following yet another gut-wrenching loss, you could forgive the Green-and-Red faithful for not feeling optimistic about their side’s prospects for 2018.
But we’ve decided to reward the ridiculous optimism of four Mayo die-hards who backed their side to win the All-Ireland in 2018 in the wake of Dublin’s victory.
The four customers, who placed bets between €2 and €50 at odds of 5/1, will benefit to the tune of €360 following our decision.
Meanwhile, we’ve also started taking bets what will happen before Mayo win the All-Ireland following their latest final heartbreak. It’s 5/1 for Alien life to be discovered before the curse is ended and 33/1 for Enda Kenny to be the President before Sam Maguire finds itself residing in Castlebar.
Paddy Power himself said: “No sporting fans have experienced more hurt than this generation of Mayo supporters but like the team they just keep coming back and are a credit to their county. It takes a hell of an optimist to throw money behind this side following yet another heart-breaking loss and we felt obliged to ensure that these fans would be in the green and not the red following their show of faith.”
Dublin are the 10/11 favourites to land a fourth title in a row in 2018 with Kerry considered their biggest rivals for Sam at 7/2. Mayo lie third in the betting at 5/1 while Tyrone round off the frontrunners at odds of 9/1.
What will happen before Mayo win the All Ireland?
1/8 Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal
4/6 Waterford to win an All-Ireland SHC
5/6 Liverpool to win the Premier League
5/4 Galway to win All-Ireland SFC
6/4 Lee Westwood to win a major
2/1 Dublin to win 5 in a row All-Ireland SFC
3/1 Mayo to lose 12 or more finals in a row
4/1 The Virgin Mary to appear again at Knock
5/1 Alien life to be discovered
6/1 Roscommon to win All-Ireland SFC
10/1 Leitrim to win Connacht SFC
20/1 Cue Card to win the Gold Cup
33/1 Enda Kenny to be President of Ireland
66/1 Kerry to win 5 in a row All-Ireland SFC
500/1 Mayo to win Liam McCarthy Cup
All Ireland Senior Football Championship 2018