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Lofty ambition Mayo legend Mick Loftus' granddaughter says he's 'available for hire on Sept 11th'

"Nickname ‘Sticks’ - thinks he can still put the ball between the sticks"

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Mick Loftus (from Rosanna Loftus Twitter)

Mick Loftus (from Rosanna Loftus Twitter)

Mick Loftus (from Rosanna Loftus Twitter)

The granddaughter of Mick Loftus says the legendary Mayo player is “available for hire on Sept 11th.” 

Rosanna Loftus posted a picture of Mick with his 1951 All-Ireland medal as she wrote: “One former Mayo player, Comes with an All-Ireland Medal, Good luck on a subs bench.”

She adds: “Nickname ‘Sticks’ - thinks he can still put the ball between the sticks.. Doesn’t believe in the curse, Call #1951 if interested.”

People have replied that it would be an “an honour to be in his company on All-Ireland day.”

Another has added: “Great pic of a mighty man. Privileged to sit with him anytime.”

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Mick Loftus (from Rosanna Loftus Twitter)

Mick Loftus (from Rosanna Loftus Twitter)

Mick Loftus (from Rosanna Loftus Twitter)

Another says: “Dr Mick. A real gentleman...was a great president and a good friend” while one other person has written: “If any deserves to be there on the 11th it's this man.”

Speaking previously to the BBC about the dreaded Mayo curse, Rosanna explained: “So the story goes that on their drive home, the team neglected to pay proper respects to a funeral.

“The local priest cursed the team that while any member of the 1951 team lived Mayo will never win an all-Ireland final.”

She added that there were just “two surviving members, Paddy Prendergast and Mick Loftus, who is my grandfather."

However, she added: “He thinks it's funny but he doesn't truly believe in it as he has a different account of how they travelled home.”

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