It’s been a month since I did the last update in the prediction mini-league and so it’s as well to get this bulletin squared off and done before the madness of the build-up to the final takes hold in earnest.
With only the big one left to play, this means there’s only one match left to predict in this year’s competition. It looks, though, as if the destination of the mini-league title this year has already been decided before we square up to Dublin in a fortnight’s time.
The young lad has been setting the pace for some time and he picked his way carefully through the matches that had to be played since the last update. These included the tricky ones such as our quarter-final against Tyrone and the Dublin-Kerry semi-final.
Emerging from that lot, he now holds an all but unassailable 42-point lead in the table. Barring a draw in the final, he can’t in theory be caught at this stage and even if that happened he’d still be odds-on to prevail. So, the bubbly’s on ice – the non-alcoholic version, of course, as he’s still just a chiseller.
The moniker he uses, by the way, is our in-house nickname for one A O’Shea. After this feat of prediction prowess, however, I’d say he now reckons there’s more than one big kahuna in the Mayo GAA universe. So he should.
Here’s the leaderboard as it stands ahead of the final. Are you in it?
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