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Championship prediction mini-league 2019 – second update

Right, a bit of overdue housekeeping to start the week, as the happy thoughts about Saturday evening start to fade and before the focus gets locked into Killarney next Sunday. I haven’t mentioned what’s been going on in this year’s Championship prediction mini-league for ages. In fact, I can see now that I’ve only done one update – almost two […]

Championship prediction mini-league 2019 – first update

Seeing as the Championship got going over the weekend with action in all four provinces it seems only fair, now that the dust has settled on these opening exchanges, to report on who’s come out of the traps smartest in this year’s Championship prediction mini-league. There’s a real Mayo News football podcast – specifically the New York series – flavour […]

Championship prediction mini-league 2019 – the official launch

It was only when I heard Des Cahill on the radio this morning trying to prise from Tomás Ó Sé some insightful wisdom about how Wexford will do against Louth in Leinster and what fate awaits Clare’s footballers when taking on the might of Waterford that I realised we’re on the cusp of the first proper weekend of Championship football […]

Championship prediction mini-league 2018 – the final result

It’s time to do the final bits of clearing away after this year’s championship and one of the things on that list is to do a final post on this year’s championship prediction mini-league. Not least seeing as we have a winner to announce. The mini-league has kinda been forgotten about this summer, I’m afraid, and that’s my fault, given […]

Championship prediction mini-league 2018 – first update

This is well overdue, given that the provincial championships are nearing their conclusion while the qualifiers are up and running, but better late than never. The battle to be the prediction champion of this Sam Maguire campaign is heating up nicely too. There’s only 30 points separating the top five contestants and with loads of matches still to play this […]

That Friday feeling

Photo: RTÉ It’s Friday afternoon, the weekend is upon us and the hours are now ticking down rapidly to Sunday afternoon at MacHale Park and all that. Part of me holds firmly to the view that a clash of such importance so early in the year is utterly bonkers but, then again, that pretty much sums up the current creaking […]

Championship prediction mini-league 2018 – the official launch

The action in this year’s championship gets going in earnest this coming weekend (and don’t we know) so it’s time for the formal launch of this year’s championship prediction mini-league. This is the tenth year the competition has been running here on the site and, as has been the case every year it’s been on, all the necessary under-the-bonnet wizardry […]

Stephen speaks about Sunday

Photo: Sky Sports/Sportsfile Today seems to be Stephen Rochford day in the media. Ahead of Sunday’s seismic showdown with the neighbours, Stephen is featured in several places today. Take your pick from this lot – Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Sun, Irish Mirror, Irish Independent, RTÉ, Sky Sports. These pieces were all culled from the Connacht championship launch last week, […]

Championship prediction mini-league – the final result

This is way overdue but better late than never. I’m afraid that this year’s championship prediction mini-league turned out to be collateral damage arising from our long and winding road to the final. Now that the championship’s over, though, it’s time to tie up this particular loose end. The most recent update I did was back in mid-July – was […]