The Blog Awards are back – albeit under new management, with Grafton Media now running what they’ve styled as the Blog Awards Ireland – and I discovered late last night that this humble house has been shortlisted for an award under the Sport/Recreation category.
So too, by the way, has fellow sports blog Action81.com, whose editor Emmet Ryan has guested a few times here in recent weeks. Action81 has also been shortlisted for an award within the Best Group Blog category.
Those of you who have travelled the road with me for a number of years will know that this site reached the final shortlist in the previous incarnation of the Blog Awards on three separate occasions only to be denied the top prize each time. At the time I viewed this as an apposite art-imitating-life kind of outcome. But, of course, that was then and the site is different now – it tackles with far greater intensity, it can score from any angle, it’s got a great bench and it never gives up. Well, that’s my story for the judges at any rate.