As well as being in the midst of the Challenge Match Season, we’re also mired in Official Launch land at the minute so, in this spirit, I guess it’s as well to join in the frivolity. And so, folks, it’s time to unveil plans for the fourth Mayo GAA Blog Championship Prediction Mini-League, hosted as ever by those kind people at facetheball.com.
This is now a tournament with some pedigree, with Mortified having taken the spoils the first year it was run back in 2009 and then I followed up with what I can modestly recall was a runaway victory in 2010. My hopes of claiming back-to-back titles were well and truly smashed last summer, though, as Mayo Mick instead became the third holder of this coveted title. Swinford’s finest – who is also a regular photographic contributor on the site – is already in the field, ready to defend his crown this time round. In fact, eight hopefuls have already gone to post but there’s plenty of room at the starting gate for the rest of you too.
If you want to take part in this year’s competition, it’s all very straightforward. Here’s what you have to do: log in (or register, if you haven’t yet done so) at facetheball.com, join the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship competition, click to enter this and then click on the “Join Mini League” option on the panel on the left-hand side of the screen. This will prompt you to enter the mini-league’s ID code which is xBGPk05bma7N. Click “Join” and that’s you sorted.
The first round of matches are on the weekend after next – unusually, the championship gets going dish ear with action in all four provinces – so you’ll have loads of time to mull over these opening games before the off.