I’ve been meaning to do this for ages but a surfeit of work plus an unwillingness to do all that arranging and formatting and all that crack has resulted in half the championship having gone by before this, the first update on how the championship prediction mini-league is going. In actual fact, with 47 runners in the field, it’s a bit of a misnomer to call it thus – midi-league would be more like it.
Which makes my stunning achievement (the real reason, of course, that I’ve arisen off my hole to do this at all) to be leading the field at this juncture to be all the more, well, stunning. I’ve been up there with the leading group in the peleton since the championship got underway but it was, I reckon, my decision to stick with Sligo last weekend that propelled me into pole position. God, but the view is only fabulous from up here.
The weekend to come, however, could soften my cough, as there’s a full round of qualifier games as well as the Leinster final so there are plenty of potential banana skins for a man to slip on. As a result, this is another reason to do the update now, as it provides proof that – like this lady – I was once top of the charts.