The Connacht championship opener in New York has been played, The Sunday Game is back on the telly this weekend, the provincial championship launches are happening – no word on the Connacht one as yet but I’m sure it’ll be on before too long – and it’s even begun to warm up a bit. Time, surely, for the launch of that other hardy annual staple: the Mayo GAA Blog Championship prediction mini-league, hosted yet again by FaceTheBall.com.
I’m taking it that you’re all pretty well versed on what to do at this stage if you want to take part. It’s basically a five-step programme, comprising the following sequential moves:
- Log in (or register, if you haven’t yet done so) at facetheball.com.
- Under the ‘Competitions’ heading on the left-hand side click on the “GAA Football” tab and then join the ‘2016 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship’ competition and click to enter this.
- This takes you to the area where you make your weekly predictions and there are also a number of tabs on the panel on the left-hand side of the screen. Click the “Join Mini League” option, which will prompt you to enter the mini-league’s ID code.
- The code you need to enter is WREABHdHbJOr (it’s probably easiest just to copy and paste this directly from here).
- Click “Join” and that’s you in.
I calved within sight of the winning post last year – which, at this stage, is pretty much common practice for me – by plumping for Kerry in the final so it’s Dan who will, hopefully, be defending his crown this summer. Fancy a crack at the title yourself? Best get your skates on so because you need to be signed up and get your first set of predictions in by 5pm this Saturday (14th May).
Best of luck to all who decide to brave the choppy championship prediction seas this time round.