Okay, so we’re all completely chilled out and in no way succumbing to the hype machine ahead of our forthcoming All-Ireland final appearance on Sunday week (ooh – a little tingle went right through me as I tapped that out). While this means that the poor old sheep are probably safe enough from the paintbrush over the next ten days, it shouldn’t mean we can’t have a bit of fun in the run-up to the big day either. So, with this in mind, and with thanks to those good people in T-Rex Clothing who made this all possible, I’m delighted to unveil a competition which will help to pass some of the time between now and Sunday week.
Castlebar-based T-Rex Clothing, in case you haven’t yet heard of them, is a supplier to GAA clubs like Breaffy, Moy Davitts and Swinford along with schools, colleges and businesses. Recent campaigns and clients have included RTÉ’s The Hardy Bucks and the 2FM Ballbusters sports show. T-Rex recently launched their new sports range with the help of Breaffy’s finest, Aidan and Conor O’Shea. The company’s proposition is that it’s able to supply quality garments at competitive prices and in small quantities, giving clubs the option to print what they want when they want and enabling them to avoid stockpiling club gear.
Having spoken with Mark at T-Rex about doing something together in the run-up to the final, we thought it would be fun to produce a bespoke limited edition All-Ireland 2012 commemorative Mayo GAA Blog t-shirt. So we did and here it is:
Nice, huh? But that’s only half the fun because we’re now launching a competition, which will run for the next few days, giving you a number of chances to win one of these prized garments. There’ll be one t-shirt on offer every day from today until next Monday to the first person who correctly answers that day’s question. I’ve enlisted the help of John Cuffe (he gets a t-shirt for doing this) to set a series of Mayo GAA-related questions for this purpose.
Okay, then, today’s question is an easy one just to get you going. Who won Ulster and Connacht SFC medals playing for Donegal and Mayo?
Entries to firstname.lastname@example.org, the first correct entry will be declared today’s winner and I’ll do an update to this post once we have a winner.
Off with ye now and leave those poor unfortunate sheep alone.
UPDATE: We have a winner, who is Paul Armstrong in Coventry, UK, who correctly answered that it was Martin Carney won Ulster and Connacht SFC medals playing with Donegal and Mayo. Congrats to Paul and thanks to everyone who entered. There’ll be another competition along the same lines tomorrow.