Just thought you might like to know that, along with a hundred million others (okay, that’s an exaggeration but only a small one – check out the lists for yourself), this humble blog has, once again, been nominated for a gong in the 2010 Irish Blog Awards. My thanks to whichever kind soul it was who put me on their list.
Twenty-eight of us will be going to post in the Sports and Recreation category dish ear (kindly sponsored by boards.ie) and on this occasion there’s a pretty varied mixture in terms of the sports (and recreation activities) covered. While that other form of football once again hogs the limelight, other pursuits such as rugger, hockey, cycling, exploring caves, knitting and drinking (not all to be undertaken at the same time, mind) get a look in as well. It’s a veritable slice of life, in other words.
Obviously, this tsunami of blogs will need to be whittled down fairly drastically (can one whittle down a tsunami, I wonder?) ahead of the awards ceremony, which this year will be held in Galway – in the Radisson Blu hotel – on March 27th (just so as you can get a handle on when that is, it’s the night before we play Monaghan in the NFL at McHale Park) and I assume that, at some point between now and then, a shortlist for each category will be declared.
Needless to say, I’m not counting any chickens on that front: indeed, I should probably take a leaf out of Johnno’s book in terms of downbeat comments. How about this? “Nobody is going to remember who was nominated back in February when the awards are handed out at the end of March”. That’ll do nicely, I think.