Wednesday 23 October 2019

Colm O’Rourke storms ahead after first week of Fantasy Gaelic

Colm O'Rourke in action for Meath during his playing days
Colm O'Rourke in action for Meath during his playing days

Colm O'Rourke and his Desperados stormed ahead in the battle between the Sunday Independent's Gaelic games writers, recording 58 points in Fantasy Gaelic, while The Fielder put in a dismal performance, finishing the first weekend of matches on -1 points.

So disappointed was The Fielder with his team that he took the unprecedented step of releasing a statement.

“We've since sat down as a group and talked about where we went wrong and what perfections we need to iron out going forward,” wrote the Fielder. “I have full faith in my boys and have no doubt that we will achieve our potential and be in the mix come autumn.”

The Fielder's statement seems to have set a trend as Paul Grimley released one soon after apologising to the Armagh fans for his side's performance.

With five games today it's not too late to enter the Sunday Independent League to take on the experts and also be in with a chance to win two tickets to the All-Ireland football final and an overnight stay in a Dublin hotel. And there are also runner-up prizes on offer, including signed county jerseys.

All you need to do to join our league and challenge our team is register on, select Dublin in the county menu and Sunday Independent in the club section. Recently retired footballer Eamonn O'Hara is the latest to sign up.

Plenty of current players are battling to be crowned top manager and after one week we can reveal in our experts' leaderboard that Galway footballer Conor Costello is well ahead with 102 points. His closest challenger is Brian Malone from Wexford on 70 points, with Westmeath's Eoin Carberry occupying third. Westmeath are dominating the top ten with four representatives.








C Costello (Galway) LovelyBucket           102


B Malone (Wexford) benchwarmers         70


E Carberry (Westmeath) Carbsno1          65


R Barry (Wexford) Gibber GAA    61


E Varley (Mayo) Animals            61


M Konstatin (Kildare)


Pat Mustard’s Milkman   61


A Finnan (Westmeath) Aido’s     61


D Harte (Westmeath)


Unreal Madrid    58


D McCusker (Fermanagh)


Natures Choice 55


D Quinn (Westmeath)


Didn’t ya get the gear     55


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