herald

Sunday 4 December 2016

So who will win Sam this year?

Dubs celebrate
Dubs celebrate

Our experts cast their votes for this year's football championship hopefuls

Ciaran Whelan

Q1: Can you identify the first small party to beat the early-summer election odds?
Laois (getting past Carlow) to take out Kildare.

Q2: Who gets your four provincial votes?
Dublin, Kerry, Mayo and Donegal.

Q3: Who will sneak in the back door on second preferences?
Roscommon and Armagh.

Q4: What controversial topic will dominate on the campaign doorsteps?
Consistency of black card will fail to go away.

Q5: Who will be main player in the destination of our All-Ireland election?
Diarmuid Connolly.

Q6: Who will be the sharpest young kid on the football plinth?
Colm O’Riordan of Tipp or Cormac Costello of Dublin.

Q7: Who will score the most (non-political) points?
Dean Rock.

Q8: Which All-Ireland bridesmaid will suffer trauma on the last count?
Kerry.

Q9: Who will be voted into high office next September?
The Dubs

Q10: You are a new party trying to shake up our cosy political cartel. Can you give us your election slogan in no more than ten words? 
The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.

Frank Roche

Q1: Can you identify the first small party to beat the early-summer election odds?
 Laois to inflict another hammer blow in Kildare’s seasonal tale of woe.

Q2: Who gets your four provincial votes? 
Dublin (definitely), Kerry (probably), Mayo (definitely maybe) and Monaghan (leaning far more towards a maybe).

Q3: Who will sneak in the back door on second preferences? 
Armagh.

Q4: What controversial topic will dominate on the campaign doorsteps? 
Expect blanket coverage of the blanket defence.

Q5: Who will be main player in the destination of our All-Ireland election? 
Jack McCaffrey (Dublin), who’s in pole position after a competition that will have zero bearing on this contest – the league!

Q6: Who will be the sharpest young kid on the football plinth? 
Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary).

Q7: Who will score the most (non-political) points? 
Shane Walsh (Galway).  Already has 1-4 on the board from New York, with Leitrim to come.

Q8: Which All-Ireland bridesmaid will suffer trauma on the last count? 
Kerry.

Q9: Who will be voted into high office next September? 
Dublin, after being shaken and stirred by last year’s re-election ambush.

Q10: You are a new party trying to shake up our cosy political cartel.  Can you give us your election slogan in no more than ten words? 
“Read my lips – no more blankets!”

 

Kevin McStay

Q1: Can you identify the first small party to beat the early-summer election odds?
Cavan (Division 2) to beat Monaghan (Division 1)

Q2: Who gets your four provincial votes?
Dublin, Mayo, Kerry, Donegal.

Q3: Who will sneak in the back door on second preferences?
Roscommon to reach All-Ireland quarter-finals via the backdoor.

Q4: What controversial topic will dominate on the campaign doorsteps?
The Black Card

Q5: Who will be main player in the destination of our All-Ireland election?
Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin).

Q6: Who will be the sharpest young kid on the football plinth?
Patrick McBrearty (Donegal).

Q7: Who will score the most (non-political) points?
Dean Rock (Dublin).

Q8: Which All-Ireland bridesmaid will suffer trauma on the last count?
Kerry.

Q9: Who will be voted into high office next September?
Dublin.

Q10: You are a new party trying to shake up our cosy political cartel.  Can you give us your election slogan in no more than ten words?
Score Early – Score Often!

 

Coman Goggins

Q1: Can you identify the first small party to beat the early-summer election odds?
Cavan (to beat Monaghan).

Q2: Who gets your four provincial votes?
Dublin, Kerry, Mayo, Donegal.

Q3: Who will sneak in the back door on second preferences?
Tipperary.

Q4: What controversial topic will dominate on the campaign doorsteps?
The Polling Cards (Black, Yellow or Red).

Q5: Who will be main player in the destination of our All-Ireland election?
Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin).

Q6: Who will be the sharpest young kid on the football plinth?
Colin O’Riordan (Tipperary).

Q7: Who will score the most (non-political) points?
Cillian O’Connor.

Q8: Which All-Ireland bridesmaid will suffer trauma on the last count?
Kerry.

Q9: Who will be voted into high office next September?
Dublin.

Q10: You are a new party trying to shake up our cosy political cartel.  Can you give us your election slogan in no more than ten words?
It’s time for equality - let’s play all championship matches in Croke Park from now on!
 

Paul Curran

Q1: Can you identify the first small party to beat the early-summer election odds?
Donegal to fall at the first.

Q2: Who gets your four provincial votes?
Kerry, Roscommon, Monaghan and Dublin.

Q3: Who will sneak in the back door on second preferences?
Louth.

Q4: What controversial topic will dominate on the campaign doorsteps?
Dwindling numbers of people attending the provincial matches.

Q5: Who will be main player in the destination of our All-Ireland election?
Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin).

Q6: Who will be the sharpest young kid on the football plinth?
A young chap with the name of Killian Spillane (Kerry).

Q7: Who will score the most (non-political) points?
Dean Rock (Dublin).

Q8: Which All-Ireland bridesmaid will suffer trauma on the last count?
Mayo.

Q9: Who will be voted into high office next September?
It’s a two-horse race between Kerry and Dublin, with the Dubs regaining Sam.

Q10: You are a new party trying to shake up our cosy political cartel.  Can you give us your election slogan in no more than ten words?
Dublin for Sam and Kerry for holidays!

 

Conor McKeon

Q1: Can you identify the first small party to beat the early-summer election odds?
Armagh to beat Donegal on June 14.

Q2: Who gets your four provincial votes?
Dublin, Kerry, Mayo, Armagh.

Q3: Who will sneak in the back door on second preferences?
Donegal and Cork.

Q4: What controversial topic will dominate on the doorsteps in this campaign?
Boring and all as it is, the continued non-application of the black card by the referees whowere so overwhelmingly in favour of its inception.

Q5: Who will be main player in the destination of our All-Ireland election?
Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin).

Q6: Who will be the sharpest young kid on the football plinth?
Brian O’Driscoll (Cork).

Q7: Who will score the most (non-political) points?
Cillian O’Connor (Mayo)

Q8: Which All-Ireland bridesmaid will suffer trauma on the last count?
Kerry.

Q9: Who will be voted into high office next September?
Dublin.

Q10: You are a new party trying to shake up our cosy political cartel.  Can you give us your election slogan in no more than ten words?
A wide isn’t as good as a score.

Promoted articles

Entertainment News