You Nailed It!

Once again you came up trumps and donated the biggest entry fee ever – sending almost €21,000 to the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.  With a few late donations still to come, and money still coming in from our generous sponsors we will push this further yet before the last ball is kicked.

Well done and a huge Thank You from the F6NF and the good folks at LauraLynn – give yourselves a pat on the back!

A Right Kick up the Arse

The moral of Saturday’s story is, if you are booking a holiday to the Algarve, go for the full 10 days and don’t mess around with a 4 day mini break.  England after their stayawaycation burst out of the traps in the Aviva with a try inside 3 minutes, and made Ireland looked as if they were still finding their way to the beach.

Andy Farrell may well describe the result as a kick up the arse, and the video review with Joe on Monday morning won’t be a happy place to be.  England on the other hand looked very handy, and must be serious contenders for the title and possibly a slam.

France generously donated two tries to George North and gifted Wales the game on a horrible Friday night in Paris, whilst Italy saved many of us blushes by narrowing the 30 odd point gap that they were looking at with a fightback in Murrayfield.

So how does that leave the first table looking?

Week 1 Leader Board
  Name Total
1 Geoff Brown 52
2 Frances Caffrey 50
3 Paul McMahon 50
4 Lorenzo Carpanini 49
5 Gerry Kelly 48
6 Ed Roche 47
7 Big Sam 46
8 Nigel Barnes 45
9 Ricky McNally 44
10 Kevin Grey 41
11 Andrew Lunan 39
12 Andrew King 23
13 Pat Mac 23
14 Dane Smith 22
15 Jack Lonergan 22
16 Mark McDonagh 22
17 Colm Burke 21
18 Eugene Corrigan 21
19 Jim O’Brien 21
20 Stephen Ashe 21
21 Vincent Brady 21
22 Williams Of Hong Kong 21
23 Bogdan Plesa 20
24 Conor Connolly 20
25 James Adams 20
26 Joe Price 20
27 Louise Cleary 20
28 Mel O Hanlon 20

Sitting on top with a very impressive 52 points (out of a possible 60) is Yorkshireman Geoff Brown, who responded whilst polishing his motorbike “That’ll do”.  More from Geoff later.

Joint second and top lady was Frances Caffrey from Newcastle Co. Down.  “Joint second, does that mean I have to share the prizemoney then?” queried Frances whilst walking the dog.  “And will it be paid out before or after Brexit, as I’d be worried about a fall in sterling and tariffs affecting the size of the payout”

Paul McMahon, accountant from Dundalk, shares second place.  “I’m happy to split the money with Frances.  We are Brexit ready here in Dundalk and have reopened the cross border tunnel so can keep bring the money into the country whichever way we like to maximise the foreign exchange arbitrage opportunities.  Its not like the old days when we just moved sheep and explosives”.

Chasing hard comes veteran F6NF campaigner Lorenzo Carpanini.  “Typical, I’ve been doing this for years and I never win anything.  I think it’s a fix, I’ve never met anyone in Worcester that’s won it.  Have they really got a tunnel in Dundalk?”

Prizes therefore to Geoff Brown – The Asset Recruitment “Strongest in the Pack Award”, and to Frances Caffrey, The Dornan Engineering “Top Woman Award”.

If you don’t see yourself in the top 21 then take a look at the Leaderboard to find your true position.

More excitement and prizes next week, as Ireland travel to Scotland, Wales to Rome and Le Grand Crunch, France to Twickenham.  There’s a long way to go yet . . .