So after one of the most exciting and unusual 6 Nations ever, slightly drawn out for dramatic effect, we have a clear winner.  The 2021 F6NF Champion, by a clear margin of 15 points, is Helen O’Keefe.

“Absolutely thrilled and overwhelmed” said O’Keefe from her catamaran off the Algarve, where she is self isolating.  “Winning the F6NF has been an ambition for many years – its like a dream come true.  We’ll have a cocktail or two tonight to celebrate – socially distanced of course.”

Amhaoin Mallon picked up points to rise to second place, and takes the GEA sponsored Kevin Daly Award. Mallon will receive enough stainless steel piping, valve parts and slightly used tanks to make her own home brewery.  “That’s brilliant, because we’ve really been getting through it during lockdown.  Is it hard to put together?” said Mallon.  Alternatively she could take the €200 in cash.

The Ethos Engineering Wooden Spoon Award goes to former flying winger Marcus Dillon.  “Hmmm. Maybe failing to notice the minus sign for away victories didn’t help” said a thoughtful Dillon from his fishing boat on Leopardstown Reservoir.  “And going for big spreads where most games were 3 pointers compounded the felony.  Ah well, next time”

So that’s all folks, for another year.  Many many thanks from Jason and I for entering, for sponsoring and for supporting LauraLynn once more.

Enjoy the Heineken Cup, the Rainbow Cup, the Lions Tour and whatever other rugby is drummed up between now and next January.  Take care, stay safe, and may your God go with you.


Final Final Table
1 Helen O’Keefe 76
2 Amhaoin Mallon 61
3 Aisling Cartin 52
4 Michael Broe 51
5 Brian Murray 50
6 Heather Lyall 46
7 Sarah Cronin 46
8 Jackie Burke 45
9 Ronan Watters 44
10 Gill Doherty 41
11 Orla Vaughan 41
12 Alan Kane 40

Awards Table

RKD Form before Function Seamus Reilly
Linesight Fiendishly Clever Brendan Boyle
Mercury Engineering Brightest Spark David Hickey
Jones Group Welder of the Week Helen O’Keefe
Ethos Engineering Wooden Spoon Marcus Dillon
Hanley Pepper Structurally Sound Deirde Coakley
Leo Lynch Century Maker George Jack
Asset Recruitment Strongest in the Pack Peter Whitty
GEA Kevin Daly Award Amhaoin Mallon
MAC Interiors Nil Point Matt Williams Jnr
Kirby Engineering Pack Leader Gill Doherty
Dornan Engineering Top Woman Orla Vaughan
The Chophouse Best Lockdown Takeaway Williams of Phnom Penh