Know Your Sport

Know Your Sport

Moycullen Know Your Sport

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Hello all,

Welcome to Scoil Mhuire Moycullen’s Know Your Sport prediction fundraiser.

Thank you so much to all the participants who have decided to test your sporting knowledge while supporting the school.

We have entries in from Chicago, Switzerland, Atlanta and many places in between. Best of luck to you all.

What a start we have had to the 6-nations!

Jonny Sexton lands an injury-time long distance drop goal to the delight of Irish rugby fans everywhere.

Maybe the 6% of people who decided that France might come out of the doldrums this year didn’t enjoy it as much.

And what of Wales, missing 8 Lions stars, they gave a sorry Scottish side a lesson in all aspects of the game.

They will have a say in the outcome of The 6-nations, and might upset the odds right at the start of this comp.

Ireland also scored zero tries in the first game. Only a combined 15% of us decided that Ireland will score 7 tries or less (9% for 5,6 or 7 and then 6% for “Other”)

Ireland vs Italy next. Will entrants who predicted few tries be cheering a structured game, with Jonny landing penalties from all around the field?

Most observers expect to see the Irish cross the try-line, but with Conor O’Shea in charge of the Italians, he’ll know the Irish game intimately.

Let’s hope for a happy balance of good rugby, and good results.
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Looking at the competition as a whole, here is some facts and figures on some popular picks:

Most Popular: Galway to win the All-Ireland Hurling (56% of picks)

A popular local pick, or well thought out hurling acumen?

Anyone who saw Joe Canning stroke that majestic point from the shadows of the stands against Tipperary in the semi-finals last year, will know that dreams can come through.

Let’s hope Matt Donoghue will be able to bring Liam McCarthy back to Moycullen again in 2018.

2nd Most Popular: Harry Kane to be Top Scorer in the Premier league (55% of picks)

A form pick, with 2 consecutive Golden Boots in his trophy cabinet. Last season, he also scored 7 goals in his last 2 games to finish the year. A proven performer, most of you seem to agree.

However, 13% picked “Other”, with the Egyptian Salah proving a “cheap” buy at £34M for Liverpool. He’s scoring for fun, the fastest ever Liverpool player to 20 Premier League goals.

This one might be closer than the picks suggest.

Least Popular Pick: It’s a tie.

The same small number (1.8%) of people think that Leitrim, London or New York will win the Connacht title as England to reach World Cup final.

We can’t decide which group of fans should be more offended!

Both of those picks would land you a lot of points if they come in. Therein lies the challenge.

Risk it for the big points, or accumulate points over the coming months in a steady manner.

Watch out for updates to see how you are doing.

Thanks again for your support, and best of luck.

Scoil Mhuire Parents Association

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