The Premier League starts tomorrow Saturday 18th August (yes it is three months since the league finished!), and this year for the first time we thought we’d run a Fantasy Football League for those from Millstreet, or anyone who comes to visit Millstreet.ie. We don’t have a prize for the winner (unless someone donates one), but you’ll have boasting rights over all your friends, in fact over everyone else in the league too, but above all it’s good competitive fun.
We’ve called it ‘The Millstreet League’ and once you have a team setup on fantasy.premierleague.com, you can join the league using the code 1526914-342110 … and it’s totally FREE!
For many, Fantasy Football is a very serious business with hours spent pouring over clean sheet statistics and it is common to hear desperate calls in pubs across the UK of “Who got the assist?” after a goal was scored.
The obsession also translates into cash for those that run the Fantasy games. The industry is estimated to be worth £3billion and the Premier League’s official game attracted over two million individual players in 2011/2012. – 101 Great Goals
That’s about the height of it, so if you haven’t already done so, get over to fantasy.premierleague.com, create your team (easier to just press auto-complete and come back to it later) and enter The Millstreet League.
A day’s notice isn’t much so we’ve decided to start the league on week two, that way it will give a chance to more players to join, and will allow you to see how the footballers are faring. The incredibly strict deadline for entries for week two is Saturday, 25th August at 11:30am.
Good Luck … you’ll need it
Update 20th May 2013: Congrats to Tim Kiely who barely held on for the win with Mick Walsh and Michael Cashman just a point behind.
|1||Station Road Kings||Tim Kiely||37||1,987|
|2||Five in a row?||Michael Cashman||50||1,986|
|3||Cheesebox Lemons FC||Mick Walsh||55||1,986|
|4||Goons FC||Gary McCormack||43||1,943|
|5||Kop Toppers||Barry Browne||44||1,942|
|6||Zos Larcos||Adrian Sheehan||30||1,919|
|7||FC Pantaloons||Kenny Cremin||53||1,892|
|9||Cow Tipping Dwarfs||Eric Hickey||57||1,872|
|10||O’ Connors 11||Anthony O’ Connor||49||1,837|
|11||The Monkees||David O’Sullivan||45||1,834|
|13||French Toast United||Padraig Moynihan||39||1,805|
|14||Dooneen City Fc||Sean Lawlor||53||1,783|
|16||patricks athletic||Patrick Corkery||36||1,742|
|17||Stef United||Stefan Healy||45||1,737|
|18||DC Heroes||Tadgh Collins||55||1,733|
|19||Stars of Cotts fc||Sean Cotter||58||1,732|
|20||Meenskehy F.C||cian o mahony||54||1,723|
|21||Millstreets 11||Aidan Downey||50||1,714|
|22||Rangar Rovers||Colin Feeley||44||1,690|
|23||nathans 11||Nathan o sullivan||52||1,682|
|24||Fighting Filips||Filip Cashman||37||1,643|
|25||dirt city 11||Colin Murphy||36||1,640|
|26||Adamstown Albion||William Kelleher||56||1,590|
|27||G’On Mata||Darragh Hickey||37||1,571|
|28||Clonbanin F.C||deirdre o sullivan||46||1,563|
|29||Sheffield Thursday||Paul Sheehan||22||1,540|
|30||Celtic Dogs FC||colin murphy||39||1,490|
|31||Dooneen utd fc||simon murpy||50||1,464|