The first prize for the Leinster GAA fantasy game is the most Irish sounding prize ever 8 years ago

The first prize for the Leinster GAA fantasy game is the most Irish sounding prize ever

Might be a bit late getting the prize in mid-summer though

If you aren't getting enough of a fantasy football fix from doing horrendously badly in your work league and you still have Simon Mignolet or Daniel Sturridge in your team, then maybe GAA might be more up your street.


The Leinster Council are looking for hurling and football fans to take part in their own unique version of fantasy GAA with the most Irish sounding prize ever on offer for the winner.

Not only will you get the honour and distinction of being the GAA brain of your parish with your in-depth knowledge of that as yet undiscovered Kilkenny minor who's the next Tommy Walsh, but you can also expect to be nice and toasty for a long, long time.

That's because the prize for picking the best five performing GAA players each week across Leinster action will win a ton of briquettes from O'Byrne Cup and Walsh cup sponsor Bord na Mona. That's right, one whole ton of top quality peat.

The games included are this Sunday's final between Kildare and Dublin while the Walsh Cup final will also count on the February 7th as well as games in the Leinster Hurling and Football Championships.


You'll rack up scores when the Diarmuid Connolly or TJ Reid in your side notches goals or points, but any black,yellow or red cards will see you lose ground on your rivals.

You'll also get points for defenders who score while keeping a clean sheet will also help you gather points for the whole team. The deadline for changing your team is up to five minutes before throw-in so any late changes (and being GAA there will be late changes) in the dressing room can be worked into your starting selection.

It's just a wild guess but Kilkenny and Dublin players should prove popular.

H/t to Leinster GAA