‘Dazzling’ Fantasy Football win for Aghaloo’s McGee

McGee, who is from Aghaloo, finished 15 points ahead of Marty Grant. McGee’s team scored 1088 points and Grant scored 1075.

McGee admitted that he used his own experiences to help him pick his team this year.

“The way I picked it was I went for Rory Beggan of Monaghan as he always gets points. He hits the frees. Then there is the likes of Conor McManus. You know they are going to get you points.

“I knew Darren McCurry was going to have a big season. I worked with Darren McCurry with the Tyrone minors in 2013. I was in with Michael Donnelly. I knew McCurry would get me big points, as he did.

“I picked Conor Murray from Antrim. I was looking at him and he got a lot of points last year. I thought I would put him in.”

McGee said that the win came as something of a surprise.

“It feels good to have won, it was a bit of a surprise.

“I had forgot about it and I said to a friend that I must look at it. I was sitting third last week. I looked at it after Sunday, and I said that I was sitting first

“After the couple of games last Saturday I looked at it and thought I had a chance to win it. I was chatting to the brother in law and he said he was not far behind me. I said ‘you will not catch me, not a chance’.”

McGee said that he often plays fantasy sports, in soccer as well and has one a few competitions.

Getting this year’s competition finished was an achievement.

“It was an up and down season with Covid. You were just hoping that the season would end. It is good that the games are going. I’d like to go to games but you can still watch games.

“At the start I didn’t think I would win. I was shocked when I won.”

And McGee had some advice for those who are thinking of following in his success.

“My advice is to pick free takers. And look out for defenders who hit frees.”

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