Monthly Archives: May 2008

Installation and Institution

Some big words for a big service! At a rather extended Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral last night, the Ven. Dermot Patrick Martin Dunne was installed as Dean of Christ Church and instituted as incumbent of the Cathedral group of … Continue reading

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England win 2nd Test

England completed a memorable and somewhat surprising victory over New Zealand from the last ball before tea on the fourth day of the 2nd test. Four sessions previously England had looked down and out, with their middle order being totally … Continue reading

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Fun times and Second Test

Life is currently good! Last night I enjoyed some wonderful Alsace wine with some of my best friends, and now it’s Friday. Fridays of course are always good – it’s the weekend, but today is a particularly good Friday. In … Continue reading

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Pride cometh before the fall…

I don’t care hugely for football – I like it, I’ll watch it, but there are many higher priorities – but I did catch the very end of the Champion’s League final last night. Of course that’s an irony just … Continue reading

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Quasimodal (2)

Simon and Alon played an excellent gig in Shine in Dublin last night. Their 35 minute slot was the last of three, and by the time we’d waited for the football (being shown downstairs) to end and the music to … Continue reading

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IPL excitement!

Finally the Indian Premier League throws up a nail-biter with Kings XI Punjab conjuring up a 1-run win over Mumbai Indians. Mumbai had looked fairly comfortable with 3 overs and one ball left at 159-3, needing under 10 per over … Continue reading

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Conclusion of 1st Test

The Lord’s test match stuttered towards its inevitable conclusion yesterday afternoon, and New Zealand will probably take the most positives out of the match. One of their debutants, Flynn, hung around for a long time with 29 not out, giving … Continue reading

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Thoughts

As the saying goes, there are two certainties in life – death and taxes. What is always a shock though is the death of a young person, in this case someone in her mid-twenties. Although no more than a casual … Continue reading

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Quasimodal

On Wednesday 21 May some friends of mine are playing a gig in Shine on Wexford Street in Dublin. It’s free entry and they’ll be playing a 40 minute set from sometime around 21.30. Their MySpace site gives some more … Continue reading

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Michael Vaughan Scores 6th Century at Lords

So Michael Vaughan, having been written off as being totally out of form and a liability in England’s top order by many a pundit, has again proved that he has what it takes to keep his place on batting ability … Continue reading

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