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Today FM quiz tableFor those who didn’t manage to listen in to Today FM for yesterday’s match in the Ray D’Arcy Show All-Ireland Quiz, I’m sorry to report that my team, Universally Challenged, were defeated by 4 pts.

It was a tough defeat, as we only lost one of the three rounds. Alas, it was the 1v1 buzzer round, the only one which allows for a large gap between the teams, and that’s what happened to us.  At the end of that round, we were trailing by 16 pts to 9 and, with a maximum of 9 pts available for the final round, it was always going to be very unlikely that we could turn it around.

We did our best and, indeed, we did win the final round by 9 pts to 6, but that left the final score at:

The Mathemagicians 22 – Universally Challenged 18

“But, sure there’s always next year…” we’ve already been told by several, well-meaning friends.

Perhaps.  It’ll depend on a few things. Firstly, will the Ray D’Arcy show team decide to do it again? Secondly, if they ever chance upon this blog, I hope they’ll take some advice and tweak the format of the live quizzes slightly.

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on-airIt’s now less than 24 hours until our team, Universally Challenged, will be live, on national radio, for our knockout round of the Ray D’Arcy Show All-Ireland Quiz.

If you’d like to hear how we get on, or even just want to know what I sound like, then tune in to Today FM (that’s 100-102 MHz in Ireland) or else click on the “Today FM Live!” link in the top-right of www.todayfm.com

We’ll be on-air from about 11.20am tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, in what will be the penultimate first round match.

Wish us luck!

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A final post on last week’s Sligo qualifier for the All-Ireland Quiz.  Here’s a short video I recorded as Ray D’Arcy announced the final scores.

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Quiz radioHere are the answers to the 10 questions I posted earlier in the Quality All-Ireland Quiz article.

I was listening to the show this morning and Ray revealed that the questions were written by the same man who did them for Blackboard Jungle (the quiz show, not the movie), back in the day. That’s kinda cute IMO. I do wonder what this fellow’s been doing in the meantime though?!

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Free t-shirt!The opening round of the Ray D’Arcy Show All-Ireland Quiz took place in Sligo last night with myself and my team-mates in attendance.

The aim of the night was to find four teams who would then go through to 1v1 knockout rounds, live on Today FM, in October.  I’m delighted to say that you’ll be hearing our voices on-air next month as our team, Universally Challenged, managed to finish in the top four – just!

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