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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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matt-cooperFancy showing off how much you know of the week’s news in front of a random media celeb? Fancy winning a snazzy t-shirt? Fancy doing all this and having a chat with Matt Cooper at the same time?!

Well, if you do, you’re in luck because The Last Word on Today FM kicked off their new weekly quiz, The Last Word of the Week, last Friday.  It will take the form of a head-to-head quiz between a member of the public and a celebrity.

Anyone can enter, via this handy online form, but you will have to come up with a good answer to why you want to be a contestant (in 50 words or less). I wonder if my opening paragraph would suffice…

To get the ball rolling, last Friday saw an initial quiz-off between Fintan O’Toole and Joe O’Shea – a heavyweight pairing to be sure.  That said, the person you’d expect to win, does.

You can listen for yourself by clicking on More…

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