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The Stu Daultrey Column (2008-2009)
September 13 ()
Two wins enough to see Clontarf clinch another title.
September 7 ()
A busy weekend for Stu as he takes in the Irish Senior Cup final.
September 1 ()
Mixed fortunes for the Village People.
August 25 ()
Leinster had a surprising and surprisingly easy victory over North County at a sun-drenched Rathmines today. But it didn't start that way.
August 23 ()
It was an odd weekend, beginning on Friday with a match that started off very ordinarily and got progressively worse, and finishing on Saturday with a match in which one team was very ordinary and the other forgot to turn up.
August 17 ()
A great weekend of cricket in Leinster.
August 10 ()
Dodgy lbw's, swine flu, and abandoned games. All in a day's work for Stu.
August 2 ()
Rod Hokin leads Clontarf to convincing Leinster Senior Cup win.
August 3 ()
Stu proves a bad luck omen for Pembroke as they lose twice.
July 27 ()
A busy weekend for Stu sees him watch Pembroke lose twice. No play at The Hills on Monday night.
July 20 ()
Stu takes in international action as well as domestic matters.
July 13 ()
Stu's back and his holiday has mellowed him.
June 22 ()
Clontarf defeat Merrion in Leinster Cup while Reinhardt Strydom scores brilliant hundred as YMCA beat CYM in league.
June 15 ()
Railway win first silverware of the Leinster season.
June 8 ()
When it's good, Irish Senior club cricket is very good, but when it drops below that high standard it is really very poor.
2 June ()
A busy weekend of cricket comes under the Daultrey microscope.
26 May ()
The start times for this weekend's fixtures were changed more often than Brian Cowan's excuses for ruining the economy.
18 May ()
The weekend weather forecast was poor, but I managed to witness a good contest on Saturday.
11 May ()
I chose my match wisely, the one that turned out to be the closest contest, between Malahide and last year's finalists Donemana.
5 May ()
In an extended weekend, I managed to get to all or part of seven matches!
27 April ()
Remember Larry Grayson? I had a gay day on Saturday, starting with a trip to Cabra.
24 April ()
I saw my first swallows yesterday, and I no longer will have to look for Lord Lucan, John Stonehouse, Reggie Perrin and the other members of Arsenal's alleged defence.
23 September ()
The LCU fixture computer allowed me to monitor the promotion and relegation battles in the WMK League
16 September ()
GrandpËre Stu, qu'est-ce que tu faisais Samedi le treize Septembre 2008?
10 September ()
I drove up to Derry for the Bob Kerr Irish Senior Cup Final and checked into the White Horse to wait for the North County boys to arrive.
2 September ()
Using my new EazyPass, I drove across the Eastlink bridge on my way to watch the Antalis Senior Cup Final.
25 August ()
I missed the semi-final between County and Railway ñ nobody told me when it was going to be played!
18 August ()
A week of cricketing inactivity - but some discussion points nonetheless.
5 August ()
Moving the Irish Cup Final from its far from neutral venue of Malahide to its equally far from neutral venue of Strabane.
30 July ()
The Battle of the Vikings took place between Denmark and Norway at Balrothery.
29 July ()
A non-event and a super finish in two European Championship matches on Monday.
28 July ()
All the fun of the Lewis Hohn Williams Twenty20 Alan Murray Cup Finals Day.
27 July ()
A visit to The Hills to watch Scotland overcome the challenge of Italy in the European Championship.
26 July ()
A visit to The Hills where The Netherlands went down to Italy in a major European Championship shock.
21 July ()
A tale of two Lazarus jobs - Donemana on Saturday and North County on Sunday.
16 July ()
Stu watches North County defeat The Hills to reach the semi-finals of the Irish Cup.
14 July ()
Stu watches Rush play Leinster and North County go down to Clontarf.
7 July ()
A visit to the Irish Cup match between Merrion and Limavady - and what are the UK teams going to do about the continuing southern dominance?
30 June ()
An hour after the scheduled start time Leinster were batting against a bowler, a keeper and three fielders.
23 June ()
It was a short weekend of cricket in Dublin, but it could have been shorter.
16 June ()
Stu returns from Yorkshire in time for the DGM Cup Final in Dublin.
3 June ()
Stu looks back over a high scoring Bank Holiday weekend in Dublin.
27 May ()
How did Russia's Eurovision Song Contest victory compare to events earlier in the day?
19 May ()
Stu remembers Gerry Lyons before moving on to the weekend's action.
12 May ()
Lots of bangs off the field, but very few on it, as Stu searches desperately for a close contest.
5 May ()
I went looking for a contest, and failed to find one.
28 April ()
For Stu, it wasn't exactly an inspiring Saturday of league cricket in Dublin.
22 April ()
After a prolonged absence, and under the influence of F Scott Fitzgerald, Stu Daultrey returns to Dublin cricket.