Just two days after a comfortable victory against Leinster CC, the Archives had to regroup for the stiffer challenge of a 30-over match against Chapelizod CC in the idyllic surroundings […]
When a fxiture has been played, category changes from Fixture to Match Report.
Stars align on Observatory Lane; Archives versus Leinster CC The old story is true: slow and steady wins the race, as the tortoises of the Archives recovered from Handbags ignominy to beat […]
The funny thing is that, for a while, it was all going well. Nearing the end of the 6th over against Phoenix Taverners (who batted first at Shanganagh on Friday […]
‘Oh Juliet…’:* Dire Straits for the Archives in Kilkenny Rain, regrettably, failed to stop play as an underpowered Archives/Law Library X were spanked by the iron hand of Mount Juliet […]
‘A close-run thing’ The Duke of Wellington, speaking to a colleague about his victory at Waterloo in 1815, which ended the Napoleonic wars, described it as a “the nearest-run thing […]
After a comfortable win in the Phoenix Park on the previous Friday, the Archives travelled south to our new home in the equally bucolic setting of Shanganagh Park to entertain […]
Phoenix Rising: the Fixture that Time Adrian Forgot. No sooner had the season ended on the downer that was defeat to Ashford than Walker realised that we had neglected to […]
Some match reports call for the lyricism of Neville Cardus; others for the analytical mind of Mike Atherton; and still others for the lighter touch of Vic Marks or Simon […]
Fresh from their successful defence of the Handbag Trophy just six days before at St. Columba’s, the Dalkey Archives returned to the wonderful setting of the secondary school overlooking the […]
Match cancelled due to rain.
After two heavy defeats to DUMP and Malahide CC, the Archivists returned to the familiar setting of St. Columba’s College on Sunday to play in the Handbags Tournament, a triangular […]
Match cancelled due to heavy rain. Which is a shame, because we had quite a strong team.
A fantastic cricket match took place at Malahide last Friday as the underdog visitors dodged the rain to chase down a target of 119 with a few balls to spare. […]
It was probably easier for a 1950s Catholic to get into Trinity College than for a member of the public during the time of Covid 19. Trinity College’s coronavirus regulations […]
Dalkey Archives headed north to Balbriggan on a muggy Friday evening, seven days deep into the longest Irish heatwave in recent history. For those of a certain age, the current […]
Our away match to Wicklow CC normally comes at the beginning of the season under grey skies. However, we headed out to Bray last Friday in the middle of July […]
Buoyed by their victory against Merrion CC the week before, the Archivists headed west to the beautifully manicured grounds of Terenure College to face the Terenure Walnuts on a mild, […]
DACC v Merrion: The Lambs Stop Screaming There was the ‘micro’ picture and the ‘macro’ picture. As to the former, it was three defeats on the trot in 2021; as […]
On an unseasonably warm June evening, the Archives gathered for our third match of the summer. Our first home match of the season brought a welcome return to the beautiful […]
Malahide stopped the rot of recent years with a fairly facile win over the Archives last Friday night, as some sloppy bowling (much of it my fault*) and early season […]