The publication of the influential ranking tables in The Times Higher Education Supplement in which all Irish universities (including Trinity) have fallen outside of the top one hundred makes for unsettling reading for the student educated on these shores. The grim realisation that your parchment, from the clichéd and fabled land of not only the Saint but the goddamned scholar, might not actually propel you to the very pinnacle of world society should have you reaching for the Motillium.
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
The questions fly around all night: “Are we seeded?”, “What happens if France go behind?”, “So now who’s best runner-up?”. The picture changes with each goal. The clumsiness of the Armenia defence in gifting Ireland an opening goal prompts cheering from my housemates and me, but the RTE pundits spend half-time moaning about how terrible the match is and how Ireland won’t be seeded. Sorry lads, by my hand-written calculations it turns out we are seeded.