Sunday 8 November 2015
Drove across the mountain on a windy and wet morning to The Strand. Breakfast with Dessie and also Dennis Pringle. No sign of Dermot Mooney. An accident on the Newry/Omeath road, Dennis told us. Dennis chaired a good meeting of Cooley Environmental and Health Group. I took a few photos and uploaded 2 of them later onto Facebook. Formatted my Canon. I drove home from Omeath the long way stopping off in the golf club where I had an Americano and a short conversation with Joe Molloy who was in the bar with his son Joseph and Larry Hughes. “Did you ever play in a cup final, Buster?” “An FAI cup final? No.” I listened to the cup final from the Aviva inattentively working on the Dell Inspiron in the sitting room. Dundalk scored in the last few minutes of extra time and ran out 1 – 0 winners over Cork City and were by all accounts the superior team. But it was close. The Pats were beaten in Drogheda in the first round of the Leinster Club Championship by Ballyboden St. Enda’s, 1 – 08 v 0 – 07. I wrote out the minutes of the TUIRMA AGM. Trouble with the Mail app on my Dell. Also e-mailed on the Acer Silvia re RENEW starting on 25 November. Got my journal up-to-date working in the sitting room. I ate boiled rice and chicken curry for tea. Supper of wheat bisks, sliced banana, milk. Trousers damp at the front and the inside of my thighs uncomfortable. Felt better when I washed my teeth, head and body and put on pyjamas. I think I lit the fire and anyway there was a good fire going in the White Elephant Lounge most of the evening. Very few people braved the elements to get out on the golf course today. Read about Gotterdammerung, the twilight of the gods, on Wikipaedia. Tried to grapple with the program of Staatsoper Unter den Linden next summer when Ekaterina Gubanova will figure in The Ring conducted by Daniel Barenboim.