All Ireland Chess Success

28/05/2012 11:48

On Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th, the Ulster Champions went down yet again to the National Finals in Athlone and had great success!

The u16 team (Darragh Cooper, Tom Lynch, Kelvin Cawley, Ryan Aughey and Dylan Maguire) finished 4th place. They fought hard in the semi-final against Munster but came out second losing 5-0. They were sad but they pulled themselves together and went into Sunday's game full of confidence. They fought even harder this time but again finished out with a loss of 4-1 with Kelvin winning the only game. They still held their heads up high and accepted 4th place.

The u12 (Josh Maguire, Killian McAdam, Lorcon O'Rourke, Shane Gavan, Luke Coyle, Oisin Fagan and Ogie Duffy) finished a magnificent 2nd place! On Saturday, they played Munster and it was a tie with wins from Josh and a fantastic win from Lorcon leaving it a tie as Luke drew and Killian and Shane were very unlucky as they were runners up in their games. The score was 2 and a half to 2 and a half. The boys got a fifteen minute break and then went in and beat them 4-1 with wins from Josh, Killian, Lorcon and Shane. They were so happy as they began the long journey home. The next day they got ready to play the biggest match of their life. Unfortunantly they were runners up losing only 3 and a half to 1 and a half. As the u16 they held their heads high and became the 2nd best team in Ireland.

It was a great day out and it only got better when the whole team went mad on the bouncy castles! The boys managers were so proud. (Raymond Aughey, Gerrey Maguire and Columba Lynch)

It was a great day out!