A Huge Well Done to Ryan Aughey, Conor McCrystal, Killian McAdam and Dylan Maguire who are away playing Chess in Limerick on Tuesday 22nd May. The news from Limerick tells of an outstanding effort by the team to climb up the rankings in this top class national chess final. This was our first year to enter this competition and what an achievement to progress to compete against the best in the country! Our boys progressed through all six rounds and and amassed a high-ranking overall score. It was no surprise to see our team finish in the top five position.
Thank you so much to the parents and mentors who travelled to support the team. In particular thanks to Ramond Aughey and Gerry Maguire for all their efforts.
We were delighted last May when Alex Baburin, Russian chess Grandmaster visited the school to discuss chess strategy with the boys.
Alex conducted a chess workshop with the chess players in the school.