Irish Chess Champs

Winners of the Irish Checkmate Chess Finals 2019.

The event was held at Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea. This is the second year in a row that St Francis College has won the Irish Checkmate Finals. In a tight finish contested by seventeen teams, St Francis College won with 18 points. Second place went to Colaiste Chriost Ri, Cork with 17.5 points and third place with 17 points went to St Gerald’s College, Castlebar. Congrats to our winning team and to all our students who participate in twice-weekly chess club. You all made this success happen. 

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L-R Mr Weldon (mentor) with Bryan Chan (2nd yr), Sean Hayes (5th year), Denis

Popov (5th yr) and Peter Sheeran (4th yr) and John Alfred organiser of the event.


Overall best player at 2019 Checkmate Finals: Bryan Can receiving his award from John Alfred