Something for the bank holiday weekend!

If you haven’t anything planned you could do worse than play in the Limerick Open over the October bank holiday weekend?




Results 17th October 2017

Section A:

Andrew Thomson 1-0 John Havern.  Andrew recovers from last weeks setback to inflict a crushing defeat on John.

John Doyle 0-1 Paddy McDonnell.  Paddy regained his poise to put John to the sword, but it was a close run thing!

Martynas Gudauskas 1-0 Andrew Watson.  The favourite for Section A confirms his status with a relatively easy win.

Section B:

Pat Scanlan -V- Laura Devitt (POSTPONED)

Philip Mitchell 1-0 Paul McDonnell. Philip moves to the top of the leader board with his 2nd win.

Brendan Corrigan 1-0 Oliver Gaynor. Oliver put up a tremendous fight but Brendan’s vast experience told in the end.

Section C:

Sean Havern 0-1 Adam Churchill.  Adam inlicts a first defeat on Sean.

Sean Cummins 1-0 Colm Somerville. Sean moves to the top of the table with a win over Colm.

Joe Reid 1-0 Maurice O’Connor. Joe recovers from last weeks blip to get back to winning ways.

Section D:

Tom Walsh 0-1 Eoin Murphy. Tom’s first defeat as Eoin makes it 2 wins from 2 matches.

Thierry Brearley 0-1 Frank Pentony. The sort of match that could have gone either way but Frank forced a win in a tense end game.

Drogheda Secondary Schools Chess League

The fixtures for this seasons Secondary Schools Chess League have just been released.  There are 6 schools competing, as per last season, with 1st round matches to be completed on or before 17th November. Last years winners Drogheda Grammar School travel to Laytown for a tricky tie against Colaiste na hInse. The fixtures are as follows:

Colaiste na hInse, Laytown -V- Drogheda Grammar School

De la Salle College, Dundalk -V- St. Oliver’s Community College

St. Joseph’s Secondary School -V- our Lady’s College, Greenhills.

Noeleen Thomson Cup Final

There will be new name on the trophy this season as Alan Dee caused a mini shock in defeating former winner Donal O’Boyle in the semi-final last night.   Admittedly, he won on time but it was close all through the match.   After match analysis seemed to indicate that Alan had a better position and could force a win, but he was playing DOB!  Anyway, Alan plays white against Sean Cummins next Tuesday.  It should be a terrific match?