BEA CUP Final Standings

Pat Scanlan’s BEA Cup team were the best performers of the 3 league teams and finished a very creditable 6th.  This was a fine performance considering we donated John Doyle and Adam Churchill to the O’Hanlon Cup squad early in the season.  We also blooded several new players including Thierry Brearley, Oliver Gaynor and Andrew Watson.  Sean Cummins was the star man with 6.5 points from 8 matches.  Finally, congratulations to former Drogheda players Stefan & Poitr Baczkowski who was part of the Championship winning Blanchardstown team.

Div 5  BEA Cup  2016 – 2017 FINAL
 Position Team Played Won Drew Lost Points
1 Blanchardstown 11 39 8 8 43
2 Dublin University 11 39 5 11 41 ½
3 Inchicore 11 27 19 9 36 ½
4 Aer Lingus 11 24 19 12 33 ½
5 Portmarnock 11 20 10 25 25
6 Drogheda 11 17 14 24 24
7 Finglas 11 16 15 24 23 ½
8 Phibsboro 11 13 20 22 23
9 Dublin 11 15 12 28 21
10 Naomh Barróg 11 11 18 26 20
11 Celbridge 11 14 12 29 20
12 Curragh 11 11 14 30 18

O’Hanlon Cup Final Standings

We finished 9th despite our heaviest defeat of the season, but it could have and probably should have been 6th!

Div 4  O’Hanlon Cup  2016 – 2017 FINAL
 Position Team Played Won Drew Lost Points
1 St Benildus A 11 37 20 9 47
2 Enniscorthy 11 38 12 16 44
3 Gorey 11 36 15 15 43 ½
4 Elm Mount A 11 26 17 23 34 ½
5 Malahide 11 24 18 24 33
6 St Benildus B 11 20 21 25 30 ½
7 Inchicore 11 21 16 29 29
8 Royal Lopez 11 14 30 22 29
9 Drogheda 11 17 23 26 28 ½
10 Ballinasloe 11 17 18 31 26
11 Bray / Greystones 11 18 16 32 26
12 Elm Mount B 11 15 20 31 25

Results 25th April 2017

The following are the results from last night:

Noeleen Thomson Cup

Preliminary Round:

John Havern 0-1 Frank Pentony.  Frank won a pawn in the opening and retained his advantage to secure a comfortable win. John plays the loser of Joe Reid/Philip Mitchell in the Boyne Plate.

Joe Reid -V- Philip Mitchell (postponed)

Adam Churchill 0-1 Alan Dee.  Alan plays Andrew Finger in Round 1 of the Cup.  Adam plays the loser of Sean Cummins/Dayna Ferguson, in the Boyne Plate

Round 1:

Ben Reilly 0-1 Kieran Rogers. Kieran marches on to Round 2 of the Cup and Ben has a Bye into round 1 of the Plate.

Sean Cummins -V- Dayna Ferguson (postponed)

Oliver Gaynor 0.5-0.5 Eoin Murphy. The longest match of the night looked fairly even throughout and that’s how it finished. Replay next week, with the colours reversed.

Pat Coleman 1-0 James McConville. Defending Champion Pat moves to round 2 of the Cup and James has a Bye into round 1 of the Plate.

BOYNE PLATE Preliminary Round:

Paddy McDonnell 1-0 Tom Walsh.  Paddy progresses to round 2 with ease.

Thierry Brearley 0-1 Andrew Watson. Andrew secures the win after a tense battle with Thierry who put up a tremendous fight.

Friendlies:

Maurice O’Connor 0.5-0.5 Adam Kane

Laura Devitt 0-1 Sean Havern

Cillian Howlett 0-1 John Doyle

Club Fixtures 25th April 2017

The following are the Club fixtures for tomorrow night:

Noeleen Thomson Cup

Preliminary Round:

John Havern -V- Frank Pentony

Joe Reid -V- Philip Mitchell

Adam Churchill -V- Alan Dee

Round 1:

Ben Reilly -V- Kieran Rogers

Sean Cummins -V- Dayna Ferguson

Oliver Gaynor -V- Eoin Murphy

Pat Coleman -V- James McConville

BOYNE PLATE Preliminary Round:

Paddy McDonnell -V- Tom Walsh

Thierry Brearley -V- Andrew Watson

The usual arrangements regarding unavailability, etc.

Friendlies:

Maurice O’Connor -V- Adam Kane

Laura Devitt -V- Sean Havern

Cillian Howlett -V- John Doyle

 

 

 

 

 

O’Hanlon Final Report

The Score Card indicated it was going to be a difficult match but we didn’t expect to loose 6-0.  Despite being out rated on every board by an average of 350 rating points, we certainly put it up to promotion chasing Enniscorthy.  On another day, Sean Cummins and Michael Johnston might have won and in Cillian Howlett and John Doyle’s games it looked like a draw was achievable? The win promotes Enniscorthy by half a point and we finish in mid table.

Roll on next season when we will be a little stronger, wise and more experienced.

O’Hanlon Cup – Round 11 – 23rd April 2017  – ALSAA
Board DROGHEDA ICU Reg Rating Result ENNISCORTHY ICU Reg Rating
1 Eoin Murphy 3157 1322 Agustin Plaza Reino 13539 1870
2 Sean Cummins 17639 1198 Dovydas Pocevicius 13505 1699
3 Michael Johnston 13422 1232 Mercedes Plaza Reino 13530 1651
4 Cillian Howlett 13568 1210 Robbie Lildea 13465 1650
5 John Doyle 10309 1236 Dean Copeland 13471 1509
6 Adam Churchill 17536 1198 Gabrielius Pocevicius 13506 1438

Heidenfeld Update

It wasn’t going to be our day and so it proved to be. A final score of Lucan 3.5-0.5 Drogheda, probably didn’t tell the full story, but the table doesn’t lie!   Time management proved our downfall as both Donal and Brendan fell foul of the clock, with both games looking drawish!  Philip Mitchell did agree a draw on board 6 with the game in a knight v bishop endgame.

Life in the Ennis Shield (Div 3) will be very different next season, but we do have the players to bounce back straight away. However, do we also need to recruit one or two strong players to help make the push?