St Francis College, Rochestown win a second Irish Chess Finals in six weeks (Chess Z secondary schools Tournament). 2019 has seen unparalleled success for our club. Top picture, L-R: Mr Norman (mentor); our winning quartet: Sean Hayes (5th yr); Peter Sheeran (4th yr); Bryan Chan (2nd yr); Denis Popov (5th yr) and Mr John Alfred who presented the awards.

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Open-Night 20.9.2018

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Chess Club ‘Welcoming Committee’. Back row. Pictured left to right: Mr Weldon (mentor), Mark Duff (6th yr), Cian McMahon (5th yr), Seán Warlow (3rd yr), Mr Norman (mentor).
Front row: Left to right: Bryan Chan (2nd yr), Seán Hayes (5th yr) and Kieran Curran (5th yr). Wonderful success. Thanks to the committee for making all our visitors welcome and for helping them enjoy a game of mental gymnastics. See gallery for more pics.

‘The Final Twelve’ (in alphabetical order) representing ROCO at the Check-Mate All Ireland Final. (April 7th. Limerick. Captain: Ben O’Sullivan (Pic above includes subs). Good luck lads!!

1.       Athinson, James              3rd year

2.       Cashman, Cian                5th year

3.       Curran, Kieran                 3rd year

4.       Malone, Padraic               6th year

5.       Moynihan, Diarmuid      6th year

6.       Murphy, Jordan               5th year

7.       O’Donovan, Conor          5th year

8.       O’Sullivan, Ben                6th year

9.       O’Sullivan, Oisin             3rd year

10.     Popov, Denis                    3rd year

11.     Sforza. Fabrizio                5th year

12.     Sheerin, Peter                  2nd year

           Sub panel

1.         Hayes, Sean                     3rd year

2.        Fenkher, Anton               4th year

3.        Lecane, Mark                   2nd year

4.        Vidauski, Gleb                 4th year

 

In-house Results

The last two players to make it into the squad of twelve going to the All Ireland Check-Mate competition on April 7th have earned their places. In addition a sub-panel of four players has emerged. All as a result of a two-hour play off of six games using clocks in the Blueroom.   Congrats to Fabrizio Sforza and Jordan Murphy ( both fifth years) on making the team and Sean Hayes, Anton Fenkher, Mark Lecane and Gleb Vidauski (3rd, 4th, 2nd and 4th years respectively) making the sub-panel in that order.

Chess play-off for last two plub sub panel