Action packed St. Patricks w/e of chess …

Saturday Competition:  We had 2 sections .. Experts won by Thomas McStay, 2nd John Fearnhead and 3rd Aaron Brennan.

march-eventWinners from both sections in the above picture .. In the Improvers we had another 3 way tie .. Winner was Stephan Baioi , 2nd Denis Rusko and 3rd Tom Kelly.

Community Games 2013 – Galway finals :

howardLast year Moycullen made a quick exit in their 1st Galway finals .. but this year they returned to win a very competitive U-12’s competition.  Athenry returned with their coach Christy Archer to claim 2nd pace in their first outing .. picture below ..

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No change in the U-16’s event with Ballinasloe retaining their title again and the team is trying for an amazing 8 All-Ireland wins. All Galway wishes ye success lads !bsloe Billy McKenna accepts the U-16 title once again .. congratulations on such fantastic consistency from players and coaches from B’sloe !

cgalwayAgainst such a strong U-16 team , newer teams like Claregalway (above) Craughwell and Knocknacarra have a chance to learn from the best.

Congratuations to organisers and parents alike .. for making this an enjoyable day for all the young aspiring players.

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