This years Galway finals were the most competitive and compelling for a few years. The county Chess champions are the current All-Ireland U-16 Champions .... Claregalway/Lackagh’s experience helped them against the fast improving Castlegar team and a strong Ballinasloe team. All players gave there best in this section.In the U-13 section Ballinasloe were the strongest team. They had to get past last years winners, Knocknacarra in the first round. And followed that with a win against Clairnbridge to set up a final against Castlegar.
Next up for our champions is the Connaught finals .. in Sligo, on the 1st w/e of July. Thanks to organisers Darren Kelly and John McKenna, both of whom do great work for community games chess.