2019 – The Nationals : Chess Team Results (Girls)

Congratulations to St. Mary’s N.S. Donnybrook who became only the 2nd ever winner of the Cronin Cup. The top teams from the tournament qualified for the semi-fianals.

The 2019 champions

St. Rapheala’s Dublin played against Clairnbridge Galway, the match was a draw 2-2 and St. Rapheala’s progressed on a tie break. In the other Semi St. Marys eliminated last years champions from Craughwell Co. Galway on a score of 3-1.

Galway teams played out the 3rd & 4th placed match, which was a 2-2 draw .. once again Clairnbridge were on the wrong side of the “countback” and Craughwell took 3rd place.

St. Mary’s had their toughest match of the day in the final aganist St. Rapheala’s but after a long match experience and class got the new champions home.

Star player awards .. the best performer on each team earned a ‘star’ player prize.

The other teams continued with the league format and St. Rapheala’s were 1st & 2nd in this event .. it was a tie for 3rd, and to decide 3rd place the teams lined up for a blitz match: St. Catherine’s ‘Queens’ won the match against Scoil ide’s ‘the Queens’ to take a well deserved podium finish.

Teams from the Shield section – future Champs no doubt !
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