Galway N.S. Champions 2017

The overall champions are Ballinlas , 2nd were Craughwell and in 3 place were Claregalway .. below are all team scores and placings.  Both Craughwell & Ballinlass qualify to represent Connaught at the All-Ireland team finals in Gonzaga college on Saturday 22nd April.   

In the girls section Craughwell were 1st and Clairnbridge were 2nd (again) with the Ballinlass Girls edging out Briarhills girls in a blitz play-off.    

In the Challengers section well done to the players from Craughwell who also won this section, they won a hotly contested play-off to edge out Briarhill (who were were 2nd), and in 3rd place were the lads from Clairnbridge.   Thanks to the Menlo Park Hotel , the teachers and parents who supported the event giving up their time and energy.  And a big welcome to Claran n.s. who were playing in their first chess finals,  we also welcomed back scoil Iognoid and scoil Fhursa this year .. all were a credit to their schools & hope to see ye all at the next big chess day out. 

 .. the next big schools event is on 16th May .. same venue .. it’s the all Irelands in Swap-Chess & Puzzle solving !

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