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Irish Championship: strong entry

Congratulations to the Gonzaga team in the Four Nations Chess League who have qualified for Division 1 next season. This will be the first time the top division has featured an Irish team. (Several Irish players have represented English teams and might switch to Gonzaga next year.)

There are so far 42 entries for the 2019 Irish Championship, to be held in Dublin over nine rounds from 3-11 August. It looks like being the strongest ever.

The Glorney Gilbert junior team competitions will be held in Ireland starting next Monday morning, with six countries competing. Event website: games will be live.

Some Irish websites:

Irish Chess Union website.
The main place to go all for all information about Irish chess.
Irish Correspondence Chess Association
Information about international correspondence events for Irish players. (Page just updated!)
Irish chess forum discussions
On (independent of the Irish Chess Union).
Bunratty Chess Festival
Popular annual Irish chess weekender held each February.
Irish chess history and news site
Irish chess history group coordinated by Sean Coffey.

Leinster Chess Union
(Includes information on the Armstrong Cup and other leagues in the province)
History of Dublin University Chess Club
Article by Dr. Tim Harding
In 2014 the club won Ireland's top chess league (and the world's third oldest), the Armstrong Cup, for the sixth time!

Irish cricket captain and chess player
George Frith Barry, a star of Victorian sport

Further Irish chess links and information may be added later.

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