With all this fencing in our headlines, it was fit and proper for that other dominant Conlethian sporting tradition to speak up for itself: yes, the sport of wizards- chess. You read here recently how Second Year Utkarsh Gupta raided the Gonzaga boys on their own turf and walked away with €400 (yet somehow refused to share it with his Form Teacher). Well, our Junior chess teams have been winning Leinster and National titles for years, and last week they added another item to the groaning shelves of the trophy cabinet. The boys below made the short trip to Rather NS where they vanquished all and sundry, walking away with the Association of Irish Junior Schools Chess title. Take that, fencers!