Ireland Beat Brazil!

Well, not quite, but we want you to get a sense of the earth-shaking significance of our First Year Chess team vanquishing Gonzaga 5-0, as they did yesterday in their very first match of the season.  Yes, the amazing winning streak achieved by the First Year rugby team has carried over into a sport which is a bit less physical but no less demanding.

 

 

Ms. NiAonghusa credits the Lunchtime Chess Club and the chess-specific work-outs in the Fitness Suite for helping this team exceed expectations.  And, luckily, there were no significant injuries during the various games, with both sides competing with good humour and perfect sportsmanship.  And our Senior Team were moral victors if not actual ones, as they bravely pushed their Gonzaga counterparts to a 2-3 finish.  Not impressed?  Remember: Gonzaga are like the Brazilians in soccer, the All Blacks in rugby, the Cubans in baseball…