Leinster? Checkmate! …. Ireland? Checkmate! … The World?

The Junior School trophy cabinet is almost entirely reliant on our “A” chess team to be regularly replenished with silverware. They were at it again on Saturday last as they retained their crown as the premier schools chess team in the country when they won the All-Ireland ChessForAll tournament for the second year running, swatting aside 38 other schools from all over the island in the process. This remarkable team have already been crowned Leinster Primary Schools League champions for the first time in the school’s history and there is no sign that their appetite has been sated yet. Seán, Eoin, Richard and Jamie were able to show off their trophies to the many visitors at the Open Day the following day in the school. They even set up their boards in the chess room but unsurprisingly didn’t get too many challengers to take them on. They now have put camaraderie( and brotherly love!) aside temporarily as the internal school competition starts this week. It will be interesting. Well done boys!