St Benildus have ended the season on a high with news of three international call-ups to this summer’s Glorney Cup in Daventry in England.
All three come from this season’s Bodley B team which nearly won promotion, although two are at this stage just substitutes. On the under-12s – the John Robertson Cup – Ross Beatty is selected on board 5, while Mihailo Manojlovic is second sub. On the Bernadette Stokes Cup for U-14s, Odhran McDonnell’s super season, which saw a 500-point rating gain – is rewarded with a place as second sub.
Obviously teams are dependent on players – our own included! – taking up their places; it’s possible for our players to end up on higher boards. All travelling players will benefit from coaching from ICU coaches Darko Polimac, David Fitzsimons and Karl McPhillips, and of course, it’s not every day you get to represent your country in international competition. The competition takes place from 17 to 21 July. Best of luck to all!