After Wednesday’s 6- -1 defeat against Elm Mount, the Branagan clawed their way back to a positive score after a remarkable match in Balbriggan, the highlight of which was Brendan Cuffe’s win over the 1996 Irish champion.
The two Cup teams with home games last night were both involved in big wins – though unfortunately for our Branagan B, the big win was for our visitors…
After what turned out in the end to be a good start to the William Brennan campaign last week, our As were brought down to earth with a 4½-½ defeat against Elm Mount’s Ennis last night.
The William Brennan B team started their campaign against the toughest side in their group – a mix of the Drogheda sides which came fourth in the Heidenfeld and which on the O’Hanlon – but they can take many positives from a performance which the 5-1 final scoreline doesn’t really reflect.
Good endgame knowledge can turn many a draw into a win – here’s an excellent online computer which allows you play out some of the standard and the trickier endgames. Guaranteed to add a couple of hundred points to your rating!
Jamie Kearns has ended the season up more points than any other player in Ireland in the past year, as the May ratings list was published yesterday.
There’s only two more meeting nights before we close for the summer. We’ll be back open again the last week in August, with the Frank Scott Shield pencilled in to start on Wednesday 11 September. So it’s still four months away but – who’ll win?!