The Irish teams for the 41st Olympiad, to be held in Tromsø in the autumn, have been announced.
The Open team is Alex Baburin GM, Sam Collins IM, Alex Lopez IM, Mark Heidenfeld IM and Colm Daly FM. Subs are Stephen Brady FM and David Fitzsimons FM.
The Women’s team is Diana Mirza, Poornima Menon WFM, Gearóidín Uí Laighléis WCM, Karina Kruk WCM and Hannah Lowry O’Reilly WFM. The subs are Ruth Cormican, Sarah Jane Hearne WCM and Elizabeth Shaughnessy.
The Olympiad starts on 1st August and it can be followed on the official website.
Best of luck to both teams! The 2016 Olympiad, for those in the club with half an eye on it, will be in Baku in Azerbaijan. But we advise to start practicing now!