The draw has been made for the first round of this weekend’s Malahide Millennium tournament.
All posts for the month April, 2015
With another season over, we can archive these for posterity!
St Benildus will have a Bodley team, a BA team and an Armstrong B for 2015/16 after an excellent final day of the leagues – but in the afternoon, the Armstrong A (as they are now known!) gave the Bs a stark warning of what might lie ahead next season.
With the return of the ICU ratings site, Cork, the Irish Juniors and the Leinster Leagues have all been rated in the past few days. That’s as many as 20 games for some players over three tournaments, so new ratings highs have been reached, plummeted back down from and built back towards again, while Des, Frank and Aodhán all sign on with brand new ratings.
There’s a wide range of photos from the recent Irish Junior Championships, including of many of the Benildus players involved, on Maurice Grehan Photography.
The club’s winning run in weekenders came to an abrupt halt in the Irish Juniors in Blanchardstown, a tournament which also saw an almost complete sweep of club derbies.
The Bodley B did themselves and the Bodley A a big favour last night ahead of Sunday’s league showdown, while the O’Sullivan signed off with a draw over the board (though a loss overall)
Want to know what your opponent might have played if you were playing in 1915? Or earlier? Or later? There’s a fairly cool infographic on the internet with all the info you want!
A reminder that the Irish Junior Championships are next weekend in Blanchardstown. For more info, including a link to all the current entrants, see our earlier post here.
A third consecutive weekender 1-2 for Benildus, new ratings highs for the prizewinners plus Ross and myself and a decent debut performance from Fianchetto Frank – a look back at Cork 2015.