After narrow defeats to title favourites Enniscorthy and, with three subs, to Drogheda, the BEA staked their promotion credentials with a big win in Inchicore on Thursday.
Inchicore, like a lot of BEA teams, have a solid line-up of 1200s and out-rated us on three of the five boards. But by the end of the night, Seán, Nicky, William and sub Ben had all won, while Aodhán was a bit unlucky to lose after going wrong in a better endgame. However, a 4-1 win is a great result and catapults the team up the table. We’re level now with Phibsboro, who we host in round 4. Another decent win there and a second promotion in a row is a definite target for the season.