The first tournament of the new year – the Leinster Juniors – produced the same outcome as in previous years; Ryan, Kavin and Zhengjun were runner-up in the U10s, U12s and U14s, bringing the club’s streak of runner-up spots to eleven since we last had a Leinster Junior Champion.
A fourth top two finish in a row was for Eric was the main highlight of a solid weekend’s work in Kilkenny this year, where we had 17 players playing all told.
The Sona Youth Cup is only half-way through, but already the U12s has been won by St Benildus.
In which Eric claimed a top-two spot for the third tournament in a row, while Lara beat both the Great Benildus Slayer and her brother.
A final look back at the 2018 European Club Cup to chart the week’s highs and lows over the board. Also – celebrities on the final day, what the Guardian said about us, and just how hard is it to get home from Greece anyway?