For anyone interested, the Munster Junior Championships will take place next weekend in Ennis. Entry is open to all, but only Munster players may win titles. Full details are here.
With nearly one in five of the 123 entrants in the 2019 City of Dublin representing St Benildus, it was always likely that we’d be well in the thick of things, but three section runners-up, a section winner and a clean sweep of the live boards was a decent haul!
There’s still time to enter the last weekender before the league teams are finalised – the City of Dublin in Coláise Éanna next weekend. You can join the 96 entrants to date here, while the tournament info sheet is here in pdf format.
The European Youth Championships began yesterday in Bratislava, with three Benildus players among the five-strong Irish entry.
The 2019 Irish Championships – the strongest ever championships – gets underway in Stillorgan today. There’s four Benildus players involved, and you can watch all the live games here as Stephen takes on Tony Fox, Gerry faces bottom seed Darragh Moran, Brendan Lyons plays Stephen Moran, Kevin McHugh plays board 4 against Mark Quinn IM, while Tim has a derby of sorts against former Benildus player Joe Ryan FM.
Best of luck to all!
Benildus took away first place, second place, third place and a grading prize at Drogheda at the weekend.