Ficheall Chess Competition 22nd March

We are delighted to announce that two of our chess teams, “Chequered” and the “Chess Kings” have been selected for a comórtas fichille (chess competition) at the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, County Meath on Wednesday 22nd March from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

They will be two of 20 teams from 15 schools from around Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan who will compete across two tournament sections – Buds and Masters.

All Welcome

Chess takes place on Thursdays:

  • 3rd and 4th Classes at small break
  • 5th and 6th Classes at big lunch

All are welcome and it is not necessary to already know how to play chess.  The social benefits of children playing chess are well documented.  See to learn more.

Chess Teams

Before Christmas the school held mini tournaments for those wishing to be on the team.  Due to significant interest we ended up with 3 teams who played against teams from 6 other schools in an away tournament.

Online Teams

Pupils can also join the school’s online teams on Lichess.  3rd and 4th Class pupils can join team “Chesster’s Besters” and 5th and 6th Class Pupils can join “St Francis No Pawn Intended.”

Pupils can join via Lichess and can email Ms Carroll for 3rd and 4th Class pupils or Múinteoir Colmcille for 5th and 6th Class pupils who wish to join the online teams.