Chess

Ficheall  Cork Primary Schools’ Chess Tournament 2020

On January 23rd, St. Colman’s NS, Cloyne took part in their region of the ‘Ficheall’ Cork Primary Schools’ Chess tournament in Carrigtwohill. We entered four teams from Rang V and Rang VI. Overall, thirty-two students wore the black and red jersey as they battled for four hours over six championship matches and called upon all their reserves of strategy and concentration. By the end of the day, of the 140 competitors who took part, one of our teams of eight had scored highest while the other three teams finished in the top half of the scoring. This team will represent St Colman’s NS, Cloyne against the other regional winners in the Masters Section of the County Final which takes place in Ovens on March 19th. Well done to all who played. Everybody enjoyed the day and were outstanding ambassadors for the school. Cloyne abú! 

 

East Cork Chess Tournament 2019 (Ficheall.ie)

On Tuesday, February 12th, Cloyne N.S. took part in the second annual East Cork primary schools’ chess tournament. This year, it was held in the Community Hall in Carrigtwohill. We entered four teams from Rang III and Rang IV in the Budding Masters competition, crossing chess pieces with six other schools. Wearing the famous red and black jersey, our intrepid competitors battled for four hours over six championship matches and called upon all their reserves of strategy and concentration. In the end, thirty-two weary but happy warriors trooped onto the bus, swapping tales of gripping encounters from the day’s play.

The tournament itself was very well organised and the feedback from the children and teachers involved was overwhelmingly positive.  I would like to compliment the children on their preparation, whole-hearted participation and good behaviour throughout the day.  Míle buíochas to Mr. Collins, Ms. Savage and Ger O’Brien for their involvement in the tournament.  Finally, a special word of appreciation to the Parents’ Association for contributing 50 % of the total cost of entry and bus trip.  (Mr. Collins, Rang III & IV)