Welcome to the MCU
Welcome to the Munster Chess Union website which promotes chess in Munster.
These pages will provide access to information about the Munster Chess Leagues, Chess Clubs in
Munster and any other information relevant to chess players and clubs in the region.
As well as MCU information we are also happy to publish announcements and reports on
behalf of chess clubs in the region.
Munster Leagues Suspended
The final two rounds of the Munster Leagues have been suspended due to the Covid 19
restrictions until further notice.
Munster Chess Online
Since over the board chess is not feasible under current circumstances several clubs
have set up online clubs to facilitate their members. I know that Cork, Dungarvan, Ennis,
Galway and Limerick have online clubs on lichess. I have added links to these clubs on
the links page.
Any other Munster League clubs I may have overlooked, please let me know.
Hibernian Online Chess League
Peter Scott, who has been active in organising Leinster Leagues over the years, is working
to set up an online chess league for Irish Clubs. The following is Peter's announcement:
The Hibernian Online Chess League is accepting applications from all Irish clubs to join a
new online league being set up to give chess players the opportunity to play with their teammates
again during these very difficult times for everyone.
Depending on demand leagues will be four,
five, or six boards with time controls of 20'+15", 30'+15" or 45'+15". Games will be played on
There are no charges or fees for entering the HOCL and as playing on the Lichess
server is free, players can just enjoy playing chess with their friends and teams again.
The league will be hosted on the Chess League website. Clubs wishing to participate in the
league should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the average ratings and number
of players who are interested and any preferences for times and days their teams would like
Please forward this email to any chess contacts you may have.
If the response is positive, the league can commence within the next 7 to 10 days.