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 Championship 2017

The Munster Championship 2017 will be held from 22nd to 24th September 2017 in the West County Hotel, Ennis. As usual it will be FIDE Rated and confined to players resident in or from Munster. The Joe Browne Cup for Under 1500 rated players will be held at the same time.

Further details here.

Irish Championship 2017 in Ennis

The Irish Championships will be held in the West County Hotel, Ennis from the 29th July to 6th August. There will also be weekend events over both weekends for those not playing in the Irish Championship. Full details can be found on the ICU website here.

An opportunity for some of the top Munster players to have a go at the Irish Championship while it is in their own back yard!

Jim Hussey Rapidplay

The Jim Hussey Rapidplay will take place on Saturday 1st July in the West County Hotel. Ennis. It will be a 6 round twenty minutes per side tournament with time handicaps based on rating. Entry fee is €10 for adults and €7 for juniors.

Call John Cassidy on 087 2495913 for more details or to enter.

Munster League Winners 2017

Division 1 Ennis A

The winning Ennis A team of Rory Quinn, John Cassidy, Michael O'Donnell (Team Captain)and Angeline Nguyen being congratulated by League Controller Kevin O'Flaherty. Tommy Dunne Jnr. also played in the final round. Jacob Miller was another regular team member while Nick Larter, Gerry Casey, Denis Ruchko and Kieran O'Brien also played on occassion.

Division 2 Charleville

League Controller Kevin O'Flaherty congratulates Munster League Division 2 Winners 2017 Charleville who win promotion from Division 2. Left to right are P. J. Rea (Team Captain), Willie Rea, Kieran Cole, Eugene Barry and Kevin Foley. Vincent O'Donnell and Pat Meskell were also members of the team.

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