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.
Gerry McCarthy R.I.P.
It is with great sadness we note the death of Gerry McCarthy another great stalwart of Munster
Chess and CCYMS Chess Club last Sunday Jan 16th 2019.
A brief announcement by Pat Twomey which includes funeral arrangements for Friday Jan 19th. can
be found here.
May he rest in Peace.
League Schedule Updated
The schedule for the remaining rounds of the Leagues is now available.
The Division 1 schedule after Christmas is here and
the Division 2 schedule is here.
GDPR Data Privacy statement
In view of the GDPR data privacy regulations coming into force since last season the MCU
has added a short data privacy statement to the website
outlining the limited data we collect and process in carrying out the organisation's
Munster league Update
Full details of the Munster League Draw are now availablle here.
The Division 1 schedule up to Christmas is here and the
Division 2 schedule is here.
Munster Leagues 2018 / 2019
As agreed at the 2017 AGM Division 1 will consist of six teams this year playing in the
usual all play all double round format.
The six Division 1 teams are Sarsfield, CCYMS, Cork A, Ennis A, Charleville and
Based on last years's results the Division 2 teams this year will be Cork B, Tralee,
Limerick B, Dungarvan and Ennis B.
Rounds 1 and 2 of the Munster League for both divisions will be played on Sunday 4th
November in the Charleville Park Hotel starting at 12:00.
Rounds 3 and 4 will be played on Saturday 24th November atarting at 12:00.
Subsequent rounds will be played after Christmas.
All team captains are requested to confirm their participation with the league controller
by 25th October.
Ths year's league fees will be €175 for Division 1 and €75 for Division 2
if paid on or before 24th November 2018 as agreed at the AGM.
For any teams not paid by then the fees will be increased by €25 per match date
as agreed at the AGM.
2018 League Playoffs
It was agreed last year that Division 1 of the Munster League would be reduced from 8 to 6 teams
for the 2028/2019 Season. To determine the final promotion / relegation it was agreed that the
teams involved would conduct a playoff to determine which team would fill the final place in
The teams involved were Limerick A, Cork B and Tralee. The playoff natches were scheduled for
Sunday 16th September for Cork B v Tralee and Limerick A v Cork B with the final match Tralee v
Limerick A played on Sunday 23rd September.
The overall result was that Limerick A got the sixth place in Division 1. The match results can be
and detailed game by game results
are available here.