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November 25, 2018

Munster League Rounds 3 and 4

Rounds 3 and 4 of Division 1 of the Munster League took place last Saturday. There were also matches in Division 2 so both Ennis teams were in action on the day. The A team had two wins and now lead Division 1.

Charleville 1-4 Ennis A
1. PJ Rea 0-1 R Quinn
2. A King 1-0 N Larter
3. K Foley 0-1 M O’Donnell
4. E Barry 0-1 J Cassidy
5. D Racz 0-1 G Casey

Limerick 1-4 Ennis A
1. D Chaudarov 0-1 R Quinn
2. J Naughton 0.5-0.5 N Larter
3. P Carey 0.5-0.5 J Cassidy
4. C Kirby 0-1 M O’Donnell
5. R O’Brien 0-1 G Casey

The B team had two close matches and were a bit unlucky not to take any match points for their efforts.

Ennis B 2-3 Tralee
1. P Quinlan 0.5-0.5 P O’Sullivan
2. A Shamsiddinov 1-0 P Shanahan
3. C McGorrian 0-1 D Hochstrete
4. J O’Sullivan 0.5-0.5 G Hussey
5. P Timlin 0-1 P Flaherty

Limerick B 4.5-0.5 Ennis B
1. D Fanning 1-0 P Quinlan
2. P Foenander 0.5-0.5 A Shamsiddinov
3. U Walschuis 1-0 C McGorrian
4. T Dineen 1-0 J O’Sullivan
5 H Prasad 1-0 P Timlin

April 29, 2018

Sarsfields win Munster League

The 2017/2018 season of the Munster League finished on Saturday in Charleville. Two teams were in with a chance of winning the title. CCYMS were going for a first Munster League title in 25 years and were slightly ahead of Sarsfields going into the final day.
Just one round was left to play and Sarsfields beat Limerick 3.5 to 1.5, with wins by Frank Noonan and Paul Kiely giving them the points as the other games were drawn. It also gave them the title as Cork A beat CCYMS 3-2 in their match.
We had a win over Charleville to finish fourth. A good result to finish the season but a slow start meant we were playing catch up for most of the season. Sarsfields victory over Limerick meant that Limerick and Cork B will go into the playoff with Division Two winners Tralee.
Ennis results from yesterday.

Ennis A 3.5:1.5 Charleville
1. R Quinn 1-0 PJ Rea
2. M O’Donnell 1-0 K Cole
3. J Cassidy 0.5-0.5 K Foley
4. P Quinlan 0-1 A King
5. G Casey 1-0 P Meskell

April 15, 2018

Penultimate round of Munster League 2018

Some interesting results in todays Munster League. Charleville caused a shock in the first match of the day with a win over Sarsfields, a result which blew the chase for the title wide open and also had an impact on the relegation battle. Cork A were missing two players for their match with ourselves, a bit surprising considering they still had a chance to win the league. We won over the 3 boards that were played to give ourselves an outside shot at the title if we had beaten CCYMS in the last match. Unfortunately from our point of view a close match ended in a tie, Gerry Casey won in the last game to finish to ensure the points were shared.

The battle for first place looks like it will go down to the final series of games. CCYMS are still in a good position to win the title and also Sarsfields depending on how they finished in their second match this evening against Cork B.

Cork A 1-4 Ennis A
1. G Spyropoulos 0-1 R Quinn
2. T McGrath 0-1 M O’Donnell
3. S Lawrence 1-0 M Buckley
4. w/o 0-1 G Casey
5. w/o 0-1 A Shamsiddinov

CCYMS 2.5-2.5 Ennis A
1. K Moynihan 1-0 R Quinn
2. P O’Donovan 0.5-0.5 M O’Donnell
3. G McCarthy 0.5-0.5 M Buckley
4. P Dowdall 0-1 G Casey
5. T Myers 0.5-0.5 A Shamsiddinov

March 11, 2018

Munster League Results

It’s going to be a close finish to Division 1 of the Munster League this year, as after yesterdays matches 3 teams, CCYMS, Sarsfields and Cork A are all still in contention for the title. After beating CCYMS in the first match, Sarsfields could have gone joint top with a win over Ennis A but we drew the match, a result that leaves Sarsfields half a point behind CCYMS but with a match in hand. Cork A are also still very much in with a chance, level with Sarsfields on match points but having played a match more. Ennis A results from yesterday are below.

Cork B 0-5 Ennis A
1. D. Smith 0-1 R Quinn
2. S Murphy 0-1 T Dunne
3. G Condon 0-1 M O’Donnell
4. M Weidner 0-1 J. Cassidy
5. A White 0-1 J Dunne

Ennis A 2.5-2.5 Sarsfields
1. R Quinn 1-0 P Walsh
2. T Dunne 0.5-0.5 P Kiely
3. M O’Donnell 0.5-0.5 F Noonan
4. J Cassidy 0.5-0.5 M O’Grady
5. J Dunne 0-1 L O’Brien

Well done to Tralee who it looks like have won Division 2. They were top of the table going into yesterdays matches and a win and a draw meant in their matches meant they finish clear first. Ennis B’s results are below.

Ennis B 1.5-3.5 Dungarvan
1.A Shamsiddinov 0-1 E Lambden
2. C McGorrian 0-1 J Lucey
3. J O Sullivan 0.5-0.5 C Coughlan
4. S Hehir 1-0 I Gordon
5. P Timlin 0-1 P O’Mahony

Ennis B 2-3 Limerick B
1. A Shamsiddinov 1-0 D Fanning
2. C McGorrian 0.5-0.5 P Foenander
3. J O’Sullivan 0-1 S Danaher
4. S Hehir 0.5-0.5 T Dineen
5. P Timlin 0-1 H Prasad

February 4, 2018

Latest Munster League Results

Ennis had one match today and it turned out to be a very competitive one going right down to the wire. A win for Gerry Casey and a draw by John Cassidy had us a point ahead before James Naughton equalised the scores with a win over Nick Larter. I put us in the lead again although Niall McDonnell probably missed a chance to consolidate an extra pawn at one point. This meant the result of the match depended on the result of Paul Carey vs Mike O’ Donnell. This turned into a bit of a marathon as it lasted over 4.5 hours and I’m not sure how many moves. It looked like Mike missed a win in the late middlegame and it could have ended in a draw but Paul managed to take the win and the match ended in a draw.

Limerick 2.5-2.5 Ennis A
1. N McDonnell 0-1 R Quinn
2. J Naughton 1-0 N Larter
3. P Carey 1-0 M O Donnell
4. R O’Brien 0.5-0.5 J Cassidy
5. T Jennings 0-1 G Casey

January 21, 2018

Latest Munster League Results

A full round of matches in the Munster League today. CCYMS showed why they are strong contenders for the title this season with a comprehensive win over Ennis A.

Ennis A 1.5-3.5 CCYMS
1 R Quinn 0.5-0.5 K Moynihan
2 N Larter 0-1 P O’Donovan
3 M Buckley 0-1 G McCarthy
4 K O’Brien 1-0 P Dowdall
5 G Casey 0-1 T O’Leary

In the second match with Charleville we took the match points, a draw by Nick Larter and win by Maurice Buckley in the last 2 games to finish secured the points.

Charleville 1-4 Ennis A
1 PJ Rea 0-1 R Quinn
2 K Cole 0.5-0.5 N Larter
3 E Barry 0-1 M Buckley
4 A King 0.5-0.5 K O’Brien
5 P Meskell 0-1 G Casey

The B team had two close matches but didn’t manage any match points in the end. James O’Sullivan was Ennis B’s top scorer on the day with 1.5 from 2.

Limerick B 3-2 Ennis B
1 D Fanning 0-1 A Coll
2 P Foenander 1-0 L Daros
3 T Dineen 0.5-0.5 C McGorrian
4 H Prasad 0.5-0.5 J O’Sullivan
5 C McElwain 1-0 A Ingram

Ennis B 1.5-3.5 Tralee
1 B Farragher 0-1 P Shanahan
2 L Daros 0-1 P O’Sullivan
3 C McGorrian 0.5-0.5 G Hussey
4 J O’Sullivan 1-0 J Keane
5 A Ingram 0-1 A Osman

December 17, 2017

Round 5 Munster League 17-18 Season

Just the one round earlier today in the first division and our match with Cork went well as we took our second win of this season with a 3-2 victory, Gerry Casey sealing the match win with a good win against Gerard Condon.

Ennis A 3-2 Cork A
1. R Quinn 1-0 D Smith
2. J Cassidy 0-1 H De Jonge
3. R Kildea 0-1 B De Gorvic
4. M O’Donnell 1-0 L Hackett
5. G Casey 1-0 G Condon

October 15, 2017

Munster League Round 1

Its that time of year again when the chess leagues recommence after the Summer break. The Munster League 2017/2018 season got underway in the Charleville Park Hotel yesterday. Ennis just had the one match and that ended in a narrow loss to Limerick.

Ennis 2-3 Limerick
1. R Quinn 1-0 J Danaher
2. J Cassidy 0-1 J Naughton
3. M Buckley 0-1 P Carey
4. G Casey 1-0 R O’Brien
5. J O Sullivan 0-1 C Kirby

May 21, 2017

Ennis win Munster League

Ennis A won Division 1 of the Munster League earlier today in Charleville. We needed a win over Cork A to make sure of the title. Cork were missing a couple of players which helped take the pressure off a bit though we won the match over 3 boards in any case.

Ennis A 4-1 Cork A
1.R Quinn 1-0 H Doyle
2.T Dunne 0.5-0.5 K O’Mahony
3.M O’Donnell 0.5-0.5 T McGrath
4. J Cassidy w/o
5. A Nguyen w/o

In addition to the above, Jacob Miller played most of the games this season and Nick Larter, Denis Ruchko, Gerry Casey and Kieran O’Brien also made appearances so well done to all! Adare finished in second place and CCYMS, who were the only team to beat us in a match this season, came third.

L-R: A Nguyen, M O’Donnell, R Quinn, J Cassidy (Missing T Dunne)

The AGM took place after the prizegiving and there aren’t too many changes for the forthcoming season though for 2018/2019 the first division will be reduced to 6 teams. How exactly this will be achieved wasn’t decided upon at the meeting. Various options e.g. 3 teams relegated or 4 team playoff or 2 teams relegated and a 2 team playoff will be discussed at a later date. Minutes will be at the Munster Chess Union website.

May 1, 2017

Munster League Div 1 and 2

Yesterday saw the penultimate round in the Munster League Division 1 and the final round in Division 2.

In Division 1 the A team maintained their position at the top of the table with two good results. A win in the last match will give this years title to Ennis but any other result and Adare can still win it.

Ennis A2.5-2.5 Adare
1. R Quinn 0.5-0.5 S Sudolski
2. J Miller 1-0 J Heinrich
3. T Dunne 0-1 K Butler
4. A Nguyen 0-1 B Thee
5. M O’Donnell w/o

Sarsfields 0.5 – 4.5 Ennis A
1. P Walsh 0.5-0.5 R Quinn
2. P Kiely 0-1 J Miller
3. F Noonan 0-1 T Dunne
4. L O’Brien 0-1 J Cassidy
5. J Kiely 0-1 A Nguyen

In Division 2 Charleville and Ennis B had a double header to see who would win the Division and gain promotion to Division 1. The first match was a draw so it all came down to the second match of the day and Charleville proved victorious to seal their return to the top division.

Ennis B 2.5-2.5 Charleville
1. A Daly 0-1 PJ Rea
2. G Casey 1-0 W Rea
3. J Dunne 0.5-0.5 K Cole
4. A Shamsiddinov 0-1 K Foley
5. D Murphy 1-0 P Meskell

Charleville 3.5-1.5 Ennis B
1. PJ Rea 0.5 -0.5 A Daly
2. K Cole 1-0 G Casey
3. W Rea 1-0 J Dunne
4. K Foley 0.5-0.5 A Shamsiddinov
5. E Barry 0.5-0.5 D Murphy