About Us

Our club has a junior and senior section that meet as follows.

Junior Club Meet on Saturdays at 4pm until 5.30pm each week, except Bank holiday weekends. (September to June) in Mountview community centre not far from Blanchardstown Shopping centre:

Senior club meet Wednesdays at 7.30pm until 9.30pm in Corduff Community Resource Centre  on Blackcourt Rd  close to the Blanchardstown IT roundabout.

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Our junior club is suitable for all ages from 7 to 18. Chess is taught at the club so there is no real need to be able to play if you want to visit! Lots of club events and chess coaching are a feature of our week to week activities. We play as a club in Leinster Junior leagues and many of our players also play in the Irish Youth championships and other competitions. We train and are coached for these events in our club. We do see our junior club as a place for making lots of new friends, with chess as the setting!

Parents: please feel free to drop in and see if chess as a competitive sport is of interest to your child and if our club will suit them. You will find a warm welcome and a wide range of players all ages!

Our Senior club directed towards adults and juniors over 12 years of age. Of course, we are all ambitious in our chess, and we seek to pursue individual and team success both in Irish tournaments and abroad. We see the sport as a challenge and enjoyable in the club setting. But we are also happy to be a part of a chess community and to pass the love of the game on to others. The overall club philosophy is that the club exists as a place to make friends (across the country as you play others also) with chess as the enjoyable and somewhat challenging setting!

Our club includes both a current Irish champion and former Irish champion. We are the current Leinster champions in Division 6 {Bodley Cup] with new teams forming for higher Divisions in the coming seasons. We have an active coaching and mutual helping programme, informally organised between ourselves.We are actively looking for new mem

10 Comments

  1. I’m part of the Trinity chess team due to play one of your teams in the Bodley cup on the 29th of September, I couldn’t find any e mail on your site so a, using this instead, apologies. I’m just wondering if your team is ready to play or if you would rather delay the game

  2. Hello, my name is Alan Brady.

    I am keen to get playing the game of chess on a serious note, yet I only started playing it (aside from as a child) three weeks ago so am a COMPLETE NOVICE!!!!!!!!

    Anyhow, I am just inquiring do you have a section for beginners or is the club completely for advanced players?

    If you could reply to me asap I would be much obliged,

    Regards,

    Alan.

    • Hi Alan;
      There’s a mix of players of all levels. I only starting playing myself about 4 years ago when my son joined the club.
      There are a few other beginner adults in the club.
      The senior club usually revolves around the LCU teams but we do have a club night on a Wednesday when we’ve no competitive matches.
      Check before you drop down in case there’s a match on,
      John Comey.

  3. Hi John,
    me and my husband are new to Chess and have introduced our daughter to this wonderful game as well and she loves it!
    I would be interested to send her down to the Club and try.
    Is there a chance to have a trial class before joining?
    She is 10 years old.

    Kind Regards!
    Paola

    • Paola;
      Your daughter would be very welcome. We encourage people to come down for a couple of weeks first to try out the club first before they join.
      We are actively trying to get more girls into the club, so if she does join the membership fee will be only €5.
      John.

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