On Monday, we play our 2nd Match against the Top 3 when the University come to town. This may very well be the toughest match of the year as the University have strengthened their team with the inclusion of CM Tim Harding and Junior Internationalist Anastasia Mihailjovic. Even at this early stage, they are motoring through the league, having demolished high flying Drogheda just last week…..and that was with a weaker team than normal. No Robert Murtagh….aarrgghh!! Will he be back on Monday? It would be good to see him again…..but I hope not chess-wise.
Nonetheless, whoever the University select will be a difficult proposition for any of our players who can take heart from their excellent result last time round.
In a league which has already seen it’s fair share of surprising results, we both have alternative hopes and aims…let’s hope we can keep the match close and gain some much needed points.