Chess – Leinster Junior Championship Success

Jane Doohanchess

A big congratulations to the four boys from St. Laurence's who took part in the recent Leinster Junior Championships in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan from 1-4 January. We had competitors in 5 of the 8 competitions - u9, u10, u11, u12 and u14. Hopefully next year we'll have some u8s too.
Best individual result was Lorcan Cooney's joint 2nd in the u12s, only losing to the eventual winner.
In the u11s our highest scorer was Donal O'Donnell on a very strong 4/6.
Conor Walsh took on the u14s and came away with a very good 3/5 in only his second rated chess tournament.
Endurance prize went to Felipe Cooney who played 22 games over the 4 days, playing in u9, u10, u12 and u14. For his efforts he picked up joint fourth place prizes in the u9 and u10.
Well done to all!!