Chess Champs


New Ross Chess, October 2016

Overall Best Individual:
1st David Remenyik
3rd Andy Yu & Fian Hanlon

Under 13:
2nd  James Cleary

Under 12:
1st Ben Harrison
3rd Conor Langtry & Ben Smith

Under 11:
1st Luke Hennell
2nd Shay Byrne

Under 10:
1st T.J. Morrissey
3rd Aron Remenyik

Overall Best School:
1st  Gorey

We also had many individual winners in the October tournament.The children had no problem being at the school for 8.50am to get the bus to New Ross for seven games of chess, only returning to Gorey at 5pm. The yummy lunch, the fun with kids from other schools and the playtime added to the fun of our day out in The Brandon House Hotel.

Extra credit must be given to some of our team who have performed exceptionally well during the year. David Remenyik represented Ireland in Austria on the under 12’s chess team during the summer and also travelled to Hungary, to play chess in December. Andy and Ryan were on the first ever Novice Chess team representing Gorey Chess Club, in Dublin on Saturday, December 11th.

St. Joseph’s Chess Kings will be in action again in the New Year. The bi-annual Co. Wexford Schools’ Fun tournament will be held for the second time this school year in New Ross on Saturday January 21st. Let’s defend our current title as best over-all school in the county!

Fun, Friends , Food and a little Chess !

Students from St. Joseph’s PS once again travelled south to New Ross, to compete against the chess kids of Co Wexford’s primary schools 5th March 2016 . This time we were awarded second place, after New Ross CBS . Onwards and upwards !

But the highlights of the day for many, apart from the seven  chess games ,were the yummy burgers, chicken nuggets, sausages and chips . And the half hour playtime in the glorious spring sunshine .

And St Joseph’s made history by having a girl represent the school for the first time ever … the delightful Alicia !


Overall best individuals – 3rd : Andy

Under 13 – 4th : Ben

Under 12 – 1st: Ryan , 2nd: Tiernan, 4th: Gearoid, Fian

Under 11 – 2nd : Conor, Paddy, Oisin, 4th :Finn

Under 10 – 3rd :Mikey, 4th :Thierry

Under 9 – 2nd :Dylan, 3rd TJ, 4th : Alicia

Well done to all the chess kids from  St Joseph’s  that took part .


Checkmate Bunclody!

The Co. Wexford Checkmate chess league has already started with a four nil win over Bunclody N.S. 21 kids travelled to play a 12.45 match. David, Andy, Ryan and Gearoid did us proud. A team is as good as its subs they say, so here’s to Ben, Conor and Tiernan. Our B, C, and D teams played friendly matches played four friendly matches. Bunclody principal ,noticing the tense excitement in the room, wondered about the term, “friendly”!

We will be heading to the All- Ireland Checkmate final in Limerick on Friday 13th May !


Team B: Conor, Ben, Tiernan, Fian (capt.)

Team C : Aidan, Adam (capt.), James, Cian

Team D: Ewan (capt.), Oisin, Paddy,Shay , Finn

Team E: Robert (capt.),Peter , Aaron, Luke , Conor

Thanks to the chess parents for being so supportive !