Féile Fichille Chess Tournament in Wicklow

Three strong teams of chess players represented the school last week at the Féile Fichille Chess Tournament in Wicklow Educate Together NS. The 24 pupils who attended each played 6 games throughout the course of the day against opponents from other schools. Plenty of tactical skills were on display, as well as great respect shown at the beginning and end of each game, regardless of a win or a loss. We were absolutely delighted that our junior 3rd & 4th class team came in 1st place overall, an incredible achievement for these young players at their first ever chess tournament. Our two senior teams of 5th & 6th class pupils also performed fantastically, coming in 2nd and 6th place overall in their Masters category. We look forward to more exciting tournaments during the school year!

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 .