Fun chess in New Ross

Twenty children from St. Joseph’s P.S. participated in the annual Wexford Primary Chess Tournament on Saturday 13th January 2018, in the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross. One hundred children took part from all over the county. Each played seven games.


All our  children played very well and very sportingly . The following won gold , silver or bronze medals in the under age categories.

Under 13: Joint 1st Conor Langtry and Shay Byrne, Joint 2nd Ben Smith and Conor Kirwan

Under 12: 2nd Luke Hennell, 3rd Aron Remenyik

Under 9: 1st Ruadhan Cullen, 2nd Andrew Hennell, 3rd Danny Dowling

Under 8 : 2nd Eoin Finn

Overall schools’ result : 1st Piercestown, 2nd New Ross , 3rd St Joseph’s P S , Gorey

The highlight of the day was probably the playtime outside and the lunch            (burgers/sausages/nuggets and chips) !!

Next date for your diaries is the 26th Wexford Chess Challenge, which takes in St Joseph’s, Gorey, Wednesday 7th February 6.30pm. Teams of 6 enter either the senior or juniors section and it involves three rounds of chess. This is the highlight of our chess calendar. It is a very successful event which couldn’t take place without the support of St Joseph’s Parents’ Council and Gorey Chess Club