With nail biting finishing rounds in all sections players fought it out for the titles in the 6th rounds today in Ballinasloe. Daniel Foley was the outright winner of the u8’s , our own Jerome White, played his first Irish Championships with a great score of 3 wins in 6 games. In the u10’s Rathmines were represented by Cillian Scallan joint 3rd, Dayna Fergusona joint 4th and Eoin Hunter finishing on 3pts. Adam Murphy from Naomh Barrog won on 5pts.
There was another winner for Leinster in the u12’s with Alex Byrne from St. Benildus convincing winner on 6 out of 6. Rathmines players did very well in this section with Henry Li in 3rd place followed by Haque, Muhtarim-Ul scoring a performance rating of 1534. Matthew Gallagher, AlexMulligan and Sean Hunter all scored 3.5pts, While Ciara Scallan scored 2.5 , she played her first game against a player from England with a rating of 1600 and won her last match against a player rated 966.
In the u14’s, Leinster excelled, it came down to a tie break for first place with Mihailo Manojlovic(st Benildus) and Michael Higgins(Rathmines), both had drawn earlier in round 3. The m buch favoured Mihailo but both players share the title. Ross Beatty, also St Benildus came joint 3rd with Padraigh Hughes(Curragh) . Mustakim – Ul Hague scored 3.5.
The u16’s/19’s was a complicated affair as the 2 sections were combined, the top scoring u19 was Ben Cullen (Gonzaga) and the top scoring u16 was Cian McGovern Leahy (DunLaoighre) and Scott Mulligan was placed 2nd u16
Congratulations to all