Garry Kasparov’s visit to Ireland

fiachra&KasparovFiachra Scallan meeting with Garry Kasparov on his recent trip to Dublin


On Friday March 28th Garryy Kasparov will begin a two day visit to Ireland. As part of his engagements he is visiting the Mansion House  for the annual Comórtas Fichille Cúige Laighean where he will meet young players from Gaelscoileanna from all over Leinster .  During this tournament some of Irelands young junior chess stars will be honoured. Among these are the under 12 Bernadette Stokes team who came home triumphant from the annual 4 Nations chess tournament
last summer (Ireland, England, Scotland, & Wales); Rathmines chess club are very proud of  Fiachra Scallan and Michael Higgins, two Rathmines members of that very impressive u12 Irsh Team, who will be honoured on the day along with their team mates, Padraig Hughes, David Halpenny, Tom O’Gorman and Ross Beatty. Garry Kasparov will also meet Diana Mirza, who at the age of 13 is the Irish Women’s chess champion, 8 year old Daniel Dwyer, Bunratty Minors Champion and 8 year old Admira Kecskemeti, under 12 chess champion of Northern Ireland.  Irish and Russian will be the only languages spoken in the Mansion House during this event.
Fiachra Scallan and Daniel Dwyer will speak in Irish and Russian on behalf of the children.

Congratulations to all the young players attending the event, it is wonderful to see your dedication and efforts being celebrated and we hope that you really enjoy the occasion

stokes winners.glorney3stokes cup 015Under 12s with President Higgins

please open the link below to read the full press release of Garry Kasparov’s visit.

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