The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Chess competitions for U13 & U16 took place on Sunday 11th in St Flannan's College Ennis, coordinated by John Cassidy. In the U13 Competition 9 teams took part with 4 teams in the u16 competition. The standard was high with some very good games in both competitions.
In the U113 competition Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/ Kilfenora/Kilshanny (Red) were level with Cratloe at finish of game but in process of elimination Cratloe lost out. In the quarter finals Ennis St Johns beat Doora/Barefield, Tulla beat Quin/Clooney, Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry beat Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny (White) and Ballynacally/Lissycasey beat Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny (Red). In the semi finals Tulla beat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry and Ennis St Johns beat Ballynacally/Lissycasey.
In the U16 competition, Doora/Barefield beat Cratloe in the semi finals while Ennis St Johns proved too strong for the Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry team. Ennis St Johns pipped near neighbours Doora/Barefield for the Gold and the opportunity to represent Clare in the Munster Finals. Cratloe beat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry for the Bronze medals.
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- 1st Ennis St Johns – Adam Gomez, Ronan Kilroy, Leo Liu, Connell McCarthy, Andrew Naimov, James Rochford, Dylan Rush
- 2nd Tulla – Charlotte Camphor, Darragh Donovan, Colin Duff, David Duff, Adam Mane, Casper Noonan, George Noonan
- 3rd Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – Gearoid Austin, Emmet Grant, Madeline Horan, Niall Moloney, Dylan Kearney Kierce
- 4th Balynacally/Lissycasey – Cathal Casey, Thomas Faughman, Eoin Griffin, Aidan Weaver, Eoghan Hehir, Gracie Eustace
- 1st Ennis St Johns – Diarmuid Kilroy, Ronan Marron, Sam Montwill, Dylan Murphy, Brian O'Connor, Cian Pyne
- 2nd Doora/Barefield – Conor Crowley, Eoin Hassett, Emma Louise Kenny, Jack Markham, Brian McNulty, Rory O'Donnell, Tadhg O'Donnell
- 3rd Cratloe – Aoife Healy, Jack Healy, Colm McElwain, Ruby Mulholland, Dennis Mundy, Emma O'Connell, Georgia O'Shea
- 4th Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – Tadhg Austin, Will Fitzpatrick, Colin Kelly, Eoghan Lynch, Maria Vrabete
Both Ennis St John's teams now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster Finals on 21st April in U.L.