Chess News
Published on April 15, 2024

On Tuesday 9th April, our school chess team took part in an interschool tournament involving teams from Carlow, Wicklow and Wexford, which was held in Oylegate, Co. Wexford. After six rounds of tense chess games, the Rathoe team of Padraic H, Fionn D, Jesse O N, Fionn D, Jonah M, Ethan F, Finnán W and James H emerged with silver medals, coming second overall. This is our first year entering a chess team and the lads involved were a credit to Rathoe NS. Well done to all involved. Our “Chess for Beginners” lessons are coming to an end but we look forward to recommencing the chess sessions again in the winter months.

A special word of thanks goes to Mr. Browne for preparing the boys for one of the first official chess tournaments that our school has taken part in.