Monthly Archives: December 2009

Philip Hogarty Memorial Posters

We still remember Philip fondly. It’s hard to think that it’s two years since he tragically passed away. His memorial event is coming again, this coming April. Participants in the first Philip Hogarty event will know that it was a … Continue reading

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Belgium Update

Some more details on flights, possible hotels, and trains etc, in this Word document. Belgium 2010  Note: the preference from people travelling seemed to be for hotels in the 50-70 euro per night range, cheaper than the sample hotels in … Continue reading

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We will have at least one team in Armstrong next year

The Rathmines A in the Heidenfeld look like being promoted to the Armstrong for the 2010/11 season. The team are showing convincing form and getting all the right results. They demolished (an admittedly out-gunned) Inchicore team on Monday night: 1 … Continue reading

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Christmas Blitz – Thursday 17th December!!

The Annual Christmas Blitz is on Thursday – great fun to be had for everyone, prizes galore etc! For anyone travelling to Belgium, or even slightly interested, I will be grabbing your attention for 10 mins for a quick update, … Continue reading

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Armstrong woes show no sign of abating

Rathmines continued their losing streak in the Armstrong with another baffling and inadequate performance on Thursday night. This was a credible enough performance of course, with 3.5-3.5 in the seven played games. However, we suffered a walkover on board 4 … Continue reading

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Darren McCabe vs. Ciaran Quinn, Armstrong

Armstrong, Rathmines vs. Elm Mount A. 1st December 2009. Darren McCabe vs. Ciaran Quinn Game can be replayed here: Annotated by Darren Scotch Game 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 The Scotch. I had decided to play this … Continue reading

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Belgium 2010

    Rathmines Chess Club invite all members to our great Belgium 2010 chess experience! LATEST NEWS (Monday 7th December): We seem to have at least 8 people who want to travel, so we are going ahead with the trip! … Continue reading

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