Thanks to Nick Scallan for the following:
The ICU Junior Selection Committee have this weekend announced the National Juniors Training squads in preparation for the Glorney 4 Nations team competition and individual International underage competitions this summer.
Rathmines are delighted to have 12 of our young players selected to the squads. The squads will receive expert coaching from GM Alexander Baburin, IM Sam Collins, FM David Fitzsimons, and National Junior Officer Darko Polimac.
11 of the juniors have played for Rathmines in the leagues this year, with our 12th member, Dayna Ferguson expected to be part of next seasons Bodley squad.
The Rathmines players selected are as follows:
Irish U18 Squad (2 Rathmines players)
Scott Mulligan & Peter Cook.
Irish U14 Squad (3 Rathmines players)
Michael Higgins, Fiachra Scallan & Liam Coman
Irish U12 Squad (6 Rathmines players)
Matthew Gallagher, Henry Li, Eoghan Turner, Mustakim Ul Haque, Muhtarim Ul Haque & Sean Hunter.
Irish U18 Girls Squad (1 Rathmines player)
Coaching dates are played for Sunday 23rd March, Sunday 27th April, Sunday 11th or 18th May and Sunday 15th or 22nd June. All coaching will take place at the Hilton Kilmainham Hotel.
Final selections of the teams for the Glorney team events which takes place in Stirling, Scotland from 3rd to 7th August are expected to be announced at the beginning of June once the May ratings list has been finalised.
The Rathmines Junior Club meet on Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm in the Kenilworth Bowling Club, Grosvenor Square, Rathmines, with further information on www.rathminesjuniorchessclub.wordpress.com