St. Pat’s Chess Club began in January 2017. We are very lucky to have two excellent coaches – Mr. Ian Finnerty and Mr. Brendan Buckley.

St. Pat’s was represented by two teams at competitions in March and May 2017 and did exceptionally well, qualifying for the second round of the Galway Junior Chess competition. Andrew Finnerty was crowned champion of the puzzle and strategy competition.

In March of this year, St. Pat’s had two teams in the Galway Junior Chess competition held in the Ardilaun Hotel. Both teams did fantastic, playing against some stiff competition.

Andrew Finnerty, Szymon Wegrzyn , Ben Fegan and Tymofii Koshovyi came second place in the competition and went on to qualify for the final in Dublin. They were one of only two teams to qualify for this final.