Irish Go Association

Join the Irish Go community on the IGA Discord channel!

Throughout the week we talk all things Go. Every Wednesday evening from 8pm players from all across Ireland play each other via Discord and the OGS Ireland room.

Beginners welcome, teaching games and reviews can be arranged during the session.

Come and say hi!


Dublin — Tuesdays, from 19.30, in Toner’s

NOTE: Regular meetings have not yet resumed in Cork or Galway. Please check their web pages to make enquiries.

Cork — Alternate Tuesdays 20:30, in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Hall, (check Facebook to confirm)

Galway — Tuesdays, 19:00, in McSwiggan’s



October Rip-Off
Dublin, 30th October, 2021

Ulster Open 2021
Lisburn, 20th November, 2021

Confucius Cup
Dublin, 4th–6th March 2022
(provisional, details to follow)

Latest News

Entries Open for National Championship

Entries are now open for the 2022 Championships. The tournament is open to all Irish nationals, and to non-nationals who have been permanently resident in Ireland for at least five years, and are eligible for Irish citizenship. You must also be a member of the Irish Go Association. The tournament will take place in…

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Lu Xinqun Sweeps Rip-Off

Lu Xinqun plays James Hutchinson

Who was that masked man? Lu Xinqun (R) in action against James Hutchinson Newcomer to the Irish go scene Lu Xinqun dispatched Matei Garcia, James Hutchinson and Gavin Rooney en route to overall victory at the inaugural October Rip-Off. Further down the table, Tom Shanahan also managed a clean sheet to gain promotion to…

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2021 Irish Winter Rengo entries now open.

Entries are now open for the Irish Winter Rengo/Pair go championships
To enter, please email james8hut A@T hotmail D.O.T com stating rank, preferred partner, and whether you’re willing to play in December. If you don’t have a partner, I’ll find you one. If you think you’re not strong enough to enter, slap yourself in the face,…

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Ulster Open 2021

The Belfast Open is being moved to Lisburn on Saturday November 20th this year, as (a) Lisburn is 15 minutes closer to Dublin (b) Lisburn is 15 minutes closer to me, and (c) it was easier to get a venue. Details: Three rounds, McMahon format, handicap of difference in McMahon Score minus one.
Time Limits: 45…

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October Rip-Off Tournament

In honour of John Gibson’s many contributions to Irish go, I present the inaugural October Rip-Off, a one-day tournament in the nation’s capital. The tournament will take place on October 30th, in the Teachers’ Club. The scene of many great rip-offs in years gone by, the Teacher’s Club is located in Dublin’s city centre,…

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