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

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: 40…

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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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Chris Welch wins Correspondence Championship

Friend of Irish go, Chris Welsh (South Africa) demonstrated that there are limits to friendship by beating all comers in the A Bracket of the 2021 Correspondence Championship. Second place went to Alex Delogu, narrowly edging out Noel Mitchell by a single point on the second tie-break. Carol Doyle won the B bracket in equally…

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Club Meetings Resume in Dublin

Collegians Go Club is returning to Toner’s pub (139 Lr. Baggot Street, Dublin 2) tomorrow night from 7.30pm onwards. Note that meetings will be on Tuesdays from now on, to avoid clashing with the Wednesday night meetings on OGS. Covid measures may occasionally require a last minute change of venue — please check…

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Victory for Ireland in the KPMC

James Hutchinson won this afternoon in the first game in the group stage against Brunei by 83.5 points. James’ thoughts are here: The entire game can be found here: (Some of the comments are maybe wrong as the game seems to have mistranscribed due to technical errors on the…

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