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Mid-table finish for Ireland in PGETC

Posted by ian on May 23rd, 2018

Ireland finished off their PGETC season with a draw against Belarus. That left us in 6th place in League D. With some additional manpower we our prospects for finishing higher up the table, and even for promotion, should be brighter. The team for this year was: James Hutchinson, John Gibson, Tiberiu Gociu, Eoghan Barry, Cian […]

Austerity drive continues in Euro Teams

Posted by ian on November 21st, 2014

The Irish squad for the European Team Championships continued their strategy of starting slow, in order to end with a glorious late run. Up against the Springboks on Tuesday 18th November, they ended the match with a considered 1-3 deficit. James Hutchinson performed well to topple the 3-dan playing top board for South Africa, but […]

Ireland start slowly

Posted by ian on September 30th, 2014

The 2014/5 season of the European Team Championships started tonight on Pandanet. Ireland were drawn against newcomers Lithuania, the strongest Baltic nation. They managed a fairly solid 3-1 victory over our team, with only new captain James Hutchinson salvaging a point. Hope is not lost though, as Ireland traditional plan is to start slowly, before tilting the […]

Ireland triumph in League C

Posted by ian on May 27th, 2014

Tonight is a historic moment in the history of the game in Ireland. Ours is a long game, in which sacrifices must be made in order to reach the final glorious target of victory. This evening we continued to execute the plan we set in motion from day 1. The road saw defeats against Turkey […]

Ireland triumph over Bulgaria

Posted by ian on May 6th, 2014

Tonight Ireland danced with delight, as they rendered Bulgaria’s finest players into feta cheese. Despite not losing on any boards, such was the strength of the team’s performance, that Ireland managed to win 4-0. Their team captain spoke strongly of their performance, saying “The team’s play was akin to the swift flowing water of a […]

Ireland triumph over Croatia

Posted by ian on April 1st, 2014

Oh happy days! Tonight Ireland faced the might of Croatia in their league match on IGS. The team stuck to the strategy that they had agreed upon before the game, despite the fierce resistance from the opposing team. The result was a flawless victory – a 4-0 belting. Ireland are now top of the league, in 6th […]

Ireland triumph over Spain in drawn match

Posted by ian on March 11th, 2014

The Irish team were full of the joys of spring, as they totally dominated the Spanish team in a 2-2 draw on IGS last night. In what was a marathon match, with all 4 games entering overtime, and with multiple disconnections to boot, the squad never looked troubled. Ireland once again are proudly holding onto […]

Ireland triumph over Iceland

Posted by ian on February 19th, 2014

Last night saw round 7 of the European Team Championships take place. This time we were drawn against Iceland, who put up some condsiderable resistance during the games. Nevertheless, we ended with a perfect 4-0 result. Next time we will be facing Spain, who are currently in 4th position, in a match that offers us some prospects […]

Jan 28 – Ireland stuck mid-table

Posted by ian on January 29th, 2014

Climbing to the top of League C is continuing to prove difficult for Ireland. Our latest match was played on Tuesday night against Turkey. On board 1 Gavin won a typically chaotic game against a 5 dan opponent. Sadly though, the rest of the boards performed less admirably, and Ireland tumbled to a 3-1 loss. […]