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Ireland triumphant against Kazakhstan

Posted by James Hutchinson on May 10th, 2015

Ireland have emerged victorious once again, storming to victory against Kazakhstan. John’s opponent resigned after losing a mere 13 stone group. Tom, with a magnificent 25 stone sacrifice, managed a comfortable 18.5 point win. James had a comparatively dull win with no killing whatsoever. The piece de resistance, however, was surely Tibi’s delayed fixture. With […]

Belfast tournament announced.

Posted by James Hutchinson on May 7th, 2015

There will be a five round tournament in Belfast on August 8th and 9th. For full details see here

Ireland triumphant yet again!

Posted by James Hutchinson on April 16th, 2015

John Gibson secured final victory for Ireland in the latest match in league C of the PGETC. Playing in a postponed match, his opponent had no answers for his famed high chinese moyo strategy. His victory secured a 3-1 win, after Tiberiu Gociu and James Hutchinson had secured wins earlier in the week. Next up, […]

Ladder starts

Posted by James Hutchinson on April 12th, 2015

The ladder competition has started up again for the new year. In a break with tradition a match has already been played. Philippe defeated James in an exciting game at the top of the ladder. To enter, contact Tibi.

Galway Main Tournament – 25 & 26th of April

Posted by Philippe Renaut on March 17th, 2015

The Galway Main Tournament is coming ! After a nice winter warm up, it’s time to get your tesujis sharpened again ! All information, location and registration forms can be found here The tournament starts on Saturday 25th of April at 10:30, we hope to see you all for a joyful week-end in Galway ! […]

2015 – First Newsletter of the year !

Posted by Philippe Renaut on March 6th, 2015

To keep a good pace and have a little (a wee ?) go reading moment, we decided to revive the IGA newsletter. We are happy to publish here the 2015-Q1 edition ! You will find a biting editorial, some news of the latests events (not including the Dublin Confucius Cup which will be covered in […]

Go Lessons with Fan Hui

Posted by Rory Wales on March 4th, 2015

The Confucius Institute for Ireland has generously sponsored Go lessons to the Irish Go Association. Fan Hui 2p will be giving lessons starting next week, March 11th on KGS. More details can be found here.

2nd Irish Women’s Championship

Posted by Tiberiu Gociu on February 25th, 2015

(on behalf of Carol Doyle) It has been 22 years since the women of Ireland competed over the board for the illustrious moniker of Irish Women’s Go Champion. ┬áNaomi Gibson is the long standing holder, taking the title in 1992. ┬áThe game of Go has historically had a small following in Ireland, yet on February […]

Ireland victorious once again

Posted by James Hutchinson on February 24th, 2015

Ireland have heroically secured their first victory in the PGETC with a fabulous triumph over Portugal. Team captain James Hutchinson started the rout with a comfortable win by default, before number 1 board Ian Davis stormed to victory. John Gibson secured the win in a bloody game with many dead groups. Finally, Tiberiu Gociu managed […]

Matthew Macfadyen in Galway…

Posted by Philippe Renaut on February 18th, 2015

We had the immense honor, here in Galway, to receive the visit of Matthew Macfadyen, 6 dan and 25 times UK champion. The session was a busy one : we were having one of our not-so-usual-but-usual-anyway wine and go evening session at my home plus some students who were already practicing with me in their […]