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.

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

Come and say hi!


NOTE: All club meetings have been suspended during the Covid-19 Outbreak.

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

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

Dublin — Wednesday, 19:00, in Toners


Correspondence Championship (in progress)

Latest News

Top 8 — Qualifying Round 2

When the dust settled last night, the following warriors advanced to the second qualifying round for the Top 8: John Gibson, Stephen Flinter, John Courtney, Piotr Gawron, Peter Kasko, and Tom Shanahan. The pairings for the second round are: G: Roman Pszonka (romanp) vs. John Courtney (JohnCourtn)
H: Ian Davis (javaness) vs. Piotr Gawron (pgaw)
I: John…

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Correspondence Championship — Entries Open

For those of you who prefer something a little more laidback than the sturm und drang of the Top 8, may I present the 2021 Correspondence Championship? Same deal as last year, this tournament is open to anyone who is Irish, has ever lived in Ireland, is married or otherwise related to someone Irish, or…

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Top 8 — Qualifying Round 1

The first qualifying round for this year’s Top 8 tournament will be played next Wednesday, January 13th, at 8pm in the Ireland room on KGS. With fourteen candidates contending for the four open places in the Top 8, perhaps the largest field the tournament has ever seen, there will be two qualifying rounds, the second…

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James & Ruari win the Rengo

2 additional tiebreak rounds were required to declare a winner. Final standings were as follows: Tie break round 2 James & Ruari bt Matei & Niall
Tie break round 1 Matei & Niall bt Graham & Clara James & Ruari bt Peter & Stephen
2 wins James & Ruari, Graham & Clara, Matei & Niall…

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Top 8 Entry Deadline

Just a quick reminder that the entry deadline for the Top 8 is a week from today, midnight Wednesday December 16th. Email eoghanbarry at with your name, email address and phone number to enter. For more details about the tournament, see the original post. The tournament is open to all Irish nationals, and…

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