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

Correspondence Championship Entries Closed

Entry for the 2021 Correspondence Championship are now closed. Invitations have been sent to the entrants and play will begin next Monday, February 15th. You can observe the progress of the tournament on OGS: Division A
Alex Delogu
John Gibson
Peter Kasko
Noel Mitchell
Thomas Shanahan
Chris Welsh Division B
Ray Burke
Killian Davis
John Doyle
Carol Doyle-Plikk
Bob Murray
Patrick Naughten
Niall Redmond

Correspondence Championship — Deadline Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for entries for the 2021 Correspondence Championship is midnight, this Sunday, February 7th. To enter, just email eoghanbarry at outlook dot com with your OGS username. See the post linked above for more details.

Ici, c’est Paris!

We had another of our epic Irish vs French Club battle last Sunday, this time against Paris-Aligre. 8 boards, 2 commentators, a lot of fun, some surprises and a final score of 5-3 for Paris-Aligre after a tense ending where all the eyes were on the decisive last game! All the ingredients were here for…

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Top 8 — Round 1

With the qualifying rounds complete, Roman Pszonka, Piotr Gawron, Thomas Shanahan and Peter Kasko have advanced to join Matei Garcia, James Hutchinson, Alex Delogu and Michael Thai in the Top 8. The draw for the first round of the double elimination is: Matei Garcia (superhonte) vs. Michael Thai
Roman Pszonka (romanp) vs. Piotr Gawron (pgaw)
James Hutchinson…

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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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