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



Confucius Cup
Dublin, 3–5th March 2022
(provisional, details to follow)

Irish Summer Cup

Latest News

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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After an intense week of go, Gavin will fly back to Ireland from Vladivostok with a great 3/6 score on the world scene, competing in the World Amateur Go Championship! He also competed in the high level Russian Cup and get a brilliant 3/5 there too.
Ireland has been well represented and ends up at…

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WAGC 2021 – Day1

So Gavin took a flight all over Europe to Vladivostok to represent Ireland at the World Amateur Go Championship 2021. 6 rounds of intense go to try and top the world of Amateur Go! First day was busy with the Opening ceremony and recovering from the trip.

Today was the first round and Gavin…

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