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 [Suspended until January 30th, 2022 due to restricted pub opening hours]

NOTE: Regular meetings have not yet resumed in Cork or Galway. Please check their web pages to make enquiries.




Top 8
Dublin 4, February 5th–6th

Confucius Cup
UCD Dublin, 16th–18th September 2022

Latest News

Correspondence Championship 2022 — Entries Open

The correspondence championship will be starting once again in February, and entries will now open. Similar to previous years, this tournament is open to anyone who is Irish, has ever lived in Ireland, is married or otherwise related to someone Irish, or has any connection to Irish go, however tenuous.  Games will be played on…

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Eoghan and Stephen win the rengo

Eoghan Barry and Stephen Nulty were the winners of this year’s rengo. Ian and Irina Davis came second, with last year’s winners James Hutchinson and Ruari McCloskey in third place. Final standings 1st Eoghan & Stephen 2nd Ian & Irina 3rd James & Ruari 4th Gavin & Byoung Ju 5th John & Xinqun 6th Peter…

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Confucius Cup 2022

The Confucius Cup 2022 will take place over the weekend of 16th–18th September, at the Confucius Institute, on UCD Dublin’s Belfield campus. Full details to be confirmed but the tournament will take the usual format of a Rapid tournament on Friday night, followed by the Confucius Cup itself on the Saturday and Sunday. Expect…

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Entries Open for National Championship

Entries are now open for the 2022 Championships. The tournament is open to all Irish nationals, and to non-nationals who have been permanently resident in Ireland for at least five years, and are eligible for Irish citizenship. You must also be a member of the Irish Go Association. The tournament will take place in…

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Lu Xinqun Sweeps Rip-Off

Lu Xinqun plays James Hutchinson

Who was that masked man? Lu Xinqun (R) in action against James Hutchinson Newcomer to the Irish go scene Lu Xinqun dispatched Matei Garcia, James Hutchinson and Gavin Rooney en route to overall victory at the inaugural October Rip-Off. Further down the table, Tom Shanahan also managed a clean sheet to gain promotion to…

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