Irish Go Association


Ireland Guarantee PGETC Promotion

A nation rejoiced on Tuesday night as Ireland secured the requisite draw against Bulgaria to guarantee promotion to League B for the next season of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship. Captain Philippe Renaut was carried shoulder-high through the streets of Galway and awarded freedom of the city in an impromptu…

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Ireland Forge Ahead Against Norway

In the penultimate round of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship, Ireland demonstrated steely resolve in a 4-0 win over third-placed Norway. None of the games went to counting, with the first resignation coming in Karl Irwin’s game on board 1. The game rapidly spiralled into a running battle that dominated the centre…

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Ireland on a Roll; Xinqun Levels Championship

Ireland continued their winning streak in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship with a 3–1 victory over Spain on Tuesday night. The games were complex, bloody affairs with all four decided by comfortable margins. Gavin Rooney was the first to finish: an ill-judged invasion left his opponent cut in two with fatal consequences,…

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Valentine’s Day Massacre

Ireland took a major step towards promotion in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship, with a 4–0 victory over our closest rivals, the UK. Although some results from the other matches are not in yet, Ireland move two points clear at the top of table, with three rounds left to play. In truth,…

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Ireland Stumble on Georgian Steppe

The third round proved anything but charming as Ireland dropped their first point of the season with a 2–2 draw against bottom-placed Georgia in the Pandanet Go European Team Championship. The evening started well, with Gavin Rooney and captain Philippe Renaut winning by wide margins on Boards 3 and 2. But then things…

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