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


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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Irish Summer Go Cup – Registrations are open

Hello merry go players!
What is a summer without a good ol’ Irish Summer Cup? Don’t worry, the IGA has you sorted with an exciting 5 rounds online tournament taking place in July on OGS!
All details can be found on the tournament webpage but to give you a flavour:

  • one round every Wednesday night
  • free

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Carol Tops the B Bracket

Carol Doyle-Plikk has come out on top of the Correspondence Championships B Bracket with a perfect 6-0 record. Check the full tournament standings and the game records on OGS. The A bracket beckons next year, Carol. Meanwhile in the A bracket, only Noel Mitchell stands between Chris Welch and his own clean…

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Matei Wins the Championship

Matei Garcia took victory by the narrow margin of 1.5 points in the second game of the 2021 championship, securing his third consecutive championship, and winning his third consecutive match-up against James Hutchinson. Making good on his pre-game promise to play for moyo, Matei took central influence from the earliest moves, giving James solid territory…

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