Five of Elm Mount’s players competed in this year’s Irish Junior Championships which were held in Blanchardstown recently. Philip Grehan and Gavin Melaugh played in the under 12s event, while Shane Melaugh, Luke Keenan and Alex Goss played in the under 14 section.
All of the players aquitted themselves well, with pride of place going to Gavin who finished as runner up in the under 12s Section on a score of 5/6. Photos of some the Elm Mount players taken at the championships are set out below.
Gavin receiving his prize for finishing as runner up in the under 12s Section of the Irish Junior championships with from left (Michael Gordon, Director of Marketing New Ireland Assurance, Joe Higgins TD and Pat Fitzsimons, Chairperson of the Irish Chess Union.
The 2014-15 Leinster League season is now over.
The club had 2 teams in the Armstrong Cup (Div 1). The Armstrong A team scored 54 points and finished in 3rd place by just half a point. Joint top scorers were Zygis Jakubauskas and Alan McDonagh who each scored 8/11. The Armstrong B team finished in 12th place with 26.5 points and was relegated to the Heidenfeld for next season. Top scorer was Pat Fitzsimons with 5/11.
The Ennis Shield (Div 3) team finished in 9th place with 26.5 points. Top scorer was Eugene McMorrow with 7.5/11.
The O’Hanlon Cup (Div 4) team scored 32 points and finished in 8th place out of 12 teams. 4th to 8th place in this division were separated by only 1.5 points in the end. The top scorer was Peter Scott with 6.5/11.
The Bodley Cup (Div 6) team finished in 6th place with 24 points. Alex Goss, Sean MacGowan and Colm Mooney were joint top scorers with 5.5 points.