Chess

Chess

All Ireland Chess Champions
The Scoil Pol Girls Chess Team won the All Ireland Secondary School Girls Chess Title for the second year in a row in May 2010. The team was Jennifer Halpin, Ellen Casey, Niamh Weeks and Clodagh Hennessy.

The competition was run as an individual five round swiss tournament with the individual results added together to make the team score, and with each girl winning four out of five matches, they won the title with a score of 16 points, with Carrick-on-Suir in second place on 13 ½ points and Drogheda third on 12 points.

Individual Prizes were also awarded with Sarah Jane Hearne from Carrick-on-Suir in 1st place. The four Scoil Pol Girls, along with Megan DeSousa from Drogheda, all tied in 2nd place, which called for a tie break and resulted in Megan DeSousa being awarded 2nd place and Niamh Weeks from Scoil Pol came 3rd.