Monthly Archives: May 2012

First Branagan Cup

This year’s Branagan Cup approaches its conclusion, with Elm Mount surprisingly winning easily against a much higher-rated Rathmines team in the first semi-final (so no double for Rathmines this year). The new mixed league/knockout system this year seems to have … Continue reading

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MTK Budapest-Dundrum, European Club Cup 1985

My earlier post promised more information on this match, including two games that are not in the databases, so here they are: Egon Varnusz-David Drakeford MTK Budapest-Dundrum, European Club Cup (1.4), Budapest, September 1985 26. Bh4 Rec7 27. Bxf6 gxf6 … Continue reading

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P.J. Laracy, Philip Baker and the 1927 Leinster Championship

When compiling the Roll of Honour for the Leinster Championship, there was a particularly tricky decision to make about the 1927 renewal. There was evidence pointing towards two possible candidates. They were Philip Baker, champion the previous year (and also … Continue reading

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Leinster Championships centenary

The Leinster Championships are being held over the May Bank Holiday weekend, the usual slot for the Malahide Millennium Tournament. In fact these two tournaments have amalgamated this year, and pre-event it was being anticipated that the quality and quantity … Continue reading

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Monthly updates, March and April

Here is a summary of the changes in the past two months that were not the subject of separate posts: Branagan Cups: There have been quite a few updates here. Anthony Fox sent in details of the 2003 final, for … Continue reading

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