Armstrong Cup 1976-77: U.C.D.

  • Ten teams (U.C.D., Portmarnock, Dublin A, Collegians, Dundrum, Rathmines, Printers, Ierne, Dublin B, Kevin Barry). Eight-board matches, each team to play each other once. Competition decided by game points.
  • U.C.D.: Bernard Kernan, Oisín McGuinness, Paul Wallace, Conor Barrington, John Bradley, O’Sullivan, David Denny, M. O’Donnell, Ciarán O’Hare, McCarthy, J. Hackett, McGrath, Conor McGuinness, B. Redmond, O. Murphy, D. Roche.
  • Portmarnock: Rolande Anderson, Noel Kerins, M. Delaney, P. O’Driscoll, C. Anderson, C. Prendergast, D. Kelleher, M. O’Malley; F. McMahon; N. McAuley.
  • Dublin A: John Murray, J. J. Walsh, John Brennan, Brian Beckett, Brian Canton, Jim Sadlier, John (G.) Kennedy, J. Norton.
  • Collegians: Tony Dennehy, Matt O’Leary, Ray Byrne, John Gibson, Oisín O’Siochru, C. Egan, P. Cafferkey, Dorren O’Siochru; Michael Schuster, Art Coldrick; F. Devlin, Chris Shouldice; G. Murtagh.
  • Dundrum: Eugene Curtin, John Griffin, John Frain, Jim Prendiville, D. Garvel, Gerry McDonagh, Henry Higgins, Michael Keane; Tim Harding, J. Short, Oliver Dunne.
  • Rathmines: Michael Keeshan, Jack Killane, Michael Ó Briain, C. Hooper, J. Keeshan, R. O’Brien, Kieran Cranny, P. Smith.
  • Printers: Denis Healy, Charlie Marshall, E. Aherne, Mick Germaine, Hilary Healy, J. Proudfoot, Hugh Cummins, Herbert Scarry.
  • Ierne: Eamon Keogh, Des de Loughry, J. G. Murray, Brian Reid, Seán Gilroy, Malachy Doherty, K. Ryan, P. Daly; Ray Cassidy; B. Carty.
  • Dublin B: Tony Spillane, Bernard Palmer, Seán Terry, R. J. Nolan, B. McKenna, Gerry Gaden, R. Montgomery, Gerry O’Nolan.
  • Kevin Barry: Colm Barry, Joe Noone, G. Whelan, John Delaney, N. Delaney, C. Dowling, J. Curtis, P. Farrell.
  • Round 1, ca. 13 Oct 1976, Kiely’s, Donnybrook:
  •           | Irish Times Thu 14 Oct 1976 p. 14
  • Collegians Ierne
    A. Dennehy 0 – 1 E. A. Keogh
    M. O’Leary 1 – 0 D. de Loughry
    R. Byrne 1 – 0 J. G. Murray
    J. F. Gibson 1 – 0 B. Reid
    O. O’Siochru 1 – 0 S. Gilroy
    C. Egan 1 – 0 M. Doherty
    P. Cafferkey ½ – ½ K. Ryan
    D. O’Siochru adjourned P. Daly
    5½ – 1½
  • Round 2, ca. 31 Oct 1976, Dundrum:
  •           | Irish Times Mon 1 Nov 1976 p. 6
  • Dundrum Dublin A
    E. Curtin adjourned J. Murray
    J. Griffin ½ – ½ J. J. Walsh
    J. C. Frain 0 – 1 J. Brennan
    J. Prendiville ½ – ½ B. Beckett
    D. Garvel 1 – 0 B. Canton
    G. McDonogh ½ – ½ J. Sadlier
    H. Higgins adjourned J. G. Kennedy
    M. Keane adjourned J. Norton
    2½ – 2½
  • Round 6, ca. 6 Jan 1977, Portmarnock:
  •           | Irish Times Fri 7 Jan 1977 p. 6
  • Portmarnock Ierne
    R. J. Anderson 0 – 1 E. A. Keogh
    N. Kerins adjourned R. Cassidy
    M. Delaney 1 – 0 D. de Loughry
    P. O’Driscoll adjourned J. G. Murray
    C. Anderson adjourned B. Reid
    C. Prendergast 1 – 0 M. Doherty
    D. Kelleher 1 – 0 K. Ryan
    M. O’Malley walkover P. G. Daly
    4 – 1
  • Round 6, ca. 18 Jan 1977, Lower Gardiner St.:
  •           | Irish Times Wed 19 Jan 1977 p. 6
  • Printers Collegians
    D. Healy 0 – 1 A. Dennehy
    C. Marshall adjourned R. Byrne
    E. Aherne 1 – 0 J. F. Gibson
    M. Germaine 0 – 1 O. O’Siochru
    H. Healy 1 – 0 M. Schuster
    J. Proudfoot 0 – 1 A. J. Coldrick
    H. Cummins 1 – 0 C. Egan
    H. Scarry 1 – 0 P. Cafferkey
    3 – 4
  • Round 7, ca. 21 Jan 1977, Lower Gardiner St.:
  •           | Irish Times Sat 22 Jan 1977 p. 13
  • Printers Dublin A
    D. Healy 1 – 0 J. Murray
    C. Marshall 0 – 1 J. J. Walsh
    E. Aherne adjourned J. Brennan
    M. Germaine 0 – 1 B. Beckett
    H. Healy 1 – 0 B. Canton
    J. Proudfoot 1 – 0 J. Sadlier
    H. Cummins 0 – 1 J. G. Kennedy
    H. Scarry ½ – ½ J. Norton
    3½ – 3½
  • Round 7, ca. 22 Jan 1977, 20 Lincoln Place:
  •           | Irish Times Mon 24 Jan 1977 p. 14
  • Dublin B Collegians
    A. Spillane 1 – 0 A. Dennehy
    B. Palmer 0 – 1 R. Byrne
    S. Terry adjourned J. F. Gibson
    R. J. Nolan ½ – ½ A. J. Coldrick
    B. McKenna 0 – 1 C. Egan
    G. Gaden ½ – ½ P. Cafferkey
    R. Montgomery 0 – 1 F. Devlin
    G. O’Nolan 1 – 0 C. Shouldice
    3 – 4
  • Round 7, ca. 1 Feb 1977, Newman House, St. Stephen’s Green:
  •           | Irish Times Wed 2 Feb 1977 p. 3
  • U.C.D. Portmarnock
    B. Kernan 1 – 0 R. J. Anderson
    O. McGuinness ½ – ½ N. Kerins
    P. Wallace adjourned M. Delaney
    C. Barrington 1 – 0 P. O’Driscoll
    J. Bradley 0 – 1 F. McMahon
    M. O’Donnell 0 – 1 C. Prendergast
    C. O’Hare adjourned C. Anderson
    B. Redmond 1 – 0 M. O’Malley
    3½ – 2½
  • Round 7, ca. 1 Feb 1977, Ierne C.C.:
  •           | Irish Times Wed 2 Feb 1977 p. 3
  • Ierne Dundrum
    E. A. Keogh 0 – 1 T. D. Harding
    R. Cassidy ½ – ½ E. Curtin
    D. de Loughry adjourned J. Griffin
    B. Reid ½ – ½ J. Frain
    J. M. Doherty 0 – 1 G. McDonagh
    P. Dillon 0 – 1 H. Higgins
    K. Ryan 0 – 1 J. Short
    B. Carty 0 – 1 O. Dunne
    1 – 6
  • Round 6, 7 Feb 1977, 20 Lincoln Place:
  •           | Irish Times Wed 9 Feb 1977 p. 4; J.J. Walsh scorebook
  • Dublin U.C.D.
    J. Murray 0 – 1 B. Kernan
    J. J. Walsh 1 – 0 O. McGuinness
    J. Brennan 1 – 0 P. Wallace
    B. Beckett 1 – 0 C. Barrington
    B. Canton 0 – 1 J. Bradley
    J. Sadlier 1 – 0 D. Denny
    J. G. Kennedy walkover M. O’Donnell
    J. Norton 1 – 0 C. McGuinness
    6 – 2
  • Round 8, ca. 10 Feb 1977:
  •           | Irish Times Fri 11 Feb 1977 p. 13
  • Collegians Dublin A
    A. Dennehy adjourned J. Murray
    R. Byrne 0 – 1 J. J. Walsh
    J. F. Gibson adjourned J. Brennan
    O. O’Siochru ½ – ½ B. Beckett
    M. Schuster 0 – 1 B. Canton
    A. J. Coldrick 1 – 0 J. Sadlier
    C. Egan adjourned J. G. Kennedy
    P. Cafferkey 1 – 0 J. Norton
    2½ – 2½
  • Round 8, ca. 10 Feb 1977, Portmarnock:
  •           | Irish Times Fri 11 Feb 1977 p. 13
  • Portmarnock Rathmines
    R. J. Anderson 1 – 0 M. Keeshan
    C. Anderson 0 – 1 J. Killane
    M. Delaney 0 – 1 M. Ó Briain
    P. O’Driscoll 1 – 0 C. Hooper
    D. Kelleher 0 – 1 J. Keeshan
    C. Prendergast 1 – 0 R. O’Brien
    N. McAuley 0 – 1 K. Cranny
    M. O’Malley 1 – 0 P. Smith
    4 – 4
  • Leading team scores before final round: Portmarnock 37 (1 adj.), Dundrum 35 (2), UCD 34½ (7), Dublin A 33½ (4), Rathmines 33½, Collegians 32½ (5) | Irish Times Mon 14 Feb 1977 p. 14
  • Round 9, ca. 18 Feb 1977, 20 Lincoln Place:
  •           | Irish Times Sat 19 Feb 1977 p. 14
  • Dublin A Kevin Barry
    J. Murray 0 – 1 C. Barry
    J. J. Walsh adjourned J. Noone
    J. Brennan 0 – 1 G. Whelan
    B. Beckett adjourned J. Delaney
    B. Canton adjourned N. Delaney
    J. Sadlier 1 – 0 C. Dowling
    J. G. Kennedy 1 – 0 J. Curtis
    J. Norton 1 – 0 P. Farrell
    3 – 2
  • Round 9, ca. 26 Feb 1977, Kiely’s, Donnybrook:
  •           | Irish Times Mon 28 Feb 1977 p. 14
  • Collegians Dundrum
    A. Dennehy ½ – ½ T. D. Harding
    R. Byrne ½ – ½ E. Curtin
    J. F. Gibson 1 – 0 J. Griffin
    O. O’Siochru ½ – ½ J. Frain
    A. J. Coldrick 1 – 0 J. Prendiville
    C. Egan adjourned H. Higgins
    P. Cafferkey ½ – ½ G. McDonagh
    G. Murtagh 1 – 0 M. Keane
    5 – 2
  • Totals (game points):
  • University College Dublin   44½ (1 adj.) / 72
  • Portmarnock   43
  • Dublin A   41 (1 adj.)
  • Collegians   39 (4 adj.)
  • Dundrum  38 (1 adj.),   Rathmines   38
  • Printers   33 (1 adj.)
  • Ierne   28½
  • Dublin B   23 (10 adj.)
  • Kevin Barry   19 (8 adj.).
  •           | Irish Times Mon 28 Feb 1977 p. 14
  • See also: Seán Coffey, Armstrong Cup 1976-77, IRLchess, 24 February 2014.

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