Category Archives: Branagan Cups

Branagan Cup 1977

David McAlister has provided a huge amount of new information on the Branagan Cup page, and we’re now down to just seven seasons where we’re not sure of the winners. There are also many more details of winning teams and … Continue reading

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Branagan Cup final 2014: Elm Mount 3½ – 2½ Gonzaga

Congratulations to Elm Mount (and commiserations to Gonzaga) on winning the Branagan Cup for the fourth year in succession (and the fourth year in all). From Gerry MacElligott’s Facebook page (and with permission, for which thanks) we have a picture … Continue reading

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Janusaitis-Dunne, Branagan Cup 2012

Oliver Dunne sends in this snappy and instructive miniature from this year’s Branagan Cup semi-final, in which Elm Mount resoundingly defeated a considerably higher-rated Rathmines side that had just won the Armstrong Cup. Below I’ve set this up as a … Continue reading

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With excellent timing, two magazines have produced a new issue this week, just in time for the Christmas stocking. The first is of course Tony Foley’s Irish Chess Journal. The second, which may not be familiar to Irish readers, is … Continue reading

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