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  • ABROMAITIS, Marius. Armstrong Cup wins: 2006** (Rathmines).
  • ALLEN, W. J. (William John), b. ca. 1873, d. ca. 1963. 1st-3rd Irish championship 1926 (lost playoff). Ulster champion 1933, 1934. Williamson Shield, 1st 1923, 1924, 1925. Belfast Feis, 1st 1934, 1936, 1942. Irish correspondence champion 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932. Columnist, Belfast News-Letter, 1911-1956.
  • ALLINGHAM, David, b. 17 December 1808, d. Dublin, 4 May 1891. Member, (original) Dublin C.C.. Founder member, Dublin C.C. (1867). Founder member, (original) Clontarf C.C. (1888)? Problemist.
  • ANDERSON, Paul. Silver King wins: 2015** (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • ANNESLEY, Gareth. Silver King wins: 2016 (Muldoons 1, Mallusk C.C.).
  • ARCHER, Richard, b. Dublin City, ca. 1871, d. Cork City, 21 February 1938.
  • ARMSTRONG, James Septimus, b. Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo, 5 October 1891, d. Singida, Tanganyika, 14 April 1936. Son of Canon Armstrong q.v.. Irish correspondence champion 1912-13, 1913-14. Military Cross 1917.
  • ARMSTRONG, (Canon/Chancellor) Simon Carter (r. Killaloe, Co. Clare), b. Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, August 1856, d. Bray, 31 July 1942. Father of James Septimus Armstrong q.v.. Irish correspondence champion 1917-18, 1920, 1924.
  • ARMSTRONG, William, b. Dublin?, 31 December 1848, d. Dublin (Conyngham Road), 5 August 1899. Donor, Armstrong Cup.
  • ASTANEH LOPEZ, Alex, b. Madrid ESP, * 1987. IM 2011. Irish champion 2010, 2017 (j.). Olympiads: 2010-2014. National club championship wins: 2014 (Adare).
  • BABURIN, Alexander, b. Gorky URS (now Nizhniy Novgorod RUS), * 1967. IM 1990, GM 1996. Irish champion 2008. Olympiads: 1996, 2000-2008, 2014-2016. European Team Chs: 2005. Armstrong Cup wins: 2011** (Kilkenny). Editor, Chess Today, 2000-present.
  • BAKER, Philip, b. Riga, 1880 or 1881, d. Rathmines, Co. Dublin, 18 April 1932. Irish champion 1924, 1927, 1928, 1929. Leinster champion 1922, 1926. Tailteann Games, 1st 1924. Armstrong Cup wins: 1926, 1929 (Sackville).
  • BARKER, F. C. (Francis Const), b. ENG, ca. 1831, d. Tunbridge Wells ENG, 25 December 1915 (?: cf. Francis Const Barker Jr., b. Essex ENG, ca. 1866). Armstrong Cup wins: 1902 (Booterstown).
  • BARNETT, (later Sir) R. W. (Richard Whieldon), b. 6 December 1863, d. 17 October 1930. Irish champion 1886-1889 (based on win in 1886 championship). MP, 1918-1929.
  • BARRY, C. J. (Charles Joseph), b. Cork (17 Henry Street), 17 January 1882, d. Dublin, 12 April 1964. Leinster champion 1912, 1913, 1914, 1933, 1934, 1942, 1945. Armstrong Cup wins: 1926, 1929, 1949 (Sackville).
  • BARRY, Colm, b. Dublin, * 1959. NM 1986. Leinster champion 1993 (j.). Olympiads: 1982-1984. EEC Team Ch: 1980. National club championship wins: 1985 (Kevin Barry). Branagan Cup wins: 1979 (Rathfarnham)
  • BARRY, G. F. (George Frith), b. Cork, ca. 1837, d. 14 February 1891. 1st, Cordner Cup, 1868 (inaugural competition). Columnist, The Irish Fireside, 1883-1885.
  • (BARRY-BROWN, J.—see Brown, J. Barry.)
  • BATESON, Raymond. Irish correspondence champion 1976.
  • BEAMAN, F.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup).
  • BEAVEN, A. E. (Alfred), b. ENG, ca. 1874. Armstrong Cup wins: 1928 (Dublin).
  • BENSON, Oisín P.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2014 (Dublin University).
  • BERRY, (Mrs.) F. Sterling (“F. S. B.”). Armstrong Cup wins: 1902 (Booterstown).
  • BLACK, Chris. Silver King wins: 2015** (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • BLUNDEN, (Sir) John, b. Kilkenny, 21 December 1814, d. Kilkenny, 27 January 1890. Chairman/President, Dublin C.C., 1871-1887.
  • BONNER, J. A.. President, LCU, –1950–.
  • BOURACHED, Anthony. Armstrong Cup wins: 2014 (Dublin University).
  • BOURKE, Austin (Patrick Martin Austin Bourke; Aibhistín de Búrca), b. Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, 10 May 1913, d. Dublin, 1 August 1995. Irish champion 1951. Gaynor Cup, 1st 1944. Olympiads: 1935.
  • BOWESMAN, H. N. (Henry Nassau), b. Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, 29 January 1865, d. Dublin, 16 April 1940. Armstrong Cup wins: 1926, 1929 (Sackville). President, Irish Chess Union, –1930–. President, Sackville C.C., –1919, –1926–, –1928–, –1931–, –1934–.
  • BOYLE, Bernard. Armstrong Cup wins: 2010 (Elm Mount).
  • BRADLEY, John [Seán Bradley], b. Kilkenny?, 11 January 1954, d. Sandyford, Co. Dublin, 7 November 2014. Armstrong Cup wins: 1977 (U.C.D.), 2011** (Kilkenny).
  • BRADY, Cormac, b. 2 September 1956, d. Dublin, 21 January 2003. National Club Championship wins: 2000 (Bray). Armstrong Cup wins: 1997, 1998 (Crumlin), 1999, 2000 (Bray).
  • BRADY, Liam. Munster champion 1965 (j.).
  • BRADY, Stephen, b. * 1969. FM 1992. Irish champion 1991, 1992, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007 (j.), 2011, 2012 (j.), 2015 (j.). Leinster champion 1990, 1997 (j.), 2003. Olympiads: 1990-1992, 1996. European Team Chs: 1989, 1992, 2001. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2002. Armstrong Cup wins: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013 (Phibsboro). National club championship wins: 2002, 2005 (Phibsboro). Branagan Cup wins: 2006 (Phibsboro).
  • BREZING, Thomas. Armstrong Cup wins: 2004, 2005 (Phibsboro).
  • BROOKE, W. M. (William Montagu), b. London ENG, 1861, d. Southborough ENG, 28 June 1939. Irish correspondence champion 1914-15, 1915-16, 1916-17.
  • BROWN, J.[ohn] Barry (John Barry Meredith Brown), b. Co. Kildare, 1885, d. (ca. March) 1972. Armstrong Cup wins: 1933, 1934, 1935 (Dublin).
  • BUCKLEY, John. Armstrong Cup wins: 2014** (Dublin University).
  • BURDEN, Francis, b. Belfast, ca. 1830, d. Belfast, 13 January 1882.
  • BUSIG, Xavier Xerxes. Armstrong Cup wins: 2008, 2009 (Phibsboro).
  • BUTLER, E.[dward] Gerald, b. Ballyadams, now Co. Laois, 22 September 1866, d. Ballyadams, now Co. Laois, 7 February 1899. Armstrong Cup wins: 1897 (Dublin University).
  • BUTLER, Kevin C.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013 (Phibsboro).
  • BYRNE, Ray, b. 1948. Armstrong Cup wins: 2015, 2016**, 2017** (Gonzaga).
  • CAFOLLA, Peter, b. 1957. Armstrong Cup wins: 1994 (St. Benildus). Branagan Cup wins: 2010 (Rathmines).
  • CAMPBELL, Bobby. Silver King wins: 2015** (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • CANTON, Brian, b. Dublin, 1930. Olympiad: 1958. European Team Ch: 1967. Oireachtas championship, 1st 1965. National club championship wins: 1955 (Clontarf).
  • CAREY, Eoin. Silver King wins: 2015** (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • CARTON, Niall, b. * 1968. Irish champion 1989, 1993. Ulster champion 1987 (j.).
  • CARTON, Pat, b. Dublin, * 1959. Leinster champion 1984 (j.). Olympiads: 1986, 1990. European Team Chs: 1989, 1992.
  • CASEY, Eoghan, b. 1982. National club championship wins: 2017** (Gonzaga). Armstrong Cup wins: 2015, 2016**, 2017 (Gonzaga).
  • CASEY, Gerry. Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2017** (Ennis).
  • CASEY, John. Leinster champion 1944.
  • CASSIDY, John. Munster Lague Div. 1 wins: 2017 (Ennis).
  • CASSIDY, Paul, b. Dublin, * 1942. Leinster champion: 1966 (j.). Olympiads: 1966, 1972.
  • CASSIDY, Ray (Raymond Patrick Cassidy), b. Howth, Co. Dublin, October 1939, d. December 3, 1999. Leinster champion 1966 (j.), 1973 (j.). Olympiad: 1974.
  • CLARKE, Russell. Armstrong Cup wins: 1926, 1929 (Sackville).
  • CLARKE, Tom, b. 17 April 1959, d. Wales, 3 April 2007. 1st-3rd Irish championship 1996 (lost on tie-break). Ulster champion 1984 (j.), 2002, 2005. Olympiads: 1988, 1992. European Team Ch: 1989. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2006. National club championship wins: 1976 (Fisherwick).
  • CLOSE, L. J. (Leo Joseph), b. Belfast (24 Cawnpore St.), 25 February 1899, d. ca. April 1971. Ennis Shield wins: 1933 (Rathmines).
  • COFFEY, Seán, b. Dublin, * 1964. 1st-2nd Irish Open 1980. Armstrong Cup wins: 1985 (Dundrum).
  • COLDRICK, Art, b. 1941. Olympiad: 1972.
  • COLLINS, Sam, b. Dublin, * 1982. FM 2003, IM 2004. Irish champion 2002, 2014. Japanese champion 2009. Olympiads: 2000-2014. European Team Chs: 2003-2005. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2004. National Club Championship wins: 2016 (Gonzaga). Armstrong Cup wins: 2015, 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga).
  • COOTES, Arthur (Victor Coates), b. New York USA, 1 February 1907, d. 1 December 2002. Williamson Shield, 1st 1973. President, Ulster Chess Union 1974-1977.
  • CORBY, Jim C., d. Dalkey, Co. Dublin, 11 May 2011. Chess correspondent, Evening Herald.
  • CORDNER, (Rev.) Edward James, b. Dublin, 1795, d. Dublin, 13 December 1870. Played in Dublin Masters 1865. Founder member, Dublin C.C. (1867); Chairman, 1867-1869.
  • COSGRAVE, Ephraim McDowell. President, City C.C., –1888–.
  • COTTER, (Major) J. P. M. (John), b. ENG, ca. 1888, d. December 11, 1938.
  • COTTER, J. R.. President, Dublin University C.C., 1909-10.
  • COURTNEY, John. Armstrong Cup wins: 2011 (Kilkenny).
  • COX, David, b. * 1951. Olympiad: 1974.
  • COX, Thomas, b. Dublin (Cuffe St.), 5 July 1912, d. Dublin, 7 October 1939. Irish champion 1937, 1938. Leinster champion 1936, 1937, 1938. Armstrong Cup wins: 1936 (Blackrock).
  • CRANSTON, T. G., (Thomas George), b. Dublin, 26 October 1877, d. Dublin, 15 April 1954. Irish champion 1922, 1931. Leinster champion 1921. Olympiad 1935. Armstrong Cup wins: 1902 (Booterstown), 1922, 1925, 1928, 1933, 1934, 1935 (Dublin).
  • CREEVEY, James C., b. Blackwood, Co. Kildare, 16 September 1873, d. Booterstown, Co. Dublin, 23 February 1967. Irish champion 1933, 1934. Olympiad: 1935.
  • CREIGHTON, Terry. Armstrong Cup wins: 2010** (Elm Mount).
  • CRONHELM, Edward, b. Yorkshire (Sowerby Bridge) ENG, 24 August 1820, d. Donnybrook (125 Strand Road), Co. Dublin, 24 January 1889. 2nd, Irish championship 1865 (inaugural event).
  • CULLEN, Ben. Armstrong Cup wins: 2017** (Gonzaga).
  • “CU ULADH”. Gaynor Cup, 1st 1927, 1936. Armstrong Cup wins: 1937 (Colmcille).
  • CURTIN, Eugene, b. Athlone, * 1960. Irish champion 1984, 1985 (j.). Leinster champion 1985. Olympiad: 1980. EEC Team Ch: 1978. Branagan Cup wins: 1977 (Dundrum).
  • DALY, Colm, b. * 1967. FM 1998. Irish champion 1998, 1999, 2005, 2009, 2012 (j.), 2013. Leinster champion 1991, 1997 (j.), 2012. Olympiads: 1992-1994, 1998-2000, 2006, 2010, 2014-2016. European Team Chs: 1992, 1997. Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2014 (Ennis)
  • DARTREY, Earl of (previously Lord Cremorne) (Richard Dawson), b, Ballyfin, now Co. Laois, 7 September 1817, d, London ENG, 12 May 1897.
  • DAVIES, A. L.. Ulster champion 1944. Belfast Feis, 1st 1937.
  • DÉISEACH, Dónal, b. ca. 1939. Leinster champion 1960. Armstrong Cup wins: 1955 (Clontarf), 1964 (Collegians).
  • DELANEY, Ann, b. Dublin, * 1962. Twin of John Delaney q.v., sister of Paul Delaney q.v.. Irish Ladies champion 1977, 1980 (j.). Olympiads (Women): 1980, 1986.
  • DELANEY, John, b. Dublin, * 1962. Twin of Ann Delaney q.v., brother of Paul Delaney q.v.. NM 1986, FM 1990. Irish champion 1982, 1986 (j.), 1987, 1990. Leinster champion 2014. Olympiads: 1982-1986, 1990. EEC Team Ch: 1980. Armstrong Cup wins: 2012** (Rathmines).
  • DELANEY, Killian. Son of Paul Delaney q.v., nephew of John Delaney q.v., Ann Delaney q.v.. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2014. National Club Championship wins: 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga). Armstrong Cup wins: 2007, 2012 (Rathmines), 2015, 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga).
  • DELANEY, Liam. Armstrong Cup wins: 2011** (Kilkenny).
  • DELANEY, Michael C., b. 1967. Blind Olympiads: 1992, 2004. Armstrong Cup wins: 2013** (Phibsboro).
  • DELANEY, Paul, b. Birmingham ENG, * 1956. Father of Killian Delaney q.v.. brother of Ann Delaney q.v. and John Delaney q.v.. NM 1980, FM 1983. Irish champion 1980. Olympiads: 1976, 1980. EEC Team Ch: 1978. Armstrong Cup wins: 2012** (Rathmines).
  • DELANEY, Rory. Armstrong Cup wins: 2014 (Dublin University).
  • DE LOUGHREY, Des. Irish Chess Union President 1967-68.
  • DEMPSEY, Paul. Armstrong Cup wins: 2004, 2008 (Phibsboro).
  • DENNEHY, Tony, b. 28 October 1935, d. Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 27 August 2015. Leinster champion 1964. National club championship wins: 1960 (Dublin). Armstrong Cup wins: 2006 (Rathmines).
  • DEVENNEY, Ray (Raymond Robert Wilmont Devenney), b. Coleraine, * 1947. Irish champion 1977 (j.). Ulster champion 1972.
  • DIAZ FERNANDEZ, Ivan. Armstrong Cup wins: 2013 (Phibsboro).
  • DISKIN, Pat. Connacht champion 1950.
  • DOBSON, James (J.P.), b. ca. 1838, d. Rathmines, Co. Dublin, 24 June 1894. President, Rathmines C.C., 1888-1894 (first President).
  • DONNEGAN, T.[homas] P., b. ca. 1868, d. Dublin, 26 September 1952. Chess editor, Evening Herald, –1930-36–.
  • DOYLE, J. J. (James). Leinster champion 1925. Armstrong Cup wins: 1922, 1925, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935 (Dublin).
  • DOYLE, Tony (a.k.a. Ó DÚILL, Anthony), b. Dublin, *. NM 1982. CC-IM 1986, CC-SIM 1999. Irish champion 1974. Irish correspondence champion 1983. Leinster champion 1974, 1979, 1981, 1982. Olympiads: 1976, 1980-1982. EEC Team Ch: 1975. National club championship wins: 1985 (Kevin Barry). Branagan Cup wins: 1979 (Rathfarnham).
  • DRAKEFORD, David, b. * 1957. Armstrong Cup wins: 1985 (Dundrum), 1994 (St. Benildus).
  • DRURY, Charles, b. Dublin, ca. 1858, d. Dublin (Adelaide Hospital), 22 May 1903.
  • DUFFY, Anthony. Armstrong Cup wins: 2008** (Phibsboro).
  • DUIGNAN, P. A. (Paddy). Irish champion 1947. Armstrong Cup wins: 1949 (Sackville).
  • DUNNE, David, b. Dublin, * 1959. NM 1980, FM 1983. Irish champion 1979 (j.), 1981 (j.), 1983. Leinster champion 1975, 1977. Olympiads: 1980-1982. EEC Team Chs: 1978, 1980.
  • DUNNE, John P.. Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2017** (Ennis).
  • DUNNE, Oliver. Armstrong Cup wins: 2010 (Elm Mount).
  • DUNNE, Seán. 1st, Gaynor Cup 1931, 1935, 1943. Armstrong Cup wins: 1937 (Colmcille).
  • DUNNE Jr., Thomas. Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2017 (Ennis).
  • DUNPHY, W. R. (William Richard), b. Australia, 5 September 1929, d. Hastings ENG, March 1985. 1st-2nd Irish championship 1957 (lost on tie-break). Olympiad: 1956.
  • DUNSCOMBE, Parker, b. Cork City, 7 February 1834, d. Dublin, 16 January 1914. Armstrong Cup wins: 1897, 1900 (Dublin University). President, Dawson Street C.C., –1903–.
  • EGAN, W. A. (William), b. ca. 1858, Co. Dublin. Armstrong Cup wins: 1902 (Booterstown).
  • FAGAN, Leon. Armstrong Cup wins: 2012 (Rathmines).
  • FALKINER, A. F.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1925 (Dublin).
  • FALLON, Paul. Armstrong Cup wins: 1985** (Dundrum).
  • FARNHAM, J. E. President, Sackville C.C., –1903–.
  • FINN, (Miss) Kate Belinda, b. Cork, 16 December 1864, d. Kensington, London ENG, 8 March 1932. British Ladies’ champion 1904, 1905. 1st, Ostend Ladies’ International 1907. 1st San Remo Ladies’ International 1911.
  • FIRSTOV, Juri, b. * 1982. 1st-3rd Irish championship 2012 (ineligible for title of champion). Leinster champion 2013. Tallinn EST champion 2004. Armstrong Cup wins: 2013 (Phibsboro), 2014 (Dublin University).
  • FITZGIBBON, Walter, d. Montenotte, Co. Cork, 5 January 2016. Co-founder, Cork C.C.
  • FITZMAURICE, Garth. Armstrong Cup wins: 2006** (Rathmines).
  • FITZPATRICK, Brian. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2003.
  • FITZPATRICK, Colm. Armstrong Cup wins: 2013** (Phibsboro).
  • FITZPATRICK, Tom. Armstrong Cup wins: 2005**, 2013** (Phibsboro).
  • FITZSIMONS, David, b. 1991. FM 2012. Irish blitz champion 2017. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Armstrong Cup wins: 2010 (Elm Mount).
  • FITZSIMONS, Pat, b. 1961. Branagan Cup wins: 2012 (Elm Mount). Killane Cup wins: 2017 (Elm Mount). Chair, Irish Chess Union, 2014-15.
  • FLOOD, J. A.. Ulster champion 1949. Belfast Feis, 1st 1948, 1949.
  • FOLEY, Declan, b. ca. 1932. Irish correspondence champion 1949.
  • FORSON, Des, b. 1964, d. Belfast, 13 November 2013.
  • FRAIN, John. Branagan Cup wins: 1977 (Dundrum).
  • FRANKLIN, C. H. (Charles), b. ca. 1872, ENG. Armstrong Cup wins: 1902 (Booterstown).
  • FREEMAN, Gordon. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2007. National Club Championship wins: 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga). Armstrong Cup wins: 2015, 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga).
  • FREESTONE, Richard, b. ENG, ca. 1870, d. Dublin, 9 December 1939. Ennis Shield wins: 1933 (Rathmines).
  • FRENCH, S. A. (Seán). Armstrong Cup wins: 1931 (Dublin).
  • (“F. S. B.”—see Berry, (Mrs.) F. Sterling.)
  • GALVIN, Barry St. John, b. Cork (Parkhurst, Victoria Road), 8 April 1894, d. Cork, 2 October 1941. Armstrong Cup wins: 1931, 1935 (Dublin). Munster champion 1940. Military Cross 1916.
  • GAMBLE, James. President, Belfast C.C., -1908-, -1914-.
  • GARDENES, Manuel. Armstrong Cup wins: 2012 (Rathmines).
  • GEDVILAITE-CIPARIENE, Monika, b. Plungė LTU, * 1984. WFM 2012. Irish Women’s champion 2015, 2016.
  • (GELIP, Ioana—see Miller, Ioana.)
  • GERMAINE, Mick. Armstrong Cup wins: 2005** (Phibsboro).
  • GERRARD, J. T. (John Thomas), b. Dublin, 14 September 1876, d. Dublin, 12 April 1954. Leinster champion 1924, 1930. Armstrong Cup wins: 1933, 1934, 1935 (Dublin).
  • GIBSON, John F., b. 1948. Leinster champion 1978.
  • GIBTON, (Major) William. President, Kingstown C.C., –1888–.
  • GILMER, Conor. Armstrong Cup wins: 2009** (Phibsboro).
  • GILMER, Noel C.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2004** (Phibsboro).
  • GLORNEY, C.[ecil] Parker, b. Leinster Terrace, Dalkey, 10 October 1881, d. Nice FRA, 31 December 1973. Ennis Shield wins: 1933 (Rathmines). President, ICU, -1950-; President, Rathmines C.C., 1939-1957. Donor, Glorney Cup.
  • GORMALLY, Ivan, b. ca. 1962?, d. Dublin, 13 September 2013. Irish intermediate champion 1981. Armstrong Cup wins: 1985 (Dundrum).
  • GOSS, Alex. Killane Cup wins: 2017 (Elm Mount).
  • GRIFFIN, John. Armstrong Cup wins: 1985 (Dundrum), 1994 (St. Benildus). Branagan Cup wins: 1977 (Dundrum).
  • GRIFFITH, (Major) F. J..
  • GRIFFITHS, Ryan-Rhys. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2008. Armstrong Cup wins: 2011 (Kilkenny).
  • GROGAN, Richard (Dick), b. 16 September 1938, d. Castletownbere, Co. Cork, 14 May 2016. Olympiad 1956. Armstrong Cup wins: 1959 (U.C.D.), 1964 (Collegians). Irish U19 champion 1954. Journalist, Irish Times.
  • HARDING, Tim (Timothy David Harding). Armstrong Cup wins: 2014 (Dublin University).
  • HARVEY, E. L. (Ernest Louis), b. Belfast, 31 March 1866, d. Belfast, 18 June 1900. Ulster champion 1895. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix). Columnist, Belfast News-Letter and Northern Whig.
  • HASSELL, William, b. Cork (City), 16 May 1878, d. Dublin, 7 October 1960. Armstrong Cup wins: 1928, 1931, 1933* (Dublin).
  • HAYES, Pat (Patrick D. Hayes), b. ca. 1938, d. Limerick, 28 March 2016. North Munster champion 1969. President, Limerick C.C., 1995-♰.
  • HAYES, Peter J.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2015 (Gonzaga).
  • HAYNES, T. A. V. (Thomas Albert Victor), b. Co. Dublin, 19 May 1883, d. Surbiton, Greater London ENG, 10 August 1947. Armstrong Cup wins: 1929 (Sackville).
  • HEALY, Denis. Leinster champion 1976. Branagan Cup wins: 1979 (Rathfarnham).
  • HEIDENFELD, Mark, b. * 1968. Son of Wolfgang Heidenfeld q.v.. IM 1998. Irish champion 2000. Olympiads: 1996-2002, 2006-2010, 2014-2016. European Team Chs: 1997, 2001. National club championship wins: 2006, 2007, 2009 (all Kilkenny)
  • HEIDENFELD, Wolfgang, b. Schönberg/Berlin, Germany, 29 May 1911, d. Ulm, West Germany, 3 August 1981. Father of Mark Heidenfeld q.v.. NM 1977. Irish champion 1958, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1972. Leinster champion 1965, 1969 (j.), 1972. South African champion 1939, 1946-47 (j.), 1949, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1959 (j.). Olympiads 1958 (representing South Africa), 1966-1970, 1974. European Team Ch: 1967. Author of South Africans Abroad (1948), Chess Springbok (1955), My Book of Fun and Games (1958), Große Remispartien (1968), and Lacking the Master Touch (1970).
  • HENRY, Paul, b. Belfast, * 1951. NM 1980. Irish champion 1970. Williamson Shield, 1st 1967. Olympiads: 1970, 1974. EEC Team Ch: 1978.
  • HICKEY, Gerald M.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1926 (Sackville).
  • HICKEY, John C.. Munster champion 1947 (j.).
  • HOBSON, Frank, b. Co. Armagh, ca. 1847, d. New Malden, Surrey ENG, 21 May 1937. 2nd, Irish championship 1889. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup).
  • HOGARTY, Philip, b. 1988, d. Dublin, 1 January 2008. Chair, Irish Chess Union, -♰.
  • HOUSTON, David. Silver King wins: 2015 (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • HOWELL, C. E. (Charles Edward), b. Dublin City, 30 June 1866, d. Rathgar, Co. Dublin, 23 October 1932. President, Rathmines C.C., 1903-1919.
  • HUGHES, John L.[odger], b. Columbus? (Ohio) USA, 1996. US NM 2012; US LM 2014.
  • HURLEY, John. Armstrong Cup wins: 2006, 2007 (Rathmines).
  • JACKSON, Carl. National Club Championship wins: 2016 (Gonzaga). Armstrong Cup wins: 2015, 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga).
  • JACKSON, D. G.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1949 (Sackville).
  • JACKSON, Peter C.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2013** (Phibsboro).
  • JACOBS, G. H. (Harold). 1st, Gaynor Cup 1925 (inaugural event), 1926, 1929. Armstrong Cup wins: 1926 (Sackville).
  • JAFFEY, Mervyn (Isaac Mervyn Jaffey; later Mervyn Jeffries), b. Dublin, 9 September 1929, d. Washington DC USA, 18 December 2014. Leinster Secondary Schools’ Junior champion 1944 (inaugural event). Cricket: played for Ireland v. MCC, Scotland.
  • JAKUBAUSKAS, Žygimantas (Žygis), b. Vilnius LTU?, 1977. Armstrong Cup wins: 2010 (Elm Mount).
  • JAMISON, Brendan. Silver King wins: 2015 (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • JAYADEV MENON, Aravind. Armstrong Cup wins: 2011 (Kilkenny).
  • JENSEN, Søren. Silver King wins: 2015 (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • JESSEL, Stephen, b. Levallois-Perret, Île-de-France FRA, * 1986. FM 2006. Irish champion 2016. Armstrong Cup wins: 2008 (Phibsboro), 2016** (Gonzaga). Olympiad: 2016.
  • JONES, Robert, b. Wales?. Ulster champion 1952.
  • JOYCE, John. Armstrong Cup wins: 2005 (Phibsboro).
  • JOYNT, A. L. (Alfred Lane), b. Co. Dublin, 1870, d. Dublin, 10 September 1936. Armstrong Cup wins: 1897 (Dublin University).
  • JURKIEWICZ, Stawomir. Armstrong Cup wins: 2009** (Phibsboro).
  • KANE, T. P. (Thomas), d. Bray, Co. Wicklow, ca. October 1945. Gaynor Cup, 1st 1930. Armstrong Cup wins: 1904, 1926, 1929 (Sackville).
  • KEATINGE, C. T. (Charles Taylor), b. Dublin City, 18 November 1872, d. Dublin, 1940. Armstrong Cup wins: 1926 (Sackville).
  • KEENAN, Andy. Armstrong Cup wins: 2017** (Gonzaga).
  • KEESHAN, Michael. Olympiad: 1972.
  • KELLY, Brian, b. York ENG, * 1978. IM 1998. Irish champion 1995, 2007 (j.). Ulster champion 1995 (j.). Olympiads: 1994, 1998, 2002-2008. European Team Chs: 2003-2005. National club championship wins: 1994 (Fisherwick).
  • KELLY, John C.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2007** (Rathmines).
  • KELLY, Terry (Terence Christopher), b. c. 1930, d. Toronto CAN, 19 June 2010. Irish champion 1954. Olympiad 1954. National club championship win 1955 (Eoghan Ruadh).
  • KELLY, Vincent. Irish correspondence champion 1948.
  • KENNEDY, Paddy (Patrick Brendan), b. Clarecastle, Co. Clare, 20 July 1929, d. Nottingham ENG, 9 June 1966. Uncle of Mel Ó Cinnéide q.v.. Irish champion 1949. Fellow, Royal Irish Academy, 1962.
  • KENNEFICK, Maurice. Mulcahy Memorial, 1st 1969 (inaugural event). Olympiad: 1976.
  • KENNY, T. M.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (first Armstrong Cup).
  • KEOGH, Eamon, b. Dublin, * 1944. NM 1977. Irish champion 1975 (j.), 1979 (j.). Leinster champion 1967, 1969 (j.). Olympiads: 1964-1966, 1976. EEC Team Ch: 1975. European Team Ch: 1979. EEC Team Chs: 1975, 1980. Student Olympiad: 1968. World Junior championship: 1961. Zonals: 1978, 1993. National club championship wins: 1962 (Eoghan Ruadh), 2006, 2007, 2009 (Kilkenny). Armstrong Cup wins: 2011 (Kilkenny).
  • KERLIN, Gerard [Gerard Joseph Kerlin], b. Dublin (City), 29 October 1910, d. Co. Dublin, 12 June 1946. Leinster champion 1940, 1941. 2nd-3rd, Irish championship 1939. 1st, Dunsany Premier, 1941. Olympiad: 1939.
  • KERNAN, Bernard, b. Dublin, * 1955. NM 1977. Irish champion 1976. Leinster champion 1973 (j.). Olympiad: 1976. EEC Team Ch: 1975. National club championship wins: 1971 (Dublin). Armstrong Cup wins: 1977 (U.C.D.). Branagan Cup wins: 1974 (U.C.D.).
  • KING-PARKS, Thomas, b. Dublin, 20 April 1884, d. Manchester ENG, 23 November 1918. Irish correspondence champion 1910-11.
  • KWIATEK, Lukasz. Armstrong Cup wins: 2009**, 2013 (Phibsboro).
  • LAMB, J.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup).
  • LANCA, Ivan. Armstrong Cup wins: 2009 (Phibsboro).
  • LARACY, P. J. (Patrick Joseph), MBE, b. Dublin City, 7 March 1882, d. Dublin, 10 November 1960. Leinster champion 1929, 1931. Armstrong Cup wins: 1922, 1925, 1928, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935 (Dublin).
  • LARTER, Nick J.. Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2017 (Ennis).
  • LAVERY, Damien. Silver King wins: 2015 (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • LAVERY, Robert. Silver King wins: 2015** (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • LENNOX, R.. Ulster champion 1937. Belfast Feis, 1st 1935, 1938.
  • LEONARD, R. G. L. (Robert Galloway Louis Leonard) (later Q. C.), b. Co. Kildare, ca. 1878, d. Dublin (27 Pembroke Park), 22 June 1957. Armstrong Cup wins: 1900 (Dublin University).
  • LEWIS, William (Bill). Irish Chess Union President 1974-75.
  • LI, Henry. National Club Championship wins: 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga). Armstrong Cup wins: 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga).
  • LILLY, W. E.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1900 (Dublin University).
  • LINCOLN, Marc. Armstrong Cup wins: 2017** (Gonzaga).
  • LITTLETON, Michael F.[lannan], b. Tulla, Co. Clare, 5 March 1938, d. 21 August 2002. NM 1977. Irish champion 1962 (j.), 1965. Leinster champion 1959, 1963, 1968 (j.). Olympiads: 1960, 1968-1974. Zonal: 1969. National club championship wins: 1960 (Dublin).
  • LONG, Thomas, b. 15 June –, d. 10 May 1907. President, Irish Chess Association, 1885 (founding)–. Founding member, Dublin Philidorian Society, ca. 1830’s. Founding member, City and County of Dublin C.C. (now Dublin C.C.), 1867. President, St. Patrick’s C.C.
  • (LOPEZ, Alex—see Astaneh Lopez, Alex.)
  • LOWRY-O’REILLY, Hannah. Armstrong Cup wins: 2014** (Dublin University).
  • LUCE, (Dr.) A. A. (Arthur Aston), b. Gloucester ENG, 21 August 1882, d. Dublin, 28 June 1977. Armstrong Cup wins: 1945 (Dublin University), 1946 (Rathmines).
  • LUDGATE, Alan T.[empleton]. NM 1980. Olympiads: 1976, 1980.
  • LYNAM, (Lieutenant-Colonel) W.[illiam] F.[rancis], b. Galway, 1894, d. Clontarf, Co. Dublin, 17 August 1894. President, Clontarf C.C., 1889-.
  • LYNCH, Peter J.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2012** (Rathmines).
  • LYONS, Brendan, b. * 1963. Armstrong Cup wins: 1985 (Dundrum), 1994 (St. Benildus).
  • MacDONNELL, (Rev.) George Alcock, b. Dublin, 16 August 1830, d. London, 3 June 1899.
  • MacDONAGH, Alan. Armstrong Cup wins: 2010 (Elm Mount).
  • MacDONOGH, A. A. (Albert Augustus), b. Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 1 March 1866, d. Broadstone, Dorset ENG, 31 March 1934. Armstrong Cup wins: 1902 (Booterstown).
  • MacELLIGOTT, Gerard. Armstrong Cup wins: 2010 (Elm Mount).
  • MacFIONNLAOIC, C.. Gaynor Cup, 1st 1937, 1942. Armstrong Cup wins: 1937 (Colmcille).
  • MacGRILLEN, Hugh (Hugh Patrick MacGrillen), b. 7 May 1945, d. London ENG, 10 Jan 2004. Irish champion 1973. Ulster champion 1964 (j.). Olympiads: 1972-1974. National club championship wins: 1966 (Q.U.B.).
  • MacNEILL, E.. Gaynor Cup, 1st 1947, 1948, 1950 (permanent holder).
  • MacRÉAMOINN, Brian, b. 1959. Armstrong Cup wins: 1985 (Dundrum).
  • MAHER, Vincent (T. Vincent Maher), b. Dublin, 1929. Irish champion 1950, 1955. Olympiads: 1954-1956.
  • MAHON, Ciarán. Armstrong Cup wins: 1994 (St. Benildus).
  • MAHONEY, J. C.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1933 (Dublin).
  • MALLAGHAN, Danny. Silver King wins: 2016 (Muldoons 1, Mallusk C.C.).
  • MARTIN, Eamonn. Branagan Cup wins: 1979 (Rathfarnham).
  • MASON, James, b. Kilkenny, 19 November 1849, d. Rochford ENG, 11? January 1905.
  • MAZÉ, Sébastien, b. Paris FRA, * 1984. IM 2003, GM 2007. Armstrong Cup wins: 2015**, 2016**, 2017** (Gonzaga). National club championship wins: 2017 (Gonzaga).
  • MAZUR, Ireneusz. Armstrong Cup wins: 2009** (Phibsboro).
  • McALEENAN, Desmond. Munster champion 1965 (j.).
  • McALISTER, David. President, Ulster Chess Union, –2008–. QC 1976.
  • McCABE, Darren. Armstrong Cup wins: 2007, 2012 (Rathmines).
  • McCARTHY, Anthony. Olympiad: 1980.
  • McCAUSLAND, J. E.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1900 (Dublin University).
  • McCLUSKEY, James, b. Co. Meath, ca. 1868, d. Dublin, 22 October 1934. Brother of Nicholas McCluskey q.v.. President, Dublin Corporation C.C.
  • McCLUSKEY, Nicholas, b. Co. Louth, ca. 1873, d. Dublin, 12 September 1956. Brother of James McCluskey q.v.. Gaynor Cup, 1st 1928, 1931, 1934. Armstrong Cup wins: 1926, 1929 (Sackville).
  • McCURDY, Gerald, b. 1946, d. 26 January 2016. Student Olympiads: 1966, 1968.
  • McDONNELL, Alexander, b. Belfast, 22 May 1798, d. London, 14 September 1835.
  • McDONNELL, J.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1931 (Dublin).
  • McDONNELL, (Dr.) Michael. Connacht champion 1946, 1947, 1948, 1953.
  • McDONOUGH, Gerry. Branagan Cup wins: 1977 (Dundrum).
  • McEVOY, Owen. Silver King wins: 2015** (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • McGAHAN, Barney. Silver King wins: 2015** (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • McHUGH, Kevin. Ulster Open, 1st 1989. Armstrong Cup wins: 1985 (Dundrum), 1994 (St. Benildus).
  • McILWAINE, H.[ugh M.], b. Shawlands SCO?, 1868, d. 1951. Armstrong Cup wins: 1922, 1925, 1931, 1933, 1934 (Dublin).
  • McMAHON, Daire, b. * 1963. Armstrong Cup wins: 2006, 2007, 2012** (Rathmines).
  • McMAHON, Eric. Armstrong Cup wins: 1985 (Dundrum).
  • McMAHON, P. J. (Joe). 1st-3rd Irish championship 1926 (lost playoff). Ulster champion 1935. Williamson Shield, 1st 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1952. Belfast Feis, 1st 1952, 1957, 1960.
  • McMASTER, Richard, b. 16 February 1972, d. Portsmouth ENG, 16 October 2011. Belfast Summerfest, 1st-3rd 1999, 1st 2000. City of Belfast Championship (Nemtzov Cup), 1st 2000, 1st-2nd 2011. Ulster Open, 1st-4th 2000. Irish U19 champion 1990.
  • McMORROW, John, b. Dublin?, * 1988. Chair, Irish Chess Union, 2015-present. Armstrong Cup wins: 2015, 2016**, 2017** (Gonzaga).
  • McNEILL, J.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1937 (Colmcille).
  • McPHILLIPS, Karl, b. * 1988. Leinster champion 2006. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2005. Armstrong Cup wins: 2011 (Kilkenny), 2014 (Dublin University). Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2014 (Ennis)
  • MEGHAN, Brendan. Armstrong Cup wins: 2006, 2007 (Rathmines).
  • MEYRICK, Francis J., b. Co. Dublin, ca. 1873, d. Monkstown, Co. Dublin, 6 December 1963. President, Calaroga C.C., -1901-.
  • MIDDLETON, David, d. Dublin (7 Seville Place), 20 February 1929.
  • MILEY, Daniel O’Connell, b. Co. Dublin, ca. 1857, d. 6 November 1925. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup).
  • MILLAR, R. C. (Richard Clayton), b. Co. Dublin, 16 May 1844, d. Co. Dublin, 23 March 1915. Armstrong Cup wins: 1902 (Booterstown).
  • MILLER, Ioana (née Gelip), b. 1995. Wife of Jacob Miller, q.v.. WFM 2017. Irish Championship Open Weekender, 1st 2016. Limerick Open, 1st 2015.
  • MILLER, Jacob. Husband of Ioana Miller (née Gelip), q.v.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2014 (Dublin University). Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2017 (Ennis).
  • MINNIS, William, b. Belfast, ca. 1902. Ulster champion 1939, 1945. Olympiad: 1939. Williamson Shield: 1st 1949. Belfast Feis, 1st 1940, 1944. Secretary, Ulster Chess Union, –1938–.
  • MIRZA, Diana, b. Limerick, 2000. WFM 2017. World Schools U17 Girls champion 2017. Women’s Olympiad: 2016.
  • MOFFAT WILSON, William, b. (as William Wilson) Tyrone, 17 April 1856. Armstrong Cup wins: 1922, 1925, 1928, 1931 (Dublin). President, Dublin C.C., 1924-1933.
  • MOLES, John L.[arkin], b. Belfast, 22 September 1949, d. Durham ENG, 4 October 2015. NM 1977. Irish champion 1966, 1971. Ulster champion 1965 (j.), 1967. Williamson Shield, 1st 1964. Mulcahy Memorial, 1st 1970. Olympiads: 1970-72. Author, The French Defence Main Line Winawer (Batsford 1975) and (with Kevin J. Wicker) French Winawer: Modern and Auxiliary Lines (Batsford 1979). Professor of Classics, Durham University ENG, 1996-2001; Professor of Latin, University of Newcastle ENG, 2001-♰.
  • MONTWILL, Alex, b. Riga, Latvia, ca. 1935, d. Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 18 April 2013. 1st-4th, Irish championship 1962 (lost on tie-break). Irish correspondence champion 1963 (j.). Interprovincial championship wins: 1961, 1964 (Leinster). National club championship wins: 1963 (Collegians).
  • MOONEY, Tony. Armstrong Cup wins: 2004, 2005 (Phibsboro).
  • MOORE (Mr.). Armstrong Cup wins: 1922 (Dublin).
  • MORAN, Stephen. Armstrong Cup wins: 2007 (Rathmines), 2014 (Dublin University).
  • MORELAND, Desmond. Silver King wins: 2016 (Muldoons 1, Mallusk C.C.).
  • MORPHY, John (b. Murphy?). Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix: first Armstrong Cup).
  • MORRISS, Pete, b. Woking ENG, * 1947. FA 2015. Chair, Irish Chess Union, 2013-14. Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2014 (Ennis).
  • MORRISSEY, J. J. (James). Armstrong Cup wins: 1928, 1931 (Dublin).
  • MULCAHY, E. N. (Noel), b. Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, 3 January 1930, d. Viscount air disaster, 24 March 1968. Irish champion 1953. Munster champion 1951, 1952, 197, 1961. Student Olympiad: 1959. Zonal: 1954.
  • MURPHY, F.. Gaynor Cup, 1st 1941.
  • MURPHY, R. J.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1946 (Rathmines).
  • MURRAY, David B., b. 1984. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2016. National Club Championship wins: 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga). Armstrong Cup wins: 2015, 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga).
  • MURRAY, W.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1937 (Colmcille).
  • NASH, Warwick, b. Athlone, 29 June 1907, d. Ballinasloe, 1983. Olympiad: 1939.
  • NGUYEN, Angeline. Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2017 (Ennis).
  • NICHOLLS, William, b. Shrewsbury ENG, 1837 or 1838, d. Clontarf, Co. Dublin, 11 April 1932. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup), 1910 (Dublin).
  • NICOLAE, Bogdan. Armstrong Cup wins: 2013** (Phibsboro).
  • NOLAN, John, d. ca. March 2014. Irish correspondence champion 1988, 1990. Armstrong Cup wins: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013 (Phibsboro). Branagan Cup wins: 1980, 1981 (Raheny).
  • O’BEIRNE, Fergal. Armstrong Cup wins: 2008** (Phibsboro).
  • O’BRIEN, John P.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2009** (Phibsboro).
  • O’BRIEN, Kieran. Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2017** (Ennis).
  • Ó CINNÉIDE, Mel, b. Cork?, * 1965. Nephew of Paddy Kennedy q.v.. Leinster champion 2017. Olympiad: 1994. European Team Ch: 1997. National club championship wins: 1998 (Crumlin), 2004 (Rathmines/Crumlin), 2008 (Douglas). Armstrong Cup wins: 2006, 2007, 2012 (Rathmines).
  • O’CONNOR, Jonathan, b. * 1963. CC-IM 2013. Chair, Irish Chess Union, 2010-2013.
  • Ó DANACHAIR, Dónal. Killane Cup wins: 2017 (Elm Mount).
  • O’DEA, Robert. Munster champion 1938 (first Munster championship).
  • ODLUM, (Major) Richard Edwin, b. Dublin, 1854, d. Dublin, 28 June 1925. President, Sackville C.C., –1916–, 1919–, –1921–.
  • O’DONNELL, Conor. FM 2015. Irish rapid champion 2017. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2015. National Club Championship wins: 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga). Armstrong Cup wins: 2015, 2016, 2017 (Gonzaga). Olympiad: 2016.
  • O’DONNELL, Michael. Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2017** (Ennis).
  • O’DONOGHUE, Denis J.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2014 (Dublin University).
  • O’DONOVAN, John, b. Queenstown (now Cobh), Co. Cork, 10 April 1918, d. Buenos Aires, 5 November 1999. Olympiad 1939.
  • O’DONOVAN, Richard, b. London ENG, * 1960. Irish champion 1996. Armstrong Cup wins: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009 (Phibsboro). National club championship wins: 1985 (Kevin Barry), 2005 (Phibsboro).
  • O’GORMAN, Alice. Women’s Olympiad: 2016.
  • O’HANLON, John J., b. Portadown, Co. Armagh, 1874, d. Dublin, 20 Feb 1960. Irish champion 1913-22 (based on wins in 1913 and 1915), 1925, 1926, 1930, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1940. Leinster champion 1935, 1939. Ulster champion 1902. 1st, Tailteann Games, 1924, 1928. Olympiads: 1935, 1939.
  • O’HARA, James. Armstrong Cup wins: 1902 (Booterstown).
  • O’HARE, Ciarán, b. 1957. Nephew of Eugene O’Hare, q.v.. CC-IM 2009, CC-SIM 2011. Irish correspondence champion 2005-07. Armstrong Cup wins:1977 (U.C.D.).
  • O’HARE, Eugene, b. Derry, 1 January 1918, d. Altnagelvin, Co. Derry, 4 February 2008. Uncle of Ciarán O’Hare q.v.. Ulster champion 1960, 1961, 1962 (j.), 1963 (j.), 1964 (j.), 1969. Olympiads: 1960-64.
  • O’LAOIDE, Liam. Armstrong Cup wins: 2017** (Gonzaga).
  • O’LEARY, Cornelius. Munster champion 1947 (j.), 1950, 1955 (j.).
  • O’NOLAN, Michael V.[ictor] (Mícheál Ó Nuallain), b. Killyclogher, Co. Tyrone, 1875, d. Dublin, 29 July 1937. Father of Brian O’Nolan, a.k.a. Flann O’Brien, a.k.a. Myles na gCopaleen. Armstrong Cup wins: 1936 (Blackrock). President, Ulster Gaelic Athletic Association, 1903-.
  • O’ROURKE, Ray. Limerick Open, 1st 1998.
  • ORR, Mark J. L. (Mark John Legard Orr), b. * 1955. FM 1985, IM 1988. NM 1986. Irish champion 1985 (j.), 1994. Ulster champion 1985, 1988 (j.), 1989 (j.), 2002. Olympiads: 1984-1996, 2000-2002. European Team Chs: 1989, 1999, 2005.
  • OSBORNE, Sam C.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2012 (Rathmines).
  • O’SULLIVAN, Barney (Bartholomew J. O’Sullivan), b. Limerick, 1899, d. Dublin, 16 March 1978. Irish champion 1939, 1946. Leinster champion 1948. Gaynor Cup, 1st 1949. Zonal: 1947. Armstrong Cup wins: 1946 (Rathmines), 1949** (Sackville). Ennis Shield wins: 1933 (Rathmines).
  • O’SULLIVAN, Dónal J., b. ca. 1910, d. Dublin, 20 March 1960. Irish champion 1948, 1956, 1957. Armstrong Cup wins: 1937 (Colmcille).
  • PALMER, Bernard (Bernard Michael Palmer), b. Dublin?, 1958, d. 5 August 2015. National Club Championship wins: 1998 (Crumlin). Branagan Cup wins: 1979 (Rathfarnham).
  • PALMER, (Dr.) W.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup).
  • PAROUARE, Mohammad. Armstrong Cup wins: 2008**, 2009** (Phibsboro).
  • PATTERSON, Nicholas J.[ames], b. * 1947. Irish champion 1969. Olympiad: 1970. Student Olympiad: 1968 (representing England).
  • PEAKE, Alfred S.[amuel], b. ca. 1857. Chess correspondent, Weekly Irish Times, 1879-1882.
  • PEEBLES, J. D.. Ulster champion 1938, 1947. Williamson Shield, 1st 1945. Belfast Feis, 1st 1945, 1947.
  • PETERS, Andrew. Killane Cup wins: 2017 (Elm Mount).
  • PETERSON, N. G. (Nicholas George), b. Cork, ca. 1844, d. Co. Dublin, 2 March 1919. Armstrong Cup wins: 1902 (Booterstown).
  • PILKIEWICZ, Nicholas. Silver King wins: 2016 (Muldoons 1, Mallusk C.C.).
  • PIM, Joseph B. (Joseph de Beeks Pim), b. Dublin (City), ca. 1817, d. Dalkey, Co. Dublin, 18 September 1902. Founder member, Dublin C.C., 1867-1902. President, Dawson Street C.C. –1897–.
  • POLIMAC, Darko. Armstrong Cup wins: 2011 (Kilkenny).
  • PRENDIVILLE, Jim. Branagan Cup wins: 1977 (Dundrum).
  • PRENTICE, J.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup).
  • PRIOR-WANDESFORDE, Capt. R. H. (Richard Henry), b. Cashel, Co. Tipperary, 15 September 1870, d. Dublin, 19 August 1956. Armstrong Cup wins: 1933 (Dublin).
  • QUIGLEY, Oscar A.[iden], b. Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 6 March 1912, d. Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 19 or 20 May 1953. Leinster champion 1953.
  • QUINN, Ciarán. Armstrong Cup wins: 2010 (Elm Mount).
  • QUINN, Mark, b. * 1976. IM 1997. Armstrong Cup wins: 2011 (Kilkenny).
  • QUINN, Rory. Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2017 (Ennis).
  • REDMOND, John P., b. Dublin, 1967.
  • REID, John. Irish champion 1961, 1962 (j.).
  • REILLY, Brian Patrick, b. Menton FRA, 12 December 1901, d. Hastings ENG, 29 December 1991. NM 1977. Irish champion 1959, 1960. Olympiads: 1935, 1954-1968. Editor, British Chess Magazine, May 1948 – August 1981.
  • REIS, Alan C.. Armstrong Cup wins: 2013 (Phibsboro).
  • REYNOLDS, J.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1925, 1928, 1931 (Dublin).
  • RILEY, D. E. A. (Douglas Eric Arnold), b. Croyden, Surrey ENG, 11 May 1912, d. Chiltern and Beaconsfield ENG, ca. June 1978. Ulster champion 1954.
  • ROBINSON, E. A.. Ulster champion 1892 (first championship), 1893. President, Holywood C.C. –1892–.
  • ROSSE, Sebastian. Armstrong Cup wins: 2008 (Phibsboro).
  • ROWLAND, (Mrs.) Frideswide Fanny (née Beechey), b. Co. Galway, 18 April 1845, d. Bray, Co. Wicklow, 25 February 1919. Wife of Thomas B. Rowland q.v.
  • ROWLAND, Thomas B.[enjamin], b. Dublin, 1 June 1850, d. Bray, Co. Wicklow, 13 August 1929. Husband of Frideswide F. Rowland q.v..
  • RUCHKO, Denis. Munster League Div. 1 wins: 2017** (Ennis).
  • RUSH, Stephen. Silver King wins: 2015 (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • RYAN, Joe, b. Toronto CAN, * 1968. FM 2001. Irish champion 1997, 2004. Olympiads: 1992, 2004. European Team Chs: 1997. National club championship wins: 2005 (Phibsboro). Branagan Cup wins: 1999 (Bray/Greystones).
  • RYAN, Matt. Leinster champion 1958. Armstrong Cup wins: 1949 (Sackville).
  • RYND, J. A. “Porterfield” (James Alexander), b. Co. Dublin, 6 April 1846, d. Dublin, 19 March 1917. Father of K. A. (Kenneth) Rynd q.v.. Irish champion 1865-1886 (based on win in 1865 championship), 1892-1913 (based on win in 1892 championship). Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup), 1894 (City).
  • RYND, Kenneth A.[rl(e)y], b. Dublin (Serpentine Avenue, Ballsbridge), 9 October 1873, d. Dublin, 31 March 1915. Son of J. A. “Porterfield” Rynd q.v..
  • SALMON, (Rev.) George, b. Cork or Dublin, 25 September 1819, d. Dublin, 22 January 1904. President, Dublin C.C., 1890-1904.
  • SALTER, David, b. 1958. CC-IM. Armstrong Cup wins: 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013 (Phibsboro). National club championship wins: 2005 (Phibsboro).
  • SAYERS, Aaron, b. Russia?, ca. 1875. 2nd, Tailteann Games 1924. Armstrong Cup wins: 1926 (Sackville).
  • SCALES, V.[ictor] W.[atson], b. Co. Limerick, ca. 1882, d. Dublin, 9 November 1958. Ennis Shield wins: 1933 (Rathmines).
  • SCANNELL, Stephen. Silver King wins: 2015 (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • SCANNELL, Tony. Armstrong Cup wins: 2012 (Rathmines).
  • SCARRY, Herbert, b. 1955. Olympiads: 1988. Armstrong Cup wins: 2004, 2005, 2009**, 2013** (Phibsboro).
  • SCHUSTER, Michael, b. Odessa, 1919, d. 29 October 1989. Irish champion 1952. Leinster champion 1952. National club championship wins: 1958, 1960 (Dublin).
  • SCOLARD, Ciarán. Branagan Cup wins: 1979 (Rathfarnham).
  • SCOTT, Peter. Killane Cup wins: 2017 (Elm Mount).
  • SHAW, James. Silver King wins: 2015** (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • SHEEDY, Shane. Armstrong Cup wins: 2014** (Dublin University).
  • SHEEHAN, Maurice. Armstrong Cup wins: 1949 (Sackville).
  • SHORT, Philip, b. Cork, * 1960. NM 1982, FM 1990. Irish champion 1981 (j.), 1986 (j.), 1988, 2015 (j.), 2017 (j.). Olympiads: 1982, 1986.
  • SKRZYPNIK, Tomasz. Armstrong Cup wins: 2012 (Rathmines).
  • SMITH, C. E.. Ulster champion 1899.
  • SMITH, Derek. Armstrong Cup wins: 2006, 2007 (Rathmines).
  • SOFFE, G. D. (George Daniel), b. ca. 1859, d. Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, 13 August 1898. Irish champion 1889-1892 (based on win in 1889 championship). Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup).
  • ŠPÍREK, Adam, b. * 1978. Gonzaga Masters, 1st 2009. Armstrong Cup wins: 2010 (Elm Mount).
  • STANTON, William. Leinster champion 1955, 1956, 1957.
  • STASSEN, Walter. Armstrong Cup wins: 2006, 2007 (Rathmines).
  • STEEN, J. Barnett. Williamson Shield, 1st 1970.
  • STEEN, William. Ulster champion 1897.
  • STEPHENS, Albert, b. Co. Dublin, ca. 1835, d. Dublin, 5 April 1912. Founder member, (first) Clontarf C.C., 1888.
  • STOJANAS, Justinas. Armstrong Cup wins: 2006 (Rathmines).
  • STUART, Robert. Armstrong Cup wins: 2006, 2007 (Rathmines).
  • STURDY, F.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1937 (Colmcille).
  • STURDY, G.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1937 (Colmcille).
  • SUMMONS-WALSH, Kevin. Killane Cup wins: 2017 (Elm Mount).
  • TAYLOR, J.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1926 (Sackville).
  • TEMPLETON, S.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup).
  • THOMASAN, Alan. Silver King wins: 2015** (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • THOMSON, Andrew, b. SCO, * 1931. Organiser, Wexford June Congress, 1971-1988, Drogheda June Congress, 1990-present.
  • THRIFT, H. G. (Henry George), b. Staplehurst, Kent ENG, ca. 1838, d. Dublin, 13 March 1900. Father of William Edward Thrift q.v.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1895 (Rathmines). President, Rathmines C.C. 1897-1899.
  • THRIFT, (Prof.) W. E. (William Edward), b. Halifax, Yorkshire ENG, 28 February 1870, d. Dublin (Provost’s House, T.C.D.), 23 April 1942. Son of Henry George Thrift q.v.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1900 (Dublin University). President, Dublin University C.C., dates unknown. Provost, T.C.D., 1937-1942.
  • TOMSON, Brian (J. B. Tomson), b. Belfast, 22 June 1942, d. Newcastle AUS, 20 June 1986. Student Olympiad 1968.
  • TORMEY, Tom. Irish “premier tourney” champion 1949. Armstrong Cup wins: 1949 (Sackville).
  • TRAILL, Anthony, b. Ballylough, Co. Antrim, 1 November 1838, d. 15 October 1914. Armstrong Cup wins: 1897, 1900 (Dublin University). President, Dublin University C.C.. Provost, T.C.D. 1904-1914.
  • TWOMEY, H. T.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1933, 1934, 1935 (Dublin).
  • Uí LAIGHLÉIS, Gearóidín. Women’s Olympiad: 2016.
  • VARIAN, R. T. (Ralph Theodore), b. Co. Dublin, ca. 1865, d. Dublin, 5 April 1951, aged 86. Leinster champion 1928. Armstrong Cup wins: 1902 (Booterstown). President, Leinster Chess Union, 1942-. President, Dublin C.C. 1942-1946.
  • WALDRON, (Dr.) Michael F.. Mayo champion 1925-26(-?).
  • WALKER, N.. Gaynor Cup, 1st 1946.
  • WALLACE, A. E. N. (Albert Edward Noble), b. Co. Antrim, 16 December 1872, d. Sydney AUS, 19 March 1928.
  • WALLACE, Norman H.[ay], b. Dublin, 10 December 1882, d. 3 October 1971. Leinster champion 1920. Armstrong Cup wins: 1922, 1925, 1928, 1931, 1933, 1934, 1935 (Dublin).
  • WALSH, J. J. (Jim), b. Dublin, * 1932. Leinster champion 1954, 1961. Olympiads: 1954-1958. National club championship wins: 1955 (Clontarf), 1958, 1960, 1965, 1971 (all Dublin). Chess correspondent, Irish Times, April 1955–present (weekly, April 1955–September 1972; daily, September 1972–present).
  • WALSH, Paul. Munster champion 2015.
  • WATKINSON, A. P. (Arthur Panton), b. ENG, ca. 1866, d. 12 April 1960. Armstrong Cup wins: 1925 (Dublin).
  • WATSON, J.. Ulster champion 1936. Belfast Feis, 1st 1943.
  • WEYMES, (Fr. / Rev. Fr. / Very Rev. Fr.) Maurice, b. Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath, 5 April 1888, d. Tubberclair, Co. Westmeath, 1 October 1969.
  • WHELAN, P. W.. Leinster champion 1947, 1949. Armstrong Cup wins: 1926, 1929 (Sackville).
  • WHITE, A. P.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup).
  • WHITE, (Prof.) H.[erbert] [Martyn] O.[liver], b. Dundonald, Co. Down, 5 January 1885, d. Dublin, 22 November 1963. Armstrong Cup wins: 1945 (Dublin University). Professor, English Literature, T.C.D., 1939-.
  • WHITE, H. V., d. 1934. Founder member, Dublin C.C., 1867-1934.
  • WHITESIDE, Eddie, b. 1943, d. 9 March 2013. Ulster champion 1963 (j.), 1973 (j.), 1976 (j.). Student Olympiad: 1966. National club championship wins: 1966 (Queen’s University Belfast).
  • WILLIAMSON, H. B. (Hugh Bellis), b. Coleraine, ca. 1850, d. Epsom, Auckland NZL, 23 March 1926. Donor, Williamson Shield.
  • WINTER, Tyrone. Silver King wins: 2015** (Ballynafeigh 1).
  • WOOD, John. Silver King wins: 2016** (Muldoons 1, Mallusk C.C.).
  • WOOD, Stephen. Silver King wins: 2016 (Muldoons 1, Mallusk C.C.).
  • WRIGLEY, Jack. Ulster champion 1957. Belfast Feis, 1st 1956.
  • YEATS, Michael Butler (William Michael Butler Yeats), b. Thame, Oxfordshire ENG, 22 August 1921, d. Dublin, 3 January 2007. Oireachtas championship, 1st 1946. Armstrong Cup wins: 1945 (Dublin University). Senator, 1951-54, 1961-80. MEP, 1973-79.
  • YOUNG, J.. Armstrong Cup wins: 1889 (Phoenix; first Armstrong Cup).
  • ZULKIPLI, Zaidan. Armstrong Cup wins: 2011 (Kilkenny).

* = exact date of birth known, but not displayed because of privacy considerations.
** = played in fewer than 1/3 of the games.
Players whose names are listed in italics are non-Irish players and only their Irish events are listed.

References.

Last updated October 7, 2017.

3 Responses to Players

  1. Martin Crichton says:

    Ó CINNÉIDE, Mel, b. Cork?, * 1965

    born in Cork – yes – also born Mel Kennedy (unofficial name change? circa 1983 and not even sure about that… I’d like to see his passport! be sure to pass on my comments to Mel!)

    McMahon Daire FM (2012?)

    O’ Shaughnessy Connor (Irish olympiad team and Euro championship teams (you need to check the dates)

    McCarthy Anthony (Irish Olympiad team circa 1980)

    O’ Reilly Edward (Irish Olympiad team circa 1984)

    • Sean Coffey says:

      Thanks Martin! I found a clipping recently of the Irish Schools Interpronvicial from 1980 or 1981, which I played in for Leinster and “Mel Kennedy” indeed played for Munster. I’m not sure he counts as a name change, though, on the basis that it’s just the same name as Gaeilge.

      I played the last three players you mention many times. Must update the page (the problem is finding the time).

  2. Mel Ó Cinnéide says:

    Not that it matters much, but this is a site about Irish chess history and my name change will confuse anyone looking at old tournament results, so here’s what happened. My name is Mel Ó Cinnéide, and always has been — it’s what’s on my birth cert, passport etc. As a kid I often called myself Mel Kennedy, and that’s the name I used when I first played competitive chess. A few years living in the Netherlands in the late 1980s convinced me that using two names was a bad idea, and it also meant that my Irish and FIDE chess ratings were under different names! So sometime in the early 1990s I bit the bullet and started using my proper name in the Irish chess world as well.

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