Rules for players and teams participating in the LCU Leagues
An Cumann Fichille Laighean
The Leinster Chess Union is the body responsible for promoting and organising chess in the Province of Leinster, Ireland.
2015 Irish Junior Chess Championships
18-Jan-2015 The 2015 Irish Junior Chess Championships are being held in the Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 from Friday 10th April to Sunday 12th April 2015. The age categories are under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 19. Click on the following link for full details and entry form. 2015 Irish Juniors
St Benildus Charity Blitz
24-Dec-2014 The St Benildus Charity Blitz will be held in St Benildus College on Wednesday 25th February 2015. Registration will be at 7.15pm. Further details on the St Benildus Chess Club website. St Benildus Blitz
City of Dublin Results
14-Sep-2014 Juri Firstov won the Masters section with a round to spare, winning his first four games in the 5 round event. John Redmond was runner up on 3½. Karol Marzec won the Major section with a score of 5½. Runner up was Anthony Bourached on 5. The Challengers was won by Shane Sheedy with a score of 5½. There was a three way tie for second between Mariusz Lokasto, Jacob Miller and Alexandru Rad with 5 points. The Junior event was won by Cathal Murphy on 5½. Runner up spot in the Junior was shared by Adam Murphy, Mariusz Filipski and John Halpenny on 5. Full results and cross tables can be viewed by clicking on the following links. Masters Major Challengers Junior
City of Dublin Pairings
12-Sep-2014 Click on the links to view the Round 1 pairings for the City of Dublin. Masters Major Challengers Junior
League Fixtures
08-Sep-2014 Fixtures for divisions 5 and 6 have been published. Click on the BEA and Bodley links on the left to view. Fixtures for Divisions One to Six are now available to download.
League Fixtures
31-Aug-2014 Fixtures for divisions 1 to 4 have been published. Click on the Armstrong, Heidenfeld, Ennis and O'Hanlon links on the left to view. Fixtures for divisions five and six will be available shortly.
City of Dublin Championships
31-Aug-2014 The City of Dublin Championships are being held from Friday 12th September to Sunday 14th September in the Gresham Hotel, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1. A prize fund of 3,000 will be on offer, subject to entry. There will be four sections, Masters, Majors, Challengers and Juniors. Click here for full details and entry form.
Armstrong Cup Review
31-Aug-2014 Paul Cassidy from Dun Laoghaire Chess Club has compiled an analytical review of the Armstrong Cup for the 2012 - 2013 season. With the new season around the corner this makes interesting reading. Armstrong Cup review 2013.
LCU Cups
15-Apr-2014 Entries are now being accepted for the Branagan Cup, Killane Shield and William Brennan Cup. Matches will be played over six boards in all competitions. There is no limit to the number of players a team can utilise over the course of the competition. Players can only play for one team in each of the cups. The Branagan Cup is for players who have played in either division one or division two last season. The Killane Shield is open to players who have played in divisions 3 - 6 last season. The William Brennan Cup is for players rated under 1500. Ratings will be based on the ICU Live Ratings after the LCU Leagues for 2013 - 2014 have been rated. Entries to be sent to John Healy ( The entry fee is 20 per team and the closing date for entries is Friday 25th April. Click here to download Rating List
Final Round of the Leagues
28-Mar-2014 The final round of the leagues will be held on Sunday 13th April 2014. The venue is the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1. Divisions 2, and 4 (Heidenfeld and O'Hanlon) will be played in the morning. Divisions 1, 3 and 5 (Armstrong, Ennis and BEA) will be played in the afternoon. The morning session will commence at 10am and the afternoon session will commence at 3pm. Teams must bring their own boards sets and clocks. Prizes will be presented at the completion of each session.
Malahide Millenium Tournament & Leinster Championships
23-Mar-2014 The Malahide Millennium Tournament is taking place from 3rd to 5th May 2014. The tournament will also incorporate the Leinster Championships. There will be 3 sections - Senior (over 1800 ICU/FIDE), Intermediate (1400-1799 ICU) and Junior (under 1400 ICU). Click here for full details.
O'Connell Cup 2014
18-Mar-2014 The O'Connell will be held on 18th May 2014 in ALSAA Sports Club, Old Airport Road, Dublin Airport, Co Dublin. This is a team event and Clubs and Schools can enter a maximum of two teams to the event. Each team will comprise four players. There will be two sections. Section A for players rated between 700 and 1000 and Section B for players rated below 700 and unrated. Play will commence at 10am. Please enter by emailing before Friday 16th May.
Finglas Chess Club have moved...
12-Feb-2014 Finglas Chess Club have moved to new premises. They now meet at Dublin City Council Senior Citizens Complex, Brookville Court, North Road, Finglas, Dublin 11. They meet every Tuesday night except the last Tuesday of each month. New members are always welcome. Click on the following link to view map and contact details. Finglas Chess Club
Click on Contacts to get contact details for members of the LCU Executive and the League Controllers.
Click on the link below to find out whats happening on the Leinster Junior chess scene.
There are 31 clubs affiliated to the Leinster Chess Union. Here you will find addresses, meeting times etc. and a Google map showing each club's location.
Results of each player who has played in the leagues since 2003. ICU rated players have a chart of their rating since 2000.