is the network of primary school teachers in Ireland who promote social, cognitive and mental-fitness skill development through chess. Ficheall organises one-day chess tournaments to act as a focal point to encourage the playing of chess in schools.


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Winter 2019 Update from

Registration closed before mid-term break and we have an amazing 88 schools from around County Cork registered (up from 38 in 2017/2018 and 62 in 2018/2019). 

You can see a map of the schools by clicking here. 

88 schools is approximately 30% of all Cork mainstream schools and we're looking forward to breaking the 50% mark in the coming years!

We are currently in the process of organising venues and dates for the one-day chess tournaments for all the schools involved. We will have over 1,800 students represent their school in chess in January and February 2020. Each school will attend one of the 13 regional tournaments.



Tournament Date

Upper Glanmire Hall

Thursday 9th January

Ballygarvan NS

Tuesday 14th January

Scoil Bhríde, Rathcormac

Wednesday 15th January

Scoil Aonghusa CNS, Mallow

Thursday 16th January

Carrigaline Educate Together NS

Tuesday 21st January

Carrigtwohill Community Centre

Wednesday 22nd January

Carrigtwohill Community Centre

Thursday 23rd January

Ballinora NS/GAA Hall

Tuesday 28th January

Maratime Hotel, Bantry

Wednesday 29th January

Parkway Hotel, Dunmanway

Thursday 30th January

Blackrock GAA

Tuesday 4th February

Kilbeheny Community Centre

Wednesday 5th February

Gaelscoil Uí Ríordáin

Thursday 6th February

Cork Education Support Centre


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