Skerries Chess Club
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Welcome to Skerries Chess Club

Venue

Our club is currently held in St. Patrick's Senior National School, behind the Community Centre, Skerries. See Directions below or simply enter the eircode in Google Maps: K34 X751.

Club Night and Opening Times

We open every Tuesday including school holidays from September to mid-July inclusive, from 7 pm to 8:15 pm for juniors and from 7 pm on for adults. It is closed on Christmas Day and New Year`s Day. Home matches are usually on Tuesdays but some may be on Saturdays. We would like to thank Joe May's for hosting the club for many years and more recently the Black Raven, Church St.

Calendar

The following is a Google calendar of events in the club, including league matches and results and tournaments for adults and juniors. Anyone wishing to have the calendar please e-mail the club - see Contact.
 

Directions

Maps

In a maps app look for St. Patrick's Senior National School, Beau Piers, Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland, K34 X751. The Eircode alone is usually enough.

Car

From Dublin take the M50 around to the exit for the M1. Turn off the M1 at junction 4 which is signposted for Skerries and follow the signs. When you come into Skerries under the railway bridge turn left and follow the road down the town. After the first pedetstrian lights, we are in behind the Community Centre on the right, but to drive into the school grounds and park you have to go round the block as follows. Turn right after the third set of lights at the first crossroads onto Church St. Take the next right down New Street, almost to the end, then turn left onto a lane called Beau Piers. The school is on the left after 50 metres. You can park in the small car park in front of the school. From where you turn off the M50 this takes less than 30 minutes.

From north of Skerries, take the M1 and turn off at junction 6 which is signposted for Balbriggan and the Naul and follow the signs into Balbriggan. In Balbriggan when the road ends in a T-junction turn right and take one of the next left hand turns which is signposted for Skerries. In Skerries when you hit the first lights turn left, then right at another lights onto Church St., then next right down New St. Near the end of New St. turn left into a small lane called Beau Piers. The school is on the left after 50 metres. You can park in the small car park in front of the school. From where you turn off the M1 this takes less than 15 minutes.

You may park on the school grounds or in the nearby Supervalu car park. Late visitors should not park in the Community Centre as their gates shut early at night.

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Train

Take the train to Skerries. On exiting the station road turn left down the town. After the first pedetstrian lights, we are in behind the Community Centre on the right. By foot this takes about 15 minutes.

Bus

From Dublin take the 33 bus to the monument. This can take 1 hour and 50 minutes. The 33X takes less time. From the monument follow Thomas Hand St. around to the left and we are in behind the Community Centre on the left after a 5 minute walk.

Bike

From Dublin take the old Santry road before the start of the M1. Follow the road to Blake`s Cross service station, turn right for Skerries and follow the signs. When you come into Skerries under the railway bridge turn left and follow the road down the town. After the first pedetstrian lights, we are in behind the Community Centre on the right. Depending on the wind, your bike and level of fitness this takes from 1 to 2 hours from central Dublin.

Boat

Sail to Skerries harbour, keeping the Perch light to port, Walk up the harbour road to the monument. From the monument follow Thomas Hand St. around to the left and we are in behind the Community Centre on the left after a 15 minute walk.

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Live Games

When games are being broadcast live, links will appear here. These links will show the games for replay for about two weeks after the event.

LCU Div 2, Heidenfeld Trophy, Rounds 1 - 4, selected home games including:
2019 Nov 26 Tuesday 7.15 pm, Skerries - Elm Mount, Bds 3 to 5

LCU Div 6N, Bodley Cup, Rnd 3, Skerries - Blanchardstown
2019 Nov 5 Tuesday 7.30 pm, Bds 1 to 3

LCU Div 2, Heidenfeld Trophy, Rnd 2, Skerries - Celbridge
2019 Oct 15 Tuesday 7.15 pm, Bds 1 to 3

LCU Div 5N, BEA North, Rnd 2
2019 Oct 08 Tuesday 7.30 pm, Bd 1

LCU Div 2, Heidenfeld Trophy, Rnd 1
2019 Sep 24 Tuesday 7.15 pm, Bd 6 (live around 7.15 pm)
2019 Sep 10 Tuesday 7.15 pm, Bd 1
- P.S. The Bd 1 game went live about 30 mins late due to technical hitches. Anthony won in a tense major piece ending.

2019 Sep 06 - Test game between Mary and Aine Loughran

This is possible since we bought three electronic boards for this purpose in July 2019.

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