Denis Now Playing for Ireland
Galway’s Denis Ruchko has joined the prestigious list of Galway club members who have represented Ireland, by being selected for the Irish under-14 team that is playing against England, France, Scotland and Wales in the Robinson Cup, which started today. Only some of his games will be available live, but one can see the most recent one (and any more that the organisers chose to relay) here; there is a different link for the results, from which we can see that Denis has won his first two games. Well done Denis!
Also, one of the trainers for the Irish squad is Brendan Buckley, who runs junior chess in Galway as well as training the Irish juniors.
We wish the Irish squad, and particularly Denis and Brendan, all success.
Update: Denis scored an outstanding four wins and a draw from his five games, thereby helping Ireland to outright victory in the under-14 event. Ireland also retained the Glorney Cup (the under-18 trophy).