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Chess has become a large part of the extra curricular programme in the High School since 2000, when a 1st Yr competiton was begun. Since then, the school has gone from strength to strength, twice being Ulster Champions, and once winning the Drogheda Concentrates in 2006.
1st Yr Chess
This takes place in R4 every Monday at 12:25. Chess clocks are used so that the games last no longer than 30 minutes. This gives time for lunch afterwards. Training is given to students who cannot play. The students are then split into groups and play each other twice on a league basis. The top two from each group then progress to the knock-out stages of the competition. There are great cash prizes on offer to the top four students.
Winner 2008 - Dean Jones
Winner 2007 - John O'Shea
Winner 2006 - Kyle Duff
Winner 2005 - Fintan Kelly
Winner 2004 - Neil McEnaney
Winner 2003 - Jason Murray
Winner 2002 - Reamonn Martin
Winner 2001 - Ashley Boyle
The Drogheda Concentrates Schools League 2007/08
This competiton consists of six teams from Louth/ Monaghan/ Meath who play each other on a league basis. Last year (2005-2006) we became the first team outside Leinster to ever win this prestigious event. There are eight players on each team.
2007-2008 Panel: J Murray, J McMahon, C Ward, S McQuillan, C Callaghan, F Kelly, N McEnaney, C O'Reilly, K Duff, K O'Reilly, R McEnaney, D McClean, S Hayes, K Mitchell,
Results to date:
High School 5 - 3 St Oliver's Drogheda
High School 6 - 2 Dunleer
Wed 30th Jan: High School 7.5 - 0.5 Our Lady's Drogheda
St Mary's Dundalk 0 - 8 High School
Drogheda Grammar School 5.5 - 2.5 High School
The Drogheda Concentrates Schools League 2006/07
2006-2007 Panel: R Martin (c), B Wakely, J Murray, J Jose, C Ward, F Kelly, C O'Reilly, N McEnaney, K Duff, K O'Reilly, R McEnaney
Thurs Nov 9th: St Olivers Drogheda 0 - 8 High School
Wed Dec 13th: Dunleer 2 - 6 High School
Wed Jan 31st: Greenhills Drogheda 2 - 6 High School
Wed March 28th: High School 4 - 4 St Mary's Drogheda
Fri May 4th : High School 5 - 3 Drogheda Grammar
HIGH SCHOOL FINISH SECOND
The Drogheda Concentrates Schools League 2005/06
2005/2006 Panel: K O'Scolaigh, C Duffy, P Winters, B Wakely, S O'Farrell, F McDuffie, R Martin, C Ward, J Murray, J Jose, C O'Reilly, N McEnaney, F Kelly
Results to date:
November 16th: High School 7.5, Our Ladys Greenhills Drogheda 0.5.
January 18th: High School 6 , St Olivers Drogheda 2
March 8th: Drogheda Grammar School 2, High School 6.
March 13th: St Mary's Dundalk 1, High School 7.
HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONS!
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