St. Paul’s have been working on building up our chess team this year. On the 9th February 2023 we hosted our first ever Féile Ficheall chess tournament, right here in our own school hall. We welcomed teams from 6 other schools: Cushinstown NS, Kentstown NS, St. Mary’s NS Ashbourne, St. Andrews NS Curragha, St. Malachy’s GNS and Scoil Eoin Baiste an Obair (Nobber). As you can see from our gallery, the hall was well kitted out. An independent arbiter observed proceedings and kept the show running smoothly. The day commenced at 9:30am and comprised of several chess rounds with fun variations in between. The teams were all presented with certificates during the closing speeches. St. Paul’s Parent’s Association were on hand to provide goodies to the children at the end of the day and teas and coffees for the visiting teachers throughout the day. Thank you to all the schools who took part and made it a day we will never forget! A very special thanks to our organising teachers and chess gurus, Ms. McLoughlin, Ms. Markey and Ms. Maguire who made the day possible.