The South Mayo Ficheall Tournament was a great success with 128 chess players taking part. Thanks to Garrymore GAA for the use of the hall, especially Pat Hession and Danny McHugh for setting everything up. Chess helps children develop everyday social skills by bringing them together playing games face to face.
Chess has been described as the art of logical thinking. It improves memory, problem-solving and concentration. There are no barriers to entry and children who may have difficulties with literacy or numeracy can participate in, and excel at, chess. We are grateful to Ms. O’Toole and @Lehinch Primary for supporting the initiative with our 5th & 6th Class pupils.