Primary Teachers Promoting Chess

In the Media

All of our Media clips and pieces are listed below for you to listen to or read at your leisure.

Irish Examiner Article July ’23

Jonathan de Burca-Butler put this nice piece together for the Irish Examiner in July ’23. Click on the image to read.

In the article Liam Murray, Ficheall Secretary, speaks of the social and cognitive benefits chess has for primary school children and the growth in numbers participating through teachers attending Ficheall summer courses and entering schools into our fun Féile Fichill tournaments.

Jonathan focuses on the journey of Ireland’s only Grandmaster, Alex Barburin, in the world of Irish Chess and also chats to Desmond Beatty, Chairperson of the Irish Chess Union about the increasing numbers they have participating.

LeadtheWay Podacast on Leadership, Networks & Chess – May ’23

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

Click on the image to listen to our Chairperson, Damien Fallon, chatting with Ann Byrne in the latest episode of the @way_leadthe podcast and talking all things:

👉 leadership & management

🤝 building networks   📈nurturing skills

♟️and chess of course!

All About Chess with

by Simon Lewis |

Inside Education Podcast

In November 2019, Ficheall secretary Liam Murray spoke with Dr Seán Delaney of the Inside Education podcast about chess in primary schools and all things

Listen to Inside Education podcast episode here.