About Us

Cork Chess Club is a club, of about 70 members ranging in age from nine to ninety!.

We meet most Fridays at 8pm in the Bridge Club, which is located at map.

New members are always made very welcome! Just turn up on the night, or contact us.


The club tries to cater for all levels of play from beginner to expert, ages 9 to 90+.

Cork Chess Club enters a team in Munster Chess League Division 1.  Indeed, we were Munster Champions in season 2007/08.
Participation of additional teams is dependent on the interest of players with teams being organised from September each season.

Club players have represented Ireland at U10, U12, U14, and U18 levels.

Club members are actively involved in organising chess in Cork our biggest tournament is the Cork Congress see here for more info, we also assist with the Mulcahy, and of course our own Club Championship.

Club Officers

  • Chairperson – Mark Watkins
  • Treasurer – Keegan O’Mahoney
  • Secretary – Tom McGrath
  • Membership Secretary – Michael Bradley

Yearly Club Membership

Adult – € 120.00
Child / Student / Retired / Unwaged – €70.00
Monthly “Try Out” €10
Family rates available, speak with the Membership Secretary for details.

Weekly Sub during season

The weekly sub was abolished at the 2017 AGM.

Cheques should be issued to “Cork Chess Club” and crossed account payee only, all membership fees will be issued with a receipt.