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Irish National Club Championship

Queen's University Belfast Staff Common Room: 14th-15th September 2002

The four teams in this year's event were last year's champions Bray, Leinster champions Phibsboro, Ulster champions Fisherwick and RVH, who came in at relatively short notice when the Munster representatives withdrew.

Phibsboro, the highest rated team, were run-away winners and qualified to take part in the 2003 European Club Championships. By finishing second, RVH also qualified for European action.

RVH Team

From left to right, RVH players Tom Clarke, John Masterson, Tony Parker, Neil Fisher,Stephen McCann and Michael Holmes with their certificates for finishing in second place

Round 1:

RVH                Fisherwick      Phibsboro            Bray

T Clarke      1/2  K. Greer        S. Brady        1:0  B. Beckett
M. Holmes     1/2  R. Devenney     B. Fitzpatrick  0:1  E. Bennett
D. Mallaghan  1:0  J. Cairns       K. Butler       1/2  P. Reynolds
T. Parker     1/2  G. McCormick    H. Hofstra      1:0  A. Ekanayaka
S. McCann     0:1  T. Alcorn       D. Salter       1:0  C. Byford
L. Holmes     1:0  N. McFarland    T. Mooney       1:0  T. Conlon
            3.5:2.5                              4.5:1.5	 

Round 2:

RVH                Phibsboro       Fisherwick           Bray

T Clarke      0:1  S. Brady        K. Greer        0:1  B. Beckett
M Holmes      1/2  I. Llorens      R. Devenney     1:0  E. Bennett
D. Mallaghan  0:1  B. Fitzpatrick  J. Cairns       0:1  P. Reynolds
T. Parker     0:1  K. Butler       T. Alcorn       0:1  A. Ekanayaka
N. Fisher     0:1  H. Hofstra      N. McFarland    1/2  C. Byford
L. Holmes     0:1  D. Salter       A. Beckett      1:0  T. Conlon
            0.5:5.5                              2.5:3.5	 

Round 3:

Bray               RVH             Phibsboro            Fisherwick

B. Beckett    0:1  T Clarke        S. Brady        1:0  K. Greer
E. Bennett    0:1  M Holmes        I. Llorens      1:0  J. Cairns
P.Reynolds    1:0  J. Masterson    B. Fitzpatrick  1/2  G. McCormick
A. Ekanayaka  0:1  D. Mallaghan    H. Hofstra      1:0  T. Alcorn
C. Byford     1/2  N. Fisher       D. Salter       1:0  N. McFarland
T. Conlon     0:1  T. Parker       T. Mooney       1:0  B. Thompson
            1.5:4.5                              5.5:0.5	 

Final Table

1.  Phibsboro    15.5
2.  RVH           8.5
3.  Bray          6.5
4.  Fisherwick    5.5
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