Promoting Chess in Primary Schools

Ficheall is a teacher-led organisation which aims to promote the playing of chess in Irish primary schools using a 3-stage approach:

1 – Participate

Ficheall provide support and lesson plans for teachers to teach chess in their class or as an extra-curricular activity and establish an in-school chess league.

2 – Represent

Ficheall organise one-day regional competitions for schools to enter teams of 8 players and play against students from other schools. It’s all about children playing chess!

3 – Compete

Ficheall organise one-day tournaments for school chess teams who perform to a high standard at the regional tournaments.


Listen to the students of Blarney St. Boys N.S. in Cork City and what they think of chess in their school as heard on RTÉ Radio 1 Drivetime on Thursday 29th November 2018.

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