Interested in playing Chess?

Phibsboro chess club is seeking members of all levels.

Perhaps you have learned chess during the pandemic, are interested in learning or played some games online, or have moved during the pandemic and are seeking a new club. If interested contact Brendan Clare –  [email protected]

If you are interested in playing in the Leinster Union Chess leagues we have teams in the Heidenfeld, Ennis, and Bodley divisions and would be delighted to welcome new players.


Brendan Clare –  [email protected]

Club NIghts

Monday – 7:00pm


Clareville Community Centre, Claremont Lawns, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 F8 K1



Reopening and 2021-2022 teams

As the government COVID restrictions ease we hope to re-open the club on Monday nights, soon, and we are liaising with the manager of the premises about how best to do this. It is our hope to be in a position to reopen after the October 22nd relaxation of restrictions.

The LCU is looking for clubs to confirm by the end of the month, what teams will be playing in the 2021-2022 season. So contact your club captain and the secretary Brendan to let them know you are available.

Chess software

Thoughts on the LCU leagues resuming

The LCU is seeking thoughts from clubs, teams, and players about the leagues resuming, either finishing the 2019-2020 season and starting the new 2021 seasons, and the various living with covid challenges. Contact the secretary Brendan or a committee member to share your thought so the club can issue a response.

One year on

So it is little over one year on from the first lockdown and the COVID restrictions and the suspension of our club nights in Clareville community centre on a Monday. Thankfully we have been able to continue in some capacity online with our arena games on a Monday night from 7:30-9:30 pm.

Anyone interested in playing should contact Brendan Clare or Tony Mooney.

We shall continue this, we hope when the situation changes to reopen in the autumn.

Stay safe!