Munster League Division 1

Based on my current state of research, the Munster League seems to have started in the 1947-1948 season and was initially a single province-wide event. However fairly soon, the Munster League was divided into two sections, one for North Munster and another for South Munster; the section winners then met in the Final.  A mid-Munster section was later added.

The Munster Leagues in their present format of a single province-wide League seem to date from season 1987-1988.

1988 Cork CYMS

1989 Douglas

1990 Douglas

1. Douglas     28.5/40
2. Limerick A  23.0
3. Cork CYMS   22.0
4. Limerick B  15.5
5. Waterford   11.0

1991 Douglas

1. Douglas     39.5
2. Cork CYMS   31.0
3. Limerick A  30.5
4. Arcadia     17.0
5. Limerick B  16.0
6. Waterford   16.0

1992 Douglas

1993 Douglas

1994 Cork CYMS

1. Cork CYMS    41.0 
2. Limerick A   40.5 
3. Douglas      36.5 
4. Charleville  29.0 
5. Waterford    28.5 
6. Limerick B   19.0 
7. West Cork    15.5

1995 Douglas

1996 Douglas

1997 Waterford

1998 Cork

1. Cork         36.5 
2. Limerick A   36.5
3. Cork CYMS    35.0
4. Charleville  29.5
5. Waterford    27.5
6. Carrigaline  23.0
7. Limerick B   22.0
(Cork champions on tie-break)

1999 Limerick

2000 Cork

1. Cork A 
2. Limerick A

2001 Cork

2002 Cork

1. Cork         41.0
2. Limerick A   35.5
3. Cork CYMS    34.0
4. Ennis        27.5
5. Charleville  26.5
6. Waterford    25.5
7. Limerick B   19.0

2003 Cork

1. Cork A       45.5
2. Limerick A   38.5
3. Cork B       31.0
4. Waterford    28.5
5. Ennis        25.5
6. Charleville  23.0
7. Cork CYMS    18.0

2004 Ennis

1. Ennis        33.0
2. Limerick A   30.5
3. Cork A       30.5
4. Charleville  22.5
5. Limerick B   17.0
6. Cork B       16.5

2005 Ennis

2006 Ennis

2007 Douglas

1. Douglas    44.0/60 
2. Ennis      37.5 
3. Cork A     33.5 
4. Sarsfield  28.0 
5. Cork B     27.0 
6. Cork CYMS  20.5
7. Limerick   19.5

2008 Cork

1. Cork A      43.0
2. Ennis A     39.0
3. Sarsfield   37.5
4. Cork B      26.0 
5. Cork CYMS   23.5
6. Ennis B     21.5
7. Limerick    19.5

2009 Limerick

1. Limerick A   29.0
2. Cork A       28.5
3. Sarsfield    26.0
4. Charleville  21.5
5. Ennis A      20.0
6. Cork CYMS    19.5
7. Ennis B      13.5
8. Limerick B   10.5 
9. Dungarvan     9.5
10.Cork B       (withdrawn)

2010 Ennis

1. Ennis A      17.0/30 
2. Sarsfield    17.0
3. Cork         16.5
4. Charleville  16.0
5. Cork CYMS    14.0
6. Limerick     12.5
7. Ennis B      12.0 
(Ennis champions on tie-break)

2011 Adare

1. Adare        51.5/70
2. Ennis A      41.0
3. Sarsfield    41.0
4. Cork CYMS    35.0
5. Cork         33.5
6. Charleville  31.5
7. Ennis B      28.5
8. Limerick     18.0

2012 Sarsfield

1. Sarsfield    48.0/70
2. Ennis A      45.0
3. Adare A      41.5
4. Cork A       37.0
5. Cork CYMS    34.5
6. Charleville  30.5
7. Ennis B      23.0
8. Limerick     18.5

2013 Adare

1. Adare        50.5/60
2. Sarsfield    41.0
3. Cork         33.0
4. Ennis        33.0
5. Cork CYMS    23.0
6. Charleville  19.5
7. Limerick     15.5

2014 Ennis

1. Ennis        42.0/60
2. Adare        42.0
3. Sarsfield    40.0
4. Cork         25.5
5. Cork CYMS    25.0
6. Limerick     19.0
7. Charleville  15.5
(Ennis champions on tiebreak)

2015 Cork

Rule change – Standings decided by Match Points
(2 points for a win, 1 for a draw)

1. Cork        11.5 (54.5)
2. Adare A      9.5 (40.5)
3. Cork CYMS   9.0 (40.5)
4. Ennis A      8.0 (38.0)
5. Sarsfield    7.5 (33.0)
6. Limerick     3.5 (25.0)
7. Ennis B      3.5 (23.5)
8. Charleville  3.5 (22.0)

2016 Cork

1. Cork A     12.5 (54.5)
2. Ennis A    11.0 (45.5)
3. Adare      10.0 (48.0)
4. Sarsfield   8.0 (39.5)
5. Cork CYMS   7.0 (33.5) 
6. Ennis B     3.5 (24.0) 
7. Limerick A  3.5 (22.5) 
8. Tralee      0.5 (11.5)

4 responses to “Munster League Division 1

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  3. Just a slight addition to the records above, I am fairly sure Ennis won the Munster League in 2005 and possibly also in 2006, we had a pretty good team back then with Gawain Jones on board 1. I dont have the scores but we represented Munster in the NCC in 2005 and 2006 and at that time you needed to be Champions to do so. Fairly sure that the current MCU executive would have the records for those years.

    • Thanks Rory. Your comment prompted me into re-checking for any contemporary information. I’m pleased to say that I found a couple of snippets, one from the old Ennis CC website and the other in the February 2007 Irish Chess Journal, that confirm your information. I’m now updating the results.

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