Irish Junior Championship

1948 G. Hand

Dublin Workmen’s Club, Dublin CC
24-29 April
Final: G. Hand beat M. Fagan

1949 M. Fagan

Dublin Chess Club
20-21 April

Section A
1. M. Fagan 3.0/3
2. W.J.A. Mills 2.0
3. K. O’Riordan 1.0
4. M. Collins 0.0

Section B
1. T. Conlon 3.0/3
2. C. Cantwell 1.5
3=4. M. Ruane, T.G. Hall 1.0
(Scores as given in contemporary reports)

Final
M. Fagan beat T. Conlon (adjudicated after 36 moves)

1950 E. Courtney

Dublin Chess Club
3-5 July

1. E. Courtney 3.5/4
2. T. Conlon 3.0
3. M. Fagan 2.5
4. S. Ferris 1.0
5. C. Cantwell 0.0

1951 S. Ferris

1952 A. Montwill

Dublin Chess Club
ending 5 July

1. A. Montwill 3.0/4
2=4. O. O Siochru, D. McArdle, B. Neville 2.5
5=6. B. Hussey, W.L. Lees 2.0
7. J.J. Johnston 1.5

1953 S.H. Johnston

Dublin Chess Club
ending 8 July

1=2. S.H. Johnston, T. O’Neill 4.0/5
(Johnston won on tie-break)
3. C. Heaney 3.5
4=6. A.J. Evens, D. Deiseach, B. Neville 2.0
7. S. Mac Eoin 1.5
8. B. Redmond 1.0

1954 R. Grogan

Dublin Chess Club
ending 24 April

1=2. R. Grogan, D. Deiseach 4.0/5
(Grogan awarded title on tie-break)
3. A.J. Evens 3.5
4=5. J.N. Johnston, T. O’Neill 3.0
6. D. O’Connell 2.5
7=8. P. O’Donnell, M. McMahon 2.0
9. G. Norris 1.0
10. F. Donnelly 0.0

1955 D. Deiseach

Dublin CC
ending 16 April

1. D. Deiseach 4.0
2. R. Grogan 3.5
3=4. M. Breathnach, C. Kennedy 3.0
5=7. M. McMahon, W.K. Glass, D. Kennedy 2.0
8=9. T. O’Neill, W. Lacy 1.5
10. S. McEoin 1.0

1956 M. McMahon

Easter: 2 all-play-all qualifying sections of 5 players
July (3 game match): M. McMahon beat C. Deasy 2-0

1957 J. McMahon

Dublin Chess Club
April

1. J. McMahon, A. Coldrick, P. Deasy 4.0
(McMahon awarded title on tie-break – players listed in T/B order)
3=5. H. Harte, S. Gilroy 3.5
6. C. Glass 3.0
7. B. McKenna 2.0
8. F. O’Connor 0.0

1958 H. Harte

Newman House Dublin
ending 11 April

1. H. Harte 5.5/6
2=3. J. McMahon, P. McKenna 4.0
4=5. A. Coldrick, P. Deasy 3.5
6. S. Gilroy 3.0
7. P. Carey 2.5
8=9.D. Gavin, M.R. Smith 2.0

1959 A. Coldrick

Eoghan Ruadh Club Dublin
ending 3 April

1. A. Coldrick 5.5/7
2. J.B. Tomson 5.0
(10 players)

1960 J.B. Tomson

Eoghan Ruadh Club Dublin
ending 22 April

1=2. J.B. Tomson, F. McMahon 4.5/6
(Tomson won on tie-break)
3. S. Gilroy
(10 players)

1961 S. Corcoran

Dublin Chess Club
5-7 April

1. Sean Corcoran 4.5
2. Frank McMahon 3.5
3=5. H. MacGrillen, K. Ryan, B.S. Kerr 3.0

1962 B.L. Kerr

1963 B.L. Kerr

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin
17-21 April

1. Brian Kerr 5.5/7
2=3. K. Ryan, H. MacGrillen 5.0
4=6. R. Byrne, S. Mooney, B. Greer 4.5
7. M. Kerr 4.0
8=9. J. Lacy, D. Reuben 3.5
10=11. P. Cafferky, M. Keating 3.0
12. P. Fallon 2.5
13. A. Murray 1.0
14. D. Kenny 0.0

1964 R. Farina

Dublin
ending 4 April

1=3. Raphael Farina, John Moles, Ray Byrne 5.0/7
(Farina awarded title on tie-break – Farina 19¾, Moles 19¼, Byrne 19)
4. S. Negrine 4.5
5=9. G. MacCurdy, Lacy, L. Graham, B. Duncan, P. Fallon 4.0
10. C. Barnwell 3.5
11=12. J. Considine, J. Corrigan 3.0
13=14. J. Nolan, A. Cafferky 2.5
15. F. Glavey 2.0

1965 A. Cafferky

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin
ending 24 April

1. Tony Cafferky 5.0/6
2=3. L. Graham, G. McAleavey 4.5
4. J. Moles 4.0
5=6. G. Byrne, C. Barnwell 3.5
7=9. K. Clarke, M. Delahunty, F. Glavey 3.0
10=11. J. Gibson, J. Nolan 2.5
12=13. S. Divine, E. Madden 2.0
14. P. Frain 1.0

1966 J. Moles

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra
ending 16 April

1=2. J. Moles, D. McCaughan 6.5/7
(4 game play-off in Belfast won by Moles)
3=5. P. Henry, J. Cummins, A. Unwin 4.5
6=8. J. Gibson, C. Barnwell, C. Kenny 4.0
9=12. D.O. Moore, B. McClean, A. Cafferky, F. Glavey 3.5
13=14. K. Murphy, J. Nolan 3.0
15=16. J. Finn, P. O Hunacan [see comments below] 2.5
17=18. T. Barry, E. Casey 2.0
19. J. Fitzgerald 1.5
20. P. Mulcahy 1.0

1967 J. Moles

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1=2. J.L. Moles, P. Henry 5.0/7
(4 game play-off match: Moles 2.5-0.5 Henry)
3=7. P. O’Kane, M.A.J. Matthews, J. Gibson, C. Barnwell, J. Cummins 4.5
8=9. F. Ballance, E. Lewis, 4.0
10=11. W. Collins, D. Wilson 3.5
12=13. O. Carlisle, T. Ireton 3.0
14=16. T. Barry, J. Finn, J. Murphy 2.0
(19 competitors)

1968 P. Henry

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1. Paul Henry 6.0
2. E. (Teddy) Lewis 5.0
3=5. M.A.J. Matthews, D.C. Wilson, W. Collins 4.5

1969 D. Wilson

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin
ending 12 April

1. David Wilson 5.0/7
2=7. W.J. Collins, D. Cox, B. Kernan, T. Ireton, F. Ballance, D. Blair 4.5

1970 B. Kernan

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1=4. B. Kernan, F. O’Donohoe, T. Ireton, J. Brennan 5.0/7
(Kernan awarded title on tie-break – players listed in T/B order)
5=6. W.J. Collins, D.D. Bryant 4.5
7=8. S. Meyler. D. Jackson 4.0
9=12. M. Lohan, J. Nicholson, P. O’Brien, T. Evans 3.5
13=15. C. Quigley, D. Blair, M. Morrissy 3.0
16. P. Warde 2.5
17=19. A.D. Speed, M. O’Brien, W Torrens 2.0
20. M. Harkness 1.5

1971 B. Kernan

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1. Bernard Kernan 6.0/7
2=3. Robert Pye, Tom Ireton 5.0
4=6. C. Quigley, M O Briain, P. Jackson 4.5
7=9. A. Spillane, J. Nicholson, G. Walsh 4.0
10=11. D.D. Bryant, G. Brown 3.5
12=13. A.D. Speed, A. Webb 3.0
14. C. Anderson 2.5
15=17. D. Denny, P. Duffy, J. Noone 2.0

1972 R. Nixon, C. Quigley

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1=2. Rodney Nixon, Colm Quigley 5.5/7
(Title shared)

1973 R. Nixon

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1. Rodney Nixon 7.0/7
2=3. C. Barrington, J. Noone 5.5
4=7. P. Delaney, R. Anderson, P. Getty, .Fitzpatrick 5.0
(38 competed)

1974 P. Delaney

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin
ending 20 April

1. Paul Delaney 6.0/7
2. Martin Delaney 5.5
3=5. R. Anderson, B. Denny, P. O’Driscoll 5.0

1975 P. O’Toole and/or R. Anderson

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1=2. Padraig O’Toole, Roland Anderson 5.5/7
(O’Toole and Anderson to play-off for title – result not known)
3=6. B. Denny, A. Speed, E. Curtin, G. Heathwood 5.0

1976 C. Barry

St Ignatius’s College Galway

1. Colm Barry 6.0/9
2. G. Heathwood 5.5
3=6. D. Clancy, E. Curtin, J. Griffin, P. Hadden 5.0
(10 players)

1977 D. Dunne

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1=2. David Dunne, Colm Barry 5.5/7
(Dunne awarded title on tie-break)
3. Keith Allen 5.0

1978 K. Allen

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1. Keith Allen
2. Eddie O’Reilly
3=5. Eugene Curtin, John Delaney, Ciaran Scollard

1979 K. Allen, J. Delaney, S. Coffey

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1=3. Keith Allen, John Delaney, Sean Coffey 5.5/7
(title shared)
4=5. Eddie O’Reilly, Ann Delaney 5.0

1980 K. Allen and/or J. Kennedy

1=2. K. Allen, J. Kennedy 5.5/7
(no information about tie-break, if any)
3=5. J. Delaney, S. Coffey, K. McHugh 5.0
6=8. D. Forson, M Smyth, C. O’Shaughnessy 4.5

1981 S. Coffey

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1. Sean Coffey 5.5/7
2=4. Kevin McHugh, Damien Artt, John Kennedy 5.0
5=6. Michael Smyth, Nigel Greer 4.5
7=10. Des Forson, Joe McDonnell, Christy Russell, John Ahern 4.0
(24 players)

1982 C. McDowell

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1. C. McDowell 5.5
2=4. D. Forson, J. Kennedy, M. Kennedy 5.0

1983 E. Grant

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1. Eddie Grant 5.5/7
2. Paul O’Donovan 5.0
3=7. Mel Kennedy (third on tie-break), William Ginn, Nigel Greer, Michael Hanley, Jim O’Donoghue 4.5
(25 players)

1984 K. Hynes

St Joseph’s School for the Blind Drumcondra Dublin

1=2. Kilian Hynes, Eric McMahon 5.5
(Hynes won title on tie-break)
3. Tom Brown 5.0
4=9. Niall Carton, Christy O’Sullivan, Eddie Grant, Kieran Greer, William Ginn, Paul McKeown 4.5

1985 T. Brown

Dublin

1. T. Brown 6.0/7
2=6. W. Ginn, C. Daly, A. Millett, J. Joyce, K. Ryan 5.0

1986 E. McMahon

1. E. McMahon 6.0/7
2=3. D. Simpson, N. Carton 5.0 (listed in tie-break order)

1987 J. Buckley

Dublin
22-25 April

1. J. Buckley 5.5/7
2. J. Joyce 5.0
3=5. D. Simpson, R. Beckett, K. McCann 4.5
6=7. J. Ryan, A. Thompson 4.0

1988 J. Cairns P. Moclair, J. Joyce, D. Simpson (?)

1=4. J. Cairns, P. Moclair, J. Joyce, D. Simpson 5.0/7
(no information about tie-break, if any)

1989 R. Beckett

1. R. Beckett 6.5/7
2=5. J. Buckley, J. Joyce, C. Darby, C. Buckley 4.5
6=10. R. McMaster, J. McInerney, A. Gillen, C. Gilmer, N. O’Sullivan 4.0

1990 R. McMaster

Dublin

1. R. McMaster 6.0/7
2. M. Given 5.0

1991 M. Given

1. M. Given 5.0/7
2=4. J. Smyth, G. Twyford, R. McMaster 4.5 (listed in tie break order)

1992 C. Darby

Dublin

1. C. Darby 5.0
2=5. S. Gillen, P. Gillen, A. Peart, A. Lynch 4.
6=7. B. Kelly, P. McSweeney 4.0 (more)

1993 A. Gillen and/or S. Gillen

1=2. A. Gillen, S. Gillen 4.0/5
(no information about tie-break, if any)
3. P. Gillen 3.0
(6 competed)

1994 A. Gillen

Teachers Club Dublin
6-8 April

1. Adrian Gillen 5.0/6
2. Mark Quinn 4.5
3. Stuart Farnan 4.0
4=5. Stephen Gillen, Graham Twyford 3.5

1995 A. Gillen

Methodist College Belfast

1. Adrian Gillen 5.5/6
2. Stephen Gillen 4.0
3=7. John Barry, Kevin O’Driscoll, Stuart Farnan, Gareth Lewis, Tim Douglas 3.5

1996

No information available

1997 E. Spring

Teachers Club Dublin
2-4 April

1. Eoin Spring 3.5/4
2. Ian Kilpatrick, Cecil McRoberts 2.0
4. Michelle Cowley 1.5

1998 A. Kelly

Teachers Club Dublin
15-17 April

1. Sam Collins 5.0
2. Adam Kelly 4.5
3. Ronan Dunne 4.0
4=6. Eoin Spring, Eoghan Casey, Brendan Bruen 3.5

Under 19 and Under 16 amalgamated for pairing purposes
Under 19: 1. Adam Kelly 2. Ronan Dunne 3. Eoin Spring
Under 16: 1. Sam Collins 2=3. Eoghan Casey, Brendan Bruen

1999 S. Collins

St Benildus College Dublin
17-18 April

1. Sam Collins 4.5/5
2. Adam Kelly
3. John Kennedy 3.0

2000 J. Kennedy

Dublin
April

1. John Kennedy
2. Simon Jeffares
3. Alex Lopez

2001 J. Kennedy

Dublin

1. John P.A. Kennedy 6.0/6
2. Michael E. Dooley 5.0
3. Peter Hayes 4.0
4. Stephen Stokes 3.5
5. Killian Delaney 3.0
6=7. David Murray, John Murray 2.5
8. Dennis J. O’Donoghue 2.0
9. Shane O’ Farrell 1.0
10. Donal Spring 0.5

2002 S. Stokes

Marist College, Athlone
4-7 April 2002

1. Alex Lopez 5.5/6
2. Karl McPhillips 4.5
3. Stephen Stokes 4.0
4. Simon Jeffares 3.5
5=6. Emilio Alba, Mark A. Collins 3.5
7=10. Killian Delaney, Mark E. McGovern, Niall McHale, Bryan Duff 3.0
11. William O’Keeffe 2.5
12. Donal Spring 2.0
13. Ignacio Alvarez 1.0
14. Luis Rosa 0.0
(Due to a new rule that players could only hold a title applicable to their own age group, the under 19 championship was awarded to Stephen Stokes)

2003 A. Lopez

St Benildus College, Stillorgan, Co Dublin
25-27 April 2003

1. Alex Lopez 4.5/5
2=3. Killian Delaney, David B. Murray 3.0
4. Stephen Stokes 2.5
5=6. Darren McCabe, Steven Branigan 1.0

2004 A. Lopez

St. Mary’s School Galway
16-18 April

Match: A. Lopez 3.0-0.0 K. Delaney

2005 M. Dignam

St Mels College, Longford
18-20 March

1. Matthew Dignam 5.5/6
2. Alex Lopez 5.0
3=4. John McMorrow, Robert C. Lunn 4.0
5=7. Kevin O’Flaherty, Brendan Mulvey, Emily Alfred 3.0
8. Paul O’Flaherty 2.5
9=10. Deirdre M. Gleeson, Eoghan Danaher 2.0
11. Aileen Wallace 1.5
12. Emmet Hadfield 1.0

2006 K. McPhillips

Dublin

1. Karl McPhillips 6.0/6
2=3. Kevin O’Flaherty, Thomas Lane 3.5
4=5. David Cormican, Gerard Reilly 3.0
6. James Vaughan 2.5
7. Ronan Sweeney 2.0

2007 J. Mueller

Kilmurry Lodge Hotel Limerick
20-22 April

Match: Jan Mueller 3.0-2.0 David Grzymek (==011)

2008 D. Murphy

Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe
11-13 April

1. Ryan-Rhys Griffiths 6.0/6
2. Dara Murphy 5.0
3. Jamie Flynn 4.0
4=5. Poornima J. Menon, Kieran Young 3.0
6=7. Thomas Carr, Kenneth Dillon 1.5

Under 19 and Under 16 combined
Under 19 Champion: Dara Murphy
Under 16 Champion: Ryan-Rhys Griffiths

2009 S. Osborne

Kilkenny
17-19 April

1=2. Sam Osborne, Mark Berney 5.0
3=4. Ryan-Rhys Griffiths, Aravind Menon 4.0
5. Danny Cashin, Michael Tierney 3.5
7=10. Killian Long, Poornima Menon, Brendan Tecklenborg, Christopher Murphy 3.0
11=12. Turlough Kelly, Eimear Danaher 2.0
13. Noelle Keane 1.0
14. Aoife Keane 0.5

The under 16 and under 19 sections were combined.
Under 19: 1. Sam Osborne; 2. Michael Tierney; 3. Poornima Menon
Under 16: 1. Mark Berney; 2. Ryan Rhys Griffiths; 3. Aravind Menon

2010 R.R. Griffiths

Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis, County Clare
9-11 April

1. Ryan-Rhys Griffiths 5.5/6
2. Jamie Flynn 4.5
3. Leon Hulleman 2.0
4. Thomas Dunne 0.0

2011 R.R. Griffiths

Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe
15-17 April

1. Ryan Rhys Griffiths 5.0
2. Turlough Kelly 3.0
3. Cormac P. O’Brien 2.5
4=5. Thomas Dunne Jnr, Karina Kruk 2.0
6. John Dunne 0.5

2012 K. Kruk

Kilkenny

1. Karina Kruk 5.0
2. Oissine Murphy 4.5
3. Donovan Ashcraft 4.0
4=6. Liam Murphy, Geoffrey Keating, Sarah Jane Hearne 3.5
7. Darragh Kennedy 2.5
8=11. Sean Guinan, Sean McBride, Diarmuid Minnock, Brandon Ashcraft 2.0
12. Cathal Minnock 1.5
13. Aravind Menon 1.0

The Under 19 and Under 16 sections were combined.
Under 19: 1. Karina Kruk; 2. Sarah Jane Hearne; 3. Cathal Minnock
Under 16: 1. Oissine Murphy, 2. Donovan Ashcraft; 3. Liam Murphy

2013 H. Doyle

Oakwood Arms Hotel, Shannon, County Clare
5-7 April

1. Hugh Doyle 5.5
2. Miguel Espinosa-Cancino 5.0
3=4. John A. Cormican, James Danaher 4.0
5=8. Matthew Chapman, Michael Donnelly, John P. Dunne, Cristina Espinosa-Cancino 3.5
9=13. Geoffrey Keating, Karina Kruk, Sean McBride, Robbie Meaney, Christopher Young 3.0
14=15. Owen Meaney, Padraig Weeks 2.5
16=18. David Hanley, Odhran McDonnell, Eric Salsac 2.0
19. Darragh Mulqueen-Danaher 1.0

The Under 19 and Under 16 sections were combined.
Under 19: 1. Hugh Doyle; 2. Miguel Espinosa-Cancino; 3. John Cormican
Under 16: 1. Cristina Espinosa-Cancino; 2. Geoffrey Keating (U16 Champion); 3. Robbie Meaney (2nd and 3rd positions were decided by Blitz Play-off)

2014 B. Cullen

Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe
11-13 April

1=2. Ben Cullen, Cian McGovern Leahy 5.0
3. Oissine Murphy 4.5
4. Carlos Silva 4.0
5=6. Scott Mulligan, Daniel Dwyer 3.5
7=10. Geoffrey Keating, Paul Sean O’Neill, Ruairi McKenna-Carroll, Kevin Singpurwala 3.0
11=13. Tom Green, Catherine Hearne, Anastasija Manojlovic 2.5
14. Liam Francis Kelly 2.0
15. John Hartery 1.5
16=17. Jeffrey Alfred, Rosie Cahill 0.0

The under 16 and under 19 sections were combined.
Under 19 Champion: Ben Cullen
Under 16 Champion: Cian McGovern Leahy

2015 T. O’Gorman

Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin
10-12 April

1. Tom O’Gorman 5.0
2. Conor Maher 4.5
3=4. Eoin Minnock, Rudolf Tirziman 4.0
5=7. Dovydas Pocevicius, Luke Scott, Sean McLoughlin 3.5
8=9. Paul Sean O’Neill, Dylan Boland 2.5
10. Odhran McDonnell 2.0
11=12. Gabrielius Pocevicius, Geoffrey Keating 1.5
13. Anastasija Manojlovic 1.0

2016 C. O’Donnell

Fitzpatrick Killiney Castle Hotel, Killiney, County Dublin
1-3 April

1. Conor O’Donnell 6.0
2=6. Luke Scott, Paul O’Neill, Padraig Sheehy, Aleksejus Pachalov, Gavin Melaugh 3.5
7=8. Rudolf Tirziman, Dylan Boland 2.5
9. William Kenny 1.5

2017 D. Ruchko

Clayton Hotel, Sligo
7-9 April

1=3. Denis Ruchko, Jonathon Peoples, Agustin Plaza Reino 4.5/6
(Ruchko won title on tie-break)
4. Luke Scott 4.0
5. Tom McGrath 3.5
6=7. Eoin Callinan, David Remenyik 3.0
8=10. Alice O Gorman, Eibhia Ni Mhuireagain, Ronan Sutton 2.5
11=12. Cathal McCabe, Vinayak Unnithan 2.0
13. Robert Rutledge 1.0

2018 P. Carroll

Treacy’s Oakwood Arms Hotel, Shannon, County Clare
6-8 April

1. Peter Carroll 5.0
2=4. Fiachra Scallan, Luke Scott, Dermot Nolan 4.0
5=8. Diana Mirza, Jacob Flynn, Robbie Kildea, Andrejs Kozlovs 3.5
9=10. Daniil Zelenchuk, Denis Ruchko 3.0
11=12. Alice O’Gorman, Darragh Moran 2.5
13. Kynesha Ryder 2.0
14=15. Felix Jordan, Thomas Keating 1.0
16. Chris Curran 0.0

2019 J. Flynn

Stillorgan Talbot Hotel, Co Dublin
12-14 April 

1=2. Jacob Flynn, Fiachra Scallan 4.5
(Flynn won title on tie-break)
3=6. Diana Mirza, Shane Melaugh, Alex Goss, Leon Putar 4.0
7. Darragh Moran 3.5
8=10. Gavin Melaugh, Peter Carroll, Eibhia Ni Mhuireagain 3.0
11=14. Aliona Mihaylova, Mercedes Plaza Reino, Eoin Harrington, Chris Curran 2.0
15. Nikita Koush 1.0
16. Bailey Holcroft 0.0

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7 responses to “Irish Junior Championship

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  3. Martin Crichton

    looking at the results 2012 stands out the first time a girl won the event..well done to Karina Kruk and 1993 was a Gillen family affair. 2005 Matthew Dignam wins it ahead of Alex Lopez. Seems like a lot of players have come through to the senior ranks but a lot also given up

  4. I have now added the results for 2015 (and also for 2014). I have amended the winner for 2002 – due to a rule that applied at that time the two highest scores were ineligible for the title – thanks to Rory Delaney for pointing this out.

  5. 1966 contestant is almost certainly misspelt and better known now as Patrick Honahan

    • John

      Thank you for your comment, even more so as it comes from a contemporary.

      The source I used was the Irish Press for 18th April 1966 and it (twice) spelled the surname as O Húnacán. However after your comment I also checked the Irish Times reports of the event which produced a further four different versions: O’Huánácain (14th April), O’Húnácáin (15th April) and on the 18th April not only O’Húnacán but also O Húnacáin !!

      I wonder if your phrasing “better known now as” hints at somebody well-known in another sphere.

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