Leitrim student selected on Ireland chess team

Manorhamilton’s Eibhia Ní Mhuireagáin has been selected as part of the Ireland senior women’s chess team for this summer’s Chess Olympiad in India.

Ní Mhuireagáin, a sports scholarship student at Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Sligo, is studying International Marketing and Sales there.

The 2022 Olympiad will take place in Chennai, India, from July 28th to August 10th.

It is a biennial tournament featuring competing nations from across the globe.

Eibhia spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s Austin O’Callaghan during the Covid lockdown in 2021 about her lifelong love of chess.