Re: Games on the Mall

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Posted by murrisk on November 16, 2000 at 22:49:26:

In Reply to: Re: Games on the Mall posted by JDP on November 15, 2000 at 16:32:55:

I believe the inspiration for the chess game came
from Michael Joe Egan who had seen a similar activity
in Austria(?) He was ably assisted by, amongst others,
Gerry McDonald, Dermott Fahy,Pat Duane and Paddy
McDonnell. Dermott Fahy was the artist who drew or
designed the shields and coats of arms. Funds were raised
through dances and raffles. The chess game was held
around the end of April or early May. The BBC was
supposed to televise it in "living colour" as RTE
did not, at that time , have colour TV cameras.
The Burntollet bridge debacle (Ian Paisley's first
minute of fame) threw a spanner in the works and the
BBC cameras did not show up. Some of the participants
were Michael McDermott and Paddy McDonnell, both
castles, and ___ Quinn (R.I.P. last week) and ___
Sweeney who were both knights. The black queen is
alive and well but does not want her identity

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