Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge

St Malachy’s College chess players have been taking part in the world’s largest chess competition - the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge. The initial stages were played at lunchtimes here in the school, with players battling through seven rounds until eventually we were left with one winner. Patrick Maguire narrowly defeated Leon Johny in a tense final game, while Joseph Donnelly also finished well as third runner up. Patrick and Joseph went on to compete in the regional Megafinal, where they faced stiff opposition from top players from schools all over Northern Ireland. Patrick enjoyed further success as overall champion in his age category, and is now preparing for the Terafinal in Manc

Art College Trip 2019

The year 11 Art and Design students visited the End of year Degree shows at the Art College to see the range of creative career opportunities on offer there. They visited the Interactive Design, Animation Architecture, Graphic Design/Illustration and Fine Art Painting shows.

Brilliant Benson leads the way, Campbell and Morgan step up!

Jai Benson hopped, skipped and jumped his way to a fourth All-Ireland title in the last five years with a fantastic personal best performance of 14.41 in the Senior Boys Triple Jump. Another excellent personal best of 6.93 in the Long Jump saw him lead the competition in the early rounds, only to be pipped for the Gold in the latter stages. These points contributed to a narrow joint second place finish for the Senior Boys team, just failing to retain the title they won last year. We did have the consolation of collecting the Senior Boys Shield for the first time in College History. Other Contributors to the team were Tim Scott 5th in the 400m hurdles in a personal best of 60.8s, Cormac O’Rou
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