The 2015 Irish Confucius Cup – The 1st Chinese Chess and 4th Go Tournament took place over the weekend of February 7th – 8th in Dublin, which was jointly organised by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and the Go Association of Ireland. A record 75 players from 16 countries (Ireland, China, the UK, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Finland, Australia, South Korea etc.) participated in the tournament. Many distinguished guests also attended the event. They included His Excellency Mr. Xu Jianguo, the Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, Prof. Andrew Deeks, President of UCD, and his wife Dr. Linda Deeks, Ms. Hua Xueming, the Team Leader of the Chinese National Go Team, Ms. Guo Liping, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Chess Association of China, Mr. Jiang Chuan, World Champion of Chinese Chess, Mr. Huang Yizhong, Professional 7 Dan go player, Mr Rory Wales, the Chairman of the Irish Go Association, Prof. Wang Liming, Director of the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and Prof. Cai Yongqiang, Chinese Director of the UCD CII.