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  • Paddy O'Reilly Cup (Tramore)
    Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Tramore Bridge Club are hosting this Team of Four Championship on Sunday 10th May in their Bridge Club.  One Session event.  The 'Great' Peter Flynn will be in charge so everything will go well.  Full details.

     

    Innisfree Bridge Club - Captain's Prizes 2015 (Mrs. Nuala McDermott)

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    Results

     

  • Advanced Bridge Refresher Classes Sligo
    Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    FOB will give his usual refresher workshop in preparation for the Congress on the three Thursday nights in May starting on Thursday week 7th May in the Southern Hotel Sligo from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.  All welcome to come along and see get a few things clarified in the areas of bidding, play and defence.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Yeats Country Congress - Radisson Hotel Sligo 22-24 May
    Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    YEATS COUNTRY CONGRESS - RADISSON HOTEL SLIGO - THE BIG PARTY - 22nd May to 24th May

    Congress Secretary Frank Goodwin, Tournament Director Mairead Basquille and all your Sligo friends cordially invite you to Sligo for the final congress of the year - and Fearghal's final congress as President of the CBAI.  The venue is the scrumptious Radisson Blu hotel on the Rosses Point road and there are special rates available if you book before the end of April 071-9140008 or www.radissonblu.com/sligo.  As usual if you need help with alternative accommodation Mairead will be happy to help you out (087-9274448).

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    IBU Moylan Cup Results

     

     

    Acol Bridge Club Remaining Fixtures:

    Monday 11th May:  Acol Club Championship 1st Session

    Monday 18th May:  Acol Club Championship 2nd Session

     

    Yeats Country Congress Party Fri-Sun 22nd to 24th May

     

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Dermot Greaney.  Best wishes also to Evelyn Harney and George Brennan - we wish them both a speedy recovery - the bridge table isn't the same without them!

  • Novice & Intermediate Congress Sligo
    Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    We have just had the most fabulous weekend in Sligo with over 300 Novice and Intermediate Players in action.  Our thanks to all who attended especially all those who travelled long distances from all parts of the country.  We hope you all enjoyed your visit as much as we enjoyed looking after you.  Special thanks to the local bridge clubs for their support and especially the Yeats Country Congress.  We are indebted to the many hard workers under the direction of Mairead Basquille, Frank Goodwin and Joe Murray.  Special thanks to our organisation committee under the leadership of Ronnie Kelly, Jim O'Malley, John Macdonald, Gladys Sheridan and Assumpta Kelly.  There were many other volunteers who helped tidy up between sessions and your help was very much appreciated.  Thanks also to Kelsey for the good photos.  I am particularly proud of the hospitality shown by the local players towards the visiting players.  Well done to all - See you all back here again on May 22nd for the big 'Party - Yeats Country Bridge Congress'

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    Eileen Smith RIP

    We are very sorry to hear of the death of Eileen Smith.  The development of Bridge in Sligo owes a great deal to Eileen - she worked tirelessly and unselfishly to encourage and promote the game in the North-West region.  As well as being a top class player, Eileen acted in many official capacities - as President, Secretary, Treasurer, Tournament Director and especially as the main scorer in all the local clubs - taking the score sheets home and working late into the night, night after night, week after week, month after month for over 40 years up until quite recently.  Such was her importance to local Bridge that some of us affectionately referred to her as 'The Queen'.  Bridge in Sligo and especially 'yours truly' owes Eileen an enormous debt of gratitude.  We extend her family and friends our deepest sympathies.

     

     

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