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  • Novice and Intermediate Congress - Radisson Hotel Sligo - Feb 20th-22nd - only 4 weeks to go!
    Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    The annual congress confined to just Intermediate and Novice players takes place in the Radisson Hotel Sligo over the weekend of Friday 20th February 2015.  There will be Mixed Pairs, Gala Intermediate Pairs, Intermediate A Pairs, Intermediate B & Novice Pairs and Intermediate Teams.  We will also have an Open Pairs throughout for Masters (separate from the Intermediates) if some of our Master players would like to join in.  More details later.  You can start booking direct with the Radisson 071-9140008  www.radissonblu.ie/hotel-sligo.   As usual if you need help with alternative accommodation Mairead will be willing to help you 087-9274448.

    Intermediate Congress Brochure

     

    CHARITY  DRIVE this Sunday night 25th January, Day's Hotel Castlebar starting at 6 O'Clock.  All welcome.

     

    North-West Region - Team of Four Winners

    Masters

    1st   Tommie Murphy, Tresina Smyth, Larry Curley and Larry Shine. 2nd  Vincent and Mary Brennan, John Godden and Nan Murtagh.

    3rd  Tommy Banks, Frances Kelly, Eileen O'Connor and George Brennan.

     

    Intermediate 'A' 

    1st  Jim O'Malley, Margaret Nally, Cathy Kilcoyne and Mary Kilfeather.

    2nd Martin Naughton, Fr. Gabriel Murphy, Flor Higgins, Frances Burke.

    3rd Chris McGrath, Eileen Kelly, Celia Ansboro and Kitty Dowd.

     

    Intermediate 'B'

    1st  Pat Lyons, Phelim O'Doherty, Anne-Marie Kearney, Dave Flanagan.

    2nd Tom Byrne, Brendan Duggan, Denise Cassidy and John Scanlon.

    3rd Pat and Valerie Finneran, Michael Dolan and Kevin Coyle.

     

    We look forward to the first two teams in each of the Intermediate categories, and the winning team in the Masters, representing the North-West Region in the National Finals on the weekend of the 25th/26th April in Athlone.

  • Acol - Phoenix Fixtures for 2015
    Sun, Jan 4, 2015

    Monday 26th January - SLIGO Burke Trophy (Team of four) - Open to ALL Clubs in County Sligo

    Monday 2nd February - CBAI Simultaneous Pairs

    Wednesday 4th February - CBAI Simultaneous Pairs

    Monday 9th February - Sonny Bree (Hi-Lo)

    Friday, Saturday and Sunday 20th - 22nd February - Intermediate Congress Radisson Hotel Sligo

     

  • Madge O'Kennedy R.I.P.
    Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of our great friend and colleague Madge O'Kennedy, Ard na Veigh, Sligo.   For more than 40 years Madge was at the helm of Sligo bridge as teacher, tournament director, club captain, club president, club secretary, congress secretary etc.    Her dedication, enthusiasm and support for all things bridge was second to none.  Madge got things done and she got them done fast - mostly by calling a 'spade and a spade' in her own nice way and but for her encouragement bridge in Sligo might not be where it is now.  We extend our deepest sympathies to her family.  May she rest in peace.

    Funeral arrangements: Reposing at Foley & Mc Gowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, on Friday evening from 5pm to 8pm and on Saturday morning from 10am with removal at 11am to Sligo Cathedral for Mass of the Resurrection at 11.30am. Interment in Sligo Cemetery afterwards.

     

    Helen Carroll R.I.P.

    One of the real gentle ladies of Irish Bridge passed away during the week.  As well as being a world class player she had the world class ethics and behaviour to match.  We extend our deepest sympathies to her son John, her husband Charles and the rest of her family.  We will all miss her friendly 'knowing' smile.  May she rest in peace.

    House Private.  Removal on Friday the 2nd of January to the Church of Saint Laurence O’Toole, Kilmacud arriving at 5pm.  Funeral Mass on Saturday morning the 3rd of January at 10am followed by burial in Mt. Venus Cemetery.

     

    Malcolm Ryder R.I.P.

    We are sorry to report the death of a stalwart of the Western Region.  Malcolm's dedication to the promotion of Bridge in Galway and Connaught can not be overstated.  Bridge was his first love and he unselfishly gave his time to help others learn and develop their game and ensure that Galway stayed as one of the top Bridge counties.  As well as being an accomplished wizard at the table, Malcolm was a highly competent tournament director and for more than 30 years acted as Regional Treasurer.  May he rest in peace.

     

    Noel Grimes R.I.P.

    The Eastern Region lost one its most treasured members in November when Noel Grimes passed away.  Noel was always to the fore in organising bridge in Dundalk and the extended region over many many years.  As a tournament director he was un surpassed and was always keen to learn and experiment with a new movement.  We extend our deepest sympathies to Sheila and family.  May he rest in peace.

     

  • Novice and Intermediate Congress - Radisson Hotel Sligo - Feb 20th-22nd
    Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    The annual congress confined to just Intermediate and Novice players takes place in the Radisson Hotel Sligo over the weekend of Friday 20th February 2015.  There will be Mixed Pairs, Gala Intermediate Pairs, Intermediate A Pairs, Intermediate B & Novice Pairs and Intermediate Teams.  We will also have an Open Pairs throughout for Masters (separate from the Intermediates) if some of our Master players would like to join in.  More details later.  You can start booking direct with the Radisson 071-9140008  www.radissonblu.ie/hotel-sligo.   As usual if you need help with alternative accommodation Mairead will be willing to help you 087-9274448.

    Intermediate Congress Brochure

     

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