Recent news

  • President's Prize - 27th and 28th September - Clarion Hotel Sligo - Special 'BRIDGE' rate expires next Friday 5th September!
    Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    As the new season fast approaches, I would like to invite all our Master and Intermediate 'A' players to play for my 'President's Prizes' on Saturday and Sunday 27th and 28th September in the Clarion Hotel Sligo.  This will be a 3-session pairs event starting at 1.30 pm on Saturday 27th and finishing at 3 pm on Sunday 28th.  All welcome.  Of course my special Novice and Intermediate 'B' friends are invited to play in their own 1 session event on the Saturday evening at 7.30 pm.  Entries either through this website or to

    There is a Special 'Bridge' Rate ( Saturday Night €109 Double/Twin Room - €89 Single even better rate if you want to stay on Sunday night - Friday night is booked out) while availability remains in the beautiful Clarion Hotel Sligo 071-9119000,,  Please book early and mention 'BRIDGE'...the hotel will only give these special rates up until next Friday 5th September!

    As usual, if you have any queries or help with finding accommodation you can contact Mairéad 087-9274448

    Enjoy the Summer



    Acol and Phoenix resume on Monday 15th September


  • Recent Deaths in the North-West Region:
    Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    It is with great sadness that I report the sudden death of Hugh Connolly (Longford) - one of the famous and much loved Connolly brothers.  Hugh was one of the great characters of bridge (cheerful, honest, decent, with a 'Bid Boldly-Play Safely' Bridge system) and we still remember fondly all the Connollys from their lively days in the North-West region.  We extend our deepest sympathies to Peter, James, Kieran and all his family.

    Beloved husband of Mary and devoted father of Emma, Hugh and David. Sadly missed by his loving family, mother Christina, brothers and sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, aunts, kindly neighbours and a wide circle of friends.  Rest in peace. Reposing at his home in Corragarrow this Friday evening (August 8th) from 8 pm and on Saturday.  Mass of the Resurrection on Sunday in St. Mary's Church, Newtownforbes, at 1pm.  Burial afterwards in Newtownforbes Cemetery. Family flowers only.  House private on Sunday morning.


    We are also saddened to learn of the death of Paddy Oliver (Swinford).  Reposing in Campbells Funeral Home, Swinford on Sunday from 3pm until 5.30pm and then from 6pm until 7.30pm with removal to the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, Swinford arriving at 8pm.   Mass at 12 noon on Monday with funeral proceeding to Kilconduff cemetery.   House Private Please.  Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Croí.


    We are just coming to terms with the death of Teresa McGrath (Kiltimagh), personal friend, colleague and former CBAI President.  Teresa also gave a lot to bridge in the North-West during her onerous term as Regional Secretary, as player, teacher and tournament director.  We express our sympathies to her family (Paul, Ann, Mark, Niamh and 11 grandchildren) and friends.  May She Rest in Peace.

    FOB and Teresa McGrath at the CBAI AGM 5th July
  • New CBAI President
    Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    I want to thank all of you who came along to the CBAI AGM and Charity Bridge Game in July.  We had a full house and both Charities St. Vincent de Paul and Alzheimers are extremely grateful for your generousity.  On a personal note I am overwhelmed by the amount of good wishes, cards, emails, facebook etc from you all.  I will give it my best shot.

    Full Result of the Bridge Game

    Kelsey, FOB and Sheana
  • Our New EBL Exective Member
    Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Congratulations to Paul Porteous on being elected to the European Bridge League Exeutive Committee.  This coveted position is great news for Bridge in Ireland as we head into a new era with rising standards in play, administrative issues and technological matters.  We all share in the delight and personal honour being bestowed on Paul to acknowledge his devotion and dedication to Bridge throughout the length and breadth of Ireland.  Thank you Paul - Well deserved.

    Paul Porteous CEO CBAI and EBL Executive

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