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.
Novice & Intermediate Congress Sligo
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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CHARITY DRIVE in aid of Parkinsons on Sunday week 1st March in Swinford Culture Centre starting at 5 O'Clock. Delicious Supper Served. All welcome.