Acol and Phoenix Christmas Game – Wednesday 13th December 2017


Results, Hand Records and Personal Records




Tomorrow night’s Improver Game will be a play and learn ‘card play and defence’ night.  7.30 to 9.30.  All welcome.

The last game of the season takes place this coming  Monday Night 18th December – Turkey and Ham prizes.  All welcome.   Please note that there will NOT be a game this coming Wednesday night December 20th…….instead why not try……


The Glory of Christmas

This wonderful Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday week 20th December in the Sligo Park Hotel 8 p.m.   ‘The Glory of Christmas’ will be performed by students of Anne-Marie Keaney with special guest stars Michael Rooney (Harp), June McCormack (Flute), Sligo Cathedral Choir, Nicola Cleary (Violin) and Anne-Marie Keaney.  There will be brilliant spot prizes on the night including  a Clarion/Maldron voucher worth €300. Proceeds from the night 100% to the Mitchell Sisters Fund.  Tickets €10.  All welcome.



Acol Membership Subscriptions:

We will be sending our affiliation list off to CBAI HQ in Dublin this week – so please check to see if you have forgotten to pay your club membership €20 – you might be surprized to see that your name is not on the list?



Team of Four – Park Hotel Kiltimagh – Sunday 7th January

Starting at 5 O’Clock.

All welcome.  Entries There will be a separate competition for Intermediate B Teams.

Entries to Cathy Kilcoyne by Friday 5th January 087-2108872




CBAI Master Pairs – Templeogue Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th December 2017

 Final Result 2017

 Results, Hand Records and Personal Records



Why not take out a subscription to the Irish Bridge Journal – great articles on bidding, play and defence.  Learn new conventions.  Useful tips for players of all grades (Novices, Intermediates, Masters) – An absolute must for any aspiring Tournament Director. All for only €25 per year for 6 issues.  Contact David Walsh or FOB if you are interested.




Phoenix Bridge Club – Wednesday 6th December 2017

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

Congratulations to tonight’s champions Eileen Keaney and Fr. Hugh McGonagle – leading from the start with a fantastic display of bidding and card play skill – Fr. Hugh has finally found his ‘MoJo’ having returned to the game after a 20 year break and having to unlearn all the ‘tips’ he learned from his Connolly friends in the midlands.


Next Thursday Night’s Improver Class will be the last before Christmas and will be a practical night dealing with various examples of declarer play and defence – All Welcome.



Pictured below is Mary Lyons and Tommy Banks (Phoenix Bridge Club) presenting donation cheque to Kathleen Mitchell (mother of Mairead and Aoibheann) and her sister-in-law Claire.

Mitchell Charity



We are sorry to hear of the death of one of our earlier members Dorothy O’Grady – May her gentle soul Rest in Peace.


Our Annual Individual Championship takes place this coming Monday night 11th December. 

Our Christmas Game takes place this coming Wednesday 13th December – Please give your names to Mary Lyons, Eva Giblin, Gladys or Mairead.

There will be a game this coming Monday night 18th December – Turkey and Ham Prizes.  We will also have the last game of the year on Wednesday week 20th December.




North Western Region CBAI – Regional Pairs – Sunday 3rd December 2017 – Good Luck Patsy

Our annual heat to select our representatives to represent the North-West Region in the National Finals (Master, Inter ‘A’ and Inter ‘B’) with the top two being selected to go to the National Final in the Hudson Bay Hotel Athlone next 24th and 25th March.  We extend our warmest ‘Get Well’ wishes to our Regional President Patsy O’Hara – we hope to see you back in action shortly.

Summary of Results

Master Section – Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (Ian Kilroy, Ann McGivney and Niall Kilroy)

Master Champions

Inter ‘A’ Section – Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (Fr. Gabriel Murphy, Patricia Hanney and Ann McGivney)

Inter A Champions

Inter ‘B’ Section – Results, Hand Records and Personal Records (Anne-Marie Keaney, Ann McGivney and Dave Flanagan)

Inter B Champions

All 3 Sections Combined – Results, Hand Records and Personal Records

One or Two Interesting Boards