Tonight Wednesday (18th May) we have our ‘Sligo and Friends’ game at 8.30 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. OPEN – All Welcome.

Next Congress on the agenda is our own Virtual Yeats Country CHARITY CONGRESS which starts here on BBO on Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June.
As usual these days, the congress will be an ‘EVENING ONLY’ congress with loads of different events for all grades.
All proceeds will be divided among charities in Sligo, Mayo and Limerick.
Friday 10th June – Mixed Pairs 7.30 p.m. – 10.20 p.m.
Friday 10th June – Inter ‘B’ Pairs 7.30 p.m. – 10.20 p.m.
Friday 10th June – Novice Pairs 7.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Friday 10th June – Gala Open Pairs 7.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
Friday 10th June – Fast Friday Open Pairs 8.30 p.m. – 10.20 p.m.
Saturday 11th June – Congress Pairs – 1 Session event 7. 30 p.m. (30 Boards)
Saturday 11th June – Area Master Pairs – 1 Session event 7.30 p.m.
Saturday 11th June – Intermediate A Pairs – 1 Session event 7.30 p.m.
Saturday 11th June – Inter ‘B’ Pairs – 1 Session event 7.30 p.m.
Saturday 11th June – Novice Pairs 7.30pm – 10.00 p.m.
Saturday 11th June – Open Pairs at 7.30 p.m.
Sunday 12th June – Congress Teams 1 Session event 30 boards at 7 p.m.
Sunday 12th June – Intermediate Teams 1 Session event 24 boards at 7 p.m.
Sunday 12th June – Inter B Pairs at 7.30 p.m.
Sunday 12th June – Novice Pairs at 7.30 p.m.
Sunday 12th June – Gala Open Pairs at 7.30 p.m.
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‘Sligo and Friends’ Schedule
The month of May is our ‘Improve your Bridge month‘ – so we will be having a few instructional hands thrown in here and there throughout the month.
Wednesday 18th May – Sligo and Friends at 8.30 pm – 10.30 p.m.  Open – All Welcome.
Thursday 19th May – we have our 118th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship at 8.30 pm – 10.30 p.m.  All Novices and Intermediates Welcome.
Friday 20th May – Sligo and Friends (Fast Friday 6 minutes per board) at 8.30 pm – 10.30 p.m.  Open – All Welcome.
Monday night 23rd May – Sligo and Friends at 8.30 pm – 10.30 p.m.  Open – All Welcome.
Tuesday 24th May  –  we have four separate pair games i.e. one for ‘Novices’, another for ‘Inter B’ another for ‘Intermediate A’ and a fourth for ‘Area Masters’ – Open to all Novices, Intermediate ‘B’ and Intermediate ‘A’ and ‘Area Master’ players – All Welcome.
Also on Tuesday 24th May we have our 12 board ‘Individual’ competition at 8.30 p.m. playing ‘Acol’ weak no-trump, 4 card majors, stayman, weak two openings.
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Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs – Tuesday 17th May 2022 (19 Tables)
Congratulations to Joelle Downes and Marjorie McNeill (Dublin), 2nd Camilla McLoughlin and Gillian Berwick (Skerries), 3rd (tie) Gaye Bresnan and Ann Burke (Limerick) with Maura Ryan and Florence Coffey (Tulla).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Summary of the boards
Link to BBO Data
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Individual Championship – Tuesday 17th May 2022 (7 Tables)
Congratulations to Cathy Flynn (Ballymote), 2nd Sean Keane (Navan), 3rd Teresa McBride (Letterkenny)
Leaderboard and Board Details
Summary of the boards
Link to BBO Data
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Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 17th May 2022 (17 Tables)
Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Novice Pairs – Tuesday 17th May 2022 (3 Tables)
Leaderboard and Board Details 
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 17th May 2022 (18 Teams)

Match by Match Board Details
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Sligo and Friends – Monday – 16th May 2022 (31 Tables)
Congratulations to Gladys Sheridan and Dolores Crummy (Sligo), 2nd Grace Gallagher and Shaun Coll (Donegal), 3rd Anne Llyod and Monti Beasley (Canada), 4th Mary Lyons and Margaret Dowd (Sligo).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Comments on boards 10-12
Link to BBO Data
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Killarney (South of Ireland) Virtual Congress on BBO 8th to 15th May 2022
Congress Pairs Championship  Rhona Goldenfield and Kath Nelson (Manchester)
Intermediate A & B Pairs Championship  Clare Burke and Kay Hayes (Galway)
Mixed Teams Qualifier Result  Rhona Goldenfield, Ted Reveley, Mike Pownall and Jeremy Dhondy (England and Wales)
Mixed Teams Winners  Catherine Draper, Michael Prior, Sue Willcox, Andrew Woodcock (England)
Mixed Teams 3rd/4th playoff
Master Swiss Teams Result  Elva Gannon, Jim McAndrew, Mary Trench and Alan Johnson (Dublin)
Tuesday Novice Pairs  Nuala Moloney and Joe Henry (Sligo)
Tuesday Inter B Pairs Result  Claire McSweeney and Margaret Delaney (Cork)

Tuesday Inter A Pairs Result  Neesa Patten and Myra Carney (Castlebar)

Tuesday Individual Championship Result  Gladys Sheridan (Sligo)
Ladies Teams Result  Cathy Ferguson, Joyce Benson, Ileen MacGregor and Catherine Gerrard (Scotland)
Men’s Teams Result  Bob McKinnon, Gwynn Davis, Ian Patrick and David Ritchie (Scotland)
Wed Sligo, Killarney and Friends Result  Ann and Stephen Cairns (Enniskillen)
Mixed Pairs Result  Michelle Moloney and Enda Glynn (Bray and Kinvara)
Swiss Imp Pairs – Master Result  Mary Trench and Miriam McConville (Dublin) Respect!
Swiss Imp Pairs – Intermediate Result  Michele Heaslip and James Ward (Galway)
Fast Friday Open Pairs Result  Eileen and Anne-Marie Keaney (Sligo)
Lough Lein Team of 4 Qualifier Result  Cian Holland, Paul Casselle, Derek O’Gorman and Tom McCarthy (Cork and England)
Saturday May Gala Open Pairs Result  Maria Whelan and Joe Walsh (Dublin)
Lough Lein Team of 4 Result  Aida Aris, Mark Roderick, Zrinka Kokot and Pat McDaid (Wales, Croatia and Derry)
Sunday Novice & Inter B Pairs Result  Marie Hutton and Teresa Murphy (Dublin and Leitrim)
Sunday Gala Open Pairs Result  Ursula Devine and John G. Kennedy (Dublin)
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Sligo and Friends – Lucky Fast Friday – 13th May 2022 (26 Tables)
Congratulations to Eileen and Anne-Marie Keaney (Sligo), 2nd Enda Glynn and Paul Scannell (Galway), 3rd Mary Frost and Shirley Mangan (Lahinch), 4th George Brennan and Tommy Banks (Sligo).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Comments on boards 7-9
Link to BBO Data
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117th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 12th May 2022 (23 Tables)
Congratulations to Anna Goldsmith and Mary Heffernan (Drogheda), 2nd Mary Gannon and Patricia Hanney (Sligo),  3rd Bríd Groeger and Kate Hogan (Youghal), 4th Denise Cassidy and John Scanlon, 5th Julie Anderson and Ann Sheehy (Dublin), 6th Grace Corcoran and Anne Kinsella (Sligo).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Summary of the Hands
Link to BBO Data
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Sligo, Killarney and Friends – Wednesday – 11th May 2022 (25 Tables)
Congratulations to Ann and Stephen Cairns (Enniskillen), 2nd (tie) Rita Lundon and Angela Murphy (Claremorris) with Niall Kilroy and J.C. Boyle (Ballina and Ardara).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Interesting Boards (4 to 6)
Link to BBO Data
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Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs – Tuesday 10th May 2022 (19 Tables)
Congratulations to Neesa Patten and Myra Carney (Castlebar), 2nd Brigid Glynn and Patricia Hanney (Sligo), 3rd Mary Guinan and Joseph O’Keeffe (Maynooth), 4th Kitty Whyte and Honor Benson (Castlebar), 5th, Tom Byrne and Dave Flanagan (Sligo)
Leaderboard and Board Details
Summary of the boards
Link to BBO Data
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Individual Championship – Tuesday 10th May 2022 (7 Tables)
Congratulations to Gladys Sheridan (Sligo), 2nd Gerard Daly (Warrenpoint), 3rd Kathleen Kennedy (Sligo), 4th Mary Gilhawley (Ballymote).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Summary of the boards
Link to BBO Data
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Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 10th May 2022 (20 Tables)
Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Novice Pairs – Tuesday 10th May 2022 (3 Tables)
Leaderboard and Board Details  1st Nuala Moloney and Joe Henry (Sligo) and 2nd Sandie McCanny and Breda Roche (Sligo).
Link to BBO Data
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 10th May 2022 (18 Teams)

Match by Match Board Details
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Sligo and Friends – Monday 9th May 2022 (30 Tables)

Congratulations to Sophie and Paul Cunningham (Cardiff), 2nd Attracta McGettrick and Mary Naughton (Sligo), 3rd A. Sheehy and Ann Sheehy (Dublin) and 4th Margaret Kilfeather and Catherine Frazer (Sligo).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Commentary on the Hands (Various World Champions)
Link to BBO Data
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IBU Club Pairs Championship Saturday (7th May) on BBO 
IBU Master Club Pairs Championship  (19 Tables) – Winners: Kelan and John O’Connor (Tralee), 2nd David Dunne and Martin Brady (Dublin) and 3rd Karel deRaeymaeker and Conor Boland (Dublin)
IBU Intermediate Club Pairs Championship (18.5 Tables) – Winners: Michelle and Suzie Berkery (Dublin), 2nd Patricia Bonner and Bridget Blake (Dublin) and 3rd Phil Cretch and AnneMaria MacSweeney (Cork)
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IBU Mixed Team Trials (face to face in Dublin)
Congratulations to Carol-Ann Cummins, John Noonan, Sandra Newell and Michael McAuliffe and also to Louise Mitchell and David Walsh who have been selected as the third pair with Lucy and John Phelan as the reserve pair.
Final Result
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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday – 6th May 2022 (26 Tables)
Congratulations to Connell McLoone and John McGinley (Donegal), 2nd Rita Lundon and Angela Murphy (Claremorris), 3rd Liam and Jess Thiersen (Denmark).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Interesting Boards (1 to 3)
Link to BBO Data
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116th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 5th May 2022 (23 Tables)
Congratulations to Iain Walker and Gavin Doyle (Dublin), 2nd Mary Lyons and Margaret Dowd (Sligo), 3rd Brigid Glynn and Patricia Hanney (Sligo), 4th Kitty Whyte and Neesa Patten (Castlebar) and 5th John Scanlon and Denise Cassidy (Sligo)
Leaderboard and Board Details
Summary of the Boards
Link to BBO Data
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 4th May 2022 (24 Tables)

Congratulations to Ray Norton and Tom McNicholas (Mayo), 2nd Sean Whelan and Brendan Rushe (Malahide),  3rd Marie Beaney and Seamus Boyle (Donegal).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Summary of the Boards
Link to BBO Data
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EBU Spring Fours
Congratulations once again to Team Moran (Ireland) who made it to the quarter finals of this star studded prestigious team championships.  This was a brilliant performance by our Irish stars and this great result heralded even better news in that this the debut of a rising star of the future Conor Boland.  If you can impress Tom Hanlon then you must be ‘Championship’ material.  Speaking about Conor, Tom said he was impressed with his technique, composure and skill.
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Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs – Tuesday 3rd May 2022 (16 Tables)
Congratulations to Connie Fahy and Patsy Smyth (Clare), 2nd Neesa Patten and Myra Carney (Castlebar), 3rd Valerie Van Hof and Marjorie Hegarty (Derry) and 4th Nancy Keevans and Mary Crowley (Sligo)
Leaderboard and Board Details
Summary of the boards
Link to BBO Data
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Individual Championship – Tuesday 3rd May 2022 (5 Tables)
Congratulations to Eileen Keaney (Sligo)
Leaderboard and Board Details
Summary of the boards
Link to BBO Data
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Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 3rd May 2022 (27 Tables)
Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 3rd Mayl 2022 (18 Teams)
Match by Match Board Details
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Sligo and Friends – Monday 2nd May 2022 (28 Tables)
Congratulations to Jean and Ed Lyons (New Jersey), 2nd Maura McTernan and Patricia Hanney (Sligo), 3rd Kitty and Michael Kelly (Howth).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Commentary on the Hands (FOB)
Link to BBO Data
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April 2022 Results

 

Marguerite Kilfeather RIP

Marguerite Kilfeather RIP
The Bridge community in Sligo and across the country is still numb after hearing the shocking and upsetting news that our friend Marguerite Kilfeather passed away as a result of a tragic accident.  Marguerite was known the length and breadth of the country having travelled to support congresses all over Ireland and abroad.

As well as being a Master Bridge player, Marguerite was also a past Captain of all the Sligo Bridge clubs and a Past President of the Yeats Country Bridge Congress.
Marguerite was without doubt one of the very few players to have a natural flair and imagination for the game and couple that with her sense of humour and her elegant fashion sense and you really have ‘one of a kind’.

We remember with admiration and trepidation her most successful partnership with her mother-in-law (Pat Kilfeather, who passed away only a few months ago.)  This formidable pair would charm their opponents before taking them to the cleaners.  Marguerite’s untimely passing is inexplicable – Maybe Pat has come across some tough opponents in Heaven and has asked God to send up some decent reinforcements.

We extend our deepest heartfelt sympathies to her husband Bryan, her daughters, Joy, Andrea and Marguerite, her son Drew, her extended family and her wide circle of friends.  Marguerite may you Rest in Peace.

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IBU Seniors Mid-Week Congress – Cavan Crystal Hotel – 26th to 28th April 2022

IBU Senior Congress Teams 2022 complete  Fred Barry, Paul Porteous, Jim McAndrew and Finian O’Donoghue (Dublin)

Gala Open Pairs Result  Phyllis O’Regan and Maura Foley (Killarney)

Congress Pairs Overall Result  Joan Kenny and Teresa Rigney (Headford and Dublin)

First Session winners  Fred Barry and Paul Porteous (Dublin)

Second Session winners Anne Fitzpatrick and Harold Curran (Belfast)

Wed afternoon Open Pairs Result  Patrick O’Mahony and Jim Stokes (Cork)

Wed night Open Pairs Result  Patrick O’Mahony and Jim Stokes (Cork)

Thurs Morning Open Pairs Result  Patrick O’Mahony and Jim Stokes (Cork)

Thurs Afternoon Open Pairs  Melissa Brady and Mary Lynch (Cavan)

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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday – day 29th April 2022 (28 Tables)
Congratulations to Margaret Farren and Anna Carr (Donegal),  2nd T. Riggs-Miller and Tommy Riggs-Miller and 3rd Roisín McHugh and Mairín UíRuanaí (Sligo)
Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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115th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 28th April 2022 (22 Tables)
Congratulations to Michelle and Suzie Berkery (Dublin – and winners of the Kay Downes Trophy last weekend – first time to ever hold cards in their hands!),  2nd  Teresa Keegan and Maura Colgan (Dublin),  3rd Brigid Glynn and Patricia Hanney (Sligo) and 4th Denise Cassidy and John Scanlon (Sligo).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday – 27th April 2022 (22 Tables)

Congratulations to Jim Doran and Andrea Dalton (Carlow)

Leaderboard and Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs – Tuesday 26th April 2022 (14  Tables)

Congratulations to Kitty White and Honor Benson (Castlebar)

Leaderboard and Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Individual Championship – Tuesday 26th April 2022 (6 Tables)

Congratulations to Eileen Skelly (Longford), 2nd Kathleen Kennedy (Sligo) and 3rd Frank Goodwin (Sligo).

Leaderboard and Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 26th April 2022 (18 Tables)

Leaderboard and Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Novice Pairs – Tuesday 26th April 2022 (3 Tables)

Leaderboard and Board Details

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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 26th April 2022 (20 Teams)

Match by Match Board Details

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CBAI Kelburne Cup – 23rd and 24th April (Face to Face – Malahide)

Congratulations to the Western Region (Gay Keaveney, Enda Glynn, Paul Scannell and David Walsh).

Final Result and all the details

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CBAI National Inter A Teams (Bankers Trophy)

South Munster: Bernie O’Halloran, Dermot Lucey, David Sheehan and Pat Twomey

Inter A Teams – Overall Result

CBAI National Inter B Teams (Tierney Trophy)

Dublin South: Gary Beirne, Niamh Boyle, Colin Kelly, Nessa Neilson

Inter B Teams – Overall Result

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Lady Milne Trophy 22nd to 24th April (Newport, Wales)

You can learn about the players on the various teams, keep an eye on the results, and kibitz on a delayed basis, using

this link

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Another big victory for Ireland

Team Moran (Grainne Barton, Tom Hanlon, Tommy Garvey, John Carroll, Adam Mesbur, Mark Moran, Hugh McGann, Nick FitzGibbon and Leslie Amoils), have just won the World Bridge Teams Final on BBO in a World Class field after winning the round robin and following it up with 2 great comebacks in the semi final and final.Full Result here:  https://wbtresults.org/event/wbt-champions-cup-iii/***********

Sligo and Friends – Monday – 25th April 2022 (32 Tables)

Congratulations to Terry O’Hara and Davy Noonan (Wexford), 2nd Patricia Carr and Dan O’Neill (Cork), 3rd Peg Kilcawley and Margaret Nally (Sligo), 4th Margaret Clarke and Yvonne Barrett (Sligo) and 5th Eileen and Anne-Marie Keaney (Sligo).

Leaderboard and Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday – 22nd April 2022 (25 Tables)Congratulations to Maura McTernan and John Corcoran (Ballymote and Dublin), 2nd Frank Goodwin and John Macdonald (Sligo and Spain), 3rd Paul Waldron and Tom McNicholas (Mayo) and 4th George Brennan and Tommy Banks (Ballymote and Sligo)

Leaderboard and Board Details

Link to BBO Data

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Dundalk Charity Night – on this comong Sunday at 5 O’Clock

Dundalk Bridge Club (CBAI125512) will be hosting a Charity Night Virtual on BBO
Sunday 1st May 5:00pm in aid of St. Vincent de Paul & Ukrainian Relief Aid.
24 boards – BBO$6 per player.
Email Bernadette: bernadettebrennan2[email protected]
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Elm Park Charity Night – Wed 4th May 7.30
 
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114th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 21st April 2022 (25 Tables)Congratulations to Valerie Durney and Nuala McGlade (Dublin), 2nd Marjorie Hegarty and Phil McAvoy (Derry), 3rd Mary Crowley and Eamonn Howley (Sligo)Leaderboard and Board DetailsCommentary on the Hands (Brian Senior)Link to BBO Data*********

Sligo and Friends – Wednesday – 20th April 2022 (28 Tables)Congratulations to David Melody and Tony Smyth (Dublin), 2nd Geraldine O’Donovan and Frank O’Connor (Mitchelstown), 3rd Máire O’Keeffe and Luca Crone (Dublin), 4th George Brennan and Tommy Banks (Sligo) and 5th Niall and Ian Kilroy (Ballina).Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data*********

Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs – Tuesday 19th April 2022 (17 Tables)Congratulations to Maura Cawley and Colm Gallagher (Tubbercurry), 2nd Jan Nellissen and Breda Murphy (Netherlands and Carlow), 3rd Anne Darmody and Mary Power (Clonmel and Rosses Point)Leaderboard and Board Details Commentary on the Hands (Paul Delaney)Link to BBO Data*********

Individual Championship – Tuesday 19th April 2022 (5 Tables)

Congratulations to Mary Gilhawley (Ballymote), 2nd Geraldine Browne (Youghal) and 3rd Patsy Browne (Mitchelstown)Leaderboard and Board Details Commentary on the Hands (Paul Delaney)Link to BBO Data*********

Intermediate ‘B’ & Novice Pairs – Tuesday 19th April 2022 (25 Tables) Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data*********Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 19th April 2022 (18 Teams)

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Sligo and Friends – Monday – 18th April 2022 (21 Tables)Congratulations to Christine Gallagher and Bernadette Brennan (Dundalk), 2nd Sophie and Paul Cunningham (Wales) and 3rd Margaret Kilfeather and Georgio Magnifico (Sligo and Rome).Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data*********

113th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 14th April 2022 (19 Tables)Congratulations to Marjorie Hegarty and Philip McEvoy (Derry), 2nd Evelyn Doyle and Sheena Duffy (Dublin), 3rd Sarah McGrath and Maureen Roche (Meath and Cork)Leaderboard and Board DetailsCommentary on the Hands (Gay Keaveney)Link to BBO Data*********Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 13th April 2022 (28 Tables)

Congratulations to Flor Higgins and Martin Naughton (Claremorris), 2nd Angela Curran and Eugene McRoe (Fermanagh), 3rd T. Riggs-Miller and Tommy Riggs-Miller (Dublin), 4th (tie) George Brennan and Tommy Banks (Sligo) with Maeve Delaney and Colette Allen (Dublin).Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data*********Carraroe Bridge Club – Wednesday 13th April 2022 (4 Tables)Congratulations to Anne Mannion and Stephen ClarkeLeaderboard and Board Details Link to BBO Data**********

Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs – Tuesday 12th April 2022 (16 Tables)Congratulations to Eibhlin Sweeney and Jim Gallagher (Donegal), Runners-Up Maura Cawley and Colm Gallagher (Tubbercurry) and 3rd Ella Gannon and Eithne Cryan (Elphin).Leaderboard and Board Details Commentary on the handsLink to BBO Data*********

Individual Championship – Tuesday 12th April 2022 (7 Tables)

Congratulations to John Corcoran (Dublin), Runner-Up Niamh Friel (Dublin), 3rd (tie) Nell McManus and Tom Craig (Dublin)Leaderboard and Board Details Commentary on the handsLink to BBO Data*********

Intermediate ‘B’ & Novice Pairs – Tuesday 12th April 2022 (25 Tables) Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data*********Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 12th April 2022 (16 Teams)

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Sligo and Friends – Monday – 11th April 2022 (30 Tables)Congratulations to Breda Murphy and John Dooley (Dublin), Runners-Up Joan Donnellan and Georgio Magnifico (Longford and Rome), 3rd Marjorie Hegarty and Philip McAvoy (Derry).Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data*********

CBAI Lambert Cup Pairs – Area Masters – Saturday 9th April 2022 (Dublin face to face)Congratulations to Pam Harrington and Eamon Martin (Dublin), Runners-up Niall and Ian Kilroy (Ballina), 3rd Marie James and Fiona O’Gorman (Dublin)Lambert Cup Overall ResultLambert Cup First Session ResultLambert Cup Second Session Result************CBAI Cooper Cup Teams – Area Masters – Sunday 10th April 2022 (Dublin face to face)

Congratulations to Bríd and Sean Galligan, Elizabeth and Helen O’Reilly (Dublin), Runners-Up Eimir Beirne, John O’Connor, Pam Harrington and Eamon Martin (Dublin and Kerry), 3rd Adrienne and Martin Purdy, Erika Nasickyte and Fergus O’Rafferty (Dublin).Cooper Cup Overall Result************Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday – 8th April 2022 (28 Tables)Congratulations to Mary Crowley and Eamon Howley (Sligo), Runners-Up Tom McNicholas and Paul Waldron (Mayo), 3rd Kitty and Michael Kelly (Howth).Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data*********

112th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 7th April 2022 (23 Tables)

Congratulations to Ann deBruir and Margaret Gill (Kildare), Runners-Up Brigid Glynn and Patricia Hanney (Sligo) and 3rd Gavin Doyle and Tom Craig (Dublin)Leaderboard and Board DetailsCommentary on the Hands (Ranald Milne)Link to BBO Data*********

Sligo and Friends – Thursday 7th April 2022 (3 Tables)Congratulations to Sophie and Paul Cunningham (Wales), Runners-Up Susan McBride and S. McBride (Donegal) and 3rd Joan Donnellan and Brendan Byrne (Longford and Drogheda)Leaderboard and Board Details Commentary on the Hands (Ranald Milne)Link to BBO Data*********

Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 6th April 2022 (32 Tables)Congratulations to Connell McLoone and John McGinley (Donegal), Runners-Up Gladys Sheridan and Jim O’Malley (Sligo), 3rd Marie O’Neill and Nuala Murphy (Ballybofey)Leaderboard and Board Details Link to BBO Data*********

Carraroe Bridge Club – Wednesday 6th April 2022 (6 Tables)Congratulations to Deirdre Flavin and Anita MurphyLeaderboard and Board Details Link to BBO Data**********

Intermediate ‘A’ Pairs – Tuesday 5th April 2022 (17 Tables)Congratulations to Maura Cawley and Colm Gallagher (Tubbercurry)Leaderboard and Board Details Commentary on the hands (FOB)Link to BBO Data*********

Sligo and Friends Open Pairs – Tuesday 5th April 2022 (5 Tables)Congratulations to Peter McGonigle and Gary Dowling (Donegal and Wicklow)Leaderboard and Board Details Commentary on the hands (FOB)Link to BBO Data*********

Individual Championship – Tuesday 5th April 2022 (5 Tables)

Congratulations to Dorothy Arthurs (Malahide), Joint Runners-Up Nuala Ryan (Ennis) with Teresa McBride (Letterkenny) and Kathleen Geraghty (Kells).Leaderboard and Board Details Commentary on the hands (FOB)Link to BBO Data*********

Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 5th April 2022 (27 Tables) Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data*********Novice Pairs – Tuesday 5th April 2022 (4 Tables) Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data*********Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 5th April 2022 (20 Teams)

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Sligo and Friends – Monday 4th April 2022 (29 Tables)

Congratulations to Flor Higgins and Martin Naughton (Claremorris), Betty O’Loughlin and Paddy Doran (Donegal), 3rd Maeve Delaney and Sean Maguire, 4th Robert Wallace and Kevin Coleman (Sligo)Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data*********

IBU Moylan Cup (face to face) 2nd and 3rd April 2022

Congratulations to winners Carol-Ann Cummins and John Noonan, runners-up Tom Hanlon and John Carroll and 3rd Bríd Kemple and Kathleen Vaughan

Final Overall Leaderboard

Session One Result

Session Two Result

Session Three

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Sligo and Friends – April Fool’s Fast Friday – 1st April 2022 (31 Tables)Congratulations to Connell McLoone and John McGinley (Donegal), Runners-Up Kevin Coleman and Robert Wallace (Sligo), 3rd Angela Curran and Eugene McRoe (Fermanagh).Leaderboard and Board DetailsLink to BBO Data*********

March 2022 Results

Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 15th March 2022 (29 Tables) 
Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 15th March 2022 (16 Teams)
Match by Match Board Details
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Sligo and Friends – Monday 14th March 2022 (30 Tables)

Congratulations to Denis Ellis and J.C. Boyle (Donegal), Runners-Up Ray Norton and Tom McNicholas (Mayo) and 3rd Connell McLoone and John McGinley (Donegal).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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IBU Virtual Burke and O’Connor Trophies – Saturday 12th March

Overall Result
Match by Match Details
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Congratulations to the winners of the Burke Trophy (Masters):  Paul Delaney, Tomás Roche, David Dunne and Martin Brady (Dublin)
Runners-Up:  Keelan O’Connor, John O’Connor, Nicky Fitzgibbon and Trish Stack (Kerry)
Third:  David Terry, Noreen Pender, Gilda Pender, Rebecca Brown (Dublin)
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Congratulations to the winners of the O’Connor Trophy (Intermediates):  Anne Kinsella, Grace Corcoran, Denise Cassidy and Fiona Place (Sligo)
Runners-Up:  Mary Whooley, Léan McMahon, Brendan Ruddy and Brian McCann (Dublin)
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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday 11th March 2022 (32 Tables)
Congratulations to Connell McLoone and John McGinley (Donegal), 2nd Anne Butler and Rita Lacey (Leixlip),  3rd Catherine Clarke and Mary Keating (Dublin),   4th Assumpta Kelly and Georgio Magnifico (Sligo and Rome),  5th  Tom McNicholas and Paul Waldron (Mayo),  6th Graham Laird and Paschal Buckley (Ballyshannon).
Leaderboard and Board Details
Link to BBO Data
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108th Irish Intermediate Pairs Championship – Thursday 10th March 2022 (19 Tables)
Congratulations to Mary Lyons and Margaret Dowd (Sligo), Runners-Up Kathleen Kennedy and Pat O’Sullivan (Sligo) and third Kat Hynes and Gillian Berwick (Drogheda).
Leaderboard and Board Details 
Link to BBO Data
Commentary on the Hands (Julian Pottage)
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 9th March 2022 (25 Tables)
Congratulations to Geraldine O’Donovan and Frank O’Connor (Mitchelstown)
Leaderboard and Board Details
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Carraroe Bridge Club – Wednesday 9th March 2022 (6 Tables)
Congratulations to Kathleen Kennedy and Olwyn Bourne
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Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 8th March 2022 (29 Tables) 
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Novice Pairs – Tuesday 8th March 2022 (5 Tables)
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 8th March 2022 (18 Teams)
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Malahide Virtual Congress 4th to 6th March 2022

Click here to see brochure or to enter

Mixed Pairs Result  Ann and Stephen Cairns (Enniskillen)
Friday Inter B Pairs Result  Helena Murphy and Michael Doyle  (Waterford)
Friday Novice Pairs Result  Josephine Faughnan and Angela McGreevey (Dublin)
Gala Open Pairs Result  Davy Noonan and Terry O’Hara (Wexford)
Fast Friday Pairs Result  Connell McLoone and John McGinley (Donegal)
Congress Pairs Result  Agnes Kelly and Elaine Caulfield (Malahide)
Intermediate A Pairs Result  James Ward and Gerry McCague (Galway & Limerick)
Saturday – Inter B & Novice Pairs @ 2.30pm Result  Ana Ghita and Maura King (Dublin)
Saturday – Inter B Pairs @ 7.30pm Result  Anne O’Riordan and Clancy Treacy (Tralee)
Saturday Novice Pairs @ 7.30pm Result  Margot McGuinness and Emer Weston (Dublin)

Saturday – Open Pairs @ 7.30pm Result  Mary Kelly-Rogers and Joe Walsh (Dublin)
Congress Master Teams Result  Tom Gilligan, Dave Terry, Noirin and Gilda Pender (Malahide)
Sunday – Inter B & Novice Pairs @ 2.30pm  Mary McDaid and Clodagh Sweeney (Dublin)
Sunday – Open Pairs @ 2.30pm  Úna Flynn and Olive Kilbane (Longford)

Sunday – Inter B & Novice Pairs @ 7.30pm Result  Bernie Price and Norma O’Dowd (Dublin)
Gala Open Pairs Result  Kathleen and Frank Gibbons (Monaghan)

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Camrose Leaderboard hosted by Scotland (SBU)

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February 2022 Results

Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 15th February 2022 (32Tables) 
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Novice Pairs – Tuesday 15th February 2022 (9 Tables)
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 15th February 2022 (20 Teams)
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Sligo and Friends – Valentines’ Game – Monday 14th February 2022 (26 Tables)
Congratulations to Connell McLoone and John McGinley (Donegal)
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CBAI Holmes Wilson Trophy (National Swiss Teams) – 12th and 13th February 2022

Holmes Wilson 2022 Final Result with MP FOB (88 Teams)

Congratulations to Anna Onishuk, Karel DeRaeymaeker, Conor Boland and Keelan O’Connor.

Click here if you would like to kibitz 

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Board Details for Rounds 1 to 5

Board Details for Rounds 6 & 7

Board Details for Rounds 8 to 10

Board Details for Rounds 11 to 15

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RealBridge Player Link to Rounds 1 to 5 Saturday

RealBridge Player Link to Rounds 6 & 7 Saturday

RealBridge Player Link to Rounds 8-10 Saturday

RealBridge Player Link to Rounds 11-15 Sunday

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Sligo and Friends – Fast Friday (CBAI Sim Pairs Heat) 11th February 2022 (26 Tables)
Congratulations to Ireland’s Top Women’s Pair 2022 – Anna Carr and Margaret Farren (Donegal)
Local Leaderboard and Board Details
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National Leaderboard
Commentary on the hands (Lucy & John Phelan)
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104th Irish Intermediate Championship – (CBAI Sim Pairs Heat) Thursday 10th February 2022 (23 Tables)
Congratulations to Mary Gilvarry and Mary O’Dowd (Ballina), 2nd Molly Ward and Kevin Dolan (Fermanagh), 3rd Maura McTernan and Philomena O’Connor (Sligo), 4th Kathleen Kennedy and Pat O’Sullivan (Sligo).
Local Leaderboard and Board Details
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National Leaderboard
Commentary on the hands (Enda Glynn)
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Sligo and Friends – CBAI Simultaneous Pairs – Wednesday 9th February 2022 (18 Tables)

Congratulations to Anne Murray and Margaret Keeney (Donegal)
Local Leaderboard and Board Details
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National Leaderboard
Commentary on the hands (Brian Senior)
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Carraroe Bridge Club – Wednesday 9th February 2022 (9 Tables)
Congratulations to Anne McGill and Kevin Coleman
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Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 8th February 2022 (33Tables) 
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Novice Pairs – Tuesday 8th February 2022 (8 Tables)
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 8th February 2022 (20 Teams)
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Sligo and Friends – CBAI Simultaneous Pairs – Monday 7th February 2022 (32 Tables)
Congratulations to Breda Murphy and Martin Hewiston (Carlow)
Local Leaderboard and Board Details
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National Leaderboard
Commentary on the hands (Paul Delaney)
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CBAI Teltscher Trophy Trials (Senior Camrose) 5th and 6th February on RealBridge
Congratulations to the ‘Senior Dream Team’ and holders of the Teltscher Trophy (Ranald Milne, B.J. O’Brien, Micheal O’Briain, Padraig O’Briain, Peter Goodman and Terry Walsh) on being selected once again to represent Ireland in the Teltscher Trophy in May.
All 132 boards details available here
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Sligo and Friends’ – Fast Friday  – 4th February 2022 (30 Tables)
Congratulations to Jens Pauli  G. Nolsoe and Haldor Ellingsgaard (Faroe Islands), 2nd Eibhlin Sweeney and Jim Gallagher (Donegal) and 3rd Roisín McHugh and Mairín UíRuanaí (Sligo)
Leaderboard and Board Details
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Improve your game with some boards from our Sligo games
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103rd Irish Intermediate Championship – Thursday 3nd February 2022 (31 Tables)
Congratulations to Mary Shanahan and Mary Rose Felle (Killarney) , 2nd Philomena O’Connor and Maura McTernan (Sligo) and 3rd Mary Gilvarry and Mary O’Dowd (Ballina)
Leaderboard and Board Details
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Brilliant commentary on the hands
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Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 2nd February 2022 (23 Tables)

Congratulations to Máire O’Keefe and Luca Crone (Dublin), 2nd Tommy Banks and George Brennan (Sligo), 3rd Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh)
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Carraroe Bridge Club – Wednesday 2nd February 2022 (8 Tables)
Congratulations to Anne McGill and Kevin Coleman
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Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 1st February 2022 (28 Tables)
Congratulations to Phyllis MacFadden and Marian O’Connor (Sligo)
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Novice Pairs – Tuesday 1st February 2022 (3 Tables)
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 1st February 2022 (22 Teams)
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January 2022 Results

Sligo, Ennis and Friends – Monday 31st January 2022 (32 Tables)

Sligo, Ennis and Friends – Fast Friday 28th January 2022 (26 Tables)

Ennis International Bridge Congress (28th to 30th January 2022)

Congress Teams Result  Peter Pigot, Donal MacAonghusa, David Walsh and (Happy Birthday CIARAN COYNE)
Gala Open Pairs Result  Andrea Dalton and Jim Doran (Carlow)
Sunday Inter B & Novice Pairs Result  Alice and Ciaran McDonnell (Dun Laoghaire)

Congress Pairs Result  Marie O’Sullivan and Horst Rosler (Kenmare)
Area Master Pairs Result  Jean Sayers and Niall Kilroy (Cork and Ballina)
Inter A Pairs Result  Maureen Roche and Rhona Preston (Dublin)
Inter B Pairs Result  Aideen and Paul Costigan (Dublin)
Saturday – Open Pairs Result  Margaret Farren and Ita O’Sullivan (Donegal)

Mixed Pairs Result  Olive Kilbane and John Kiernan (Longford)
Friday Inter “B” Pairs Result  Anne O’Riordan and Clancy Treacy (Tralee)
Friday Gala Open Pairs Result  Kathleen Vaughan and Maria Whelan (Wicklow)
Fast Friday Open Pairs Result  Finola Higgins and Tom McIntyre (Fermanagh)

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102nd Intermediate Championship – Thursday 27th January 2022 (30 Tables)
Sligo and Friends – Wednesday 26th January 2022 (26 Tables)
Carraroe Bridge Club – Wednesday 26th January 2022 (8 Tables)
Individual Championship – Tuesday 25th January 2022 (8 Tables)
Congratulations to Atholl Stewart (Donegal), Runner-up Eileen Keaney (Sligo) and third Flor Higgins (Claremorris).
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Intermediate ‘B’ Pairs – Tuesday 25th January 2022 (35 Tables)

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Novice Pairs – Tuesday 25th January 2022 (5 Tables)
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 25th January 2022 (26 Teams)

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Sligo and Friends – Monday 24th January 2022 (37 Tables)

Tom Hanlon (Champion of France – yet again)
Tom Hanlon French Champion 2022
Our own Tom Hanlon and his international team-mates (Zaleski, Lorenzini, Volcker, Cronier and Bessis) have just defended their French Premier League title by beating the powerful Zimmerman team in the final coming from behind to win by 38 imps.  The League involved 3 x weekend of live qualifiers in October and November followed by a 64 board semifinal and a 96 board final last weekend and all live (face to face) at french bridge federation headquarters – well done Tom.
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Cork International Bridge Congress – (Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd January)
CONGRESS TEAMS  (Diane Greenwood, Teresa Rigney, Sandra Newell and Carol-Ann Cummins – Belast and Dublin)
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CORK  INTERMEDIATE  TEAMS  (Helen McGrath, Anna Heffernan, Tom Brophy and Noel Manley – Cork)
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Inter “B” Pairs   Anne Foley and Adrienne O’Reilly (Dublin)
Mixed Pairs Championship   Anna Onishuk and Karel deRaemaeker (Diblin)
Gala Open Pairs   Margaret Gillan and Joan Donnellan (Longford)
Fast Friday Open Pairs   Angela and Con McCrossan (Monaghan)
Congress Pairs   Adrian Thomas and Pat Quinn (Wales and Ennis)
Area Master Pairs   Carmel Connolly and Patricia Carr (Cork)
Inter A Pairs   Dorothy Authurs and Peter Wilson (Malahide)
Inter B & Novice Pairs   Helen Hawkes and Eddie Payne (England and Dublin)
Sat Open Pairs @ 1.00pm   Lourde Kenneally and Dympna Kiely Hinchion (Cork)
Saturday Open Pairs 5.00pm   Paula Finn and Breda Kinnane (Cork)
Saturday Open Pairs 8.00pm   Anna Carr and Margaret Farren (Donegal)
Sunday Open Pairs 2.30pm  Mary Delaney and Marie O’Meara (Kildare)
Sunday 23rd – Celebration Open Pairs   Marie Speiran and Mary Nelligan (Limerick)
Sunday 23rd – Inter ‘B’ & Novice Pairs  Helena Murphy and Michael Doyle (Waterford)
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Sligo, Cork and Friends – Fast Friday 21st January 2022 (27 Tables)
101st Intermediate Championship – Thursday 20th January 2022 (32 Tables)

CBAI National Womens and Mens Weekend (15th & 16th January 2022)

TDs:  Mairéad Basquille, John Phelan, Diarmuid Reddan and Fearghal
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Mens Teams (Geraldine Trophy) Overall Result  (26 Teams)
Mens Teams Leaderboard (Geraldine Trophy) Board Details  (26 Teams)
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Womens Pairs (Jackson Cup) Final Result (38 Tables)  Anna Carr and Margaret Farren (Donegal)

Womens Pairs (Jackson Cup) Session One Result

Womens Pairs (Jackson Cup) Session Two Result 
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Mens Pairs (Revington Cup) Final Result (21 Tables)  Dave Terry and Tom Gilligan (Malahide)
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Intermediate ‘B’ & Novice Pairs – Tuesday 11th January 2022 (36 Tables)
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 11th January 2022 (30 Tables)
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Sligo and Friends – Monday 3rd January 2022 (27 Tables)

Sligo and Friends – Monday 10th January 2022 (33 Tables)

Camrose Trophy Weekend one on RealBridge

Ireland will be represented by Adam Mesbur and Nick FitzGibbon, Tom Hanlon and Tommy Garvey, Mark Moran and John Carroll (NPC: Gráinne Barton).

Click here to watch the play  (30 minute delay)

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Mary Cleary RIP

Mary Cleary RIP

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our nicest and greatest Sligo Players – Mary Cleary.  Mary was always a pleasure to meet at the Bridge table either as a partner or as an opponent and in her heyday Mary was unbeatable no matter who she played with.  Thankfully she handed the baton on by training her sister Eileen Keaney and her niece Anne-Marie Keaney.

We extend our deepest sympathies to her husband P.J. and her children Siobhán, Senan, Eimear and Fionnuala and her sister Eileen Keaney and her niece Anne-Marie Keaney and her brother Tom Gilligan, her daughter-in-law Rose, sons-in-law Maurice, Sean and David, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, grandchildren Muiris, Oisin, Ferdia, Naoise, Tadhg, Liam, Aoibh, Aifric, Caoimhe and Cillian, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

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Waterford Mini-Congress  – 7th & 8th January 2022
Friday Master & Inter ‘A’ Result (34 Tables)  LizAnn Doyle and Paul Worsick
Friday Inter ‘B’ & Novice Result (15 Tables)  Michelle Hickey and Paula Oliver
Saturday Master & Inter ‘A’ Result (40 Tables)  Peter Finnegan and Liam McKay
Saturday Inter ‘B’ and Novice Result (15 Tables)  Cora Ryan and Jean Hennebry
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Intermediate ‘B’ & Novice Pairs – Tuesday 4th January 2022 (26 Tables)
Congratulations to Pauline Duggan and Sean Keane (Mitchelstown and Navan)
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Master Swiss Teams – Tuesday 4th January 2022 (22 Tables)
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Sligo and Friends – Monday 3rd January 2022 (27 Tables)