National Pairs Finals – this coming Saturday and Sunday in Ballinasloe

Entries for these finals is through Regional Qualifying heats.


Session 1 (1.30 – 5.30)

Dinner Break (5.30 – 7.15)

Session 2 (7.15 – 11.00)

Session 3:  (11.00 – 2.45)

Presentation of Prizes at 3 p.m.


Have we any Intermediate ‘B’ Players who might be interested in playing in National Pairs Championship in Ballinasloe next Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th March?



Congratulations to Team Ireland on winning the Camrose Trophy

Our dream team (Mark Moran, Rory Boland, Tom Hanlon, Hugh McGann, John Carroll, Tommy Garvey and npc Grainne Barton) have won the coveted Camrose Trophy.  This is an annual Home International Championship between Ireland, Northern Ireland, Englnad, Wales and Scotland.  England (holders) were runners up and Wales third.

Full Details Here

We extend our deepest sympathies to Michael Morrison on the recent death of his brother Gerald.  May he rest in peace.



We also extend our deepest sympathies to Donal Geraughty on the recent death of his beloved Mother Nora.  May she rest in peace.

Local Successes

Well done to the following locals on some outstanding successes on the National Front

Cathy Kilcoyne and Ann Walsh (Best Regional Master Pair in the National Women’s Pairs)

Anne-Marie Tuohy, Anne Kinsella, Mary Lipsett and Pat O’Sullivan (Best A2 Team in the All-Ireland Inter-County Team Final)

Tom Byrne, Dave Flanagan, Brendan Duggan and Eamon Gaughan (4th in the Third Session of the All-Ireland Inter-County Team Final)

Mary Goodwin, George Brennan, Tommy Banks and Michael Morrison (Holmes Wilson)

Frank Goodwin, John Macdonald, Robert Wallace and Jim O’Malley (Burke Trophy)

Frank Goodwin and John Macdonald (winners of the Maeve Lavelle and also the Gemma Charity night)

Yvonne Barrett and Lorna Gleeson (10th place out of 1664 pairs in the CBAI Simultaneous Pairs)



Supervised Bridge Game for Beginners, Refreshers and Improvers (Charlestown)

Our own International Player, Hilary McDonagh has kindly offered to run this supervised game on Tuesday nights starting Tuesday 7th March in Hayden’s Pub, The Sqaure, Charlestown 8-10 p.m.  All Welcome. Contact 087-9466655 or

Burke Trophy 2017 (Masters) and O’Connor Trophy (Intermediates)

Burke (Masters -41 Teams)



IBU Burke Trophy Results 2017


Results, Hand Records and Personal Records



O’Connor (Intermediates – 23 Teams)


IBU O’Connor Trophy Results 2017

Results, Hand Records and Personal Records



Don’t forget the ‘Yeats Country Congress’ in the Radisson Hotel Sligo from the 9th to the 11th June.  

Separate Inter A and B Pairs.  All welcome.


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