Jill Kulchycky RIP

Jill Kulchycky

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of another of our young great women players Jill Kulchycky after a short illness.  Jill was undoubtedly one of the best bridge players (male or female) to have ever sat at a bridge table.  Only one week ago Jill and her partner (Teresa Rigney) won the Irish Trials earning the right to play for Ireland in the upcoming European Championships in June.  On winning the Trials Jill and Teresa were presented with the inaugural Mary Finn and Ciara Burns Memorial Trophy – in memory of two other greats of Irish Bridge who were taken away all too soon.  May They Rest in Peace.  Our sympathies go to her mother Bridie, sister Alison and family,  and her many bridge friends.



Ireland win top Invitational Teams event in Vilnius

Team Ireland had the honour of being invited to join a star studded group of 10 teams in the Vilnius Invitational Teams Event.  The top field included Monaco, Zia Mahmood, David Gold’s Team, De Botton team, Martens’ top Polish team,  Spanish Open team etc etc.  The top four qualified for the knockout stages.  Ireland finished in third place and had to face ‘Vytas’ team whom they beat and then faced the World Champions – Monaco – in the final.  After a very closely fought battle, Ireland managed to beat Monaco by 1 IMP.  It was a thrilling match and an amazing result for Team Ireland.

Well Done Grainne, Mark, Rory, Tom, Hugh, John and Tommy.





Charity Drive this coming Sunday 8th October in aid of Soroptomists in the Tennis Club Castlebar – starting at 5 O’Clock.  All Welcome.






Congratulations Bríd and Terry

Brid and Terry



Irish Youths representing Ireland in Slovakia

Irish in Samorin 2017

Our marvellous under 16’s, under 21’s and under 26 players with their coaches and captains taking part in the European Youth Championships in Samorin Slovakia.  Well done to all and thank you.