CASTLEKNOCK BRIDGE CLUB
Secretary's Report 17th May 2012
I welcome you all to the AGM and I am pleased to report that the year 2011/2012 has been very successful for the club.
Our membership is 210 comprising of Novice 5, B 66, A2 95, A1 19 and M 25. There are 26 names currently on a waiting list.
On November 18th our Charity Night was held in aid of the St. Vincent de Paul Blanchardstown at which a superb €2,000 was raised.
We had two very lively social nights during the year. Our Christmas Party was held on December 15th and our Club Outing in Luttrellstown Golf Club on March 8th. Both events were very well attended and proved to be most enjoyable evenings.
Congratulations to our teams this year who entered the Mid-Leinster Inter Club Team of Four competitions. Our Master Team; John Macnamara, Deirdre Ridgway, Tony Smyth, David Melody and Jim Egan came first and our A Team; Jean Neary, Brian Mullan, Ann Murphy & Maria Lister came third.
The major club competitions had an average of 30 tables, weekly competitions, September - April, an average of 26 tables and Summer Bridge had an excellent average of 17 tables.
I would like to congratulate the following winners of our major competitions during the year :
Team of Four
A/Master Catherine Yeats, Valerie Melody, Sylvia Kelly & Vera Smyth
B/Novice Sheila Healy, Bea Canavan, Majella Maguire Flanagan & Frances O’Donovan
1st Richie Fallon and Ann Moynihan
2nd Mary Higgins and Bernadette O’Keeffe
3rd George Kearns and Sean McNamee
Best B: Rosemary Kennedy, Geraldine Keane
1st Ann Clerkin and Mary O’Sullivan
2nd Tony and Noreen Smyth
3rd Eithne Loftus and Richie Fallon
Josie Gilligan Trophy
Winners: Yvonne McEntee and Mary O’Flynn
1st Patsy Kelly
2nd John Macnamara
3rd Maura Harte
B Mary O’Flynn
Mixed Team of Four
Winners : Deirdre Ridgway, John Macnamara, Noelle Coughlan & John Moran
Our Turkey and Easter Egg competitions were also very enjoyable nights.
During the past year the Club mourned the deaths of two beloved members; Margaret O’Driscoll and Eileen McGee RIP.
On my own behalf and on behalf of the members I would like to thank the Committee and our President Tony for their enthusiasm and commitment throughout the year, ensuring that all members enjoyed their Bridge and that we have a vibrant Club going forward.
17th May 2012