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An Egm was held at 7.30 p.m. on 31/1/2018.

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Tournament Director's Schedule

Please check the News Page for a full list of TDs for the coming season

Past Presidents

2012-14 Kevin Dunne

2014-15 Veronica Manley

2015-16 Celaine Rath

2016-17 Clare Etherson

2017-18 Tony Gillick

 

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EGM Jan 2018
Luke Fitzgerald Cup

All the members wish to give a big THANK YOU to both committees for organising the Luke Fitzgerald Cup event but especially the Monday morning committee, Angela,  Helen, Jo, Linda, Marion, Catherine and Bridie.  Also, thanks to Clare for improving the scenery and atmosphere with the wall decorations.

Luke Fitzgerald Cup 2018
  • 2018 First Prize Clare and Angela with Linda and Tony
  • Eileen and Mary with Linda Maher
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  • Kate Fitzsimons with Linda
  • Margaret Kavanagh and Michael Bradley with Linda
  • Novice 2nd prize Ann Ryan and Bernie Coleman with Linda
  • Pat Bradley and Helen Dredge with Linda
  • Tony Gillick and Linda Maher 5

Well done to all the winners in the Luke Fitzgerald competition!

See full results in Results Section.

It was a very enjoyable evening.  Thanks to the tea/coffee organisers for providing us with the extra nice biscuits and to Margaret Kavanagh for the lovely homemade cake!

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Bridge Weekend Away

Clayton’s Whites Hotel - 23/02/2018 - 25/02/2018 

Phone - 0539122311

Package - 2BB + 1Dinner. Tea, Coffee & Pastry on arrival. 

Room for Bridge. Complimentary tea/ coffee. 

Complimentary use of Leisure Centre, swimming pool.

Vouchers for the shops. 

Cost - €149PPS / €199 Single.

Book early. 

Matchmakers

 

Wednesday Evening - Frances Mullooly - 087-053 8286

Monday Morning - Catherine Allis - 087-903 7032

 
Christmas Competition 2017

Well done to the winners of this year's competition!

B Section

1. N/S Ann Hogan & Nora McKevitt E/W Margaret Doyle & Alice Mockler

2. N/S Eilish Dooley & Marian Kiernan E/W Michael Bradley & Margaret Kavanagh

3. N/S Angela O'Neill & Clare Etherson  E/W Carmel Keane Kitty McGarry

Novice Section

1. N/S Kathleen Carley & Madeline Hennessy E/W Nora Daly & Joan Browne

2. N/S Patricia Dolan & Angela Cahill E/W Edel Gleeson & Astrid Ashmore

3. N/S Ann Ryan & Bernie Coleman E/W Rosaleen Langan & Ann Hargaden

Individual Winners

B Section - Bridie Leonard 

Novice Section - Madeline Hennessy

Thanks to Social Committee

Everybody would like to thank the Social Committee,

Betty, Margaret and Kate,

for the wonderful work and organisation they put into our Christmas Party.

We all enjoyed it. 

Thanks to Social Committee
Christmas Party 2017 Springfield Hotel
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SIM Pairs 2017
SIM Pairs 2017

Well done to the following club members who did so well in this year's SIM Pairs

Margaret Kavanagh & Michael Bradley - 7th overall for Wednesday NIght

Angela O'Neill & Clare Etherson - Best Intermediate B1 Pair

Jo Bannon & Noel Dunne - 4th Overall for the Tuesday Night

President's Prize Winner & Player of the Year 2017
  • Ann Ryan 2017
  • Anne Hogan 3rd
  • Anne Ryan 1st
  • Bernie Coleman 5th
  • Clare Collette
  • Clare Kathie
  • Clare Patsy Mags
  • Joint Player of the Year 2017
  • Margaret Kavanagh 2017
  • Margaret Kavanagh Player of the Year 2017
  • Martha Mary Kelly Session Winner
  • Michael Bradley 2017
  • Nora McKevitt 2nd
  • The Winners

Congratulations to Angela & Anne and all the Committee for a wonderful night in the Salmon Leap on 17th May to celebrate another great season

This year's Player of the Year was awarded jointly to Michael Bradley & Margaret Kavanagh

The winner of the President's Prize was Ann Ryan

We hope to have the full results up on the website shortly along with some pictures of the night

1st   Ann Ryan (300 Masterpoints)

2nd    Nora McKevitt (280 Masterpoints)

3rd    Anne Hogan (260 Masterpoints)

4th  Marie Boyle  (240 Masterpoints)

5th   Bernie Coleman  (220 Masterpoints)

6th  Joan Browne (200 Masterpoints)

7th  Linda Foster (180 Masterpoints)

8th  Charlie Govan (160 Masterpoints)

9th  Martha Mary Kelly (140 Masterpoints)

10th  Kevin McKevitt (120 Masterpoints)

11th  Bernie Kelly (100 Masterpoints)

12th  Ailis Dooley (80 Masterpoints)

13th  Patricia Duffy (60 Masterpoints)

14th  Eileen O'Dowd (40 Masterpoints)

15th  Mary Barry (20 Masterpoints)

 

 

Rory Cunningham Shield 2017
Rory Cunningham Shield 2017

Congratulations to Liz Quinn, Ann Hogan, Alice Mockler, Susan Lamb and Helen Dredge (not pictured) who were runners up in The Rory Cunningham Shield on 12th March

Confey Castle Bridge Club
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  • Kevin and Luke
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  • Liz Terry Mary Luke and Jo
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Some photos of the early days of the Club

Kevin Dunne, Luke Fitzgerald Jo Bannon and Celaine Rath were the founder members of Confey Castle Bridge Club.  Luke (R.I.P.)  was a founding Vice President of the Club and passed away on Christmas Eve 2015.

These players met whilst learning to play bridge in Confey Bridge Club and decided to practice together in their own homes.  After a few months  the numbers grew to 12 and they began to look for outside premises and so Confey Castle was born..  In 2012 after one year the numbers had grown to 26 and now five years later, the Club has developed to a stage were we have full membership with a waiting list in progress.  Confey Castle Bridge Club is affiliated to CBAI.

Player of the Year
  • Alice Mockler 2013
  • Helen Dredge 2011
  • Jo Bannon 2011
  • Kevin Dunne 2012 2015 and 2016
  • Luke Fitzgerald 2010
  • Margaret Kavanagh 2017
  • Mary Donohoe 2014
  • Michael Bradley 2017
President's Prize Winners
  • Ann Ryan 2017
  • Clare Etherson 2014
  • Kevin McKevitt 2015
  • Noel Dunne 2016
  • Veronica Manley 2013
Click for the latest results
President 2017/18
President 2017/18

 Tony Gillick 

 

Membership

We are now open for membership on Wednesday evenings though The Monday morning club still has a waiting list.

Contact Kevin on 089-4363320

 

 

 

 

Mags EDS Charity Day
Mags EDS Charity Day

Well done to Annette & Clare who were 4th in the recent fundraising event in Westmanstown

Grades
Grades

Well done to all our members who are in the top 100 in their grade this year

Full details on the News Page

Results
14th February 2018
Novices
Scorer: Angela O'Neill
14th February 2018
B Section
Scorer: Angela O'Neill
12th February 2018
Scorer: Helen Dredge
7th February 2018
Confey Castle Yellow
Director: Bernard Higgins
Scorer: Bernard Higgins
7th February 2018
Confey Castle Novice
Director: Bernard Higgins
Scorer: Bernard Higgins
5th February 2018
Simultaneous Pairs Monday
Scorer: Helen Dredge
31st January 2018
B Section
Scorer: Angela O'Neill
31st January 2018
Novices
Scorer: Angela O'Neill
29th January 2018
Scorer: Angela O'Neill
Click for the latest results
President 2017/18
President 2017/18

 Tony Gillick 

 

Membership

We are now open for membership on Wednesday evenings though The Monday morning club still has a waiting list.

Contact Kevin on 089-4363320

 

 

 

 

Mags EDS Charity Day
Mags EDS Charity Day

Well done to Annette & Clare who were 4th in the recent fundraising event in Westmanstown

Grades
Grades

Well done to all our members who are in the top 100 in their grade this year

Full details on the News Page

Results
14th February 2018
Novices
Scorer: Angela O'Neill
14th February 2018
B Section
Scorer: Angela O'Neill
12th February 2018
Scorer: Helen Dredge
7th February 2018
Confey Castle Yellow
Director: Bernard Higgins
Scorer: Bernard Higgins
7th February 2018
Confey Castle Novice
Director: Bernard Higgins
Scorer: Bernard Higgins
5th February 2018
Simultaneous Pairs Monday
Scorer: Helen Dredge
31st January 2018
B Section
Scorer: Angela O'Neill
31st January 2018
Novices
Scorer: Angela O'Neill
29th January 2018
Scorer: Angela O'Neill