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Bridge sessions take place on:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,and Thursday mornings at 10 am.

Also on

Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday evenings at 7.30 pm.

Any queries please contact David O'Donovan on

Mobile: 086 827 66 99

E-Mail : themillsbridgeclub@gmail.com

 
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Club Notices
Pauline O'Riordan R.I.P.
Pauline O'Riordan R.I.P.

Everyone in our club who had the privilege to know Pauline will no doubt be greatly saddened to hear of her passing.

Our sympathies are, of course, extended to both her immediate & extended family & friends and also to her many friends within our club and especially so to her various playing partners. 

Details of Pauline's funeral arrangements as shown on www.rip.ie  are shown below: 

The death has occurred of Pauline O'RIORDAN (née Condon)
Merrion Court, Montenotte, Cork

On September 18, 2015,peacefully, in the loving care of the staff at St. Bernadette’s Ward, Bon Secours Hospital, surrounded by her heartbroken family, PAULINE, (née Condon). Sadly missed by her children, Maria (Looney), Sean, Fiona (Scannell) and Valerie (Butler), sister Marie, daughter-in-law Maura, sons-in-law Leonard, John and Simon, her adored grandchildren, Emma, Ciara, Finbarr, Daniel, Matthew,relatives and a large circle of friends and neighbours.

Lying in repose at the Coburg Street Funeral Home of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd.Removal on (Saturday) evening at 7pm to St.Joseph’s Church, Mayfield. Requiem Mass at 11am on (Monday) followed by cremation at the Island,Crematorium, Ringaskiddy.The family wish to express their eternal appreciation for the care and attention given to Pauline by the staff of St.Bernadette’s Ward, Bon Secours Hospital.

"May she rest in peace"

THANK YOU
Con O'Donovan
 
The family of Con O'Donovan wish to express their sincere appreciation to all those members of the Bridge Club who have sympathised and supported us over the recent past whether it by sending Mass Cards, Messages of sympathy etc. or by attending Con's Removal or Funeral.
 
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Evening Echo Tribute to Con O'Donovan

CON ODONOVAN R.I.P.
South Munster has lost another formidable personage in that of Con O Donovan. The region extends its sincere sympathy to his Son David, Daughter Jennifer (Buttimer), his partner Sheila, brothers, sisters and extended family.
Con was a man of foresight. He loved the game of bridge and wanted everyone to have the opportunity to learn how to play it. 
25 years ago, he commenced a series of bridge lessons in Castle Ahan in Enniskeane, numbers grew steadily and it was then that Con had a vision of a Bridge Centre where players could relax in comfort and play the game. The old School House in Ballineen was the target, and in no time the purchase of the Old National School was finalised and a complete make-over took place, resulting in a magnificent Bridge Centre in the little town of Ballineen, the first of its kind in West Cork and it is still going strong.
His sights went further afield to Cork City. He started the Mill Bridge Centre in Douglas and due to the insight of this man; this too has been a huge success. 
His son David is now at the helm in Douglas and we wish him every success
Con has done so much for Bridge in South Munster Region and he will be remembered by so many with grateful thanks for introducing them to the game... Let us all hope that Con when he reaches his final resting place will get to play that ‘Grand Slam’ doubled and making! (No half measures for Con) in the Heavenly Bridge Arena.

May he rest in Peace

Con O'Donovan
Con O'Donovan
 
The death has occurred of Con O'Donovan (peacefully) after a period of illness surrounded by his loving family.
 
Con is very sadly missed and remembered with much love and affection by his partner Sheila & family, his children Jennifer and David, son in law Kevin, daughter in law Trisha, grandchildren, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
Con was the founder of The Mills Bridge Club so will also be sadly missed by those whom he taught and for whom he created an environment for so many to enjoy the pleasure of playing Bridge
SUPERVISED PLAY

The Club runs supervised play sessions for Novice Students on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Monday and Thursday mornings.  These sessions are intended for those who have attended courses or who have some limited experience of playing bridge and who wish to improve their level of expertise.   At all sessions you will play hands with friendly expert tutors on hand to advise and help with problems.

Club History

Club history as follows:- The Mills Bridge Club has developed over the last 25 years into the largest Bridge Club in Ireland, Wales and Scotland and one of the three largest in the British Isle's. It was built by bridge players for bridge players, and special attention was paid to comfort and enjoyment. It also has a free library.

 

Important Information

Welcome to The Mills Bridge Club, Douglas, Cork

We play bridge every:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at 10 a.m.  

Partners will always be provided.

Friday evening is open to non members.

Ramp Access

Easy access ramp has been installed on the side of building.

Easy access handrail has been installed on steps at front door entrance last September.

Stay In Touch!

Club Results, Upcoming Courses & Club news are now available online at:

www.millsbridge.com

Also on  Facebook

RESULTS

Please Note that:

The Results page shows the actual ranking achieved by each pair in the selected session

HOWEVER

The 'winners' will continue to take into account any handicaps applicable

Please click the Handicap button (on the results page) to view the actual winners

 

 

 

 

Christmas & New Year Arrangements

Christmas & New Year Arrangements

The Mills Bridge Club will be closed from

Friday 23rd Dec - Monday 2nd January inclusive

(Usual playing arrangements will apply on both Thursday 22nd Dec and Tuesday 3rd January)

We Wish all Our Members A Very Happy Christmas & New Year

 

St Patricks Day

                     St Patrick's Day        

Open Bridge (Members & non Members)

Morning 10:00 AM

Evening 19:30 PM

Good Friday

Our Normal Friday Open

WILL

Take place on Good Friday

Site Access
Site Access

Access to Results etc.

From January it is intended to limit access to results, club news etc. to members only.

This means that any member wishing to access our site, will need to be registered on it (this requires us to record their email addresses).

We are currently capturing the email addresses that we have ,but unfortunately some of the supplied ones have not been recorded correctly/clearly.

In order to ensure members are properly recognised by the site in January we would therefore appreciate it if, as many as possible of, our members would email the following information to us at themillsbridgeclub@gmail.com

a) Full Name,

b) email address

c) Contact Phone number Mobile, or Landline, or both 

THANK YOU

Handicap Adjustments

Handicaps

Over the next couple of weeks we shall be replacing the existing handicaps with a new handicap system.

It is hoped that the new system will more accurately, and more fairly, reflect grades, experience etc.

The new handicaps will mean that the following % will in future be added to the actual score achieved.

Novice 2 +8%, Novice 1 + 7%, Intermediate B2 + 6%, Intermediate B1 + 5%, A2 + 4%, A1 + 2%, Area Master + 0%

Where players from different grades play together the handicap is averaged. Intermediate B2 and A2  (6%+4%=10%/2 = 5%)