♠ CBAI AGM will take place in Westmanstown on Saturday 6th July 2019 at 2pm.
♥ Dublin Summer Congress will take place in St. Michael's College, Ballsbridge from Friday 26th July to Sunday 28th July 2019.
Enter online http://competitions.cbai.ie/
♣ Calendar will be updated as soon as next season dates are finalised and don't forget many of our clubs play bridge all Summer and are open to visitors so why not check them out for your bridge fix!
Latest Fanagan League Update is available on the Fanagan League Page.
Full report and photos coming soon....
Dublin South Region's AGM was held on Friday 24th May in Templelogue Bridge Centre and the following officers and ordinary members were elected for the 2019/2020 season.
President: Ciara Gleeson
Deputy President: Niamh Gormally
Hon. Secretary: Máiread Ní Oistín
Hon. Treasurer: Kevin O'Dea
Ordinary Committee Members, Deirdre Fallon, Ann Fitzmaurice, Fiona O'Gorman and Dónal Garvey were elected. Also, Moya Murphy and Teresa Gavin will be co-opted by the new commitee.
Bríd Kemple, outgoing President will remain on the committee ex-officio.
Big Thank you to Sheila Horkan, Peter Searson and John Gibson who are leaving the committee this year.
2018/2019 was a great season for our Region with increased participation in all our Regional events apart from one competition and our members enjoying fantastic results nationally in all National Finals!
Dermot O'Brien gave a report to the region on behalf of CBAI and also gave a presentation on the forthcoming bridge promotion week in August from 19th-28th 2019.
Election of delegates to the CBAI AGM also took place, it will be held on 6th July in Westmanstown and members were informed of motions to that AGM.
Finally Bríd Kemple formally installed Ciara Gleeson as new president for 2019/2020 season by handing over the chain of office and wishing her success.
Bríd was presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers, thanking her for all her hard work this year.
Eight teams from Dublin South had a great day at the National 4Fun Teams Final in Westmanstown on Saturday May 24th with one of our teams really entering in to the spirit of the event and brightening everyone's day with their Railway Express Theme (a nod to their home club!) well done!
All the teams performed well with with 3 of the teams amongst the prize winners. Deidre Fallon's team of Deirdre, Catherine O'Shea, Ruth Peare and Ciara Gleeson winning 4th prize, Caroline Crowley's team of Caroline, Sheila McDonald, Sue Power and Mary Lynn finishing 12th and winning best dressed, then Fergus O'Rafferty's team of Fergus, Paula Kilbane, Bernadette Sweeney and Phill Sweeney finishing in 13th place and winning 2nd session prize.
All in all a very enjoyable competition and next year be sure to get involved and don't miss out!!
Dublin South teams really did us proud in the National Teams Finals held in Athlone on 27th/28th April 2019, winning the Marie Cummins Trophy for best Region.
Congratulations to the Inter B team of Bob Neilson, Kerri Nolan, Fiona McGolderick and Sari Winckworth who won the Tierney Trophy (pictured above).
The Masters team of Martin Brady, Paul Delaney, Tomas Roche, David Dunne and Sean O'Lubaigh were Runner Up in the Kelburne Cup, gaining automatic qualification next year.
The Inter A team of Helen Friel, Seamus Bradley, Colette Allen and Carol Sheridan were placed 6th in the Banker's Cup contributing vital points to Dublin South's overall score and securing the Marie Cummins Trophy for our Region.
Well done to everyone involved, massive congratulations.
Sunday May 12th saw the grand Finale of this season's Fanagan League, held in Templelogue Bridge Centre.
We were delighted to welcome Robert Fanagan to present the prizes on behalf of Fanagan Funeral Directors, who very generously sponsor the league every year. This year also marked the retirement of Ann Fitzmaurice from her role as league organiser and Brid Kemple, DSR President made a special presentation to Ann to thank her for all her hard work in organising the league so efficiently over the last 13 years!
This year there were 66 teams from 21 clubs playing in 12 different divisions and also there was an open pairs competition for those who didnt have a match on the final night.
It was a very enjoyable night with great camaraderie amongst all the clubs.
All the winners and results are on the Fanagan League page so check them out!
Pictured above are winners Bernie Price and Bernie O'Sullivan with Kay Downes and Dublin South President Brid Kemple.
Kay Downes Trophy 2019
The Dublin South Novice Championship was held on Friday 8th March in Railway Union Bridge Club in Sandymount and we were delighted to see 20 Novice pairs competing for the Kay Downe's Trophy.
We were especially delighted to have Kay herself present the trophy! Brid Kemple, Dublin South President paid tribute to all Kay's hard work for our region and indeed for CBAI and EBL and all the novices were delighted to meet Kay.
It was a very enjoyable and closely contested competition.
Congratulations go to Bernie O'Sullivan and Bernie Price who are pictured above receiving the beautiful trophy from Kay Downes and Brid Kemple, both ladies were thrilled with their win in what was their first competition!
Brid thanked DSR committee members Niamh Gormally, Peter Searson and Fiona O'Gorman for running the competition and Railway Union Bridge Club for hosting the event and for providing lovely refreshments and such a warm welcome.
Full results are available under results in main menu.
Section A Winners
Section A Runners Up
Another sucessful and very enjoyable qualifier for 4Fun Teams was held on Monday 28th Jan 2019, with thanks to Milltown Golf Bridge Club for hosting and Brian Lawlor for directing the tournament as well as all the hard working DSR committee who ensured everything ran smoothly.
There were 24 teams playing in 4 sections and the winner in each section will qualify for the National 4 Fun Teams Final which will be held on Sat 25th May in Westmanstown.
Pictured above are all the prize winners on the night with President of Dublin South Brid Kemple.
Full results are here 4Fun Teams Milltown GC 2019.pdf.
Dublin South Intermediate A Regional Teams.
There was a good entry of 8 teams playing in the BJ O'Brien Cup, the Inter A teams, which took place over 2 sessions in Templelogue Bridge centre with thanks to Brian Lawlor as TD.
It was a closely contested competition but eventually Mary Hickey, Mary-Rose Mc Govern, Brian Delany and Maeliosa O'Malley emerged the winners and they are pictured above with Brid Kemple, Dublin South President and BJ himself for whom the cup is named!
Dublin South Master Regional Teams
The Pigot Cup had a great entry of thirteen teams playing two sessions on Sat 26th January in Templelogue Bridge Centre. Thanks to Brian Lawlor for his excellent direction.
Congratulations to the Winners, Paul Delaney,Tomas Roche, Martin Brady and David Dunne all pictured with the President of Dublin South, Brid Kemple.
The top four teams in the Pigot cup will now play off, competing to represent Dublin South in the Kelburne Cup (National Master Teams).
Dublin South Inter B Regional Teams
Eight Intermediate B teams battled it out on Saturday 26th January in Templelogue bridge centre under the expert direction of Brian Lawlor. It was great to see their enthusiasm and competitiveness!
Congratulations to the Winners, Anne Kelly, Mary Lynn, Celia Magaghy and Mary Kane pictured with Dublin South President, Brid Kemple.
Dublin South Regional Pairs Qualifiers were all held on Sat 1st December in Templelogue Bridge Centre and there was a fantastic entry of 35 pairs in the Quin Cup (Master Pairs).
Big thanks to tournament directors Brian Lawlor and Huey Daly for doing a great job!
And the Winners were......
Congratulations Mary Trench and Miriam Mc Conville
pictured below receiving the Quin Cup from Dublin South President, Brid Kemple.
(More photos see news page)
Also on Sat 1st December in Templelogue Bridge Centre was the Joe Moran Trophy Regional Pairs Qualifier for Inter A players and there was a good entry of 14 pairs.
Again,thanks to Tournament Directors Brian Lawlor and Huey Daly.
Congratulations Deirdre Fallon and Ruth Peare
pictured below receiving the Joe Moran trophy from Dublin South President, Brid Kemple along with Joe Moran himself!
Dublin South Regional Inter B Pairs Qualifier,the Duffy Cup,was also held on Sat 1st December in Templelogue Bridge Centre and there was a great entry of 21 pairs.
Again thanks to TDs Brian Lawlor and Huey Daly for doing a great job!
Congratulations Carmel Murnin and Deirdre Linnane
pictured below receiving the Duffy Cup from Dublin South President, Brid Kemple
Congratulations to the winners of the Carroll Cup, held recently in the Regent BC - Joe Coyne, Mick Lynch, Conor Moore, and Kevin O'Dea, pictured receiving the trophy from Dublin South President Brid Kemple (Mick Lynch absent).
The Carroll Cup is the Dublin City qualifier for the IBU Burke Trophy. Our thanks to the Regent BC for hosting this event and to John Royds for his excellent direction of the competition.
Congratulations to the winners of the Paul O'Reilly Trophy, held recently in the Regent BC - Teresa Gavin, Philip Robinson, Evgenia Gladysheva, and Frank Kennedy. The winners are pictured with LizAnn O'Reilly, wife of the late Paul, whom the trophy honours, and Brid Kemple, Dublin South President.
The Paul O'Reilly Trophy is the Dublin South qualifier for the IBU Michael O'ConnorTrophy. Our thanks to John Royds for directing the competition, and to the Regent BC, and their club manager Declan Byrne for hosting it.
There was a great entry of 24 teams in the first of our 4Fun Teams Qualifiers which was held on Friday 26th October in the beautiful surroundings of the RDS library. The competition was played in 4 sections with the winner of each section qualifying for the National 4Fun Final next year.
Brid Kemple, President of Dublin South Region was on hand to welcome everyone and to present the prizes to winners and runners up in each section (see pictures below).
Thanks to all the DSR committee for all their hard work on making this a successful and enjoyable night and to tournament director Maurice O'Leary.
Full Results Click here
The Dublin South officers for 2018/19 are:
President: Bríd Kemple (pictured above with her predecessor, Sheila Horkan)
Deputy President: Ciara Gleeson
Honorary Secretary: Máiréad Ní Oistín
Honorary Treasurer: Kevin O'Dea
The calendar of Dublin South events for the 2018/19 season is available on this website, and a printed copy for your club noticeboards is available for download here DSR Calendar 2018-19.docx. Please make every effort to encourage your club members to support the regional events if they can. Details of how to enter are set out in a separate panel below.
The season started in fine style with a very well-attended Presidents' Night in the Templeogue Bridge Centre on 6 September, at which Dublin South President Bríd Kemple welcomed the club officers, introduced the new regional committee, and laid out the calendar of events for the year. The clubs also collected their CBAI update packs for 2018/19. There was plenty of discussion and debate, and the evening finished off with tasty sandwiches and a glass of wine (or equivalent). Our thanks to all those clubs who attended.
We welcome comments and suggestions on the usefulness of this website, and are more than happy to promote relevant events being run by your club (e.g. open competitions or charity nights) if you would like us to to. Just give us the details and we will put them up on the website.