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AGM 2024

THE GATE BRIDGE CLUB  AGM

Monday 13th May 2024 

Starting @ 7.00pm 

ABCD Bridge Centre Fairgreen Drogheda

 

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T.C.O'Gorman Salver 2024
T.C.O'Gorman Salver 2024

Winners of the T.C.O'Gorman Salver 2024

 Martin Corboy & Christy Tierney receiving

the Salver from Gate bridge club

President Peter Byrne

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PADDY BRENNAN RIP
PADDY BRENNAN RIP

The President, Committee and Members of the Gate Bridge Club wish to offer their sincere sympathy to Paddy's wife Phyllis and his children, Pat, Paul, Pamela, Cilla and Jenny on his sad passing.
Paddy has been a member of the club for a long time, and was made a honoury member of the club, and in 2018, he served as President. Many years ago, when the Gate Club was located in Fair Street, there was the "Monday Upstairs" group. This group played annually for the Paddy Brennan Cup which he donated. Paddy ran this group with great efficiency and loyalty, to the point where some players did not want to join the "Downstairs Group " in spite of being eligible to do so. The Paddy Brennan Cup is now played for among the Intermediate Grades and very recently, Paddy made the actual presentation. He had his own quite way of encouraging players to persevere when they might have doubts about continuing to play.
His presence will be missed.
May Paddy enjoy everlasting peace.

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Tom Curran Player of the Yrar 2024 Novice/B
Tom Curran Player of the Yrar 2024 Novice/B

Joint Winners of Tom Curran Cup 2024

Jacinta Farrelly & Anne Gillespie

with club President Peter Byrne

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Frank Murphy Trophy Intermediate Player of the Year 2024
Frank Murphy Trophy Intermediate Player of the Year 2024

 Borislaw Dobroikov Winner of the

Intermediate Player of the Year 2024 for the

FRANK MURPHY cup presented by the

Murphy Family presenting the cup is 

 Gate Club President Peter Byrne

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Danish Cup Winners 2024
Danish Cup Winners 2024

Danish Cup Winner 2024

Player of the Year 2024

Francis Bellew

With Club President Peter Byrne

 

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Béan Ui Cheallaigh Cup 2024
Béan Ui Cheallaigh Cup 2024

Winners of the 

Béan Ui Cheallaigh Cup

Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

With Kells Bridge Club Captain Grainne Coogan

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Behaviour at the Bridge Table

Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. 

To promote the enjoyment of the game

Club members are expected to:

  • Arrive punctually for all sessions of play
  • If you know you cannot arrive on time, ring the club to let the director know.
  • Be courteous and friendly to your partner and opponents.
  • Greet others in a friendly manner prior to the start of play on each round.
  • Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.
  • Do not be rude to your partner.
  • Do not gloat over good results.
  • Play at a reasonable pace and leave post-mortems till after the session.
  • Abide by the laws of duplicate bridge.
  • Comply with any instructions issued by the director.
  • If playing in a club event, make your convention card readily available to your opponents and fill it out completely.
  • If asked about the meaning of a bid or signal, provide a simple and complete explanation.
  • Do not object to a call for the tournament director, or dispute or argue about a director’s ruling.
  • Turn off your mobile phone.
  • Assist in tidying up at the end of play.

If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, call the director immediately.

You can also speak to the club’s recorder about behavioural issues that are best handled privately.

Annoying behaviour, embarrassing remarks and any other conduct which could interfere with the enjoyment of the game are specifically prohibited under the laws of duplicate bridge.

The director can assess disciplinary penalties.

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WILLIE BERRILL CUP 2024
WILLIE BERRILL CUP 2024

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE

WINNERS of the Willie Berrill Cup

Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello

Presented by Marie Milne and

Peter Byrne Gate Bridge Club President

 

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Delia Leech Cup 2024
Delia Leech Cup 2024

Winners of the Delia Leech 2024

Padraig Tansey & Ciaran O'Donnell

 Presenting the Cup is Gate Bridge Club President Peter Byrne

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Paddy Brennan Cup 2024
Paddy Brennan Cup 2024

Winners of the Paddy Brennan Cup 2024

Emer McMahon and Margaret Durnin

Cup Presentation by Paddy Brennan 

with Gate Club President Peter Byrne

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Sheila Mullen Cup 2024 Winners
Sheila Mullen Cup 2024 Winners

Club President Peter Byrne

Presenting the Sheila Mullen Cup 2024

to the Winners Kat Hynes & Kathleen Healy

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Pairs Championship Winners 2024
Pairs Championship Winners 2024

Gate Club President Peter Byrne

Presenting The Pairs Championship Cups 2024

To The Winners Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

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PRESIDENTS PRIZE WEDNESDAY 2024
PRESIDENTS PRIZE WEDNESDAY 2024

Winners of the Wednesday Night  President's Prize

Anne McAuley & John Sheeran

with Club President Peter Byrne

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CLARKE CUP 2024
CLARKE CUP 2024

Winners of the Clarke Cup 2024

Eleanor Grimes, Francis Whelan,

Marie Savage & Deirdre Smyth

With Club President Peter Byrne

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Presidents Prize 2024 Winners
Presidents Prize 2024 Winners

Congratulations to

Presidents Prize Winners 2024

Mary O'Gorman & Paddy Bonner

with Gate President Peter Byrne

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MacQUILLAN CUP 2024 Winners
MacQUILLAN CUP 2024 Winners

WINNERS of the MacQuillan Cup 2023

Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

Presenting the cup is Moira MacQuillan

with Gate B.C. President Peter Byrne

 

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Peter MacMahon Cup 2023 Winners
Peter MacMahon Cup 2023 Winners

 Pamela MacMahon presenting the

Peter MacMahon Cup 2023

to the Winners

Heather Kilkelly & Bernie Byrne

with Club President Peter Byrne

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Viking Cup Winners 2023
Viking Cup Winners 2023

Winners of the Viking Cup 2023

Michael Durnin & Tom Hartford

With Club President Peter Byrne

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HILLTOWN CUP 2023
HILLTOWN CUP 2023

WINNERS of the HILLTOWN CUP 2023

Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid, Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

With Gate B.C. President Peter Byrne

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Gallagher Cup Winners 2023
Gallagher Cup Winners 2023

Winners of the Gallagher Cup 2023

Deirdre Reid, Christy Tierney,

Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

With Club President Peter Byrne

 

 

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Honorary Life Membership
Honorary Life Membership

Honorary Life Membership Presented to Eileen Kelly

by Gate B.C. President Dave Doherty

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TOM CURRAN CUP 2023
TOM CURRAN CUP 2023

Winners of the Tom Curran Cup 2023

Deirdre Reid, Christy Tierney, Sylvia McCann & Angela Everitt

Presenting the Cup Club President Dave Doherty

Cup Donated by Tom Curran

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KELLS CUP 2023
KELLS CUP 2023

Winners of the Kells Cup 2023 

 Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

with Kells Bridge Club Secretary Margaret Shields

 

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LAUR & KAY SHEERAN 2023
LAUR & KAY SHEERAN 2023

Winners of the Laur & Kay Sherran Trophy

Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

with Navan Bridge Club Captain

Mary Timoney

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DROGHEDA & DISTRICT BRIDGE CONGRESS 2022

2nd in B Pairs Angela Everitt & Sylvia McCann

3rd in Open Pairs Alice & Paddy Bonner

1st Mixed Pairs Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

2nd in Mixed Pairs Deirdre Smyth & Francis Whelan

3rd in Mixed Pairs Frances & Sean Newcomen

Best Local Mixed Pairs Tom Lawlor & Mary O'Gorman

Best Regional  Mixed Pairs Alice & Paddy Bonner 

2nd in Gala Pairs Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

Winner of the A Pairs May Byrne & Partner

Best Local in A Pairs Heather Kilkelly & Bernie Byrne

1st Session A Pairs  Alice Bonner & Partner

3rd in Congress Pairs Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney

3rd in Confined Pairs Mary Delaney & Liam Culligan

Best Local Dave Doherty & Martin T.O'Brien 

2nd Session Congress Pairs Frances & Sean Newcomen

Winners of the Confined Teams Deirdre Smyth, Frances Whelan, & Partners

2nd in Intermediate Teams May Coyle, Brenda Walker, Deirdre Daly & Sinead Kennedy

Best Local in Master Teams Francis Bellew, Tom Lawlor, Frank Davey & Paddy Bonner

Check Full Results at www.bridgewebs.com/droghedabridgecongress or fob.ie

 

 

 

 

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LIVE PLAY UPDATE

Associated Bridge Clubs of Drogheda     

 

Re: Play re-commencement                   13-September-2020

 

Dear Members,

 

            The ABCD Covid sub committee met on Friday evening and went through all the CBAI and HSE Guidelines and Protocols. It was agreed that the Centre is in full compliance with these requirements and they voted unanimously in favour of a limited return to ‘Live’ play commencing Tuesday 22nd September. Kathleen Healy has been nominated as ABCD’s Covid Officer.

            Some of the points that were clarified were as follows;

  • There would be a limit of 50 players including the TD allowed on any given session.
  • We will recommence play over a phased sequence initially run by ABCD
    1. Phase 1; we will play on two nights per week Tuesdays and Thursdays on a pre book basis.
    2. Phase 2; if numbers allow we will increase the number of nights and give priority to the clubs normally associated with that night.
    3. Phase 3; When clubs are confident that they have enough of their members playing the club can take over and run their club as normal.
    4. Phase 4 if numbers are increased by HSE we may return to ‘Normal’ Bridge.    
  • All guide lines and recommendations will be followed.
  • With regards ventilation it was explained that there is no air-conditioning system in the centre, air conditioning systems are not preferred as they use recycled air. The Centre does have a Ventilation system which both brings fresh air into the building and also removes air to keep a circulation going. The ventilation system when turned on fully gives 6 air changes every hour in the room and therefore it has been agreed that the ventilation fans will be left turned on continuously during play.
  • Players can book their game by calling or texting Cathrina Bellew on 086 8462520, giving your name and what night Tuesday or Thursday you want to book. All players will be given fair opportunity on bookings.
  • A self-declaration form must be complete by each player on their first night of play. There is a link to this form on the left side column of the web site, if you can print and complete this form prior to coming this would help, forms will also be available on the night.

 

Some DO’s and DON’Ts

  • Players don’t attend if they feel unwell, or fall into travel or quarantine restrictions.
  • Please don’t congregate in groups either inside or outside the building.
  • During play don’t move to next table until the TD instructs you to do so.
     Do bring personal sanitizer for use between rounds
  • Do bring correct Table money €6 to avoid requiring change, also bring your own pen, but minimise personal belongings
  • Do wear a mask or visor, light weight visors will be available to purchase on the night at €5 each.
  • Do please be seated and ready to play at no later than 07:25 for a 7:30 start.

 

NOTE: The bridge Centre will be open from 3:00 to 4:00 next Sunday 20th if you would like to see the changes in place. Photos below.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

Paul Brennan

Secretary ABCD