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Winter Pairs Tournaments - Prize Winners
Club/Winter Pairs 2023 Aileen OFlynn Bernie Neary 3rd
Winter Pairs 2023 Audrey Hamilton Annette Duffy 3rd
Winter Pairs 2023 Ena Scott Brendan Redmond 4th
Winter Pairs 2023 Lynda Miller and Mary Cleary
Winter Pairs 2023 Marjorie McCourt and Bernie Connors
Winter Pairs 2023 Ann Duffy Mary McNamara
Winter Pairs 2023 Donat OBrien Ann Sheerin OBrien 2nd
Winter Pairs 2023 Fran Kevin OToole 2nd
Winter Pairs 2023 Mairead OGorman Rachel McHale 4th
Winter Pairs 2023 Michael Haverty and Bridie McNulty 5th
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The Winners of the recent Winter Pairs Tournaments were Catherine Carabine & Deirdre Lonergan and Pauline Leheny & Eileen Gillespie.

Unfortunately neither pair were available for the photoshoot on the Presentation Night.

Above are a selection of the other Prize Winners.

There were prizes for top 3 in both competitions, session 1 & 2 winners and Best A on Masters/A side and Best B on A's/B side.


Last updated : 7th Dec 2023 11:42 GMT
Success for Malahide at DNR Pairs event
Success for Malahide at DNR Pairs event

Malahide pairs had great success at the DNR Pairs event in Malahide last Saturday.

Mairead O'Gorman and Yvonne Power (pictured above) were the winners of the Intermediate A Section.

Tom Gilligan and Dave Terry were second in the Masters section.

Marian Keane & Jean Carberry were second in the Intermediate B Section.

Well done to all.   👏👏👏

Last updated : 4th Dec 2023 14:42 GMT
Caprani Trophy Winners
Caprani Trophy Winners

The winners of the Caprani Trophy in 2023 were Bryan Wallace and Paddy English.

Bryan and Paddy also won the Yvette McCabe Pairs competition earlier in the year.

Last updated : 4th Dec 2023 14:41 GMT
December Newsletter



This year’s Christmas Party will be held on Friday 15th December. There will be playing sessions for all grades followed by a party including live entertainment with lots of prizes. Entry €15 per person. Numbers will be restricted so please indicate your interest by signing the Sign-up sheet in the main hall.

Turkey competitions will be held from December 8th to 14th   inclusive (6 in total, entry €8).

Regular play will continue until Wed 20th December and will resume on Tuesday 2nd January.



The next series of the ever-popular Simultaneous Pairs will be held the week commencing 4th December (4 nights only). This will additionally involve clubs in Scotland and Wales so be prepared to wear the green with pride, (entry €8).




Veronica McKenna has graciously agreed to head up a team comprising Yvonne Coughlan, Moira Lonergan and Nora Weafer to manage Prize Voucher generation and redemption. This is to relieve some of the burden on our Captain’s and address issues identified during recent audits and also address some member's frustration. It will take a little time to iron out the new process and we count on members' patience as improvement is underway.  If a member has a query regarding a voucher, you can contact Veronica at: A separate communication is in preparation for Captains and assistants.



Tournament Officer, Tom Gilligan, is leading a review of policy relating to the competition format of major events and the awarding of prizes for these. We expect to publish an updated policy in January.



There was a great take up by members in the recent courses involving both in-house teachers Ann Doyle, Eamon Galligan, Fran Ronan, Sean Whelan, as well as Seamus Costello. The completion of Ann’s classes is deferred until January and we wish Ann a speedy recovery. It is planned to run follow up training in the new year. Feedback forms were circulated for the in-house sessions. These are being used to help inform the design of the next courses. If you attended but did not return a form and still wish to do so, please contact Tournament Officer, Tom Gilligan  (Ann’s students excepted until course is complete).



For those of you who may have missed the recently reconvened AGM, due to work commitments Patric Black has stepped down as Treasurer. Maureen Costello has been co-opted onto Council, as Treasurer, to the end of the season. We are looking for a new Treasurer for the 2024/25 season and beyond. Please get in touch with the Nominations Committee (Joe Caulfield , Irene Tyrell - see website).

The Council now comprises:

President; Donat O’Brien, Hon Sec: Catherine Deegan, Hon Treas: Maureen Costello, Tournament Officer: Tom Gilligan, Facilities & Safety: Declan Cahill, Technology: Anthony McMackin, Social Affairs: Loreto O’Byrne, Bar: Pat Cassidy, Ordinary Council Member Jean Carberry.  See website for contact details.



To help our captains get sessions started on time we urgently appeal to members to be seated 10 minutes before scheduled start of play. Captain’s assistants have worked hard to eliminate the table money collection bottle-neck. We also recognise that there is a parking issue. Late arrivals have necessitated re-programming of movements and re-distribution of boards and this is both complex and prone to error, especially when done under pressure. It has also resulted in some sessions having to be cut short before all rounds have been completed, thus undermining the competition.                Thank you for your understanding.



Council plans to shortly introduce a Broadcast WhatsApp group which will facilitate urgent short messages to members who choose to opt in to this facility. It will be used for important messages and may refer to the website or to email if more substance is required.  This will comply with GDPR legislation and will be one way communication only. Please watch out for a message from Anthony McMackin -Technology. 



Following an appeal earlier in the season we are pleased to report that attendance on Monday evenings has increased although recently there has been a recent levelling off. At the moment, there are two sessions, one comprising mainly masters and A players and a few intrepid Bs. The second comprises mainly novices and B2s. This is a relatively relaxed night without the, sometimes manic air of other nights. Please give it a try.



There are now six pairs of glasses in a box just inside the door to the main hall. Please retrieve them or stop wondering why you are not making your contracts! Additionally, there is a selection of clothing items/umbrellas hanging on the hooks to the left as you enter the hall. Any left at the end of December are going to the clothes bank.


Last updated : 4th Dec 2023 14:41 GMT
Prize Winners - Caprani Trophy
20231204 Best A Pair Caprani Trophy
Club/20231204 Third Caprani Trophy
Fourth Caprani Trophy
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Some of the Prize Winners from the recent Caprani Trophy.

Third - Aileen James and Mary McNamara.

Fourth - Mary Kelly-Rogers and Madge Kinahan

Best As - Francis Daly and Declan Cahill

Last updated : 4th Dec 2023 15:01 GMT
Monday Competitions

Live morning bridge at 10 a.m.  Non-members welcome. 

Live evening bridge at 7.30 p.m. 

Sim Pairs Commentary under Results table 

Last updated : 6th Nov 2023 23:31 GMT
Tuesday Competitions

Live bridge at 7.30 p.m. 

BBO Online Bridge at 7.30 p.m. 

Last updated : 28th Aug 2023 20:35 BST
Wednesday Competitions

Live bridge at 7.30 p.m. 

Last updated : 6th Jun 2023 20:30 BST
Thursday Competitions

Live bridge at 7.30 p.m.

Last updated : 22nd Apr 2023 18:23 BST
Friday Competition

Live bridge at 7.30 p.m.  Non-members welcome.


Last updated : 29th Aug 2023 14:15 BST