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Presidents Diary
This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".

Week 15

Limerick Bridge Congress

Greenhills Hotel Limerick

061 453033

Diarmuid Reddan 086 8236618



Week 14

Drogheda Congress

Westcourt Hotel Drogheda

fantastic Weekend in Drogheda

Meeting Old Bridge friends and making lots of

new friends. barbara and Myself where treated

like "Royalty" in Drogheda. Thanks to Maura,

Eileen, Deirdre and Philina and the whole crew

in Drogheda for giving us some great memories

to take home. Great Job by TD's headed of course

by Feargal O'Boyle,Mairead Basquille,John Royds

and Peter Byrne.

Congress with a great mix of Social Entertainment

and good Bridge. Thanks to partners Michael and

Owen who played in the teams with us.

Next Event Limerick  Week 15

Week 13

Fermoy Gala Day

Corrin Conference Centre

(Cork Marts)

Great day in Fermoy Co Cork

great to see all grades caterored for 

Well worth a visit no matter what grade, recomend

you put on your Calendar for next year and bost

about playing in the Mart this should be down as one

of the great bridge venues we play in.

Thanks to Eileen and the committe for looking after

myself and Barbara. Job well done by TD Diarmuid

Reddean managing some 60 plus Tables on the Day

Next Event Drogheda Week 14

Week 12

Duais an Uachtarain

Presidents Prize

Westmanstown Sports Centre

Thanks to everyone for turning out

For the "Duais"

60 Tables plus 12 on Sunday for the

Novice and Inter B

Congratulations to Jim Doyle &

Sean Connor on winning the

Presidents Prize.

Full Results can be found on Fearghal's

Website: Click Here  

great job by Mairead, Diarmuid & Fearghal

on both days Thanks to Everyone

Next Event Fermoy Gala Day  Week 13

Week 10

North Kerry Congress 

The Rose Hotel Tralee

Thank you to the Congress Committee

for a great time in Tralee a big Thank you

from myself and Barbara.

Thank to Tom and Chris

for partnering us in the Teams

( If you missed this date try Dec 13-15 Tralee

Congress same Location Phone Nicky 066-7185471)

I Had the great pleasure to Present

a "Grand Masters Silver Plate" to New Grand Master

Derek O'Gorman a well deserved accomplisment

Derek is also the Non-Playing Captain of the

Senior Team playing in the World Championship

in China he tells us he cant make the team "Too Young"

so NPC Good Luck to Derek and the Team

Next Event Duais an Uachtarain

Westmanstown Sports Centre Week 12


Week 9

Bray Congress Aug 30/31/Sept 1st -The Royal Bray Hotel

Great Weekend in Bray

Thanks to committee for great "bridge festival" well done to all the winners

Thanks to My Partners - Kathleen McCorry (Friday) and Norma Madden Sat  & Sun

and our Team partners Barbara & Margaret Browne

Keep up the good work Bray

Next Event North Kerry Congress Rose Hotel Tralee Week 10


Week 7

Was invited as guest speaker by MLR

for their Coaching Day some 55+ people attended

We even got to wear our "Play Bridge" shirts

celebrating Bridge Week in Ireland (See Photo above)

Next Event Bray Congress Week 9

Presidents Diary








MLR Seminar Week 7

Coaches: Mary Timoney, Kevin O'Dea, Bert McKay

Workers: Blanaid Morris, Barbara Burke, Siobhan Canty

Week 6

Sonya Britton Trophy August 10/11

Belfast LeMons Hotel

Fantasctic weekend in Belfast

Thanks to our host NIBU for the wondeful hosipitalty

Great organization really well run

Congratulations to the NIBU Team who proved too

Strong for CBAI this year but in the great spitit of our game

(Enjoy the bridge win or lose) and we did enjoy the whole weekend

Full Results goto NIBU Website   

Teams: CBAI Open Ranald Milne, BJ O'Brien,Micheal & Padraig O'Briain

              CBAI Women Joan Kenny, Teresa Rigney,Hilary McDonagh & Gilda Pender

              CBAI Masters Sean O'Lubaigh,Martin Brady, Tomas Roche & Paul Delaney

              CBAI Intermediate A Jim Rowley, Vera Smith,Geraldine Murphy & Geraldine Maher

              CBAI Intermediate B Sari Winckwort, Bob Neilson, Kerri Nolan & Fiona McGoldrick

              CBAI Officials  Neil Burke (PC), Barbara Burke, Katherine Lennon & Jim Doyle 

              NIBU Open Rex Anderson, David Greenwood,Paul Tramner & Wayne Somerville

              NIBU Women Toni Sproule, Dympna Friel, Norma Irwin & Sheila Sharkey

              NIBU Masters John Lavery, Michael Coffey, Diane Greenwood & Martin Devlin

              NIBU Intermediate A Marian Diamond, Seamus Fyffe, Kathleen Cassidy & Buster Cox

              NIBU Intermediate B Richard Coulter, John Forsythe, Christine Stewart & Anne Milligan

              NIBU Officials Harold Curran, Anne Fitzpatrick, John Murchan & Ruth Connolly


 Grand Master Presentation

Teresa Rigney

Week 4

Dublin Congress July 26/27/28

Had an enjoyable weekend of bridge at the "Home Instead" Dublin Summer Congress. Thanks to Rory and co. for looking after us.

We had very hot weather all weekend I think our bridge suffered from the extreme heat ( Nothing we can do Global warming they tell me)

Thanks to my Partner Pat Hannon who suffered through the heat and my play all weekend. Thanks to Evelyn and Barbara for getting us through the teams.

Had the great honor to present "Grand Master Silver Tray" to our new Grand Master Teresa Rigney,well deserved.

Next Event "Sonya Britton Trophy" Belfast

Week 2 Ballina Congress July 12th, 13th & 14th

Ballina Report Week 2 Presidents Diary

Played with Barbara Mixed Pairs

Played with Barbara Congress Pairs

Congress Teams, Barbara and I Played with Roisin & Willie O’Gorman

All Very Enjoyable

Great Weekend Ballina Congress

To the Congress Committee   Congratulations on a job well done.

As Usual a Great job from Mairead, Fearghal and Huey.

A great way to start my Presidential Year.

Had a great time meeting many Bridge Friends who we had not seen

for a while.

Congress Results go to

Next Congress Dublin Summer Congress 

Then a couple of weeks away from Bridge (Summer Holiday Time)

Will be back for “Sonya Britton Trophy” in Belfast (CBAI Vs NIBU)

Look out for More updates in the weeks to com

President Neil

PS Asked for some Idea's re website. Got a good one,  Was asked if possible to publish

a list of Charity Bridge Nights. The Answer is YES Just email us the Date ,

Time and Venue and the Charity, we wwill create a charity news

page with all the details. We just ask you one thing in return to email

amount raised (Big or Small) on your charity night so we can add it in to our National Total

Thanks to Pat Cosetello for this Idea

Week 1 AGM Westmanstown

CBAI AGM                           2:00

Presidents Reception           4:15

Presidents Charity Bridge  5:30

Charity in Aid of  Cancer Research

Thank you all for your support and good wishes at the CBAI AGM

At the Presidents Charity Bridge we raised €2380 for Cancer Research

Thanks to all the members who made it a success


Thanks to Bernard Higgins for Running the Bridge

Thanks to all for attending the CBAI AGM July 6th

With people coming for the Meeting, Food & Bridge

or any one of the above

Some 300 plus people pasted through the gates

Next Event Ballina Congress July 12th




Last updated : 3rd Jan 2020 11:01 GMT