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Welcome to the Northern Region (Donegal) CBAI Webside
 
 
  MDRC Launches Online Mental Health Course

Milford and District Resource Centre, in partnership with Donegal Social Prescribing and Shruti Sampath, will be running four weekly sessions online to help our community address how to cope with anxiety and stress during this COVID 19 crisis. The course will begin on Monday, April 27th at 11am and run for two hours weekly. The course is aimed at anyone in the wider community who wishes to learn more about dealing with anxiety and stress, and how to maintain and improve our mental health.

The course is called Caimenna, which means ‘small steps together’.

Shruti Sampath will facilitate the course online and will be using mental skills like goal-setting for enhancing motivation, improving focus and commitment, which can help direct the energy and focus towards achieving and fulfilling something, especially during this time of uncertainty. Shruti will also talk about relaxation, how achieve this and suggest different activities in the form of interventions to help with anxiety.

Shruti will also focus on what anxiety is, what causes anxiety, and what are the underlying factors bringing about anxiety during this period, and will introduce measures to help us all assess our progress.

The course will take place on Zoom. Please don’t worry if you’ve never used zoom before as the social prescriber, Lesley Newberry, will be on hand to talk you through the process in terms of installation. You will need a laptop, computer or tablet with internet connection to take part.

The facilitator, Shruti Sampath, has trained in psychology and mental health at University of Limerick. She has been working in the area of personal and sports team performance for the past number of years.


Spaces are limited for this course so please register by calling Lesley Newberry 089 2157232 to book a place. You can also email lesley@mdrc.ie or contact the Milford & District Resource Centre on Facebook messenger.

These are really trying and worrying times for us all. You are not alone. Help and support is out there. Make that call, we’re all in this together.

  SEAMUS COSTELLO - BIDDING QUIZZES

Seamus Costello, Co-ordinator of the CBAI Promotion and Development Project, has put bidding quizzes together for his home club which is Balbriggan Bridge Club.

The quizzes are certainly ideal for Beginners, Novices and Intermediate players who want to both learn and improve their bidding. The answer sheet will have support information with each answer. The system is Acol, Weak No Trump and 4-card suits.

There are two separate quizzes one for Beginners and Novices and one for Intermediate and above. The Quizzes are on the Balbriggan page of Bridgewebs on the left hand side of the Home page - he has now put up Quiz No. 3 and for the present will leave Quizzes 1 and 2. The answers for Quiz No.1. are on a separate sheet below Quiz No. 2 and answers for Quiz No.2 are below Quiz No.3.

If you feel it might be worthwhile take a look and see for yourself at https://www.bridgewebs.com/balbriggan

  BRIDGE BASE ONLINE - BBO

Did you know you can play bridge online at Bridge Base Online or Funbridge platforms - its FREE, its SIMPLE and easy to follow - events run all of the time.

http://www.bridgebase.com

or

http://www.funbridge,com

 

In order to play you are required to register - simple and straightforward steps, however if you do have any queries you can contact our County Development Officer Marion on 086 602 2288 - Enjoy wink

 

Fearghal O’Boyle and Eamonn Galligan both run events in the evenings so check it out and get playing. 

 

  UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Event Time and Place

Entries to

15 Mar

Raphoe Open Cup

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19 CORONAVIRUS

Lifford Courthouse

Declan Gallagher

087 6906695

29 Mar

Ballybofey/Stranorlar Open Cup

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19 CORONAVIRUS

Ballybofey/Stranorlar Golf Club

Barry McMenamin 

074 9131052

5 April

Dungloe Open Cup

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19 CORONAVIRUS

  John Bilberg  086 1281192
14 April

Carndonagh Charity Night

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19 CORONAVIRUS

Colgan Hall  Carndonagh Wendy Buddin  087 2661034
19 April

Glenties Open Cup

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19 CORONAVIRUS

 

 

Connell McLoone 086 3256882

14 May

Regional President, Anne Gallagher, Golf/Bridge Day

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19 CORONAVIRUS

Ballybofey/Stranorlar Golf Club Regional Secretary Margaret Doherty 086 3936255
27 May

A G M 

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID 19 CORONAVIRUS

   

 

  REGIONAL PRESIDENT 2019/2020

Sincere congratulations to Anne Gallagher from Dungloe Bridge Club, our Regional President for 2019/2020, we wish her well in her year in office.

 

 

 

and to President Elect

Mary Roulier of Killybegs/Kilcar Bridge Club

 

  Player of the Year

Leading Positions

Following  Cloughaneely  Open

Denis Ellis                116

Charlie Whyte           116

Pauric Burke             116

Una Carthy                116

Shaun McNutt           104

Anna Carr                 102

 

Intermediate

John Bilberg            41

Anne Gallagher        41

Phyllis Murphy        40

Marion Gallagher     40

 

Best B

Wendy Buddin        23

John Farren             23

 

  Useful websites - Clubs within our Region

Ballybofey & Stranorlar Bridge Club

www.bridgewebs.com/ballybofeystranorlar

Buncrana/ Northwest Bridge Club

www.bridgewebs.com/northwest

Carndonagh Bridge Club, Carndonagh

www.bridgewebs.com/carndonagh

Letterkenny Bridge Club

www.bridgewebs.com/letterkenny

Moville Bridge Club

www.bridgewebs.com/moville

Raphoe Bridge Club

www.bridgewebs.com/raphoe

 

 

Results
Cloughaneely Open Cup
Scorer: Robert Knight
Mrs Boyle Cup
Scorer: Pat Mc Loone
Killybegs Open
Scorer: Robert Knight
Moville Open Cup
Director: Gerry O'Keeffe
Scorer: Gerry O'Keeffe
Donegal Town Open
Director: Gerry O'Keeffe
Scorer: Gerry O'Keeffe
Derry vs. Donegal
Director: Pat McLoone
Scorer: Pat McLoone
Regional Pairs
Director: Pat McLoone
Scorer: Pat McLoone