Charity Bridge for Special Olympics 17th April 2019
I would like to thank you all very much for your support with our Charity Bridge night for Special Olympics. We raised €8,080 in total which was a terrific amount.
Thank you to those who gave donations, donated prizes for our super Raffle, who baked for the supper, who helped on the morning preparing the supper, and those who helped on the night clearing the tables and serving the supper and selling raffle tickets. Thanks also to those who ‘delivered’ the prizes around the room which helped the Raffle go smoothly and quickly. Thanks to Anne Marie and Rob who took photographs. Thank you to the Committee for all their help in preparing for the night.
Maurice and Hilary – a thank you for running the bridge and getting results out so quickly and thanks to the ‘movers’ of the boards and collectors of the pre-paid tickets.
As you can see from the above it really is a team effort.
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Welcome to our new Committee under the guidance of President Alan Lennox. Contact details are on the website under: Information / Committee.
Winners Michael Fitzgibbon and Sheila Horkan with Pat Cowley President
Our Charity Night this year will be run in aid of Special Olympics Ireland Eastern Region. They provide year round sports training and competition to over 2,100 people with an intellectual disability. 91 Irish athletes from all over Ireland are currently attending the World Games in Abu Dhabi. Our money will go towards the training of one athlete, as well as clothing gear for some others. I chose this as our charity as I have been doing some voluntary work with Special Olympics for a number of years. I see how athletes thrive by being involved in sport and benefit from the input of many volunteers. See the link below for further information about Special Olympics:
I hope you can all play on the night and support this event. We also need your help in other ways.
If you can help with any of the above, please let me know.
Mobile: 086 3241198
We will have a Sections for Novices and Intermediates.
2019 RDS Perpetual Trophy:
1st: Sheila Horkan and Betty Cody
2nd: Joan Lewis and Graeme Williams
3rd: Kathleen D. O’Connor and Nancy Malone
4th Jean Kelly and Marcella Maugham
End of year results for 2018 in Turkey Competition and Christmas Party night:
The Turkey Competition this year was very kindly sponsored by Aisling White, daughter of the late Maeve White. Aisling was at our Christmas Party to present her prizes. Two Competitions were run and the results are as follows:
1st: Terry Dolan and Eilis Walsh
2nd: Roger Jupp and Graeme Williams
3rd: Joan Lewis and Helen O’Neill
1st: Elsa Ranalow and Sheila Hillis
2nd: Olive O’Driscoll and Cecily O’Donovan
3rd: Betty Cody and Sheila Horkan
Results of bridge at Christmas Party night:
1st: Graeme Williams and Joan Lewis
2nd: Eilis Walsh and Margot Doyle
3rd: Sheila Horkan and Betty Cody
Bridge Lessons for beginners have started again for the second term. If you know of anyone who would like to join the class, please let Pat Cowley know. They are open to RDS members. If you have some knowledge of bridge, but regard yourself as almost a beginner, then you could probably benefit from the classes. Dermot O’Brien is the teacher and classes take place in the RDS on Wednesdays from 5.00 to 7.0-0 p.m. The cost is €100.
Congratulations to Creeda Fitzgibbon winner of this year’s Gwen Morgan individual competition. Sheila Hillis, daughter of Gwen Morgan, is presenting the prize with Pat Cowley President of the Bridge Club.
Joint 2nd place: Alice Tunney and Josephine Fitzpatrick
4th place: Olive O’Driscoll
5th place: Mary McCarthy
6th place: Sheila Horkan
Congratulations to the winners of the Marie Owens Competition Elsa Ranalow and Sheila Hillis.
2nd Place: Betty Cody and Sheila Horkan.
Joint 3rd Place: Graeme Williams, Terry Dolan and Denise Sampson, Joan Hayes
1st Session prize: Anne Marie Feeney and Phil Harnett
2nd Session: Michael Fitzgibbon and Roger Jupp
The 4Fun Team bridge took place on Friday 26th October in the Library. Thank you to Maurice O’Leary for directing the competition. One of the RDS teams won their Section. The team was: Sheila Horkan, Michael Cassidy, Joan Casey and Maeve Cassidy (Railway Union). Picture shows Sheila and Maeve with Dublin South Region President Brid Kemple.
Please note that the November Supper will take place a week earlier than usual and will be on Wednesday 21st November.
Bridge lessons for beginners will start in September for RDS members. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please let me know.
The details are as follows:
We hope to encourage more RDS members to take up bridge and perhaps join our club in the future.
The AGM was held on Wednesday 16th May 2018. For the names of the new Committee for 2018-2019 see the panel to the left with Committee listed under Information.
Well done to Terry Dolan who is the Player of the Year.
Well done to Graeme Williams' team who won the Fanagan League Section A Division 1. Two teams were joint first going in to the last round and the RDS came from 3rd position to win. The team over the year were: Terry Dolan, Sheila Hillis, Roger Jupp, Se O'Connor, Elsa Ranalow and Graeme Williams (Captain). See photo below.
A Novices' team was entered for the first time in the Fanagan League. They came 3rd out of 5 teams in their section. The team were: Pat Cannon, Arthur Ryan, Susan Leonard, Barbara McAllister, Peter Kieran, Frances Gardiner and Peter McDonald. Well done to all.
Charity Night in aid of Headway - Brain Injury Services & Support
The amount raised has now risen to €7,620. Well done everyone who supported this Charity Evening. A great team effort led by our President Moya Murphy! See photos below.
2018 President’s Prize results:
Congratulations to Denise Sampson and Josephine Fitzpatrick who were the winners in the President’s Prize.
2nd prize: Gladys Factor and Sheila Hillis
3rd prize: Betty Cody and Sheila Horkan
4th prize: Phil Harnett and Creeda Fitzgibbon
5th prize: Terry Dolan and Pat Cowley
6th prize: Pat Cannon and Arthur Ryan
1st Session prize: Therese Wilson and Maureen Nolan
2nd Session prize: Margot Doyle and Eilis Walsh
Please put your name down on the Stand-By List. This means we are all guaranteed a game.
As part of the experiment to have a Section for people who wish to play at a faster pace we will try this variation for the next few weeks.
It will not apply to 2 week competitions or the CBAI Sims night.
The section will be limited to exactly 5 tables - no half table will be allowed.
The movement has to be a Howell to give a fair result.
8 rounds of 3 boards so you meet 8 of your 9 opponents.
There are SEATED POSITIONS at TABLE 1 N/S and 2 N/S.
If there are less than 7 tables for the rest of the members, the experiment will be suspended for that week and all players will play in one section.
For any further information on the above please contact Moya Murphy or Pat Cowley. Details of the Committee can be found under 'Information' button.
See below for photographs:
Christmas Party winners
Winners of the Turkey Competition
Winner of Gwen Morgan Individual Trophy Joan Lewis with President Moya Murphy
Winners of the Marie Owens Trophy Nancy Malone and Kathleen D. O'Connor receiving the trophy from President Moya Murphy
Sheila Horkan, President of the Dublin South Region of the CBAI, 2017-2018, with Moya Murphy, President of the RDS Bridge Club at the AGM of the DSR held Friday 26 May 2017
It is with great pleasure that we announce that one of our members, Mrs Sheila Horkan, has been elected President of the Dublin South Region of the CBAI for the year 2017 - 2018. Sheila is a hardworking and active supporter of bridge and its development in Ireland. She was previously the Secretary of the Dublin South Region, and in addition to the RDS Bridge Club, Sheila is also a member of the Regent and Bankers Bridge Clubs. She is well known to the Board of the RDS, having been a member of several of its Committees. Additonally, since becoming a Committee Member of our own RDS Bridge Club last year, Sheila's advice, assistance and unselfish support of the club and its activities has been outstanding. On behalf of all her fellow bridge players, we wish Sheila every success in the coming year. Photograph below.....
Fanagan League :
Intermediate A Division 3 Winners 2016-2017
Graeme Williams (Captain). Elsa Ranalow, Roger Jupp, Sheila Hillis, Se O'Connor, Terry Dolan
East / West Winners - Open Pairs Competition on the final Night
Graeme Williams and Terry Dolan
Our Charity Night in Aid of The Royal Hospital Donnybrook, which was held on Wednesday 17 April 2017 in the Concert Hall of the RDS, was an outstanding success. We had 63 tables (252 playing guests) - a record attendance - and raised 8,275 euro for the Royal Hospital Donnybrook. A huge thank you to all our members for their support, and to the committee and all our volunteers for their stirling work and advance preparations which ensured the success of the night
Roger Jupp, President, with Betty Cody who won the President's Prize with Sheila Horkan
Presentation of the Perpetual Trophy by Professor Eoin Lewis, Vice-President of the RDS, to the 2017 winners Phil Harnett and Sheila Hillis.
Sheila Hillis winner of the Gwen Morgan Trophy with Roger Jupp
Congratulations to Sheila Horkan and Graeme Williams winners of this year's Marie Owen Competition
Sheila Horkan accepting the Player of the Year Trophy for 2018 to 2019 from outgoing President Pat Cowley
The Bridge Club is open to all members of the RDS. We play on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. All grades of bridge are welcome. A volunteer partner is always available (except on Competition nights). If you would like more information, please contact the President Pat Cowley or Hon. Sec. Sarah Hardiman.
Pat: 086 324 1198
Sarah: 083 849 5530
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