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President Maureen Walsh
President Elect Simon Healy
Hon Sec. Kay Goldsworthy
We finally received the keys to our new clubhouse last Thursday.
A very special thanks to Simon for all his hard work to date and congrats on having the builder on site on Tuesday to commence work,.
Skerries Bridge Club was founded in the 1940's, unfortunately records have been lost so we do not have exact dates, however, we have The Red Island Cup which was presented in 1948 by the owner of Red Island Holiday Camp Mr Eamonn Quinn, Fergal Quinn's father.
Venue: Skerries Sailing Club
Open to Non Members during Summer Months. Visitors are welcome to play with a Member during the year except when special competitions are on.
Need a partner, I'll do my best to get one for you.
"Bridge Classes for Beginners" Dates will be published at the start of the new season.
Contact Margaret Winters.
Ph 01 8490056 Mobile 086 3558191
The Committee wish to thank everyone for their contribution to the Building Fund.
This year there was a tie for 1st place based on points, but with 3 wins out of 4 Ray Ryan was deemed overall winner
The Ulster Bank Cup ( Teams of 4) event was hosted by Ardee Bridge Club and held in the ABCD Club Drogheda at the weekend .
Congratultions got to the Winners : Simon & Mary Healy ,Kay Goldsworthy & Ray Ryan .
Presentation was made by Anna Keenan ( President of Ardee Bridge Club.
The event was well supported by Skerries& Balbriggan with the following:
2nd: Seamus Costello,Deirdre Tuckey ,Maeve & Brian Carroll
3rd : Frances & SEan Newcomen,Brendan & Helen Sheridan
4th : Clare & Catherine Clarke ,Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh
Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh with Margaret Hanlon
winners for the second succesive year
Congratulations to winners
Sean Newcomen & Frank Davey with Regional President Margaret Hanlon
Camilla Mc Loughln & Kath Hynes receiving runner up prize from the CBAI president
Pat Mulholland & Carol Sheridan receiving 4th place prize from the CBAI President
Congratulations go to Kay Goldsworthy & Ray Ryan on Winning the Star& Crescent Cup held at the Drogheda ABCD Venue on Sunday March 3. (Presentation was made by Dr .Frank Davy )
Congratulations to FR .John Fitzgibbon recieving the "Life Membership" award from Skerries President( Margaret Winters) on achieving the young age of 90.
Well done to Helena Browner & Veronica Buttimer who won the "Inter B " prize within the Intermediate Section of the Wexford Congress on Saturday February 2 2019.
The "John Lane Trophy " was held in the Bracken Court on Sunday 3 February 2019 . Congratulations go to the Winners : Tom Gilligan & Billy Ronan . Presentation was made by Aileen Lane .Prizes were also awarded to the following :
2nd : Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello
3rd : Rosemarie Mathews & Lilian Foley
Best Club : FRances Newcomen & Sean Newcomen
Winners 1st Session : Mary Kelly Rogers & Frances Kelly
Winners Second Session : Mary Timoney & Donek Szenejko
Best Intermediate : Rita McGoey & Mary Shevlin
Congratulations go to Kay Goldsworthy & Ray Ryan in winning the recent Skeries Bridge Club :" Red Island Cup ". Presentation was made by Margaret Winters ( Club Preident )
Last weekend (January 12-13 ) in Clane the following people deserve congratulations for their achievements in the Rankings for the following :
1. Jackson Cup (National Womens Pairs ) : Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh achieved 4th position out of 94.
2. Mc Menami Bowl : Womens Teams : Helen Sheriden & Deirdre Tuckey( with Mary Kelly Rogers & Anne Fitzgerald ) achieved 3rd position.
3. The Geraldine Trophy ( Mens Teams ): Sean Newcomen & Ray Ryan ( with Tom Lawlor& FRank Davey) achieved 3rd position from 39 .
The Regional Teams Competition was held at the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan this weekend (Sunday 6 2019 .)
Congratulations go to the folllowing :
Winners : Joan Kieran Shield: Masters : Sean Newcomen,Francis Newcomen ,Brenden & Helen Sheridan
Runners up : Joan Kieran Shield: Masters : Seamus Costello ,Deirdre Tuckey ,Brian Carroll & Peter Howard .
Winners Inter "B": Helena Browner ,Veronica Buttimer,Martina Ward & Marie Kenny.
Presentaion was made by Margaret Hanlon (Regional President)
Congratulations to Seamus Costello & Deirdre Tuckey ,winners of the Skerries Club Pairs Competition. They received the John Keane Trophy presented by his wife, BernadetteKeane and daughter Sarah Keane. The Trophy was presented to the Club by John 's family in his honour. John was President and long standing member of the Club ans is still sorely missed by all club Members.
Congratulations go to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello on winning the CBAI President's Prize held at the Radisson in Athlone last weekend .(Sept 22/23). Presentation was made by Peter O'Meara (CBAI President).
Congratulations go to the following after their success in the 2018 Drogheda Congress over the last weekend: (Oct 5-7).
Congress Pairs: Best Local : Sean & FRancis Newcomen
Inter "A " Pairs :(2nd Session) : Mary Mulholland & Mary Roy
Congress Teams : (Best Local ): Deirdre Tuckey ,Seamus Costello ,Brian Carroll. Ray Ryan
Inter " B " Pairs Winners : Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner
Inter "B" Pairs : 2nd : Marie Kenny & Martina Ward
Inter " B " Teams Winners : Veronica Buttimer ,Helena Browner ,Martina Ward ,Marie Kenny
Grand Prix Winners : Inte B Section : Helena Browner *&Veronica Buttimer
Presentation made by Peter O'Meara (CBAI President) & Heather KilKelly(Congress President)
Congratulations go to Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner on winning the NIBU McKenzie Trophy "Inter B" at the La Mons Hotel in Belfast this weekend. This was part of the Ciara Burns Memorial Pairs Gala
Well done to Peter Howard on winning the 2018 Presidents Prize at Skerries Bridge Club . Presentation was made by Margaret Winters (Club President )
The three Skerries Bridge Clubs (Skerries,John Lane & Holmpatrick) would like to thank all who helped and took part in this Charity event in memory of John Keane and the raising of €4500.00 for the local RNLI. Presentation took place at the Sailing Club in Skerries on August 25 with the presentation being made to the RNLI by John's wife Bernadette.
Skerries Bridge Club were delighted to welcome the National President of the CBAI, Mr. Peter O'Meara to their Club on Thursday 9 May .He is seen here with Margaret Winters(Club President), & Mr Seamus Costello (Regional Secretary) and some members of the Club .
Our deepest sympathy to the family & friends of Rhona Ivory,a past member of Skerries Bridge Club ..who passed away last week.
The Tom Sheridan Trophy (Run by Balbriggan Bridge Club) was held in the Bracken Court on Sunday 4 November 2018
Congratulations to : The Winners Noel Fanning & Tim Carroll: Presentaion was made by Carol Sheridan & Maria McGrath ( Club President).
2nd :Peter Howard & Brian Carroll
2nd Session Winner : Margaret Winters & Ray Ryan
Best Local : Sean Newcomer & FRancis Newcomen