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Congress Results

Upcoming Events

President’s Prize 2015

May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4

Bankers Golf Outing Fri 26th June

Monthly Competition

March Winners

Ita Fahy Fionnuala
Overall Winner :-
Ita Fahy
Area Master Winner :-
Fionnuala O Hanlon

This competition is presented to the most successful player during the month. Points are awarded to all members
who play on Tuesday and Thursday night and the player with the most points at the end of the month win €50

Thursday 16th April

Joe MacHale Memorial
Mixed teams

The final of the Joe MacHale Memorial mixed teams turned out to be a very interesting affair with
leading teams caught and overtaken.
A late surge by the holders guided no doubt by the late Helen Carroll saw them snatch victory
in the very last match

The Winners :-
Ann Hanratty, Paul Hanratty Ann Fitzgerald Liam Maher & Ita Fahy from
Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid David Dunne & Sheila Kelly second
Michael McAuliffe & Sandra Newell, Aoife MacHale & Peter Goodman third

Second Session
Steve Bearpark & Cathy Bearpark Brigid Shearman & Tony O'Gallagher
Area Master
Aidan Hodgers & Mairead Ni Oistin. John O Mara & Fionnuala O Hanlon

MacHale Winners
Winning Team:-
Ann Fitzgerald Liam Maher, Paul Hanratty
Bankers President Michael McAuliffe
Ann Hanratty(missing Ita Fahy)

Christy Deirdre Dave Sheila Steve Cathy Bridgid Tony
2nd Place :-
David Dunne, Sheila Kelly
Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid

2nd Session :-
Steve Bearpark, Cathy Bearpark
Bridget Shearman, Tony O Gallagher

Full Results

2nd Session Result plus personal records

Next Week
I.B.U Pairs Qualifier

Tuesday 14th April

Winners North/South

Sheila Horkan & John Kelly from
Martha Mulcahy & Paula Heaphy second
Blathnaid Trayer & Maurice O Leary third

Winners East/West
Mick Lynch & Conor Moore from
Catherine Egan & Pat Egan second
Wojciech Gorczyca & Michael McAuliffe. third

Full Result

Thursday 9th April

Joe MacHale Memorial
Mixed teams

The first week of the Joe MacHale Memorial mixed teams has an excellent entry of sixteen teams.
The field are still tightly bunched, so all to play for next week
After a re-check we have a revised result with joint leaders heading to next week.
John Royds is again at the helm so a smooth running is assured

The Leaders :-
Aidan Hodgers & Mairead Ni Oistin. John O Mara & Fionnuala O Hanlon and
Michael McAuliffe & Sandra Newell, Aoife MacHale & Peter Goodman Joint first
Liz Ann O Reilly & Paul O Reilly, Frances Kelly & Sean Moynihan third

Mixed Teams
Leading Team:-
Fionnuala O Hanlon John O Mara, Mairead Ni Oistin, Aidan Hodgers

N.B We now have joint leaders

Full Result

Tuesday 7th April

Winners North/South

Bernie Rountree & Maurice O Leary from
David Dunne & Gerry Lawlor second
Paul Hanratty & John Kelly third

Winners East/West
Kieran McGarry & Michael McAuliffe from
Maura Lawlor & Philina Dowd second
Bettina Stefanini & Noel Minogue. third

Full Result

Thursday 2nd April

Butler I.M.P.s
Easter egg night

Winners North/South
Bernie Rountree & Pat Egan from
Brendan Curran & Steve Bearpark second

Philina Dowd & Maurice O Leary third

Winners East/West
Liam Maher & John Kelly
Brid Kemple & Sandra Newell second

Cathy Bearpark & Frances Kelly third
John Kelly Liam Pat + bernie
Winners North South :-
John Kelly & Liam Maher
Winners East West :-
Bernie Rountree & Pat Egan

Full Result

Tuesday 31st March

Winners North/South

Paul Hanratty, Martin Brady from
Mary Stanley, Kate Daultrey second
John Reilly, John O’Mara third

Winners East/West
Noel Minogue, Bettina Stefanini from
Michael Kennedy, Michael Rowan second
Evelyn O’Donnell, Fred Daly. third

Full Result

Thursday 26th March

Monthly Teams

The Winners :-
Martin Brady, Seán Ó Lúbaigh, Paul Hanratty, Richard Hartheimer from
Wojciech Gorczyca, Marcin Rudzinski, Sandra Newell, Mary Stanley second
Frances Gill, Denis Gill, John Kelly, Sheila Horkan third

Sean Paul Martin
Winning Team:-
Richard Hartheimer Sean O Lubaigh Paul Hanratty Martin Brady

Full Result

Tuesday 24th March

Winners North/South

Michael McAuliffe & Grainne Dunne and
Pascale Wolfe & Visitor 3 second
Wojciech Gorczyca & Eileen O Donovan third

Winners East/West
Fergus O Rafferty & Erica Nasickyte from
Joe Dolan & Visitor 2 second
Maura Lawlor & Gerry Lawlor third

Full Result

Thursday 19th March

Thursdays Game

Mareeda Tracey & Fionnuala O Hanlon from
Liam Maher & Ita Fahy second

Blathnaid Trayer & Sandra Newell third

Fionnuala + Mareeda

Winners Overall :-
Fionnuala O'Hanlon & Mareeda Tracey

Full Result

Tuesday 17th March

Winners North/South

Martin Brady & David Dunne and
Alan O Sullivan & Mamie MacCormac Joint first
Michael McAuliffe & Maurice O Leary third

Winners East/West
Marcin Rudzinski & Wojciech Gorczyca from
Sandra Newell & Brid Kemple second
Pat Blaney & Hilary Moran and
Eileen Vickers & Rita O Neill joint third

Full Result

Thursday 5th March

Butler I.M.P.s

Winners North/South
Alfie Sexton & Ann Fitzgerald from
Mairead Ni Oistin & Gerry Kelly second

Ann Hanratty & Patricia Kelly third

Winners East/West
Peter Stewart & Joe Walsh
Kate Daultrey & Virginia McGreal and

Michael McAuliffe & Ita Fahy joint second
Ann + Alfie Joe + Peter
Winners North South :-
Ann Fitzgerald & Alfie Sexton
Winners East West :-
Joe Walshh & Peter Stewart

Full Result

Tuesday 3rd March

Winners North/South

Michael McAuliffe & Liam Maher from
David Dunne & Sean O Lubaigh second
Stefan Ekman & Richard Hartheimer third

Winners East/West
Ita Fahy & Grainne Dunne from
Gerry Lawlor & Maura Lawlor second
Dave Melody & Tony Smyth third

Full Result

Thursday 26th February

Monthly Teams

This week we held our monthly teams competition.
An excellent entry of fourteen teams and some tricky hands
led to a very enjoyable game

The Winners :-
Michael McAuliffe, Ronan McMaugh, Martin Brady, Sean O Lubaigh and
Peter Stewart, Joe Walsh, Ruth O'Dea, Krzysztof Sekula joint first
Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid, Maura Lawlor, Gerry Lawlor third

Full Result

Tuesday 24th February

Winners North/South

Betty Murphy & Sheila Howard from
Sheila Horkan & Joe Walsh second
Philina Dowd & Maurice O Leary third

Winners East/West
David Dunne & Richard Hartheimer from
Paul Hanratty & Dave Ryan second
Pat Blaney & Hilary Moran third

Full Result

Thursday 12th Feb

Charity Night

This week we held our annual charity night,
The nominated charity this year was the Simon Community

An excellent entry of sixteen tables and generous support from all our members
led to a very enjoyable and successful night

Winners Overall
Colm O Driscoll & Patricia Kelly from
Sean Moynihan & Bettina Stefanini second

Conor Moore & Paul Hanratty third
Donal Dunne & John Kelly fourth

Colm + Patricia
WinnersOverall :-
Patricia Kelly & Colm O Driscoll

Full Result

Simon charity night

Tuesday 17th February

Winners North/South

Liam Maher & Paul Hanratty from
Barbara Walsh & Maurice O Leary second
Sheila Horkan & John Kelly third

Full Result

Thursday 12th Feb

Thursdays Game

Winners North/South
David Dunne & Sheila Kelly from
Peter Stewart & Mary Stanley second

Gerry Lawlor & Maura Lawlor third

Winners East/West
Blathnaid Trayer & Pat Egan
John O Mara & Ruth O Dea second

John Kelly & Liam Maher third
Dave + Sheila Pat + Blathnaid
Winners North South :-
David Dunne & Sheila Kelly
Winners East West :-
Blathnaid Trayer & Pat Egan

Full Result

Next Week
Thurs 19th
Charity Night
Tuesday 10th February

Winners North/South

Rory Egan & Sheila Kelly from
Ita Fahy & Betty Murphy second
Bernie Rountree & Maurice O Leary third

Winners East/West
Conor Moore & Mary Stanley from
John Kelly & Dave Mulhall second
Mary Lindopp & Grainne Dunne third

Full Result

Thursday 5th Feb

Butler I.M.P.s

Winners North/South
Conor Moore & Mick Lynch from
Michael McAuliffe & Ita Fahy second

John Reilly & Fionnuala O Hanlon third

Winners East/West
Mary Lindopp & John Kelly
Peter Stewart & Joe Walsh and

Christy Tierney & Jim Mullally joint second
John + Mary Conor + Mick
Winners North South :-
John Kelly & Mary Lindopp
Winners East West :-
Mick Lynch & Conor Moore

Full Result
Thursday 29th January

Monthly Teams

The Winners :-
Philina Dowd, Maurice O'Leary, Dave Mulhall, Pat Egan from
Wojciech Gorczyca, Eileen O'Donovan, Mary Stanley, Sandra Newell second
Liam Maher, Ita Fahy, Michael McAuliffe, Peeter Brehhov third

Maurice Dave Phiilina pat
Winning Team:-
Maurice O Leary Pat Egan Philina Dowd Dave Mulhall

Full Result
Thursday 22nd January

Ladies and Mens Pairs

The final week of the Ladies and Men's pairs was a disappointing night for our leaders
as both failed to hold on .
Very well done to Mairead Ni Oistin & Fionnuala O'Hanlon who had a superb second session
and won the event by a clear 5% margin

The Winners Ladies Pairs :-
Mairead Ni Oistin & Fionnuala O'Hanlon from
Brid Kemple & Sheila Kelly second

1st Session
Eileen O'Donovan & Mary Stanley
2nd Session
Mary Lindopp & Ita Fahy

Area Master
Blathnaid Trayer & Michelle Maloney

Mairead + Fionnuala

Mairead Ni Oistin & Fionnuala O'Hanlon

2nd Session Result Ladies plus personal records

Full Result

The Winners Mens Pairs :-
Ronan McMaugh & Tomas MacCormac from
Noel Minogue & John Kelly second

1st Session Alfie Sexton & Maurice O'Leary
2nd Session Slawomir Lubanski & Wojciech Gorczyca

Area Master
Conor Moore & Mick Lynch
Intermediate Prize Michael McInerney & Paul Kane

Ronan + Thomas

Ronan McMaugh & Tomas MacCormac

2nd Session Result Men plus personal records

Full Result

Thursday 27th November

Noreen O Connor Teams

This week we had the final of the Noreen O Connor teams, and what a close finish
with the final destination of the trophy only decided in the last round when
our leading lead finally slipped and where pipped on the line by the narrowest of margins
As usual smooth running by Tournament director Brian Lawlor led to a very enjoyable event.

The Winners :-
Mary Lindopp, John Kelly, Joe Walsh, Patricia Kelly from
Michael McAuliffe, Ronan McMaugh, Wojciech Gorczyca & Slawomir Lubanski second
Bríd  Kemple, Terry Walsh, Aoife MacHale, Peter Goodman third

Second Session
Steve Bearpark, Colm O'Driscoll, Seán Moynihan, Richard Hartheimer
Area Master
Conor Moore,Mick Lynch,Carol Hawkins,Barbara Walsh

Intermediate Prize
Sheila Williams, Paul Williams, Paul Kane, Gráinne Courtney

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Winning Team:-
John Kelly Mary Lindopp Michael McAuliffe(President) Patricia Kelly Joe Walsh

Ronan Terry Brid
2nd Place :-
Slawomir Lubanski Wojciech Gorczyca Ronan McMaugh Michael McAuliffe
3rd Place :-
Brid Kemple Peter Goodman Aoife McHale Terry Walsh

Final Results

Thursday 16th Oct

Rose Gibson Pairs

John Kelly and Liam Maher are the winners of the Rose Gibson trophy this year,
Scoring was high with all top four pairs finishing with a plus 60% score, however
our leaders had enough carry over from last week to see them hold on.

The Winners :-
John Kelly & Liam Maher
Peter Stewart & Joe Walsh second
Ronan McMaugh & Michael McAuliffe third
Marcin Rudzinski & Sean O Lubaigh fourth
First Session Brendan Curran & Steve Bearpark
Second Session Alfie Sexton & Breda Synnott
Area Master Pascale Wolfe & Francoise McBrien

John + Liam
Winning Pair:-
Liam Maher
& John Kelly

Joe + Peter Michael Marcin Sean Ronan
2nd Place :-
Joe Walsh Peter Stewart
3rd/4th Place :-
Michael McAuliffe Marcin Rudzinski,
Ronan McMaugh Sean O Lubaigh

Final Result

2nd Session Result

Thursday 18th Sept

Mixed Pairs

The final night of the Mixed Pairs competition was a bad night for our leaders
which saw them drop back into the pack
Very well done to Terry Walsh and Brid Kemple who took the honours.
The competition was very well run as always by John Royds

The Winners :-
Brid Kemple & Terry Walsh from
Barbara Walsh & Maurice O'Leary second
Wojciech Gorczyca & Eileen O'Donovan

First Session
Ann Hanratty & Paul Hanratty
Second Session

Noel Minogue & Mary Lindopp

Area Master
Carol Hawkins & Conor Moore

Terry + Brid
Winning Pair:-
Terry Walsh & Brid Kemple with Bankers President Michael McAuliffe

Maurice + Barbara Noel + Mary
2nd Place :-
Maurice O Leary & Barbara Walsh
2nd Session :-
Noel Minogue
& Mary Lindopp

Full Results

2nd Session Result

Thursday 28th Aug

Nolan Memorial Teams
The first major competition of the season the Nolan Memorial Teams
was a very close competition despite the leaders having a huge lead from the first session.
They did manage to hang on but only by 0.15 of an IMP
is that cutting it fine or what
very well done to Mary Stanley Sandra Newell Frances Gill & Denis Gill
Thanks to tournament director Brian Lawlor for a very well run event

The Winners :-
 Mary Stanley Sandra Newell Frances Gill & Denis Gill from
Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid, Alfie Sexton, Michael Smith second
,Michael McAuliffe, Martin Brady John O'Mara, Fionuala O'Hanlon third
2nd Session :-
Conor Moore, Mick Lynch, Brendan Curran, Marie Slattery

Winning Team:-
Mary Stanley Sandra Newell Denis Gill & Frances Gill with Bankers President Michael McAuliffe

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2nd Place :-
Christy Tierney, Michael Smyth
Deirdre Reid, Alfie Sexton

3rd Place:-
Michael McAuliffe, Martin Brady,
John O Mara, Fionnuala O Hanlon

Thursday 3rd July

Bankers have a new President

Following the very successful reign of outgoing president Hilary Moran the
Bankers Bridge club has a new president.
Michael McAuliffe has been elected president at our A.G.M
Treasurer             Mareeda Tracey
Secretary             John Cantwell

Mike Gowie
Mary Lindopp
Máiréad Ní Oistín
Gerry Kelly
Jackie McBride
Ex Officio Hilary Moran

                Michael McAuliffe   
Bankers President Michael McAuliffe
Thursday 29th May

Presidents Prize
Week Five
The final week of our Presidents prize had a superb
twenty tables in play run smoothly by Gerry Kelly

Terry Walsh is this years winner. playing with Aisling Considine they had an almost 61% score
to see off all the competition

Second overall was Sean O Lubaigh
Third overall Aisling Considine
Best Intermediate Conor Moore

The Winners North South :-
Terry Walsh & Aisling Considine from
Sandra Newell & Peter Stewart second
John Kelly & John O Mara third

The Winners East West:-

Wojciech Gorczyca & Faheem Ahmed from
Bettina Stefanini & John G Kennedy second
Sean O Lubaigh & Mick Lynch third

Terry Walsh
Overall Winner:-
Terry Walsh receives his prize from Bankers President Hilary Moran

Sean O Lubaigh Aisling Considine
2nd Place :-
Sean O Lubaigh
3rd Place :-
Aisling Considine

Full Result

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