Arts club

3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2


Ronan

Bankers President Ronan McMaugh

Committee

President Ronan McMaugh

Hon Secretary Niamh Harty

Hon Treasurer Angela O’Neill


Immediate Past President Deirdre Reid

Club supplies & dealing machine Helen Friel

Competition Secretary Sheila Kelly

Member welfare & dealing machine Marie Morrissey

Technical support Mike Gowie

Bridge promotion BJ O Brien

Fanagan League Philip Robinson

TD rota Mick Lynch







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Camrose winners
Congrats to our Camrose winners BJ O'Brien &
Terry Walsh, who won the camrose trials beating the
holders Mark Moran, John Carroll, Tom Hanlon, Hugh McGann, Nick FitzGibbon and Adam Mesbur
.

They
join Ranald Milne, Micheal O'Briain, Padraig O'Briain, and Derek O'Gorman
to represent Ireland in the upcoming Camrose event

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Tuesday 24th November


Bankers game

North South
Conor Moore & Michael Lynch from
Ronan McMaugh & Ann Marie Heavey second
Colette allen & Maeve Delaney third

East West

Richard Hartheimer & Paul Hanratty from
Mary Seaver & Maeve Flanagan second
John Reilly & Breda Scanlan third

Results

Thursday 19th November


Bankers game

North South
Martin Brady & Paul Delaney from
BJ O'Brien & Alan O'Sullivan second
Bernie Lynch & Joe Walsh third

East West
Mary Seaver & Maeve Flanagan from
Peggy Shanahan & Adrienne Purdy second
Michael Gowie & Donal Dunne third

Results

Tuesday 17th November


Noreen O Connor Teams
This week we had the second half of the Noreen O Connor teams.
Some very distributional hands and two thin slams in the last set to make for an
exciting finish and a lot of changes to our leaderboard with our overall
winner not in the top five last week.

Very well done to : -
Conor Moore, Michael Lynch, Frances Kelly & Alfie Sexton who are this years winners
Many thanks to our Tournament director Bernard Higgins
for another well run competition

The Winners :-
Conor Moore, Michael Lynch, Frances Kelly & Alfie Sexton from
Paul Delaney, Martin Brady, Kate Daultrey & Maeve Delaney second
Thomas MacCormac, Ronan McMaugh, BJ O’Brien, Siobhán Part third
Billy Ronan, Tom Gilligan, Pat Cassidy & Fran Ronan fourth
Sheila Horkan, Donal Dunne, Ann Marie Heavey & Betty Cody fifth



Area Master :-

Suzanne Hill
, Maire O'Connor, Denis Mortell & Paula Heaphy

2nd Session :-
Paul Hanratty, Ann Hanratty, Grainne Dunne & Gerry Kelly


Full Result

Thursday 12th November


Bankers game

North South
Joe Walsh & Peter Stewart from
Maeve Delaney & Sean Maguire second
Sonya Hillis & Conor Boland third

East West
Philip Robinson & Helen Friel from
Pat Egan & Rosalind O'Brien second
Carol Hawkins & Colette Allen third

Results

Tuesday 10th November


Noreen O Connor Teams
This week saw the start of the Noreen O Connor teams, which we tried
on a new platform Real Bridge.
Quite a few technical issues with many players having difficulty with the new technology.
Which lead to a number of delays, but hopefully will work better next week.
Very well done to : -
Paul Delaney, Martin Brady, Kate Daultrey & Maeve Delaney who are the first round leaders.
Many thanks to our Tournament director Bernard Higgins
who had a difficult night

The Leaders :-
Paul Delaney, Martin Brady, Kate Daultrey & Maeve Delaney from
Dermot O’Brien & Anne Keating, Breda Synnott & Kevin O'Dea second
Billy Ronan & Tom Gilligan, Pat cassidy & Fran Ronan third
David Dunne , Sheila Kelly, Mamie MacCormac & Michael McAuliffe fourth
Máire O’Connor & Suzanne Hill, Denis Mortell & Paula Heaphy fifth

Results

Thursday 5th November


Bankers game

North South
Ronan McMaugh & Joe Walsh from
Niamh Harty & Paul Kane second
Paul Delaney & Martin Brady third
East West
Conor Boland & Michael McAuliffe from
Mareeda Tracey & Máiréad Ní Oistín second
Anne Daly & Sheila Williams third

Results

Tuesday 3rd November


IBU Simultaneous Pairs
The Annual IBU Simultaneous pairs had the usual wild hands with some very
distributional boards in play
Very well done to Kevin O Dea and Liam Maher who recorder an almost 68% score


North South
Marie Morrissey & Fiona O Gorman from
Marcin Rudzinski & Thomas MacCormac second
Conor Moore & Michael Lynch third
East West
Kevin O Dea & Liam Maher from
Giles Murnin & David Connolly second
Ronan McMaugh & Pat Egan third

Results

Thursday 29th October


Bankers BBO game

North South
Conor Moore & Michael Lynch from
Rokita & Krzysztof Sekula second
Bernie Lynch & Michael McAuliffe third
East West
Carolyn mcc & Rita O'Neill from
Maeve Delaney & Eileen O'Hare second
Sean O'Lubaigh & Martin Brady third

Results

Tuesday 27th Oct


Monthly Teams
Our monthly teams this month had an excellent entry of twenty four teams
Thanks to the technology we can play swiss teams for all our team competitions
One of the few plusses of this dreaded virus

The Winners :-
Liam Maher, Ita Fahy, Michael McAuliffe & Mary Lindopp from
Sean Moynihan, Paul Delaney, Maeve Delaney & Sean Maguire second
Kevin O'Dea, Breda Synnott, Michael Lynch & Conor Moore
third
Conor Boland, Thomas MacCormac, Wojciech Gorczyca & Marcin Rudzinski fourth


Results

Thursday 22nd October


Bankers BBO game

North South
Conor Moore & Michael Lynch from
Joe Walsh & Donal Dunne second
Ann Fitzgerald & Mary Stanley third
East West
Mareeda Tracey & Kay Russell from
Krzysztof Sekula & Maeve Delaney second
Alfie Sexton & Frances Kelly third

Results

Tuesday 20th Oct


Rose Gibson Pairs

The second session of the Rose Gibson saw our President Ronan McMaugh and
his partner Thomas MacCormac charge through the field, to win the second
session, however there was no stopping our leaders Martin Brady and Paul Delaney
who had an excellent 2nd place session finish to win this years competition

The Winners :-
Martin Brady & Paul Delaney from
Conor Moore & Michael Lynch second
BJ O'Brien & Siobhan Part third
Edward Spain & John Flavin fourth
Anne Keating & Dermot O Brien fifth

First Session Ann Marie Heavey & Betty Cody
Second Session Ronan McMaugh & Thomas MacCormac
Area Master Evgenia Gladysheva and Helen Friel


Martin Paul
Winning Pair:-
Paul Delaney & Martin Brady

Thursday 15th October


Bankers BBO game

North South
Gilda Pender & Ronan McMaugh from
John Noonan & Peter Stewart second
Joe Walsh & Liam Maher third
East West
Billy Ronan & Tom Gilligan from
Sue Power & Anthony Moloney second
Ann Fitzgerald & Mary Stanley third

Results

Tuesday 13th Oct


Rose Gibson Pairs

Rose Gibson

The Rose Gibson pairs this year has a super entry of 53 pairs.
Some excellent scoring with the top two pairs scoring over 66%
Very well done again to our Tournament Director who makes the magic happen
on our screens in a fast and efficient manner

The Leaders :-

Martin Brady & Paul Delaney 867.20
Conor Moore & Michael Lynch 793.24
Anne Keating & Dermot O'Brien 775.88
Ann Marie Heavey & Betty Cody 763.32
Evgenia Gladysheva & Helen Friel 760.20

Results

Thursday 8th October


Bankers BBO game

North South
Conor Moore & Michael Lynch from
Sheila Horkan & Grainne Dunne second
Helen Friel & Evgenia Gladysheva third
East West
Joe Walsh & Mary Kelly Rogers from
Sean Maguire & Sonya Hillis second
Ronan McMaugh & Marcin Rudzinski third

Results

Thursday 6th October


Bankers BBO game
Butler IMPs

North South
Noel Minogue & Michael Gowie from
Pat & Catherine Egan second
Maeve Delaney & Sean Maguire third
East West
Thomas MacCormac & Ronan McMaugh from
Giles Murnin & David Connolly second
Fiona O'Gorman & Colette Stokes third

Results

Thursday 1st October


Bankers BBO game

North South
Ronan McMaugh & Conor Moore from
Martin Brady & Paul Delaney second
Paul Kane & Niamh Harty third
East West
Brid Kemple & Skibbereen from
Frances Ronan & Pascale Wolfe second
Sue Power & Fiona O'Gorman third

Results

Tuesday 29th Sept


Mixed Pairs
The final night of the Mixed Pairs competition was another
excellent nights bridge with many interesting hands .
Very well done to
Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney who claimed this years top spot.
Special thanks to our tournament director
for another excellent job

The Winners :-
Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney from
BJ O'Brien & Siobhan Part second
Mary Lindopp & Ronan McMaugh
and
Erika Nasickyte & Fergus O'Rafferty joint third


First Session
David Connolly & Deirdre Linnane
Second Session

Frances Kelly & Conor Moore
Area Master
Colette O'Callaghan & John Flavin
Deirdre Christy
Winning Pair:-
Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid


Results

 

Tuesday 22nd Sept


Mixed Pairs
The Mixed Pairs competition week two unfortunately had to be abandoned due to a major
system crash on BBO and that is very bad luck on one pair who would have won, however
it gives the rest of us another week to win this coveted trophy.
Please remember this is the first time we have been effected by this and without
this service we would have no game at all.

It merely confirms the huge demands bridge players around the world are placing on this service
The event will be concluded next week when Ronan promises everything will run smoothly !!!

 

Tuesday 15th Sept


Mixed Pairs
The Mixed Pairs competition this year has a super entry of 47 pairs
Very well done to all who are organising our events and allowing us to
continue enjoying our game in this strange season.
The Leaders :-

North South

Sean Maguire & Maria Whelan from
Erika Nasickyte & Fergus O'Rafferty second
Mary Lindopp & Ronan McMaugh
third
Breda Scanlon & Johanna McDonald fourth


East West
David Connolly & Deirdre Linnane from
Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney second
BJ O'Brien & Siobhan Part third

Michael McInerney & Colette Allen fourth


Results

Friday 11th September

Golf outing
The Bankers held their delayed golf outing this year in Edmondstown golf club
It very successful and enjoyable day, great to meet everyone again and I
am happy to report nobody has aged a day.

Overall winner Ronan Nolan from

Giles Murnin second
Fergus O Rafferty third
Winning team Daphne Kaye & Liam Maher from
Ann Hanratty & Paul Hanratty

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President Ronan McMaugh with our winner Ronan Nolan

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Winning team Daphne Kaye & Liam Maher

Nolan Memorial Teams

Our President Ronan McMaugh also made a presentation to Collette Allen who
was a member of the winning team in the recently held Nolan Memorial teams

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Tuesday 25th Aug


Nolan Memorial Teams

The second week of the Nolan Memorial
teams was divided into three sections
and run on a swiss system. With only three matches and problems on BBO
with long delays between matches it was a quiet a slog.
Very well done to our winners


The Winners :-
 Colette Allen, Noel Minogue, Rick Crowe, Geraldine Crowe from
Paul Delaney, Maeve Delaney, Paul Williams, Sheila Williams second
Billy Ronan, Tom Gilligan, David Connolly, Giles Murnin third
Dermot O’Brien, Kevin O’Dea, Niamh Harty, Máire O’Connor fourth


Nolan Silver Knockout :-
 Michael McAuliffe, Mary Lindopp, Anne-Marie Feeney, Colette Stokes
from
Liam Maher, Ita Fahy, Frances Gill, Denis Gill

Nolan Bronze Knockout :-
Ronan McMaugh, Marcin Rudzinski, John Reilly, Sue Power from
 Gerry Kelly, Gráinne Dunne, Liz Sherlock, Joan McDonald

 

Tuesday 18th Aug


Nolan Memorial Teams
The first major competition of the season the Nolan Memorial Teams
has an excellent entry of twenty four teams
Very well done to all who are organising and making it possible for us to
continue to enjoy our game.
The competition is being run on a swiss format and is working really well
great work !!!

The Leaders :-
Seán Moynihan , Richard Hartheimer, Fergus O’Rafferty, Erika Nasickyte from
Paul Delaney , Maeve Delaney, Paul Williams, Sheila Williams second
Breda Synnott , Alfie Sexton, Philip Robinson,Deirdre Leopold third

Colette Allen , Noel Minogue, Rick Crowe, Geraldine Crowe fourth


Full Result

 
Tuesday 7th July

A.G.M.

The Bankers club held its first ever Zoom A.G.M. to elect its new President.
Deirdre Reid having served a very successful two year term as President thanked all of
her outgoing committee, sub committees and the many people who helped her during
her
reign in office and wished our new President Ronan McMaugh every good wishes for his term.
Special thanks to a number of people stepping down from committee
Marie Slattery Giles Murnin and John Reilly
David Dunne has completed three years as Honorary Treasurer.
The current COVID crisis continues to severely hamper the bridge community with all play
moved to on line and no date in sight yet for over the table play
.

Committee

President Ronan McMaugh
Hon Secretary Niamh Harty
Hon Treasurer Angela O’Neill

Ex Officio Deirdre Reid
Helen Friel
Marie Morrissey
Mike Gowie
BJ O Brien

Philip Robinson
Sheila Kelly

Tuesday 23rd June


Joe MacHale Memorial
Mixed teams

The virtual Joe MacHale Memorial mixed teams finished with a win for the team who snatched
the last qualifying place the previous week
to reach the final.

Very well done to :-

Sonya Hillis , Huey Daly Maeve Delaney , Paul Delaney
Runner up were :-
Giles Murnin David Connolly ,Deirdre Linnane Carmel Murnin
3rd place :-
BJ O Brien Siobhan Part Michael McAuliffe Mamie MacCormac
4th place :-
Martin Brady , Kate Daultrey Ann-Marie Heavey , Sean O'Lubaigh
5th place :-
Ronan McMaugh , Mary Lindopp Peter Stewart , Bernadette Lynch
6th place :-
Evgenia Gladysheva , Joseph Walsh Ruth O'Dea , Frank Kennedy
7th place :-
Breda Synnott , Kevin O'Dea Anne Keating , Dermot O'Brien
8th place :-
Helen Friel , Seamus Bradley Collette Allen , Denis Gill

Consolation swiss final
The consolation swiss final between the remaining fourteen teams was won by
Peter Goodman Aoife MacHale Brid Kemple & Terry Walsh from
Fergus O'Rafferty Erika Nasickyte Niamh Harty & John Reilly second
Conor Moore & Maria Whelan Wojciech Gorczyca & Eileen O'Donovan third
Liam Maher Ita Fahy Ann & Paul Hanratty

A huge thank you to our tournament directors Diarmuid Reddan and Ronan McMaugh for
a
superbly efficient tournament


Result

 

Tuesday 16th June


Joe MacHale Memorial
Mixed teams

The virtual Joe MacHale Memorial mixed teams has an entry of twenty three teams
Very well done to our tournament directors Diarmuid Reddan and Ronan McMaugh for
a very efficient swiss movement.

The top eight teams qualify for knockout
with the remaining play in a consolation swiss final

Leading Teams are :-
BJ O Brien Siobhan Part Michael McAuliffe Mamie MacCormac
Giles Murnin David Connolly ,Deirdre Linnane Carmel Murnin
Martin Brady , Kate Daultrey Ann-Marie Heavey , Sean O'Lubaigh
Ronan McMaugh , Mary Lindopp Peter Stewart , Bernadette Lynch
Helen Friel , Seamus Bradley Collette Allen , Denis Gill
Breda Synnott , Kevin O'Dea Anne Keating , Dermot O'Brien
Evgenia Gladysheva , Joseph Walsh Ruth O'Dea , Frank Kennedy
Sonya Hillis , Huey Daly Maeve Delaney , Paul Delaney

Result

Tuesday 21st January


Ladies and Mens Pairs
The final week of the Ladies and Men's pairs.
In the Ladies there was a big change at the top with many of the leading pairs
struggling to keep their run going
and were caught by the chasing pack.
Well done to Mary Lindopp who wins this competition again, this time with
Aoife MacHale
Not as much in the men's where Kevin and Liam managed to hold on
despite the efforts of the chasing pack
Many thanks again to our
Tournament Director Bernard Higgins


The Winners Ladies Pairs :-
Mary Lindopp & Aoife MacHale from
Brid Kemple & Siobhan Part second

Niamh Harty & Erika Nasickyte third



1st Session Kate Daultrey & Maeve Delaney

2nd Session Sheila Horkan & Barbara Walsh

Area Master
Caroline Crowley, Fiona O Gorman

Intermediate Carmel Murnin & Deirdre Linnane


Mary Aoife


Winners:-
Mary Lindopp & Aoife MacHale

Brid Siobhan Caroline Fiona
2nd Place :-
Siobhan Part Brid Kemple
Best Area Master:-
Caroline Crowley, Fiona O Gorman



Full Result

The Winners Mens Pairs :-

Kevin O Dea & Liam Maher from

David Dunne & Wojciech Gorczyca second

1st Session Thomas MacCormac, Ronan McMaugh

2nd Session Tomas Roche & Sean Moynihan

Area Master
John Reilly & Michael McInerney



Kevin Liam
Winners:-
Liam Maher & Kevin O Dea

David Wo Ronan Tomas
2nd Place :-
Wojciech Gorczyca David Dunne
1st Session :-
Ronan McMaugh Thomas MacCormac,

Sean Tomas
2nd Session :-
Sean Moynihan Tomas Roche


Full Result