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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with immediate effect
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Sad News

Sad news from Croatia

Many of us will remember the very likeable Dario Filjar. He his wife Iva Loncar lived in Dublin for a while
in the late 1990s and early 2000s before moving back to their native Croatia, and both were members
of the club. Sadly, we have just learned that Dario has died in the last few days, of cancer.
The couple were keen and enthusiastic – and very good! – players in the club and on the wider Dublin and
Irish bridge scene. And in addition, they were great enthusiasts for and promoters of the Pula Bridge Festival,
their home country’s showpiece event, thus starting a tradition of strong Irish participation in the Festival which continues to this day and has provided many good times and memories for club members who have taken part.
All our sympathies to Iva and their children.

Dario

Upcoming Events

Bracketed Teams

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IMPs Tuesday 2nd March

Thanks to all who supported our charity night
For more info re Capuchin day centre or to make a donation

https://www.capuchindaycentre.ie

Thursday 25th February


Bankers game IMPs

North South
Mary Lindopp & Ann Marie Heavey from
Conor Moore & Maria Whelan
second
Mary Stanley & Ann Fitzgerald third

East West

Eileen O'Donovan & Edel Murphy from
Riët Brand & Willem Mevius second
Gerry Kelly & Philip Robinson third

Results

Tuesday 23th February


Monthly Swiss Teams

The Winners :-

Paul Delaney, Maeve Delaney ,Conor Moore & Michael Lynch from
Conor Boland, Michael McAuliffe, Marcin Rudzinski & Claudiu Dima second
Giles Murnin, David Connolly, Carmel Murnin & Deirdre Linnane
third
Liam Maher, Ita Fahy, Mary Stanley & Mary Lindopp fourth


Results


Thursday 18th February


Bankers game IMPs

North South
Peter Pigot & BJ O'Brien from
Seamus Bradley & John Reilly
second
Evgenia Gladysheva & Helen Friel third

East West

Philip Robinson & Frank Kennedy from
Marie Morrissey & Olive Connaughton second
Ronan McMaugh & Rosalind O'Brien third

Results

Tuesday 16th February

Bankers charity night

This week we held our annual charity night, which this year was in aid of the
Capuchin day centre and the wonderful work Brother Kevin and his team do every day
to feed the homeless in our city

For more information about the Capuchin centre and to donate check out
https://www.capuchindaycentre.ie

Winners
Joop Mevius & Willem Mevius from
Ronan McMaugh & Marcin Rudzinski
second
Conor Moore & Michael Lynch third
Eileen O Donovan & Maria Whelan fourth
Michael McAuliffe & Liam Maher fifth
Joseph Dolan & John McCurdy sixth


Brother Kevin
Brother Kevin

Results


Thursday 11th February

Bankers game

North South
Mary Stanley & Ann Fitzgerald from
Anna Onishuk & Mary Lindopp
second
Sue Power & Anthony Moloney third

East West

Conor Moore & Michael Lynch from
Peter Ryan & Liz Jennings second
Paul Delaney & David Dunne third


Results

Tuesday 9th February

Bankers game

North South
Grainne Dunne & Gerry Kelly from
Peeter Brehhov & Kate Daultrey
second
Mary Lindopp & Ann Hanratty third

East West

Ronan McMaugh & Michael McAuliffe from
BJ O'Brien & Fionnuala McInerney second
Seamus Bradley & Helen Friel third

Results



Thursday 4th February


Bankers game IMPs

North South
Suzanne Hill & Rosalind O'Brien from
Pat Egan & Marie James
second
Conor Moore & Michael Lynch third

East West

Maeve Delaney & Kate Daultrey from
Ronan McMaugh & Peter stewart second
Edward Spain & John Flavin third

Results

Tuesday 2nd February

CBAI Simultaneous Pairs

North South
Sonya Hillis & Kate Daultrey from
Marie Slattery & Ruth O Dea
second
Liam Maher & Kevin O'Dea third

East West

Breda Scanlan & Frank Kennedy from
Adrienne Purdy & Marie James second
John Reilly & John Cantwell third

Results

Thursday 28th January


Bankers game IMPs

North South
Mary Stanley & Ann Fitzgerald from
Paul Kane & Niamh Harty
second
Maire OCOnnor & Ann Hanratty third

East West

Peter stewart & Anne Stewart from
Ronan McMaugh & Michael Gowie second
Paul Delaney & David Dunne third

Results

Tuesday 26th January


Monthly Swiss Teams

The Winners :-

Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid , Collette Allen & Joe Walsh from
Liam Maher, Ita Fahy, Mary Stanley & Mary Lindopp second
Maire O'Connor, Noel Minogue, Frances A Kelly & Willy Clingan
third
Pat Egan, Catherine Egan, Marie James & Rosalind O'Brien fourth


Results

Thursday 21st January


Bankers game IMPs

North South
Fran Ronan & Pascale Wolfe from
Conor Moore & Michael Lynch
second
Mary Lindopp & Ann Hanratty third

East West

Keith MacDonald & Michael McInerney from
Kay Russell & Donal Dunne second
Sonya Hillis & Evgenia Gladysheva third

Results

Tuesday 19th January


Ladies and Mens Pairs
The final week of the Ladies and Men's pairs.
There were no big surprises this year with both leaders in each event
holding their lead to win.
Very well done to
Mareeda Tracey & Kay Russell who win their first major in the club
by winning this years Ladies pairs competition

The men's pairs, Martin and Paul closed out the event in style
by winning the second session thereby ensuring their would be no nasty surprises
Thanks to all who supported both events and made them very enjoyable competitions

The Winners Ladies Pairs :-

Pos
Name
Match Points
Percentage
1
Mareeda Tracey & Kay Russell
840.50
57.73
2
Mary Stanley & Ann Fitzgerald
828.75
56.92
3
Rita O'Neill & Grainne Dunne
817
56.11
4
Brid Kemple & Paula Heaphy
815
55.98

Mareeda kay

Winners:-
Mareeda Tracey & Kay Russell

The Winners Men's Pairs :-

Pos
Name
Match Points
Percentage
1
Paul Delaney & Martin Brady
793.33
66.11
2
Ronan McMaugh & BJ O'Brien
734.75
61.23
3
Terry Walsh & Peter Goodman
701
58.42
4
Marcin Rudzinski & Wojciech Gorczyca
676.40
57.37


Paul Martin
Winners:-
Paul Delaney & Martin Brady

Results

Thursday 14th January


Bankers game IMPs

North South
Peeter Brehhov & Claudiu Dima from
Alan & BJ O'Brien
second
John Flavin & Deirdre Leopold third

East West

Pascale Wolfe & Fran Ronan from
Carmel & Giles Murnin second
Eileen O'Hare & Maeve Delaney third

Results

Tuesday 12th January


Ladies and Mens Pairs
This week we have the Ladies and Men's pairs.
Thanks to technology another excellent run competitions with many fine hands
to keep us all alert.
In the Ladies Pairs where there is an excellent entry of thirty pairs it is
all very close at the top, with only a small margin between the top pairs,
with plenty of time for the chasing pack to pounce.

The men's pairs has a very good entry of twenty six pairs
Leading with a super score of almost 66% is Paul Delaney and Marin Brady,
so a lot of work for the rest of us to catch up.
However its only half time !!!!!


The Leaders Ladies Pairs :-

Pos
Name
Match Points
Percentage
1
Mareeda Tracey & Kay Russell
440
60.44
= 2
Brid Kemple & Paula Heaphy
436
59.89
= 2
Marie Slattery & Ruth O Dea
436
59.89
4
Mary Stanley & Ann Fitzgerald
426
58.52

The Leaders Men's Pairs :-

Pos
Name
Match Points
Percentage
1
Paul Delaney & Martin Brady
411.33
65.92
2
Terry Walsh & Peter Goodman
381
61.06
3
Ronan McMaugh & BJ O'Brien
379.75
60.86
4
Willem Mevius & Jeroen Lodewijks
370,08
59.31


Results

Tuesday 5th January


Bankers game IMPs

North South
Carol Hawkins & Sean Maguire from
Aidan Hodgers &
Mairéad Ní Oistín second
Giles Murnin & David Connolly third

East West

Philip Robinson & Deirdre Leopold from
Liam Maher & Kevin O'Dea second
Sue Power & Anthony Moloney third

Results

Thursday 7th January


Bankers game

North South
Richard Hartheimer & John Comyn from
Peeter Brehhov & Claudiu Dima second
Ruth O Dea & Marie Slattery third

East West
Michelle Moloney & Peter Stewart from
Aoife Machale & Antoinette McGee second
Betty Cody & Pat Egan third


Results

Tuesday 29th December


Monthly Swiss Teams

The Winners :-

Maire O Connor, Niamh Harty, Adrienne & Martin Purdy from
Michael Donnelly Conor Boland, John Connolly & Thomas MacCormac second
Martin Brady , Sean O'Lubaigh, Kate Daultrey
& Peeter Brehhov third
Ronan McMaugh & BJ O Brien, Teresa Gavin & Michael Gowie fourth


Results

Tuesday 22nd December


Christmas game

North South
Deirdre Leopold & Philip Robinson from
Gerry Lawlor & Maura Lawlor second
Maire O Connor & Willy Clingan third

East West
Catherine Egan & Pat Egan from
Kate Daultrey & Peeter Brehhov second
Fionnuala O'Hanlon & Ruth O Dea third


Results

Thursday 17th December


Bankers game

Joseph Walsh & Liam Maher from
Anne Keating & Frances Kelly second
Marie Slattery & Ruth O Dea third
Teresa Gavin & Michael Gowie fourth


Results

Tuesday 15th December


Christmas party
game

North South
Krzysztof Sekula & Eileen O'Hare from
Gerry Lawlor & Maura Lawlor second
Mary Stanley & Paul Kane third

East West

BJ OBrien & Fionnuala McInerney from
Evgenia Gladysheva & Peeter Brehhov second
Paul Hanratty & Michael Gowie 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Golf20
President Ronan McMaugh with our winner Ronan Nolan

Golf20t
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

Nolan 20

 

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