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3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2


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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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Due to the Coronavirus the Bridge club is closed
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Calling all golfers

The annual Bankers golf outing is provisionally  scheduled for Edmondstown Golf club
on Friday 11th September at 2pm.
Due to the current Covid 19 crisis, arrangements for our after golf dinner are not certain.
However, in order to be fair to Edmondstown golf club,
I would like to know the level of interest in holding an outing this year.
If you are interested in meeting up for a friendly round of golf and a catch up,
please reply A.S.A.P to Liam Maher at maherliam27@gmail.com

New Season
Nolan Memorial Teams

Tue 18th & 25th August

New Diary on line

Thursday 6th August


Bankers BBO game

Results

Tuesday 4th August


Bankers BBO game

Results

Thursday 30th July


Bankers BBO game


Results

Tuesday 28th July


Bankers BBO game

Results

Thursday 23rd July


Bankers BBO game


Results

Tuesday 21st July


Bankers BBO game

Results

Thursday 16th July


Bankers BBO game


Results

Tuesday 14th July


Bankers BBO game

Results

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

 

Thursday 9th July


Bankers BBO game


Results

Tuesday 7th July


Bankers BBO game

Results

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

 

Tuesday 14th January


Ladies and Mens Pairs This week we have the Ladies and Men's pairs competition
We have a full house with the ladies having fifteen tables
and the men with nine
A very busy night for our
Tournament Director Bernard Higgins

Ladies Pairs :-

Niamh Harty & Erika Nasickyte from
Kate Daultrey & Maeve Delaney second

Michele Purcell & Rosalind O Brien third



Erika Niamh
Leaders:-
Erika Nasickyte & Niamh HartyFull Result


Mens Pairs :-

Kevin O Dea & Liam Maher from
Thomas MacCormac, Ronan McMaugh second
Noel Minogue & Krzysztof Sekula third

Kevin Liam
Leaders:-
Liam Maher & Kevin O Dea

 

Tuesday 26th November


Noreen O Connor Teams This week we had the second half of the Noreen O Connor teams.
No shocks here with the five leading teams all finishing as you were
Very well done to : -
Thomas MacCormac, Ronan McMaugh, BJ O’Brien, Siobhán Part who retain their crown.
Many thanks to our excellent Tournament director Bernard Higgins


The Winners :-
Thomas MacCormac, Ronan McMaugh, BJ O’Brien, Siobhán Part from
David Dunne , Sheila Kelly, Michael McAuliffe, Sean O Lubaigh second
Paul Delaney
, Tomas Roche, Sean Moynihan, Dave Ryan third
Maurice O Leary Blathnaid Trayer, Hilary Moran, Philina Dowd, fourth
Deirdre Reid, Christy Tierney, Brendan Curran, Marie Slattery fifth


Area Master :-
Marie Morrissey Rita Delaney Frank Kennedy Philip Robinson
Intermediate :-
Ronan Nolan Colette O Callaghan Michael McInerney Keith MacDonald

2nd Session :-
Ita Fahy Ann Fitzgerald Mary Lindopp John Kelly


winners

Winning Team:-
Siobhán Part BJ O’Brien, Deirdre Reid (President)Thomas MacCormac, Ronan McMaugh

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3rd Place :-
Sean Moynihan, Tomas Roche, Dave Ryan
4th Place :-
Philina Dowd, Hilary Moran, Maurice O Leary Blathnaid Trayer,
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Winners Area Master :-
Philip Robinson Rita Delaney,
Marie Morrissey, Frank Kennedy, ,
Winners Intermediate :-
Ronan Nolan Colette O Callaghan Michael McInerney Keith MacDonald


Full Result

Tuesday 19th November


Noreen O Connor Teams This week we have the first week of the Noreen O Connor teams.
An excellent entry of twenty three teams are taking part.
The defending champions look like they wish to hold on to their crown but their lead is
still within the chasing pack's reach so all to play for next week !!!!


The Leaders :-
Thomas MacCormac, Ronan McMaugh, BJ O’Brien, Siobhán Part from
David Dunne , Sheila Kelly, Michael McAuliffe, Sean O Lubaigh second
Paul Delaney
, Tomas Roche, Sean Moynihan, Dave Ryan third
Maurice O Leary Blathnaid Trayer, Hilary Moran, Philina Dowd, fourth
Deirdre Reid, Christy Tierney, Brendan Curran, Marie Slattery fifth


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The Leaders :-
Siobhán Part, Ronan McMaugh, BJ O’Brien, Thomas MacCormac

Full Result

 

Tuesday 22nd Oct


Rose Gibson Pairs

The second session of the Rose Gibson pairs had some excellent hands which
made for a lot of change at the top of the leaderboard, proving once again anything
can happen and often does.
Very well done to John Kelly and Liam Maher who are this years winners
Special thanks to our tournament director Bernard Higgins for another excellent job.

The Winners :-
John Kelly & Liam Maher from
Sheila Horkan & Joe Walsh and
Sean O Lubaigh & Michael McAuliffe joint second
Bríd Kemple & Terry Walsh fourth
Ann Marie Heavey & Betty Coady fifth

First Session Conor Moore & Mick Lynch
Second Session Kevin O Dea & Sean Moynihan
Area Master Hilary Moran and Patricia Blaney
Best Intermediate Frank Kennedy and Carmel Murnin

John Liam
Winning Pair:-
John Kelly & Liam Maher

Joe Sheila Brid + Terry
Joint 2nd Place :-
Joe Walsh & Sheila Horkan
4th Place :-
Terry Walsh & Brid Kemple

Hilary Pat Frank Carmel
Area Master :-
Patricia Blaney & Hilary Moran
Intermediate
Carmel Murnin & Frank Kennedy

Sean Kevin
2nd Session
Sean Moynihan & Kevin O Dea


Full Result

 

Tuesday 15th Oct


Rose Gibson Pairs

This week we had the first session of the Rose Gibson pairs
An excellent entry of forty four pairs taking part.
Some wonderful cards to generate plenty of swings !!!
Very well done to Terry Walsh & Brid Kemple who lead the field again

The Leaders :-
Terry Walsh & Brid Kemple from
Ann Marie Heavey & Betty Coady second
Conor Moore & Mick Lynch third
John Kelly & Liam Maher fourth


Brid Terry

Full Result


Tuesday 24th Sept


Mixed Pairs The final night of the Mixed Pairs competition saw little change in
the overall leaderboard with the top four places changing only slightly .
Very well done to
Terry Walsh & Brid Kemple who coasted to victory.
Special thanks to our tournament director
Bernard Higgins for another excellent job

The Winners :-
Terry Walsh & Brid Kemple from
Tomas Roche & Mary Roche second
Grainne Dunne & Gerry Kelly
third
Gerry Lawlor & Maura Lawlor fourth



First Session
Paul Delaney & Maeve Delaney
Second Session

Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney
Area Master
Helen Friel & Denis Gill
2nd Area Master
Niamh Harty & John Reilly

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Winning Pair:-
Terry Walsh & Brid Kemple with Bankers President Deirdre Reid

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2nd Place :-
Tomas Roche & Mary Roche
3rd Place :-
Gerry Kelly & Grainne Dunne

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4th Place :-
Gerry Lawlor & Maura Lawlor
2nd Session
Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney

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Area Masters
Helen Friel John Reilly & Niamh Harty (absent Denis Gill)


Full Result

 

Tuesday 27th Aug


Nolan Memorial Teams
The first major competition of the season the Nolan Memorial Teams
saw a number of changes on our leaderboard proving yet again its only half time after the first session.
Hard luck to our leaders who were unable to keep their run going and finished just out of the prizes
Many thanks to our Tournament Director Bernard Higgins


The Winners :-
Paul Hanratty, Barbara Walsh, Giles Murnin, David Connolly from
Paul Delaney , Maeve Delaney, Colette Allen, Jackie McBride
Ita Fahy, Liam Maher, Fiona O Gorman, Mary Seaver third

Deirdre Reid, Christy Tierney, Denis Gill, Frances Gill fourth

2nd Session :-
Sean Moynihan , Michael McInerney , Mike Gowie, Roisin Troy


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Winning Team:-
Giles Murnin , Barbara Walsh, Paul Hanratty David Connolly with Bankers President Deirdre Reid

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2nd Place :-
Collette Allen, Maeve Delaney, Jackie McBride,
Paul Delaney

3rd Place :-
Ita Fahy, Liam Maher, Mary Seaver
Fiona O Gorman

Full Result

 

Tuesday 20th Aug


Nolan Memorial Teams
The first major competition of the season the Nolan Memorial Teams
has a very good entry of twenty teams
We had the usual excitement with the draw for teammates before play
The field is well spread after the first night, however no need to dispair as we are only halfway.
Roll on next week !!!
Many thanks to our Tournament Director Bernard Higgins

The Leaders :-
John Kelly , Mary Lindopp, Kay Russell, Rita Delaney from
Christy Tierney , Deirdre Reid, Denis Gill, Frances Gill second
Barbara Walsh , Paul Hanratty, Giles Murnin, David Connolly third


Full Result


     

Tuesday 2nd July

A.G.M.

Deirdre Reid in accepting her second year as President thanked all of
her outgoing committee, sub committees and the many people who helped her during
her
first year in office
Special thanks to a number of people stepping down from committee
Gerry Kelly steps down having completed his very successful time on committee
David Dunne has completed three years as Honorary Treasurer.
Fergus O’Rafferty and Krzysztof Sekula are standing down having served the club very well during their term
This year we elected for the first time a vice President so congrats to Ronan McMagh on the honour


Committee
President Deirdre Reid
Hon Secretary Niamh Harty
Hon Treasurer Angela O’Neill
Vice President Ronan McMaugh

Giles Murnin
John Reilly
Helen Friel
Mick Lynch
Marie Slattery
Marie Morrissey
Mike Gowie

Friday 21st June

Golf outing
The Bankers held a very successful and enjoyable outing to Castleknock golf club
weather was excellent and course in great condition.
There was a very close finish with the top three players
all sharing the same score

Overall winner Gerry Lawlor from

Dave Ryan second
Ann Hanratty third
Winning team Betty Murphy & Willy Clingan from
Collette Allen & Brendan Curran

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Gerry Lawlor with Ann Hanratty

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Winning team Betty Murphy & Willy Clingan

Tuesday 4th June

Presidents Prize 2019

The final night of the Presidents prize brings the curtain down on another season of bridge
Very well done to our President Deirdre Reid and her hard working team
for another wonderful year
The night saw Martin Brady claim
the honours by one point from Paul Delaney
and Liam Maher crowned Player of the Year

MARTIN BRADY - 1st prize
Paul Delaney - 2nd prize
Bríd Kemple - 3rd prize
Conor Moore† - Best Man
Mary Stanley - Best Woman
Maeve Delaney** - Best Intermediate
John Kelly† - Best Regional Master
Caroline Crowley* - Best Area Master

winner
Martin Brady with Bankers President Deirdre Reid

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2nd Place :-
Paul Delaney
3rd Place :-
Brid Kemple


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Best Lady :-
Mary Stanley
Best Man :-
Conor Moore

Presmen PresAM
Regional Master :-
John Kelly
Area Master :-
Caroline Crowley

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Best Intermediate :-
Maeve Delaney

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Player of the year 2019 :-
Liam Maher

Paul Kane Intermediate
Area Master :-
Paul Kane
Intermediate :-
Helen Friel

 

Tuesday 26th March


Joe MacHale Memorial
Mixed teams

The final of the Joe MacHale Memorial mixed teams saw a very exciting finish
with less than one and a half victory points separating the top two
.
A storming second session from our winners brought them from eight place all the way to the top.
Some very difficult and challenging hands led to a very exciting nights bridge with IMPs flying
in all directions.
Congrats to our winners :-
Aoife MacHale Peter Goodman Brid Kemple Terry Walsh
Thanks to our Tournament director Bernard Higgins and all his assistants


The Winners :-
Aoife MacHale Peter Goodman Brid Kemple Terry Walsh from
Siobhán Part, BJ O Brien, Ronan McMaugh, Mamie MacCormac second
Deirdre Reid,Christy Tierney,Marie Slattery,Brendan Curran third
.
Liam Maher, Ita Fahy, Mary Lindopp, John Kelly fourth



Second Session
Helen Friel, Seamus Bradley, Joe Dolan, Elizabeth Dolan

Best Intermediate
Sheila Williams, Paul Williams,
Sonya Hillis Krzysztof Sekula

winners
Winning Team:-
Bankers President Deirdre Reid with
Brid Kemple, Peter Goodman, Aoife MacHale Terry Walsh

session Intermediate
2nd Session :-
Joe Dolan, Elizabeth Dolan
Helen Friel, Seamus Bradley

Best Intermediate :-
Paul Williams, Sheila Williams
Sonya Hillis Krzysztof Sekula



Full Result