Arts club

3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2


Gerry Kelly

Bankers President Gerry Kelly

T.D Roster
for November

Tuesday 5-Dec-17    Fergus O Rafferty

Thursday 7-Dec-17   Ronan McMaugh

Tuesday 12-Dec-17  Blathnaid Trayer

Thursday 14-Dec-17 Gerry Kelly

Tuesday 19-Dec-17  TBA

Thursday 21-Dec-17 Pat Egan 


 

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The Big Move
The club has made the big move to our new address
3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2


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President Gerry Kelly and his team making the big move

Move in

See some images from our first night at the Arts club

 


Presidential visit

The club was honoured on the last night of our reign in the Bankers club with the visit
of I.B.U. President
Fearghal O’Boyle who gave us an excellent talk on the
The Role of the TD, the TD and the New Laws, the TD and Ethics.
The talk was very informative and greatly appreciated by all


Last night

I.B.U.President
Fearghal O’Boyle with Bankers President Gerry Kelly
and event organiser Fergus O'Rafferty


Arts Club move


ALL Thursday games are pre-entry

Tuesday is now Semi Open

Congress 2018 cancelled

With the loss of our current premises and the move to our new home the club are
unable to continue with our annual congress.
We thank all our members past and present and all our sponsors who helped
make our congress a unique event which catered for all grades from
beginner/novice to grandmaster




Moving



Local information Re our new home

Street Parking Places are numerous and nearby

Nearest Dart: Pearse Street Westland Row mins walk

Nearest Bus Stop:  Buses 39A 38A 39 38 37 70

Nearest Luas StopCharlemont 12 mins walk via Fitzwilliam Square

For furter information see

https://www.dublinarts.com


Upcoming events

Butler IMPS Thurs Dec 7th

Christmas Party
Thurs Dec 14th

Tuesday 5th December


 Winners North/South

Paul Delaney & David Dunne
from
Mary Lindopp & Betty Murphy second
Máire O Connor & Angela O Neill third


Winners East/West
Martha Mulcahy & Paula Heaphy from
Johanna McDonald & Dónal Dunne and
Kate Daultrey & Michael McInerney joint second

Full Result


Thursday 30th November


Noreen O Connor Teams

This week we had the Noreen O Connor teams.
Due to unfortunate circumstances this year the competition was run as a
one session swiss event.
This was an excellent event with everyone playing the same boards each round
Many thanks to our excellent Tournament director John Royds

Ita Fahy continued her great run of form, fresh from her recent wins in Kilkenny
she led her team to victory

The Winners :-
Liam Maher, Ita Fahy, John Kelly, Mary Lindopp from
Steve Bearpark, Brendan Curran, Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid second
Gráinne Dunne, Gerry Kelly, Rita O'Neill, Seán Moynihan third

Michelle Moloney, Ruth O'Dea, Mick Lynch, Conor Moore fourth


Area Master
Paul Williams, Sheila Williams, Philip Robinson, Colette Allen

Liam Ita John Mary

Winning Team:-
Liam Maher Ita Fahy Gerry Kelly(President) Mary Lindopp,John Kelly


Paul Sheila Collette Philip
Winners Area Master :-
Colette Allen, Philip Robinson, Sheila Williams, Paul Williams,


Final Results


Tuesday 28th November


 Winners North/South

Siobhán Part & Ita Fahy
from
Conor Moore & Mick Lynch second
Paul Delaney & Seán Ó Lúbaigh third


Winners East/West
B J O Brien & Sunil Bavalia from
Paul Kane & Stefan Ekman second
Gráinne Dunne & Deirdre Reid third

Full Result


Tuesday 21st November

 Winners North/South
Kazimierz Noga & Colette Allen
from
John Kelly & Ita Fahy second
Blathnaid Trayer & Ann Fitzgerald third


Winners East/West
Paul Delaney & Sean O Lubaigh from
Michael McAuliffe & Marcin Rudzinski second
Willem Mevius & David Dunne
third

Full Result


Thursday 16th November

Thursdays Game
I.B.U. Simultaneous Pairs

 Winners North/South
Paul Hanratty & Maurice O Leary from
Stefan Ekman & Kate Daultrey second
Ann Marie Heavey & Betty Cody third


Winners East/West
Frances Gill & Denis Gill from
David Dunne & Martin Brady second
Maura Lawlor & Deirdre Reid
third

Maurice + Paul Gills
Winners North/South :-
Maurice O Leary & Paul Hanratty
Winners East West :-
Frances & Denis Gill


Full Result


Tuesday 14th November

 Winners North/South
Ann Marie Heavy & John Kelly
from
Grainne Dunne & Siobhan Part second
Mary Lindopp & Ita Fahy third


Winners East/West
Teresa Gavin & Mike Gowie from
Patricia Blaney & Kate Daultrey second
Maura Lawlor & Gerry Lawlor
third

Full Result

Thursday 9th November

Thursdays Game
I.B.U. Simultaneous Pairs

 Winners North/South
Caroline Crowley & Kieran Crowley from
Rosalind O Brien & Angela O Neill second
Paul Delaney & Sean O Lubaigh third


Winners East/West
Frances Gill & Denis Gill from
David Dunne & Sheila Kelly second
Wojciech Gorczyca & Eileen O Donovan third


Caroline + Kieran Gills
Winners North/South :-
Kieran & Caroline Crowley
Winners East West :-
Frances & Denis Gill


Full Result


Tuesday 7th November


 Winners North/South
Kazimierz Noga & Noel Minogue
from
Paul Delaney & David Dunne second
Pat Egan & Maurice O Leary third


Winners East/West
Aoife MacHale & Peter Goodman from
Marcin Rudzinski & Wojciech Gorczyca second
Sheila Howard & Donal Dunne third


Thursday 2nd November


 Winners

Thomas MacCormac & Wojciech Gorczyca second
Paul Delaney & Seán Ó Lúbaigh third

Maura Lawlor & Dave Mulhall fourth

Full Result


Thursday 26th October


Monthly Teams
Final night in Bankers club


The Winners
Brendan Curran, Marie Slattery, Marie Morrissey, Peter Caplan from
Philina Dowd, Maurice O'Leary, Barbara Walsh, Sheila Horkan second
Angela O'Neill, Michelle Purcell, Teresa Gavin, Pat Egan third

Last night

Winning Team:-
Marie Slattery, Peter Caplan, Marie Morrissey (Missing Brendan Curran)

Full Result

Tuesday 24th October


 Winners North/South
Martin Brady & Paul Delaney
from
Mary Stanley & VPaul Kane second
Conor Moore & Kerry Nolan third


Winners East/West
Pat Blaney & Carol Hawkins from
Mary Lindopp & Sheila Horkan second
Fionnuala O Hanlon & Mairead Ni Oistin third

Full Result


Thursday 19th Oct


Rose Gibson Pairs

The second session of the Rose gibson pairs had some excellent hands which
made life very difficult for many players
Very well done to Martin Brady and Stefan Ekman who are this years worthy winners
As usual smooth running by Tournament director John Roydsr led to a very enjoyable event.

The Winners :-
Martin Brady & Stefan Ekman from
Ronan McMaugh & Thomas MacCormac second
Liam Maher & John Kelly third
Bettina Stefanini & Joe Walsh fourth

First Session Ann Fitzgerald & Mary Stanley
Second Session Mairead Ni Oistin & Aidan Hodgers
Area Master John O'Mara & Fionnuala O'Hanlon
Best Intermediate Michelle Purcell & Rosalind O'Brien

Martin + Stefan
Winning Pair:-
Stefan Ekman
& Martin Brady

Ronan + Thomas John + Liam
2nd Place :-
Ronan McMaugh Thomas MacCormac
3rd Place :-
John Kelly Liam Maher
Area Master Michelle + Roslin
Area Master:-
Fionnuala O Hanlon John O Mara
Best Inter :-
Michelle Purcell Rosalind O Brien

Mairead + Aidan
Second Session
Mairead Ni Oistin & Aidan Hodgers

Final Result

2nd Session Result

Tuesday 17th October


 Winners North/South
Martin Brady & Stefan Ekman
from
Niamh Harty & Visitor second
Ann O Hanlan & Visitor third


Winners East/West
David Dunne & Paul Delaney from
Evelyn O Donnell & Fred Daly second
Mike Gowie & Ronan McMaugh third

Full Result

Thursday 12th Oct


Rose Gibson Pairs

This week we had the first session of the Rose Gibson trophy, and what a session it was,
Scoring was extraordinary with two pairs scoring above the magical seventy percent
with four other pairs scoring above sixty percent
There is a super entry of thirty seven pairs so all to play for next week !!!!!

The Leaders :-
Ronan McMaugh & Thomas MacCormac from
Liam Maher & John Kelly second
Stefan Ekman & Martin Brady third
Mary Stanley & Ann Fitzgerald fourth

Ronan + Thomas

Leading Pair:-
Ronan McMaugh & Thomas MacCormac

Full Result

Tuesday 10th October


 Winners North/South
Conor Moore & Ruth O Dea
from
Blathnaid Trayer & Maura Lawlor second
Mary Stanley & Paul Kane third


Winners East/West
Mick Lynch & Ann Marie Heavey from
Mary Gleeson & Colette Stokes second
Ita Fahy & Grainne Dunne third

Full Result


Thursday 5th October

Thursdays Game
Butler I.M.P.s
Section A

 Winners North/South
Rosalind O Brien & Joe Walsh from
Brendan Curran & Marie Slattery second
Mary Lindopp & Ann Hanratty third


Winners East/West
Gerry Lawlor & Maura Lawlor from
Gilda Pender & Ann-Marie Carroll second
Fred Daly & Evelyn O Donnell third

Full Result

Section B

 Winners North/South
Kasimir Noga & Paul Williams from
Mary Stanley & Paul Kane second
Michelle Moloney & Siobhan Part third


Winners East/West
Frances Gill & Denis Gill from
John Cantwell & Gerry Tracey second
Joan MacDonald & Krzysztof Sekula third


Full Result

Tuesday 3rd October


 Winners North/South
Michael Gowie & Sheila Kelly
from
Helen Friel & Jackie McBride second
Paul Hanratty & Joan MacDonald third


Winners East/West
Ronan McMaugh & Dave Mulhall from
Sheila Howard & Mary Lindopp second
David Dunne & Paul Delaney third

Full Result


Thursday 28th Sept


Mixed Pairs

The final night of the Mixed Pairs competition proved an excellent night for our defending
champions who powered to the top of the leaderboard with an excellent session
Very well done to Sandra Newell and
Michael McAuliffe who took the honours.
Special thanks to our tournamenr director John Royds for another excellent job

The Winners :-
Sandra Newell & Michael McAuliffe from
Mary Lindopp & John Kellyr second
Ronan McMaugh & Mamie MacCormac
third
Ann Hanratty & Paul Hanratty fourth


First Session
Jackie McBride & John Reilly
Second Session

Gerry Tracey & Mareeda Tracey
Area Master
Michael McInerney & Fionnuala O'Hanlon
Best Intermediate
Philip Robinson & Colette Allen

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Winning Pair:-
Michael McAuliffe & Sandra Newell with Bankers President Gerry Kelly
and friends

John + Mary Mamie + Ronan
2nd Place :-
John Kelly & Mary Lindopp
3rd Place :-
Mamie MacCormac & Ronan McMaugh

John + Jackie Traceys
1st Session :-
John Reilly & Jackie McBride
2nd Session
Mareeda Tracey & Gerry Tracey


Fionnuala Collette + Philip
Area Master :-
Fionnuala O'Hanlon & Michael McInerney
Best Intermediate
Philip Robinson & Colette Allen




Full Results

2nd Session Result


Tuesday 26th September


 Winners North/South
Thomas Roche & Sean O Lubaigh
from
Sue Power & Derick Mulvey second
Deirdre Reid & Mary Lindopp third


Winners East/West
Teresa Gavin & Noel Minogue from
Paul Kane & Ita Fahy second
Ann Hanratty & Sheila Horkan third

Full Result


Thursday 21st Sept


Mixed Pairs

The second major of the year the Mixed Pairs competition has an excellent entry of thirty six pairs
Some excellent hands with matchpoints going in all directions
All to play for, were are only half way there


The Leaders :-
Ronan McMaugh & Mamie MacCormac from
Mary Lindopp & John Kelly and
John Reilly & Jackie McBride
joint second
Sandra Newell & Michael McAuliffe fourth


Ronan + Mamie

Leading Pair:-
Mamie MacCormac & Ronan McMaugh

Full Result

Tuesday 19th September


 Winners North/South
Brendan Curran & Carol Hawkins
from
Joe Walsh & Gerry Murtagh second
Blathnaid Trayer & Maurice O Leary third


Winners East/West
Peter Pigot & Richard Elvin from
Paul Hanratty & Gerry Lawlor second
Kate Daultrey &Frances A Kelly third

Full Result


Thursday 14th September

Thursdays Game
Section A

 Winners North/South

Liam Maher &Paul Hanratty from
Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid second
Frank Kennedy & Teresa Gavin third


Winners East/West
Ann Hanratty & Frances Kelly from
Mary Stanley & Paul Kane second
Ruth O Dea & Marie Slattery third

Liam + Paul Ann + Frances
Winners North South :-
Liam Maher & Paul Hanratty
Winners East West :-
Frances Kelly & Ann Hanratty

Full Result

Section B

 Winners North/South

Paul Delaney & Martin Brady from
Aoife MacHale & Partner second
Bettina Stefanini & Mary Lindopp third


Winners East/West
Sheila Kelly & David Dunne from
Kay Russell & John Reilly second
Krzysztof Sekula & Kasimir Noga third

Martin + Paul David + Sheila
Winners North South :-
Martin Brady & Paul Delaney
Winners East West :-
Sheila Kelly & David Dunne

Full Result


Tuesday 12th September


 Winners North/South
Brid Kemple & Sheila Kelly
from
Mary Lindopp & Siobhan Part second
Niamh Harty & John O Mara third


Winners East/West
Teresa Gavin & Pat Egan from
Ita Fahy & Mary Stanley second
David Dunne & Paul Delaney third

Full Result


Thursday 7th September

Thursdays Game
Butler I.M.P.s

 Winners North/South

Liam Maher & Kevin O Dea from
Sheila Horkan & Barbara Walsh second
Martin Brady & Siobhan Part third


Winners East/West
Carol Hawkins & Pat Blaney from
David Synnott & Michael McAuliffe second
Dave Mulhall & Hilary Moran third

Kevin Liam Carol Patricia
Winners North South :-
Kevin O Dea & Liam Maher
Winners East West :-
Carol Hawkins & Patricia Blaney

Full Result


Tuesday 5th September


 Winners North/South
Michael McAuliffe & Paul Hanratty
from
Paul Delaney & Martin Brady second
Donal Dunne & Noel Minogue third


Winners East/West
Paul Kane & Mary Stanley from
Sarah Gilmartin & Fionnuala McInerney second
David Dunne & Blathnaid Trayer third

Full Result


Thursday 31st Aug


Nolan Memorial Teams
The first major competition of the season the Nolan Memorial Teams
saw a lot of change on our leaderboard proving yet again its only half time after the first session
Thanks to our tournament director John Royds for a very well run event


The Winners :-
Mary Lindopp, John Kelly, Ruth O'Dea, Joe Walsh from
Michael McAuliffe, Bernie Lynch, Ann Marie Heavey, Betty Cody second
Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid, Peter Caplan, Fergus O'Rafferty third

2nd Session :-
Michael McInerney, John Reilly, Martin Brady, Sean O Lubaigh

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Winning Team:-
Joe Walsh & Mary Lindopp Ruth O Dea John Kelly with Bankers President Gerry Kelly

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2nd Place :-
Betty Cody, Ann Marie Heavey, Bernie Lynch Michael McAuliffe

Full Result


2nd Session


Thursday 24th Aug


Nolan Memorial Teams
The first major competition of the season the Nolan Memorial Teams
has an entry of fifteen teams.
This is a competition where you enter as a pair and a draw is made
in the bar to see who your team mates will be
As usual lots of excitement and all to play for as it is only half-time

The Leaders :-
Michael McAuliffe,Bernie Lynch,Ann Marie Heavey,Betty Cody from
Breda Synnott,Kevin O'Dea,Marie Morrissey,Colette Allen second
Donal Dunne,Sheila Horkan,Niamh Harty,Seamus Bradley third

Nolan 2017

Leading Team:-
Michael McAuliffe, Bernie Lynch, Ann Marie Heavey (Missing Betty Cody)

Full Result


Thursday 6th July

A.G.M.

Its only July and we see the start of a whole new season
Our President Gerry Kelly outlined the excellent state of the club
with a full membership a balance sheet in the black
and a wealth of talent in
the club to draw on
.
This year a number of members are stepping down after serving the club very well
Special mention to Hilary Moran who steps down after 20 years service
Also stepping down is our secretary John Cantwell who has served in the position for the last three years
Mairead Ni Oistin
steps down after six years and has done a wonderful job
as competition secretary
Ex Officio Michael McAuliffe our excellent past President also steps down.
A lot of big boots to fill !!!!!!

But our talent pool is deep, Roll on the new season


Bankers Golf outing

This years golf outing took place in the Castle golf many thanks to Paul and Sheila
Williams for organising the event
A beautiful sunny day added to the enjoyment for all



The Winners :-

Gerry Lawlor from
Fergus Rafferty second
Fred Daly third.

Winning Team
Paul Williams Patricia Blaney, Brendan Curran from
Mary Lindopp
, Kieran McGarry, Liam Maher

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Gerry Lawlor with President Gerry Kelly

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Winning Team :-
Paul Williams Patricia Blaney Brendan Curran

Thursday 1st June


Presidents Prize Week 5

The final night of the Presidents prize was a fitting end to a superb end of season affair
A number of players still had an excellent chance of winning the overall prize
The final positions were very close with three players tied for second place
Very well done to our President Gerry and his team for a great year's bridge


Martin Brady
Presidents Prize 2017 Winner:-
Martin Brady with President Gerry Kelly
Treasurer  David Dunne
Secretary John Cantwell

President President
Overall Second :-
Michael McInerney
Overall 3rd :-
Thomas MacCormac
Presidents Michelle
Best Area Master :-
Kate Daultrey
Best Intermediate:-
Michelle Moloney

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Presidents Prize 2017 Winners:-
2017

The Winners :-

Martin Brady from
Michael McInerney second
Thomas MacCormac third.

Best Lady
Mary Lindopp

Best Man
Joe Walsh

Best Regional Master
David Dunne

Best Area Master
Kate Daultrey

Best Intermediate
Michelle Moloney


Leaderboard

Thursday 30th March


Joe MacHale Memorial
Mixed teams

The final of the Joe MacHale Memorial mixed teams was an excellent night for
the leading team who successfully held off all challengers to lead all the way to the finish line

Our Tournament director John Royds again did so proud Thank you John.


The Winners :-
Ann Hanratty & Paul Hanratty Kevin O Dea & Breda Synnott from
Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid Marie Slattery & Brendan Curr
an
second
Peter Stewart & Siobhan Part Dolores Gilliland & Sean Moynihan third.

Second Session
Rita O'Neill & Gerry Kelly Ann O'Connell & Martin Brady

Area Master
Frances Gill & Denis Gill Gerry Tracey & Mareeda Tracey

Best Intermediate
Pat Egan & Rosalind O'Brien Kay Russell & Kasimir Noga

Ann Paul Breda Kevin
Winning Team:-
Bankers President Gerry Kelly Paul Hanratty Aoife MacHale Ann Hanratty
Breda Synnott Kevin O Dea


Christy Deirdre Peter Siobhan
2nd Place :-
Brendan Curran & Marie Slattery
Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid

3rd Place :-
Peter Stewart & Siobhan Part
Dolores Gilliland & Sean Moynihan

Area Masters Intermediates
Area Masters :-
Frances Gill & Denis Gill
Mareeda Tracey & Gerry Tracey

Best Inter :-
Pat Egan & Rosalind O'Brien
Kay Russell & Kasimir Noga

Session
Winners 2nd Session :-
Rita O'Neill & Gerry Kelly Ann O'Connell & Martin Brady

Full Results

2nd Session Result plus personal records

Thursday 19th January


Ladies and Mens Pairs

The final week of the Ladies and Men's pairs was a very good night for our leading
pairs with
both leaders staying ahead and winning this years competitions.
Many thanks again to our excellent TD John Royds.

The Winners Ladies Pairs :-
Sandra Newell & Dolores Gilliland from
Maria Whelan & Eileen O'Donovan second

Betty Cody & Ann Marie Heavey third


1st Session
Ann Hanratty & Breda Synnott

2nd Session
Brid Kemple & Sheila Kelly

Area Master
Pat Blaney & Angela O'Neill

Area Inter
Virginia McGreal & Helen Friel


Sandra +

Winners:-
Sandra Newell & Dolores Gilliland

Eileen + Maria Ann Marie + Betty
2nd Place :-
Maria Whelan Eileen O Donovan
3rd Place :-
Ann Marie Heavey, Betty Cody



2nd Session Result Ladies plus personal records

Full Result

The Winners Mens Pairs :-
Marcin Rudzinski & Wojciech Gorczyca from
David Dunne & Paul Delaney second

1st Session Martin Brady & Stefan Ekman
2nd Session Terry Walsh & Peter Goodman

Area Master
Paul Kane & Willy Clingan

Intermediate Prize Paul Williams & Philip Robinson

Marcin = Woi

Winners:-
Wojciech Gorczyca & Marcin Rudzinski

David + Paul Paul +
2nd Place :-
David Dunne & Paul Delaney
Best Inter :-
Philip Robinson & Paul Williams


2nd Session Result Men plus personal records


Full Result

 


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