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Deirdre Reid

Bankers President Deirdre Reid

T.D Roster
for June

Tuesday 5th June 18. Blathnaid Trayer

Thursday 7th June 18  Maurice O'Leary

Tuesday  12th June  18. Mike Gowie

Thursday 14th June 18 

Tuesday  19th June 18. FergusO'Rafferty

Thursday 21st June 18   Martin Brady

Tuesday  26th June  18.External

Thursday 28th June 18 Teresa Gavin

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Summer Bridge at the Bankers

From Tuesday 5th June :-
Tuesday - members only
Thursday - member and guest

Tuesday 17th July

Tuesday's Game

 Winners North/South

Karel De Raeymaeker & Aisling Considine from
Wojciech Gorczyca & Eileen O Donovan second
Betty Coady & Donal Dunne

Winners East/West
Marie Slattery & Brendan Curran from
Mary Lindopp & John Kelly second
Breda Synnott & Kevin O Dea third

Karl + Aisling Brendan + Marie
Winners North/South :-
Karel De Raeymaeker & Aisling Considine
Winners East West :-
Brendan Curran & Marie Stattery

Full Result

Thursday 12th July

Thursdays Game

 Winners North/South

Martin Brady & Sean O Lubaigh from
Mary Lindopp & Dave Ryan second
Kazimierz Noga & Angela O Neill

Winners East/West

B J O Brien & Siobhan Part from
Gerry Lawlor & Maura Lawlor and
Paul Delaney & Conor Boland
joint second

Full Result

Tuesday 10th July

Tuesday's Game

 Winners North/South

Wojciech Gorczyca & Eileen O Donovan from
Niamh Harth & Seamus Bradley second
Jim Mullally & Christy Tierney third

Winners East/West
Paul Delaney & Martin Brady from
Pat Egan & Joe Walsh second
Siobhan Part & Michael McAuliffe third

Eileen + Wo Martin + Paul
Winners North/South :-
Wojciech Gorczyca & Eileen O Donovan
Winners East West :-
Martin Brady & Paul Delaney

Full Result

Thursday 5th July

Thursdays Game

 Winners North/South

Martin Brady & Siobhan Part from
Gilda Pender & Ann Fitzgerald second
Paul Delaney & Tomas Roche

Winners East/West

Dayvid Dunne & Dave Ryan from
Sheila Horkan & Mary Lindopp second
Paul Kane & Niamh Harty

Full Result

Tuesday 3rd July

Bankers have a new President

Gerry Kelly signed off his Presidency with a fine speech where he tanked all of
his outgoing committee, sub committees and the many people who helped him during
his two year term

Special thanks to a number of people stepping down from committee
our secretary Paul Williams, Mary Lindopp, Jackie McBride and Michael McInerney
Our new President
Deirdre Reid thanked Gerry for his nomination and for his stewardship of the club for the last two years and promised to work hard with her committee to ensure continued success and enjoyment for all the members

President Deirdre Reid
Hon Secretary Niamh Harty
Hon Treasurer David Dunne
Fergus O Rafferty
Ronan McMaugh
Angela O Neill
Marie Slattery
Marie Morrissey
Mike Gowie
Krzysztof Sekula


Tuesday's Game

 Winners North/South

Mike Gowie & Pat Egan from
Liam Maher & Wojciech Gorczyca second
Martin Brady & Sean O Lubaigh third

Winners East/West
Carol Hawkins & Joe Walsh from
Peter Caplan & Roisin Troy second
Angela O Neill & Krzysztof Sekula third

Mike Pat Carol
Winners North/South :-
Mike Gowie & Pat Egan
Winners East West :-
Carol Hawkins & Joe Walsh (hiding)

Full Result

Thursday 28th June

Thursdays Game

 Winners North/South

Pat Egan & Helen Friel from
Gerry Lawlor & Paul Hanratty second
Joe Walsh & Eileen O Donovan

Winners East/West

Sean O Lubaigh & Martin Brady from
Colette Allen & Ruth O Dea second
Seamus Bradley & John Reilly

Full Result

Thursday 26th June

Monthly teams

The Winners :-
Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid, Marie Slattery,Brendan Curran from
Paul Delaney, Martin Brady, Stefan Ekman, Marcin Rudzinski second
Breda Synnott, Kevin O Dea, Ann Hanratty, Frances Kelly third

June Team
Winning Team:-
Christy Tierney, Deirdre Reid, Marie Slattery, Brendan Curran,

Full Result

Thursday 21st June

Thursdays Game

 Winners North/South

Stefan Ekman & Martin Brady from
Mary Lindopp & Grainne Dunne second
Sean Moynihan & Joe Walsh

Winners East/West

Wojciech Gorczyca & Maciej Katek from
Paul Delaney & David Dunne and
Conor Boland & Tomas Roche
joint second

Full Result

Tuesday 19th June

Tuesday's Game

 Winners North/South

Paul Delaney & Pat Egan from
Breda Synnott & Rita O Neill second
Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid third

Winners East/West
Blathnaid Trayer & Maurice O Leary from
Liam Maher & Paul Hanratty second
Helen Friel & Paul Murphy third

Pat Paul Blathnaid Maurice
Winners North/South :-
Paul Delaney & Pat Egan
Winners East West :-
Blathnaid Trayer & Maurice O Leary

Full Result

Thursday 14th June

Thursdays Game

 Winners North/South

Kazimierz Noga & Angela O Neill from
Pat Egan & Eileen O Donovan second
Sean Moynihan & Michael McInerney

Winners East/West

Paul Delaney & Partner from
Mary Lindopp & Ann Hanratty second
Niamh Harty & Sheila Williams

Full Result

Tuesday 12th June

Tuesday's Game

 Winners North/South

Mary Lindopp & Anna Onishuk from
Joe Walsh & Sheila Horkan second
Liam Maher & Jim Mullally third

Winners East/West
Jackie McBride & Johanna McDonald from
Sean O Lubaigh & Paul Delaney second
Giles Murnin & David Connolly third

Anna + Mary Johanna + Jackie
Winners North/South :-
Anna Onishuk & Mary Lindopp
Winners East West :-
Jackie McBride & Johanna McDonald

Full Result

Thursday 7th June

Thursdays Game

 Winners North/South

Daphne Morgan & Sheila Hillis from
Bettina Stefanini & Sheila Horkan second
Michael McAuliffe & Ita Fahy

Winners East/West

Paul Delaney & Dave Ryan and
Mary Stanley & Paul Kane joint first
Siobhán Part & Rosalind O Brien

Full Result

Tuesday 5th June

Tuesday's Game

 Winners North/South

Bláthnaid Trayer & Maurice O Leary from
Liam Maher & Conor Moore second
Michael Gowie & Teresa Gavin third

Winners East/West
Kieran Crowley & Caroline Crowley from
Martin Brady & Paul Delaney second
Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid third

Maurice + Blathnaid Crowleys
Winners North/South :-
Bláthnaid Trayer & Maurice O Leary
Winners East West :-
Kieran Crowley & Caroline Crowley

Full Result

Friday 1st June

Bankers Golf Outing
A most enjoyable day in the Castle golf club
Scoring was very good with first and second only separated on count back
1st Kieran Crowley
2nd Betty Murphy
3rd Liam Maher
Best Lady Sheila Williams
Best Gent Fergus O Rafferty
Winning Team Betty Murphy Fred Daly


Overall Winner Kieran Crowley

Golf Team
Winning Team Betty Murphy Fred Daly

Thursday 31st May

Thursdays Game

 Winners North/South

John Reilly & Michael McInerney from
Gerry Lawlor & Maura Lawlor second
Sheila Horkan & Mary Lindopp

Winners East/West

Seamus Bradley & Kte Daultrey from
Sean O Lubaigh & Paul Delaney second
Hilary Moran & Patricia Blaney

Full Result

Tuesday 29th May

Presidents Prize Week 5
The Presidents prize this year proved to be a tremendous success
We again had a full house of twenty four tables
Congratulations to
all the winners :-

Marcin Rudzinski - 1st prize
Mary Lindopp - 2nd prize
Kevin O'Dea - 3rd prize
Bettina Stefanini* - Best Area Master
Gráinne Dunne - Best Woman
Mike Gowie** - Best Intermediate
Seán Moynihan† - Best Regional Master
Michael McInerney** - Best Man

Pres winner

Overall Leaderboard

Player of the Year
Player of the Year

Mary Lindopp

Player of the year18
Area Master Winner Kate Daultrey
Intermediate Winner Michael McInerney

Thursday 20th March

Joe MacHale Memorial
Mixed teams

The final of the Joe MacHale Memorial mixed teams saw a very exciting finish
and heartbreak for our leaders who lead all the way to the end only to be pipped
by the narrowest of margins at the end when the winners picked up a maximum
in the last round to claim the title

Our Tournament director Brian Lawlor again did so proud Thank you Brian

The Winners :-
Siobhán Part,Stefan Ekman,Kate Daultrey,Martin Brady from
Sheila Williams,Paul Williams,Caroline Crowley,Frank Kennedy second
Deirdre Reid,Christy Tierney,Marie Slattery,Brendan Curran third

Second Session
Aoife MacHale,Peter Goodman,Sandra Newell,Seán Ó Lúbaigh

Area Master
Rosalind O'Brien,Michael McInerney,Catherine Egan,Pat Egan

Joe Machale
Winning Team:-
Bankers President Gerry Kelly with
Stefan Ekman, Siobhán Part, Kate Daultrey,Martin Brady
Club treasurer David Dunne and Aoife MacHale

Second Place Area Master
2nd Place :-
Paul Williams Caroline Crowley
Sheila Williams Frank Kennedy

Area Master :-
,Pat Egan Rosalind O'Brien,
,Catherine Egan,
Michael McInerney

Full Results

2nd Session Result plus personal records

Sunday 11th March

Bankers host triangular match

The Bankers club was the venue for a triangular match between the Bankers club the
Regent and the Civil Service clubs
Each club were represented by an open team an Area Master team an Intermediate team
and a President selected team

A very enjoyable nights bridge was enjoyed by all
Very well done to Deirdre Reid and her team who organised the event and to
our Tournament Director Bernard Higgins who ensured a smooth running event


Bankers President Gerry Kelly presents Eamon Keogh with the overall trophy

Regent2 Regent3
The Regent open team winners
The Regent Area Master winners
Regent4 Regent5
The Regent Intermediate winners
The Bankers President selection winners

More Pictures from the night

Tuesday 16th January

Ladies and Mens Pairs

The final week of the Ladies and Men's pairs was a very good night for the leading
Ladies pair Ita and Mary who held their place to win this years competition.
Not so in the mens where Martin and Stefan had a night to forget which allowed
the field to
overtake them.
Very well done to David Dunne and Dave Ryan who are this years winners
Many thanks again to our
Tournament Director Bernard Higgins

The Winners Ladies Pairs :-
Ita Fahy & Mary Lindopp from
Ann Marie Heavey & Betty Coady second

Sheila Howard & Betty Murphy third

1st Session Collette Allen & Sheila Williams

2nd Session Mary Stanley & Ann Fitzgerald

Area Master
Caroline Crowley & Erica Nasickyte

Intertermediate Caroline Crowley & Erica Nasickyte
Ita Mary

Ita Fahy & Mary Lindopp

Ann Marie Betty Collette Caroline
2nd Place :-
,Betty Cody Ann Marie Heavey
Ist Session :-
Collette Allen, Sheila Williams

Full Result

The Winners Mens Pairs :-
David Dunne Dave Ryan from
Marcin Rudzinski & Wojciech Gorczyca second

1st Session Martin Brady & Stefan Ekman

2nd Session John Kelly & Noel Minogue

Area Master
Michael McInerney & Pat Egan

Intermediate Prize Paul Williams & Philip Robinson

David Dave
Dave Ryan & David Dunne

Marcin + Woij Michael + Pat
2nd Place :-
Wojciech Gorczyca & Marcin Rudzinski
Best AM :-
Pat Egan Michael McInerney

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


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

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
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

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

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

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


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

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

Full Result

2nd Session

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