Card players enjoy Donegal Bridge
International Bridge Congress was enjoyed by all who
attended. Hotels, Bed & Breakfast and Airbnb
accommodation in the Donegal Town area were very
busy as bridge players from both sides of the
border, the UK and Scotland arrived in large numbers
for the annual gathering.
The Donegal Congress President from Inishowen, Mary
Doherty, welcomed everyone and wished them a great
weekend at the card table.
Moville’s Christine Bell & Una
Morrison were the winners of the Intermediate ‘B’ &
Novice Pair Competition receiving their prize from
President of the CBAI, Peter O’Meara and Donegal
Congress President, Mary Doherty.
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here . Rosewoods boutique and
Peters Man Shop presented a fashion show in the
Abbey hotel on the Saturday morning, November 3.
This was followed by an excellent workshop by Diane
Greenwood an Irish international bridge player. A
great night of music and dancing was enjoyed by all
on the Saturday night in the Central Hotel. On the
Sunday morning Mass was available in the Abbey Hotel
at 10am which was followed at 11am by the annual
Sunday reception in the Central Hotel and the
presentation of prizes. The Donegal Congress came to
a close at 11pm on the Sunday night. Results
were as follows...
Mixed Pairs Championship – Donegal 4th Nov 2018: 1.
Patricia O'Sullivan & Dermot O'Brien; 2. Mary Kelly
Rogers & Connell McLoone; 3. Anna Carr & Tom Lawlor;
4. Sandra & John McGinley; 5. Kathleen McCay & John
F. Lafferty; 6. Deirdre Reid & Christy Tierney; 7.
Grainne Dunne & Gerry Kelly; 8. Hilary Ferguson &
John Ferguson; 9 Carmel Gallinagh & Charlie Whyte;
10. Lynne& Robert Knight.
Donegal Congress 3rd Nov Teams 2018
Winners Diane Greenwood & husband David, Teresa
Rigney and Martin Devlin; 2. William Dukelow, Dean
Bradley, John & Anne Bergin; 3. Connell McLoone, Pat
McDaid, Michael O’Kane and Elizabeth Mulhaeur; 4 Kay
Clement, Phyllis O'Regan, Shaun McNutt and Liam
Gavin; 5. Denis Ellis, Charlie Whyte, John McGinley
and Jimmy Gallagher
Donegal Congress 3rd Nov Intermediate Teams 2018
1. Una Pattison, Freddy Duffy, Nora Kelly & Cathy
Monks; 2.Ita O’Sullivan, Jason Cottrell, Mary & John
Bourke; 3. Muriel Davidson and Eugene O’Sullivan,
Patsy Doherty, Connell McGrenra; 4. Marian Gallagher
& Phyllis Murphy, Margaret Nairn & JJ McBride; 5.
John & Hilary McCrogan, Tom and Margaret Ginty.
First: Hilary Ferguson - John Ferguson 2nd Diane
Greenwood - Teresa Rigney; 3rd John Macdonald -
Frank Goodwin; 4th Deirdre Reid - Christy Tierney;
5th David Greenwood - Martin Devlin (Session 1
winners) 6th Michael Waldron - Billy Cunniffe (MA)
(=Best MA); 7th Heather Hill - Alan Hill; 8th Denis
Ellis - Charlie Whyte Best Region; 9th Gerry Lawlor
- Maura Lawlor; 10th Marie Beaney - Seamus Boyle
(MA) =Best Donegal; 11th Paddy Hamill - Brian Clarke
(MA); 12th Bernie Sargent - Eric McNicholl; 13th
Mary Brennan - Vincent Brennan ;14th Maeve Costello
- Declan Gallagher (MA); 15th Billy Ronan - Pat
Cassidy ; 16th Anna Carr - Mary Brady; 17th Siobhan
Part - Cass O'Donnell; 18th John McClenaghan - James
McLaughlin; 19th Anne Bergin - John Bergin; 20th
Jimmy Gallagher - John McGinley .
Intermediate A pairs
1st Nora Kelly - Kathy Monks; 2nd Patsy O'Kane -
Margaret O'Kane; 3rd Paul Brennan - Martin T
O'Brien; 4th Ann Gallagher - Jim Gallagher( Best
A2); 5th Muriel Davison - Eugene O'Sullivan; 6th
Marion Doherty - Dave Doherty (Session 1); 7th Mary
Lyons - Margaret Dowd; 8th Marian Gallagher -
Phyllis Murphy (Session 2) ; 9th Joann Naaijkens -
Harry Naaijkens; 10th Mary Eivers - Christine
Griffin; 11th Anne Murray - Peadar O'Donnell (Best
Region); 12th Declan Harte - Margaret McCarthy; 13th
Mary Moriarty - Martin O'Brien; 14th Dolores Farrell
- Peg O'Hagan; 15th Pat Lyons - Anne Marie Tuohy;
16th Terry Blackman - Emmet Devlin; 17th Ray Nally -
Jerome Tarpey; 18th Valerie Cantwell - Concepta
Healy; 19th Clodagh O'Donnell - Robert Brown; 20th
Ita O'Sullivan - Jason Cottrell (Best Donegal)
Intermediate ‘B’ & Novice Pair
1st Christine Bell - Una Morrison 2nd Marian Skelly
- Carmel Gallinagh 3rd Eva Giblin - Ann Marie Keaney;
4th James Cavanagh - Atholl Stewart (=Session 2);
5th Renee O'Sullivan - Pat O'Sullivan; 6th Betty
Woods - Breege McCready; 7th Anne Milligan -
Christine Stewart (= Session 1) 8th Wendy Buddin -
John Farren (=Best Region ) 9th Margaret Doherty -
Liam Doherty(= Best Donegal ); 10th Joe Doherty -
Noel Houston ; 11th Paddy Macken - June Murphy ;
12th Sandra Peden - Frances Dunne (N)=Best Novice.
1. Columba Diver & J. J. Doherty; 2. Patsy &
Margaret O’Kane; 3. John McClenaghan & James
McLaughlin; 4. Paddy & Alice Carr; 5 Rita Harvey &
James F. Lafferty; 6. Patricia Colleran & Anne
Gavigan; 7. Ann Buckley & Patricia Laird; 8. Anne
McKiernan & Mairin Ni Ruanai; 9. M Marion Donlon &
Lynne Knight; 10 Julie Conry & Nuala McDermott. 11.
Michael Gallagher & Aileen Ward; 12 Niamh Feeney &
Joanne Macken; 13. Maureen Kearns & Barbara
Ferguson; 14. Anne Milligan & Christine Stewart; 15.
Anne Murray & Peadar O’Donnell; 16. Bernadette
Bradley & Eithne Lougrey; 17. Cathy Kilcoyne &
Margaret Nally; 18. S. Doherty & M. McLaughlin; 18.
Mary Redmond & Beatrice McDermott; 20 JJ Donlon &
November 2018 - Friday Open Pairs:
N/S: 1 : Carmel Nolan & Maureen Kelly; 2 Mary
Doherty & Mary McGlenaghan;3. Frances & Jim Sproule.
E/W 1. Paddy McHugh & Gladys Sheridan; 2. Kathleen
McCay & Mary Doherty; 3. Paddy & Alice Carr
3rd Nov ’18: N/S 1. Paddy & Tony Carr; 2 Pauline
Burke & Kitty Long; 3. Eugene McRoe & Michael
Kearney. E/W 1. Rita Harvey & John F Laferty ; 2
Paddy McHugh & Gladys Sheridan 3 Mary B Doherty &
4th Nov Sun Noon: N/S: 1. Columba Diver & JJ
Doherty; 2 Frances & Jim Sproule; 3 Patricia
Colleran & Anne Gavigan. E/W: 1 Christine Stewart &
Anne Milligan; 2 Dolores Crummy & Gladys Sheridan; 3
Paddy McHugh &Tom Mc Nicholas
4th Nov Sun Night: 1. Carmel Nolan & Maureen Kelly;
2. Kathy Monks & Noreen Kelly; 3. Collette McCoole &