Welcome to Kinsale Bridge Club
Kinsale Bridge Club meets every Tuesday 7.30 pm and Friday 10:00 am in the Trident Hotel, Kinsale, Co. Cork. Where else can you find excellent company and a cracking game of bridge for only a fiver? The A.G.M. has voted our membership fees are €35 for the new bridge year commencing September 2017.
Michale Cronin Commemoration Night Winners
A great night was had by all at The Michael Cronin Commemoration Night. The Cronin family kindly donated a very generous first prize for the event. Michael’s daughter Mary presented the prize on the night and said a few word about her late dad. The winners were Kieran Caniffe and his wife Pat.
Michael Cronin Commemoration night – May 14 2019
On Tuesday May 14 the Bridge Club will host the Michael Cronin Commemoration Night. As you all know our dear friend Michael passed away last year. Michael was a past President of the club, a long time member and a true gentleman and is still sorely missed by all his friends at the bridge club. The Cronin family have very generously donated first prize and the competition is open to club members only.
Presidents Prize Night – April 16 2019
once again we had a wonderful competition for our Presidents Prize Night. All our prizes were sourced locally and at the end of our evening a lovely supper provided by the staff of the Trident Hotel. Our President Berna Treacy thanked all for taking part especially our winners on the night , the Tournament Director and all who made the eight so successful.
St Patrick’s Day
Once again the Bridge club participated in the Patrick’s Day parade and below are a few photos from the day.
Teams of Four Competition
Our winners on the night
It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of David Brogan after a long illness. David who has been a member of our club for many years will be very sadly missed by his friends at the club and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family at this very difficult time. Below funeral arrangements for David.
Gathering of friends on Sunday evening from 5pm to 6pm at Gabriel and O’Donovan’s Funeral Home, Kinsale (All welcome). Cremation on Monday at 5pm at The Island Crematorium Ringaskiddy
At Home Competition
Once again we had a great turnout for our At Home Competition on Sunday January 13. A lovely supper was served by the The Trident Hotel at the end of the competition. Below some of our winners on the day and also see Gallery for further photos.
our Acton Trophy night was held on November 20. As per other years we had a very large turnout. This years winners were Berna Treacy (our current Club President) and Gordon Stredwick.
Christmas Prizes – December 18
Once again a great Christmas Party night with all our prizes sourced locally . A very big thank you to the Trident Hotel who provided sumptuous refreshments at the end of our bridge session. Congratulations to all our winners but especially Anne Keating and Anne Murphy / John Smith and Regina Hurley whom came first. Dont forget to check out more photos from the night in Gallery .
we have learned with great sadness of the death of James Barber after a short illness. James was an active member of Kinsale Bridge Club for many years and will be sadly missed by his many friends in the club. We extend our sympathy to his wife Vivienne and family at this very sad time.
Michael Cronin – Farewell to a Gentleman
It is with great sadness that we all heard of the death of Michael Cronin. Michael was a past President and long time member of the club. His many friends in Kinsale Bridge Club will remember him for his courtesy, good humour and expertise at the game of bridge. Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael’s family and we would like on behalf of all members of our club to offer our deepest condolences at this difficult time.
Reception in to St. John the Baptist Church, Kinsale, on Tuesday evening at 6pm and will be lying in repose until 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday at 2pm with funeral afterwards to St. Eltin’s Cemetery. Donations, if desired, to Marymount.
Team of Four
Our Team of Four competition was finally concluded on March 6th after a one week snow delay. Our winners this year were Mary Horgan, Anne Hayes, Gerry Palmer and Margaret Thuillier.
At Home Competition
Once again we had a very successful and enjoyable afternoon at our At Home Competition. There was a large turnout and a big thank you to our tournament directors Deirdre and George . A lovely supper was provided at the end of the competition by the wonderful staff at the Trident Hotel. Below our winners on the day.
Happy Birthday Noel
A very happy birthday to our Club member Noel who celebrated a big birthday before Christmas . She doesn’t look a day over fabulous!
Christmas Prizes 2017
This years President Fran Mc Carthy with Berna Treacy the Clubs Secretary.
First Prize Winners.
Acton Trophy November 2017
John Gullery and Anne McCarthy (far right) seen here with this years President Fran McCarthy. Check out other pictures from the night in Gallery.
Presentation of Cups and Prizes May 2017
George Hayes winner of the best gross and best Nett.
Presidents Prize Night April 2017
Our President Mary Hurley welcomed all to our annual Prize night. Once again a great night was had by all with wonderful food provided by the Trident Hotel at the end of our evening. Congratulations to Larry Murphy and John Smith who took home the top prize. Below some images from the night.
Teams of Fours
The President Mary Hurly presenting the cup to the Team of Four winners, Anne Fitzsimons, Therese Bradley, Berna Treacy and Triona Hegarty.
Congratulations to George Hayes and Deirdre Walsh who came first in the Congress Pairs in Waterford.
Christmas Bridge Night
Our annual Christmas Bridge Night was held on December 13. Once again our President and committee organised a great night with lovely prizes which were all sourced locally . Our president Mary Hurley welcomed a large group who have just completed Bridge lessons with Bernie O’Halloran and who joined us at the end of the evening for fabulous food provided by the Trident Hotel. We look forward to seeing and playing Bridge with them all in 2017.
3rd Prize Winners
Acton Trophy 2016/2017
Teresa Murphy and Kathleen O Donovan receiving the trophy from President Mary Hurley.
Birthday Wishes for Kinsale Bridge Clubs Oldest Member
Marie Kerrisk on her 103 birthday. Wishing her all the best from everyone in the Bridge Club.
Presentation of Cups and Prizes May 2016
Deirdre Walsh winner of best gross and best nett. Frank Walsh came 2nd in best gross and Mary Collins 3rd. BRian o Neill cane 2nd in best nett and George Hayes came 3rd .
(Pictured above Deirdre, Frank and George receiving their prises from Fennela Begley)
Presidents Prize Night
The Presidents Prize night was a great success with fabulous locally sourced prizes. Two of our main prizes were crafted by our own current president Margaret Thuillier . 1st prize went to John Smith and Larry Murphy pictured below.
At Home Competition
We had a wonderful day on Sunday April 17 at our At Home Competition. The turnout was great and below are some photos of the day’s winners.
congratulations to Berna Treacy and Noreen Maloney who came 3rd overall in the National Pairs Final Intermediate B in Athlone.
Congratulations to Anna Sliney and Anne Keating Hayes who came 1st in the open pairs competition on Sunday. John O’Connell and Pat Bertolleti came 2nd in the Friday open pairs and Noreen Coholan and Brid Fitzgibbon who came 2nd in the open pairs on Saturday. Once again a great result by all.
Teams of Four February 2016
Gerry Wrixon, Anne Keating Mary Horgan and Brian O’Neil sceen here receiving the trophy from our President Margaret Thuillier.
Second place winners Carol Kenneally, Deirdre Walsh, Margaret Thuillier and George Hayes.
Third place went to Katrinia Fabritius, Berna Treacy, Chris Healy and Margaret McCarthy.
Congratulations to Deirdre Walsh and George Hayes who came 1st in Session 1 of Master Teams, winners overall of Master Teams.
Our congratulations also goes to Berna Treacy and Noreen Maloney who came 1st in Session 1 Intermediate B Pairs, 3rd overall Intermediate B Pairs.
Christmas Party Night
A wonderful night was had by all at our Christmas bridge night. The committee organized great prizes; all bought locally from, 1601 Off Licence , Maurice Murphys, Daisy Chain Florist and Super Valu.
** Check out the gallery for other photos of the night **
Acton Trophy November 24th 2015
Congratulations to Margaret Thuillier and Eileen Mangan on winning the Acton Trophy for 2015.
Brian O Neill has come 3rd in the regional pairs competition and this now qualifies Brian to play in the national pairs which will be held next year. well done Brian!
Away weekend for Kinsale Bridge Club October 2015
The Bayview Hotel in Ballycotton got an end of season boost when it hosted Kinsale Bridge Club for an intensive weekend of Bridge. The wonderful organisation and hard work by Deirdre, Brian, Mary and George ensured that everything worked to perfection.
The management and staff of the hotel were welcoming and helpful at all times. The food was delicious and we went home carrying extra pounds.
We were delighted that members from other clubs participated and competed with us.
It has been rumoured that some members have booked for next year already.