The weekend of 17/18 September saw four teams do battle for the honour of representing Ireland in the Lady Milne Trophy (women’s home international championship), to be held in Wales on 22-24 April next. Incredibly, it was also the first live bridge event hosted by the CBAI since March 2020!

The playing conditions were amended considerably to ensure the necessary precautions against COVID-19, and we thank the International Committee for their efforts in devising revised Conditions of Contest, and the players and our TD Fearghal O’Boyle for their understanding and commitment. Everything would appear to have gone smoothly, with the only medical issue being one of the participants being stung whilst outside on a break.

Congratulations to the winning Phelan team, Lucy Phelan, Dolores Gilliland, Valarie Burke-Moran, Ann O’Connell, Sandra Newell, and Carol-Ann Cummins. We are sure you’ll join us in wishing them good luck for the Lady Milne event. Full results are here.