Congratulations to the PENDER team (Gilda Pender, Hilary McDonagh, Joan Kenny, Jeannie Fitzgerald, Rebecca Brown (O’Keeffe), and Siobhan Part), which led from trap to line in the Lady Milne trials, and has won the honour of representing Ireland in the Lady Milne Trophy online on 16-18 April. Full results of the trials here.

Well done also to the winners at the Cork Congress held on BBO over the weekend of 22-24 January, as follows:

  • Friday: Mixed Pairs – Judith Lawson & Paul Hackett
  • Intermediate B Pairs – Dave Sutton & Deborah Brownrigg Shields
  • Novice Pairs – Breda Cahill & Mary Creed
  • Gala Open Pairs – Mark Hill & Giles Ip
  • Sligo & Friends Pairs – Tom McKeever & Anne Hassan
  • Saturday: Congress Pairs – Mark Hill & Giles Ip
  • Area Master Pairs – Pearl O’Connell & Evelyn Murphy
  • Intermediate A Pairs – Trevor Murphy & Sean Maguire
  • Intermediate B Pairs – Aidan Leonard & Barry Murphy
  • Novice Pairs – Anne Foley & Adrienne O’Reilly
  • Saturday Lunchtime Open Pairs – Teresa Leggett & Edel Murphy
  • Saturday Afternoon Open Pairs – Ita O’Sullivan & Anna Carr
  • Saturday Evening Open Pairs – Maura Lane & Moira Roche
  • Sunday: Congress Teams – Kath Nelson, Rhona Goldenfield, Greer McKenzie, Alan Nelson
  • Intermediate Teams – Mary & Jim Shannon, Florence & Tony Jordan
  • Sunday Morning Open Pairs – Teresa Leggett & Edel Murphy
  • Sunday Afternoon Open Pairs – Margaret King & Betty Cody
  • Sunday Night Celebration Gala Open Pairs – Margaret Farren & Anna Carr

The full results from the Congress may be found here. Thanks to Tournament Directors Fearghal O’Boyle, Mairead Basquille, and Diarmuid Reddan (who also acted as entry co-ordinator). Fearghal was kept busy; he also directed the Lady Milne trials!