The National Pairs Championships were held in the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon, over the weekend of 1/2 April, for the Davidson Cup (Open), Laird Cup (Intermediate A), and Civil Service Cup (Intermediate B). This was the first live running of these events, amongst the most prestigious in the CBAI’s calendar, since 2019, and it was great to see a full house in the Davidson and the Laird, and an almost full entry in the Civil Service, and that all our regions were represented.

The prizewinners were:

  • Davidson Cup (Open): 1st Cian Holland & Derek O’Gorman (South Munster); 2nd Stephen Barr & Thomas MacCormac (Dublin South); 3rd Joan Kenny & Enda Glynn (Western); 4th Bríd Kemple & Terry Walsh (Dublin South); Session Prizes: John & Lucy Phelan (South Eastern); Karel De Raeymaeker & Conor Boland (Dublin South); John & Kelan O’Connor (North Munster)Masterpointed Results
  • Laird Cup (Intermediate A): 1st Berna Treacy & Noreen Maloney (South Munster); 2nd Ann Fox & Konstantin Rabkin (South Munster); 3rd Deirdre Fallon & Ruth Peare (Dublin South); 4th Patricia Eames & Kay Duddy (Western); Session Prizes: Edie Brosnan & Teresa Cowman (South Eastern); Liz Whelan & Anne Kenneally (South Midland); Joan Duggan & Shirley Mangan (North Munster)Masterpointed Results
  • Civil Service Cup (Intermediate B): 1st Christine Heath & Kathryn Ryan (Eastern); 2nd Dara Voyles & Paul Dunne (Mid Leinster); 3rd Melissa Brady & Mary Maguire (North Eastern); 4th Dermot Houston & John O’Donovan (South Munster); Session Prizes: Catherine McCarthy & Mary Morrin (North Western); Robert Wolfe & John Corcoran (Eastern); Marie Dalton & Mary Higgins (South Munster). Masterpointed Results

Davidson Cup Winners 2023

Laird Cup Winners 2023

Civil Service Cup Winners 2023

Thanks to all who took part, and to the TD crew of Fearghal O’Boyle, Mairead Basquille, and Diarmuid Reddan for making sure everything ran smoothly.

Navan Bridge Club will host the annual Laur Sheeran Trophy (Master/Inter A) and Navan Open Cup (Inter B/Novice) on Good Friday, 7 April, at 18:00 in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan. Pre-entry is essential, before 20:00 on Thursday 6 April, and can be made to Peter Byrne (086-8049531 or or to Mary Timoney (087-1236786 or