We are saddened to announce the death of Paddy Carr of Stranorlar, after a long illness. Paddy was a past President of both the CBAI and the IBU, and was “Mister Bridge” in Donegal, where he was for many years the driving force behind the hugely successful annual bridge congress.

The congress was Paddy’s pride and joy and he went to great lengths to ensure everything was well organised and that everyone, from far and near, received the heartiest of Donegal welcomes. The fact that the congress is still one of the most popular in the country is a tribute to the efforts of Paddy and his team.

Aside from being an excellent player, Paddy was also a well-respected and skilled National Tournament Director. He was always helpful and encouraging, and dispensed his wise counsel with such charisma that everyone who came across him remembered him with fondness. Irish bridge has lost a great servant, and he will be badly missed.

We extend our sincere sympathies to Paddy’s children, Mary, Michael, Helen, and Tony, to his brother Cathal, his sister Bernie, his extended family and his wide circle of friends.