Well done to those who featured in the virtual mixed championships held over the weekend of 17/18 October. We normally refer to them as “prizewinners”, but in the current climate do not want to leave ourselves exposed to any lawsuits!

Spiro Cup (Mixed Pairs): 1st Breda Synnott & Kevin O’Dea; 2nd Carol-Ann Cummins & John Noonan; 3rd Betty & Dermot Cotter; 4th Joan Kenny & Enda Glynn. Full results

Coen Trophy (Mixed Teams): 1st Lucy & John Phelan, Anna Onishuk, and Karel De Raeymaeker; 2nd Zrinka Kokot, Pat McDaid, Cass O’Donnell, and Ian Hamilton; 3rd LizAnn O’Reilly, Gordon Lessells, Kay Cussen, and Denis Sheehan; 4th Miriam McConville, Paul Porteous, Mary Trench, and Fred Barry. Full results

Thanks to all who took part, and especially to the very hard-working organising team of Fearghal O’Boyle, Mairead Basquille, and Diarmuid Reddan for all their efforts. Next up are the North Kerry (23/25 October) and Donegal (6/8 November) congresses, so watch this space and on social media for the details.

We hope you are enjoying these online events. Given that no one has to travel, we can be more flexible about starting and finishing times than with in-person events, so if anyone has anyone strong views on timings, we’d be happy to hear them (whilst recognising that it may not be possible to keep everyone happy).

And as previously noted, these events this season are being held essentially for entertainment purposes only. Masterpoints will be awarded, but national titles and monetary prizes will not.