A reminder that the final event of the 2023/24 season, the Yeats Country (Sligo) Online Charity Congress, will take place on BBO over the weekend of 7-9 June, with evening events for all grades on all three days. Last season’s congress raised more than €3,000 for deserving charities, so please support the congress, and organiser Fearghal O’Boyle who does so much for bridge in Ireland, if you can. Pre-entry is required, using this form.

The CBAI’s AGM will take place in the Hilton Hotel Malahide (Northern Cross) on Saturday 6 July, at 2 p.m., and all members are welcome to attend. There will be the traditional game of bridge afterwards, also for charity, for anyone who wishes to play. The deadline for resolutions (“motions”) for the AGM has now passed, and none have been received. The following individuals have been properly nominated for officer or other positions within the Association for season 2024/25:

President: Catherine Byrne, Proposed: Dublin North Region
President Elect: John Phelan, Proposed: South Eastern Region
Vice President: Martin Brady, Proposed: Mary Kelly-Rogers Seconded: Peter O’Meara
Hon Secretary: Linda O’Riordan, Proposed: Pat O’Mahony Seconded: Carmel Connolly
Hon Treasurer: Brendan Martin, Proposed: Tony Smyth Seconded: Seamus Costello
Hon Auditor: Brian Dolan, Proposed: Paul Porteous Seconded: Mary Timoney

Finally, we have added the events for the 2024/25 season for which all details are confirmed to the calendar section of the website, to allow members to plan their diaries for next season.