Streets of Wicklow
The countdown is on for the ever popular ‘Streets of Wicklow’ race organised by Inbhear Dee Athletic Club.
This race takes place each year on St. Stephens Day at 11 a.m. and offers a great family or individual event for all ages which has been running for over 10 years.
A chipped timed race, it is a super family event with a cash prize and perpetual silver cup kindly sponsored by The Sports Room in Wicklow Town for the fastest family across the line. It is also a fast 5K with cash prize for the first 5 men and 5 women.
Prizes will be given for each category and a sports bag for the first 500 registered on line. For the very young there is a 1 mile race at 10.30am, entry €3 on the line.
Runners can register online now to avail of a 25 per cent discount on the entry fee - visit www.inbheardeeac.com or the Facebook page and follow the links. Contact Sinéad Nolan, chairperson for further information on (086) 6096515.
Grand Slam Bridge Club
After 25 years this Bridge Club still comes up with great fun and a relaxed and enjoyable evening of entertaining bridge games week after week.
Last Wednesday, was no exception. Some of the members who had not been able to attend the 25th celebration dinner in the Lighthouse Restaurant on the Quay were envious when they were told what a great night was had and what they had missed.
The winning pair this week were Linda Walsh and her regular playing partner, Carol Wadden. They beat Caroline Brown and Michael Ryan who took second place. Third spot went to Billy Dunne and Ann McCarthy. Carol and Linda were well ahead of the pack but the next four pairs were within a single point of one another.
Six hands served up all 13 tricks – the Grand Slam, but no pair made the top bid; all six hands bid and made a small slam of twelve tricks plus one. So the Grand Slam prize pot remains unclaimed so far this year.
Our three regular members from the Dominican community were absent, celebrating with delegates attending one of their International conferences held in the Ecology Centre.
A reminder of the Neptune Bridge
Diamond Bridge Club
Clare Sally and Maura Gaskin took first place for North/South on Monday, November 6. Second were Nancy O’Brien and Catherine McGillycuddy. Third went to Phil Power and Monica Brady and in fourth were Seamus Kennedy and Pauric Gleeson.
First for East/West Teresa Leahy and Marian Davies. Second were Catherine Halligan and Bridie Nolan, in third were Rowena Brady and Maria Magee and in fourth John Loscher and Margaret Byrne.
002 Bridge Club
Friday, November 10, saw Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond take first place for North/South. Second were Judy Skates and Maria Magee.
In third were Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd, and in fourth June Digby and MauraGaskin. East/Westvictorswere Ger Lenihan and Paddy O’Brien.
Joint second/third were Nancy O’Brien, John Loscher, Phil Kenna and Liz Belton. In fourth were Jim McNamara and Pauric Gleeson.
Royal Bridge Club
Last Monday night Robert Doyle and Tony DeCourcy beat all competitors and the handicap system to win North/South with Ann Looby and Ann Hollingsworth second.
East /West section produced a popular first of the season for Ena Hickey and Phil Laverty. They were comfortable winners ahead of Deborah Shipperlee and Dorothy Levingstone.
The winners on Wednesday night in the Red room were Judy Skates and Marie Magee North/South and Marie Therese O’Sullivan and Edward