Streets of Wick­low

Wicklow People - - NEWS -

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

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