Bridge - George Ryan
The Republic's teams for the under 25 (Junior Camrose), and under 20 (Peggy Bayer Trophy) home international bridge championships in Edinburgh on January 27th28th, are - Camrose: A Barton, D Nolan, T Murphy, D Kenneally, C Heffernan, F O'Connor, and H Dowling-Long (non-playing captain). Bayer: S Bavalia, J Martin, P Scannell, E Davis, and R King (npc). One pair may be added to the latter team.
Regional championships - Dublin North - Major (Marie Cummins Cup): 1, J Timlin, A Delaney; 2, L Moran, P Murphy; 3, M Quinn, M Kelly-Rogers. Sess: Paddy and Phil Morrissey; P and M Gallagher. Inter A (McLoughlin Cup): 1, P Dunne, W Kehoe; 2, R Troy, A More O'Ferrall; 3, M Killeavy, C Thomas; 4, A Dempsey, A McKeon. Best B: P Evers, B Lavery. Sess: M Sheehy, L Carey; D Galavan, F Newell.
Dublin South - Major (Quin Cup): 1, A Mesbur, N K FitzGibbon; 2, A M Horan, J Carroll; 3, W Mevius, N Van Woerkoem. Sess: A Hanratty, J McAndrew; M O Briain, M MacDonagh. Inter A (Joe Moran Cup): 1, D Berber, G Lawlor; 2, M Ardiff, F Murray; 3, A Murray, H Cormack. Sess: E Sharkey, P Heron; S Treanor, R Latham. Inter B (Duffy Cup): 1, M and D Morrissey; 2, J Greville, C Leonard; 3, F Gill, M O'Malley. Best novices: R McLoughlin, C Tonge.
Eastern - Cleary Cup: 1, J Noonan, C A Cummins; 2, E Vickers, P Thornbury; 3, J Last, J Kilduff; 4, C McCarthy, H Holman. Sess: P and D Ryder; R O'Farrell, B Hunter. Western - Weir Cup: 1, Dr G M Keaveney, Rev E Glynn; 2, J Hynes, B Winston; 3, U and D Walsh. Inter A: 1, T and M Ruane; 2, C Mitchell, J Stack.
North-eastern - Major: 1, A Hall, K Manning; 2, Rev J Hanratty, I Butterly; 3, H and B Sheridan; 4, N and S Grimes. Sess: A McGee, J Kierans; M Cussen, A O'Gorman. Inter A: 1, E Scott, D O'Connor; 2, G Franks, J Coyne; 3, M Treacy, P Lyons. Sess: F and S Newcomen; D Smith, A Kierans. Inter B: 1, P and B Byrne; 2, (tie), H Hunt, A Carolan, K Walsh, P Lawlor.
Northern - 1, A Carr, E McMenamin; 2, J Gallagher, J McGinley; 3, Rev D Doherty, J C Boyle; 4, D Ellis, J J Doherty. North-western - Major: 1, A Murphy, E Dodd; 2, M Hickey, F Sproule. Inter A: 1, E Claffey, G O'Flynn; 2, R McHugh, M Ui Ruanai. Inter B: 1, F Keane, M Nevin; 2, M Kilfeather, K Maher.
North Midland - Tom Gleeson Trophy: 1, J Dooley, K Guinan; 2, B McDonnell, A O'Connor; 3, M O'Halloran, B Corcoran. Inter A: 1, P O'Meara, U O'Gorman; 2, S Heneghan, J Keenan. Sess: A Seery, B Morris; L Breslin, D Wynne.
North Munster - 1, G Connolly, P Liston; 2, A Harte, N Doyle; 3, M Griffin, B Pattinson. Best A: A Haran, N Imbusch. Sess: B Kirby, M Hanrahan; E Cleary, G Lessells. South Munster: 1, M Kennefick, D O'Gorman; 2, B and M Madden; 3, B Murphy, M Boland. Inter A: 1, P Carr, J Smith; 2, E Morgan, O Rose.
South-eastern - 1, A Nolan, M McCormack; 2, J Doyle, J Sexton; 3, J and L Phelan; 4, P Flynn, J Spratt; 5, K Byrne, N Foley. Best A: M Coffey, N Tierney. South Midland: 1, S Gallagher, Rev D Byrne; 2, S O Lubaigh, F O'Farrell. Inter A: 1, A Lynch, D O'Leary; 2, M Somers, D Nee. Sess: C Latham, A Lambe; A Cummins, S Bolger.