2017 – 2018
PRESIDENT’S AWARD WINNER – EILEEN O’Connor
Eileen, from Borris in Co Carlow founded the local club in Borris in 2001 and remained as Secretary for the following 8 years. She gives bridge lessons free of charge to the new beginners every year, in addition to passing on her knowledge on scoring and tournament direction.
On a weekly basis, she organises partners and answers any queries relating to all aspects of bridge; she is a great support to all the members and new committees.
In addition to Borris, Eileen has served on the committees of Goresbridge & Graiguenamanagh Bridge Clubs, bringing her knowledge, sound advice and balanced judgement to bear, ensuring the ongoing success of those clubs.
Bridge is Eileen’s life – “24-7”, giving of her time selflessly; an ideal “unsung hero”, she is a worthy recipient of the President’s Award this year.