Bridge congress proves a success
Up on 800 people attended the annual Bridge Congress held in Drogheda at the weekend.
Addressing those in attendance, Mayor Frank Godfrey said it was a wonderful occasion for the town.
'It is known all over Ireland as 'The Friendly Congress' And we all know why that is - because we are all very friendly here in Drogheda! And the attendance at the congress is proof that this is true,' he stated.
'The bridge players here this weekend come from the four corners of Ireland -and even beyond. For some it is a first visit, but many of you are returning year after year. You are all most welcome.
Bridge is a growing past-time - or sport as it is now referred to - and the standard is rising. Drogheda is proud to have a number of Master Players in town. Another thing we can be proud of is our new Bridge Centre on the Fair Green. ABCD - Associated Bridge Clubs of Drogheda. The various clubs have come together and formed a united body, and built a fantastic state-of-the-art clubhouse where I was honoured to attend the official opening just a week ago.'