President: Maria McGrath
(Vice President:Deirdre Tuckey)
Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy
: Sean Newcomen
Last Meeting : Friday 16 Nov .2018
Next Meeting : Feb. 2019 (TBC)
Balbriggan / Gate club Challenge Cup Friday 26th April
Balbriggan Open Teams Sunday 5th May
AGM Wednesday 8th May
Willie Berrill Sunday 14th April
Lar Shearan, Navan Good Friday 19th April
2019 (Also See CBAI N.E Web Site /Diary)for more dates & Details
JJ Murphy, Novice Pairs, Athlone Saturday 13th April
Lambert and Cooper Cups, Athlone Saturday 13th April
IBU Club Pairs Masters Saturday 11th May
IBU Club Pairs Intermediates Saturday 18th May
Fun Teams Saturday 25th May
The Club received confirmation on December 4 that following an application (2018) to the Community Enhancement Programme of Fingal County Council, we have been granted Funding of € 1000.00 for work relating to Club Improvements..
The Committee & its Members wishes to thank The Department of Rural & Community Development ,Fingal County Council ,The Local Community Development Committee for granting our application.
Hon Sec Balbriggan Bridge Club
The National Teams Finals are taking place at the Hodson Bay Hotel ,Athlone during April 27-28 . The Club has the following people representing the Club & the Region in these Finals.Best wishes to all participants.
Masters : Helen Sheridan.FrancesNewcomen, Brenden Sheridan and Sean Newcomen.
Peter Howard ,Brian Carroll ,Deirdre Tuckey ,Seamus Costello.
Inter "B": Martina Ward ,Marie Kenny ,Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner.
The President's (Maria McGrath) Charity events was held in aid of Alzheimers Society of Ireland .Monies raised will go towards the local groups of this Charity. As usual Balbriggan Bridge Club members will add their support for the Presidents Charity .
71 Drogheda Street,
Tel: 01-8414476(after 7.30pm)
Saturday 27th April and Saturday 4th May 10.00 to 12.30
Classes ideal for Novice and Intermediate B players.
1 hour class, tea/coffee break and then playing set hands,
followed by analysis of hands and Class Notes
Contact Seamus on 087-2890814
Congratulations to Helen & Brenden Sheridan who won the Willie Berrill Cup in the ABCD Bridge Venue this Sunday 14 April .
Presentation was made by Marie Milne & Martin T .O'Brien (ABCD Club President).
Congratulations go to Margaret & Paul Kelly on winning Thursdays 2 week "Stan Fitpatrick Cup ". Presentation was made by Maria McGrath (Club President).
The Annual Balbriggan -Skerries Cubs Cup(Skerries,John Lane ,Holmpatrick) competition took place in Balbriggan Bridge Club on Friday April 5 .Success this time went to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello . Congratulations to all that took part.
Presentation was made by Maria McGrath (Balbriggan Club President).
On Sunday 31 March the Regional Ladies & Mens Pairs were held at the ABCD Bridge club in Drogheda. Congratulations go to :
Maureen Walsh & Margaret Winters winners of the Frances Dunne Cup for the Ladies Pairs .
Sean Newcomen & Frank Davey :winners of the Mens Pairs : Des Scully Cup .
Presentation was made by Margaret Hanlon (Regional President)
The CBAI National Pairs Final was held in Athlone over the weekend of March 24. Congratulations go to Carol Sheridan & Pat Mulholland who were the 2nd Session winners of the Inter "A " Laird Cup .
Congratulations also go to Camilla McLoughlin & Kat Hynes who were 2nd in the Inter "B" Civil Service Cup .
Presentaion was made by Peter O'Meara )Presidnet of the CBAI).
Congratulations go to the following people who were the Winners of the separate 3 week President's Prize competitions held Monday ,Tuesday ,Wedesday and Thursday in February. Presentaions were made by Club President Maria McGrath.
Mondays : Winner : Tim Carroll, 2nd Mary Brown,3rd Seamus Costello.
Tuesdays : Winner : Kat Hynes ,2nd Teresa Hutchinson,3rd Joe Bissett
Wednesday:Winner : Marian Kinsella ,2nd Lillian Jones ,3rd Carmel Brogan
Thursday : Winner : Stafford Stack ,2nd Paddy O'Shea ,3rd Bernadette Mc Carthy
Congratulations go to Ray Ryan & Kay Goldsworthy on winning the Star & Crescent Cup held at the ABCD Bridge Venue in Drogheda on Sunday March 3 .(Presentation was made by Dr. Frank Davey)
Congratulations to Carol Sheridan & Vincent Bissett who were the Session 2 Winners in the Inter "A" section of the above Congress .Presentation was made by Peter O'Meara(Preident of CBAI ).
Well done to Helena Browner & Veronica Buttimer who were the winners of the Inter "B " prize in the Intermediate Pairs section of the Wexford Congress on Saturday Feb 2 .Presentation was made with Peter O'Meara (President CBA)
Congratulations go to Alish Guinan & Joe Bissett in winning Wednesday's 2 week Lions Cup Competition. Presentation was made by Maria Mc Grath ( Club President)
Congrarulations go to Maeve & Brian Carroll on winning Monday's 2 week Windmill Cup Trophy .Presentaion was made by Marie McGrath (Club President)
Last weekend (January 12-13 ) in Clane the following people deserve congratulations for their achievements in the Rankings for the following :
1. Jackson Cup (National Womens Pairs ) : Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh achieved 4th position out of 94.
2. Mc Menami Bowl : Womens Teams : Helen Sheriden & Deirdre Tuckey( with Mary Kelly Rogers & Anne Fitzgerald ) achieved 3rd position.
3. The Geraldine Trophy ( Mens Teams ): Sean Newcomen & Ray Ryan ( with Tom Lawlor& FRank Davey) achieved 3rd position from 39 .
The Regional Teams Championships were held in Navan on Sunday January 6th 2019. Success went to the Club and congratulations go to the following:
1. Winners of the Joan Kieran Shield for Masters : Helen Sheridan.FrancesNewcomen, Brenden Sheridan and Sean Newcomen.
2. Runners up in the Masters: Peter Howard ,Brian Carroll ,Deirdre Tuckey ,Seamus Costello.
3. Winners of the Inter "B " Cup : Martina Ward ,Marie Kenny ,Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner.
The winners progress to the National Finals later in the year.
Presentations to all were made by Margaret Hanlon (Regional President)
Balbriggan Bridge Club's "Heron Trophy " took place in the Club House on Sunday December, 16.
Congratulations go to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello who were the Heron Trophy Winners .
Well done also to the following :
2nd : Helen & Brendan Sheridan
3rd : Mary Timoney & Donek Szenejko
Best Club: Margaret Winters & Ray Ryan
Best Inter "A " : Pamela Mc Mahon & Bernie Byrne
Presentation was made by Maria McGrath ( Club President)
Congratulations to the following pairs on winning the Clubs "Turkey Competions."
Mondays Session : Brenden & Helen Sheridan
Tuesdays Session : Phyllis Carew & Margaret Sweeny
Wednesdays Session : Malcolm Goldsworthy & Jim Mc Cormick
Thursdays Session : Maria Callinan & Phil Lynch
Congratulations go to the following in the recent EAST of Ireland Congress held in Dundalk,
1. CONGRESS PAIRS: 2nd were Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh.
2. CONGRESS TEAMS: 3rd were : Peter Howard,Brian Carroll,Deirdre Tuckey,Seamus Costello.
3. Inter "B" Pairs. 4th & Best Regional: Kat Hynes & Camilla McLoughlin.
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The Tom Sheridan Trophy was held in the Bracken Court on Sunday 4 November .
Congratulations to : The Winners Noel Fanning & Tim Carroll: Presentaion was made by Carol Sheridan & Maria McGrath ( Club President).
2nd :Peter Howard & Brian Carroll
3rd : Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney.
1st Session Winner :Paddy Bonner & Frank Davey
2nd Session Winner : Margaret Winters & Ray Ryan
Best Local : Sean Newcomer & FRancis Newcomen
Best "Inter A" Pamela Mc Mahon & Bernie Byrne
Best "Inter B" : Debbie & Barry Leahy
Congratulations go to Helen & Brendan Sheriden on winning the N.E. Regional Mixed Pairs tournament held in the ABCD Bridge Centre in Drogheda on Sunday 28 October 2018 .
Congratulations also go to Phyllis Carew & Joe Bissett in ahieving "Best Intermediate ".
Presentation to Helen & Brenden was made by Margaret Hanlon (N.E. REgional President)
The Drogheda Congress took place this weekend (Oct 5-7) in the Westcourt Hotel & the new ABCD Bridge Centre. Congratulations go to the following and to other Club Members who supported the event .
1. Congress Pairs : Best Local : Sean & Francis Newcomen
2. Inter "A " " Pairs (2nd Session ) : Mary Mulholland & Mary Roy
3. Congress Teams( Best Local ): Seamus Costello.Deirdre Tuckey ,Brian Carroll & Ray Ryan
Inter "B " Pairs : Winners : Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner
Inter "B " Pairs : 2nd : Martina Ward & Marie Kenny
Inter "B Teams : Winners : Veronica Buttimer ,Helena Browner ,Marie Kenny & Martina Ward
Grand Prix Winners : Inter B Section : Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner.
Novice Pairs : 5th : Oliver Lawless & Jaroslav Wojciehowski
Presentation was made by Peter O'Meara (President of the CBAI ) and the Congress President.(Heather KilKelly)
The Presidents Prize which was a 3 session event hosted by the new CBAI President O Peter O'Meara was held in Athlone at the weekend . Congratulations go to Deirdre Tuckey& Seamus Costello in Winning this Event . Well done also to Brenden & Helen Sheridan in achieving 4th Postion.
Deirdre & Seamus are being presented with the winners Trophy by Peter O'Meara(CBAI President).
On Sunday September 9 The Pat Taffe Trophy competition took place at the new ABCD Bridge Centre in Drogheda . Congratulations go to Helen & Brendan Sheridan who came 1st in this first event as part of the N.E. REgion event calendar. Presentation was made by Seamus Costello ( Regional Secretary)
Congratulations go to Helena Browner & Veronica Buttimer who won the NIBU Inter "B " Mc Kenzie Trophy at the La Mons Hotel in Belfast this weekend .This was part of the Ciara Burns Memorial Open Gala Pairs .
Congratulations also go to Maria Callinan(Novice) & Ray Hearty (A) who came 2nd in the "A " section of the Gala Competition.
In the 2018 Dublin Summer Congress held at Westmanstown this weekend, (27-29 July)congratulations go to Maria Callinan & Phil Lynch in achieving 2nd place in the Open Novice Section .
Congratulations go to Maureen Walsh & Margaret Winters who were the winners of the Regional Ladies Pairs held in the Gate Club. Presentaion was made by Seamus Costello (Regional Secretary).
Congratulations go to Oliver Lawless & Jaroslav Wojciechowski on winning the Club's Thursdays 2 week Shambo Trophy Competition. Presentaion was made by Maria McGrath ( Club President).
Congratulations go to Carol Sheridan & Pat Mulholland on Winning The Regional Intermediate "A " Pairs competition at the recent N.E. Regional Pairs Event held in Navan
Presentaion was made by Margaret Hanlon (President of N.E. Region).
Congratulation go to Marie Kenny & Martina Ward on winning the Club's 2 week Balbriggan Trophy . Presentation was mae by Maria McGrath ( Club President).
Congratulations go to Seamus Costello &Deirdre Tuckey on winning The Club's 2 week John Lane Competition. Presentation was made by Maria McGath (Club President)