President: Maria McGrath
(Vice President:Deirdre Tuckey)
Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy
: Sean Newcomen
Next Meeting : To be Confirmed
Mon Sept 24+Oct 1 : 2 week John Lane Competition
Wed Sept 26 + Oct 3 : 2 week Balbriggan Trophy
Thursday Sept 27 + Oct 4 : 2 week Shambo Trophy:
( All above Same partners: Club Membership required ):
Tuesday 18th September 7pm Lillian Logan Dundalk
Sunday 30th Setember Fr Doris Ardee
Thursday 4th October O'Dowd Cup Carrickmacross
Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October Drogheda Congress
Sunday 14th Frank Kerr Headfort
2018/19 (Also See CBAI N.E Web Site /Diary)for more dates & Details
Saturday and Sunday, 22nd and 23rd September Duais An Uachtarain
The Club received to day confirmation that following an application (2016) to the Community ,Culture and Sports Division of Fingal County Council we have been approved for Funding up to € 2000.00 for Equipment.The agreed equipment will be for a Dealing Machine ( Already purchased 2nd hand through the CBAI).plus a printer .
The Club wishes to thank Fingal County Council for approving our application.....
Beginners Classes will start in the Clubhouse on Tuesday September 18th 2018 at 8pm. - 10.30pm.
The course is over 20 weeks with 10 lessons before Christmas and 10 lessons in the New Year.
Contact: Seamus (Teacher) mobile 087-2890814
or Malcolm (Club Secretary) mobile 087-2618926
Membership for the 2018 -2019 Season commences from September 1 2018 . Annual Fee is €25.00.( We have the new Diaries ,just waiting for the CBAI generic membership forms .)
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a new EU regulation which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It updates existing data protection laws and gives the individual greater control over their personal information.
All members of the bridge club will be asked to complete a new membership form in September.
71 Drogheda Street,
Tel: 01-8414476(after 7.30pm)
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 the following in this weekend's Bray Congress(Aug 31-Sept2).
Inter "B" Pairs Winners : Phyllis Carew & Marie Kenny:
Novice Pairs ( 4th) : Susan Mc Nulty & Phil Lynch.
Inter Teams : " Runners up (2nd): Veronica Buttimer ,Helena Browner,Marie Kenny ,Martina Ward
Inter A Pairs:Winners 2nd Session: Mary Roy & Mary Mulholland
Presentation was made by Peter O'Meara ( CBAI President)
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 .
Winners of the Team of 4 in Balbriggan 2018
Ken Walsh, Brendan Byrne, Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney
with Balbriggan Bridge Club President Mary English
In this year's Team Challenge, hosted in our clubhouse, Balbriggan won the event 4-1. It was a brilliant night all round with the bridge played in the most positive of spirit and followed by a most delicious supper which everyone enjoyed immensely. Many thanks to all who baked and helped in providing the supper. At the end of the night our President Mary was presented with the Challenge Shield by Paddy Brennan from the Gate Club. Next year's event will be hosted in the new Bridge Centre in Drogheda. An amazing story from the night was when in the Novice match at one of the tables two ladies who had known each other in childhood met again after more than 40 years. As Franki Valli would sing "Oh, what a night".
Mary English has nominated as her chosen Charity :: Balbriggan Cancer Support Group. As well as being local, this group had their premises broken into last year and lost a lot of their items . Please give your usual support
through the Club's upcoming events .
Attached is the Clubs Presention(€2000.00) to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group members in 2017 as Maura Levins Chosen Charity .(Photo only just been sourced today from a mobile).
On behalf of all the members of Balbriggan Bridge Club we all offer our congratulations to Agnes Kinsella on reaching the ever young age of 90 .The presentation was made last night with Flowers & a Birthday Cake . Presentation was made by Mary English ( Club President ) and Maria Mc Grath ( Vice President)
The IBU Senior Congress is in progress at the Cavan Crystal Hotel ,Cavan this week . . The Open Gala Night on Tuesday saw 89 pairs( Masters & Inter A) and congratulations goes to Vivienne Donnelly & Hilda Cussen in achieving best A1
Well done to Caroline Howard,Bernie Bissett,Vivienne Donnelly & Tim Carroll (All A1 & A2)in Winning the Cooper Cup (Area Masters).held in Carrickmacross at the weekend.
I believe as result of this significant win all are upgraded to Area Masters .
Congratulations to Maureen Walsh & Margaret Winters on winning the Balbriggan /Skerries Final held at the Balbriggan club on Friday April 6. A total of 24 pairs took part .
Presentation was carried out by Sean Newcomen (Club Chairman) .
Congratulations go to Lorretta Lawless & Stephanie Lawless on winning Thursday's2 Week Stan Fitzpatrick Cup . Presentation was made by Mary English ( Club President)
Congratulations goes to Kay Goldsworthy on winning the 3 week Presidents Prize in the Monday Tournament.Congratulations also goes to Mary Vaughan on winning Thursdays . Congratulations also go to Maura Levins on winning Tuesdays Presidents Prize. Congratulations also goes to Bernie Bissett on winning the Wednesdays Sesssion Presentation was made by Mary English (Club President).
Monday : Winner Kay Goldsworthy ,2nd Ray Ryan ,3rd ,Brian Carroll
Tuesday : Winner ; Maura Levins ,2nd Carmel Brogan ,3rd .Kat Hynes
Wednesday : Winner : Bernie Bissett ,2nd Mary Lacey ,3rd Caroline Howrd ,
Thursday : Winner : Mary Vaughan, 2nd Frank Ryan ,3rd Christine Mc Nally
Congratulations to Camilla McLoughlin & Kat Hynes on achieving 2nd position in the Inter "B " section of the Congress held in Donegal at the weekend(17/18 Feb )
Presentaion was made by Jim O'Sullivan ( CBAI President)
Congratulations go to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello on winning the McQuillan Cup at the weekend hosted by the Gate club in Drogheda .Presentation was made by Pat Brennan (Club President )
The North Eastern Regional Teams (of 4) were held on Sunday January 7 2018in the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan . Congratulations go to the members from Balbriggan & Skerries who took the Honours in each Section.
Winners of the Masters : Brian Carroll ,Peter Howard, Deirdre Tuckey ,Seamus Costello
Winners of the Inter "A " Section : Carol Sheridan & Caroline Howard, Vivienne Donnelly & Tim Carroll
Winners of the Inter "B " Section : Helena Browner & Veronica Buttimer .,Marina Ward & Marie Kenny
The above Teams go forward to the National Finals in April 2018
Presentation was by Phil Geoghegan ( N.E. President )
Congratulations go to Vivienne Donnelly & Tim Carroll on Winning the East of Ireland Congress Intermediate "A" Section .this weekend .Presentaion was made by : Phil Geoghegan ( REgional President ), Eoin Manning ( Congress President & Bernadette Brennan( Dundalk Bridge Club President .
Congratulations also go to Camiila McLoughlin & Kat Hynes as Runners up in the Congress Intermediate "B" Section
The Tom Sheridan Trophy was hosted by Balbriggan Bridge Club in the Bracken Court Hotel . in Balbriggan on Sunday November 5 . Congratulations go to the Winners :
Mary Timoney & Donek Szenejko. Presentation was made by Mary English ( Club President ) and Carol Sheridan. Other prizewinners were :
2nd :Peter Howard & Brian Carroll
3rd : Mary Madden & Tom Curren
!st Session Winners: John McNally & Tiioran Hall
2nd Session Winners: Patsy Gibney & Maura Hand
Best " Inter A" : Caroil Sheridan & Caroline Howard
Best "Inter B" : Martina Ward & Marie Kenny
Best Club : Brendan & Helen Sheridan
Balbriggan Bridge Club woud like to thank all those who supported the event
Over the recent weekend the Drogheda Congess took place at the Westcourt Hotel & the Barbican Centre in Drogheda .Balbriggn & Skerries members who achieved notable prizes were as follows ;
Congress Pairs : Peter Howard & Brian Carrol: Best Regional Pairs .
Confined Pairs : Kay Goldsworthy * Maeve Carroll : Best Regional Pairs
Confined Pairs Noel Fanning & Tim Carrill : Confined Pairs 1st Session Winners .
Mixed Pairs : Deirdre Reid & Christie Tierney: Best Regional
Mixed Pairs : Sean & FRancis Newcomen : : Best Local
Inter "B " Pairs : Kat Hynes & Camilla Mc Loughlin: 2nd Overall
Inter "B " : Phyllis Crew & Joe Bissett : Best Local
Novice : Sean Hynes & Carol Wickham: 2nd
Photo: Kat & Camilla presentation : Jim O'Sullivan ( CBAI President ),Dr .Frank Davy (Congess President )* Phil Geoghegan( N.E. President ).
(Any ommissions please let me know)
Congratulations to Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh in winning the N.E. REgional Ladies Pairs ,held in the Gate Club on Sunday 18 March .Presentation was made by Regional Secretary Seamus Costello.
Balbriggan Bridge Club hosted their annual "Heron Trophy" in the Club House on Sunday December 10. :
Congratulations go to : The Winners: Mary Timoney& Donek Szenejko. Presentation by Mary English ( Club President )
Best Inter "A" : Tim Carroll & Vivienne Donnelly
Best Inter " B" : Maura Levins & Mary English
Best Club: Helen & Brendan Sheridan