President: Maria McGrath
(Vice President:Deirdre Tuckey)
Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy
: Sean Newcomen
Last Meeting : Friday 16 Nov .2018
Next Meeting : Jan 2019 (TBC)
Presidents Prize Draw Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th
Presidents Prize Arrange Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st
Presidents Prize Arrange (different partner) Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th
Sunday 17th Cullen Cup Cavan
Sunday 24th Headfort Trophy 7.30pm
Thursday 28th Connolly Cup Carrickmacross
Sunday 3rd Star and Crescent Cup
2019 (Also See CBAI N.E Web Site /Diary)for more dates & Details
March 19 -21 : IBU Seniors Congess : Cavan
March 23-24: National Pairs Final : Hodson Bay .Athlone
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
Novice & Intermediate Congress is on Friday 15-Sunday 17 February in the Hodson Bay Hotel ,Athlone . Full details on Club Notice Board .
71 Drogheda Street,
Tel: 01-8414476(after 7.30pm)
Improver Classes will take place in the Clubhouse on Saturday mornings 2019.(TBC)
If you wish to attend please contact Seamus on 087-2890814 or Malcolm on 087-2618926
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 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
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).
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)
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 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)