President: Maria McGrath
(Vice President:Deirdre Tuckey)
Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy
: SEan Newcomen
Next Meeting :
2017(Also See CBAI N.E Web Site /Diary)for more dates & Details
Sunday 20th May: Ulster Bank Team of 4 Ardee
Monday 28th May: Regional AGM - Navan
Saturday 26th May 4 Fun Teams
Saturday 7th National AGM Donegal
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.....
Starting next Week w/c June 4 work will start renovating the toilets. Main work will be modifying the current ladies toilets into a Joint " Toilet for wheelchair access ". The toilets upstairs are available and we suggest the downstairs mens toilets are used by the "Ladies ." .THere will be improvements to these toilets as well . Please bear with us through these improvemnt changes .
Bridge sessions should not be affected .
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.
Click on the article for details of new regulations.
Bridge Webs Update for GDPR
I have updated Bridge Webs with their version which accomodates GDPR . For those who use "Find A Partner " please note the following :When you log in and leave a message you have the option for this to be "Public" or "Private" . If you tick the "Private " only other people who" log in" can see your message . If you tick " Public " anyone can see your message without logging in ( current System). The later I feel meets all needs ,however the option is yours .( MKG )
71 Drogheda Street,
Tel: 01-8414476(after 7.30pm)
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 the Winners of the Dublin Summer Congress Inter B Teams. This was held at Westmanstown Country Club ober the weekend.
The Balbriggan Winning team was Helena Bowner ,Veronica Buttimer ,Marie Kenny & Mary Mullholland .
Presentation was by : Jim o'Sullivan ( President CBAI ) & Rory Egan ( Congress President)
The beginners course resumes on
Tuesday January 23rd 2018 in the Clubhouse
Starting time 8p.m.
Cost is €80.00 for 10 classes.
Contact Seamus (Teacher) at 087-2890814 or
Hon Sec Malcolm at 087-2618926
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
Congratulations go to Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh on winnning the Monday nights 2 week Windmill Cup . Presentation was made by Marie McGrath.( Vice President )
Congratulations go to Caroline Howard & Carol Sheridan on Winning Wednesdays 2 week Lions Cup Club Competition. Presentation was made by Mary English (Club President)