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Telephone 01 492 9666 
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Interesting facts

The origin of playing cards: 

The origin of playing cards was in China and dates back to around the year 1120.  

Originally, cards were used for fortune telling and gambling. 
Cards were introduced into Italy and Spain around 1370, probably coming from Egypt. 
Tarot cards, used for fortune telling, were introduced in Italy in 1440.

The origin of Bridge: 

The origin of Bridge can be traced back to a card game 1st played in the 16th century, what was the name of that game? 

= "Whist" - The 1st entirely devoted to Whist was written by Edmund Hoyle in 1742

Recent Updates
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Sub Committee 50th Year Celebrations!

We have set up a sub committee to organise the 50th year  celebrations. Moira Mc Gettrick, Roy Ball, Mary Dillion, Kay O'Shaughnessy and Sarann Doyle are on this sub committee. If you have any ideas or suggestions on how to celebrate this special year please let the sub committee know.  We welcome all ideas and suggestions!

Turkey Draw

Turkey Draw is on the 3rd December. This event is a draw for partners so there is no need to enter. There will be a stand by on the night so please come even if you do not have a partner.

Winners of the Dunn Trophy
Winners of the Dunn Trophy

Congratulations to Kay Falkner Sheridan and Noel Glennon on winning the Dunn Trophy.

St Vincent De Paul

Our charity night for St Vincent De Paul has been changed to Monday 16th Nov We are hoping for a great turn out on the night. Please note that you can bring a friend to play bridge. Also there will be prizes and plenty of fun! Please support this great cause.

Annual Mass

The annual Mass will take place in Blackrock College on the 8 November at 11 o' Clock. This mass is for deceased members and family of Blackrock College and Bridge Club.

Winners of the Drogheda Novice Congress
Winners of the Drogheda Novice Congress

Congratulations to Ollie and Connie on winning the Drogheda Novice Congress. Well Done!

Stand By List

 Every Monday and Thursday evenings we require a person to act as standby. The Autumn Session Stand By list is available now for you to volunteer. Please keep an eye out over the next few weeks and add your name to the list.

Committee 2015/16
Below are the committee for 2015/16
Kay Falkner-Sheridan (President), Sarann Doyle ( Vice President),  Paul Collery (Hon Secretary), Philip O'Dwyer (Hon Treasurer),  Mary Murray (Hon Tournament Director),                                 
Cathy Murphy (Hon membership secretary),  Phil Moloney (committee) Anne Murphy-Leahy (committee), Eileen Dolan (committee), Connie Collins (committee),            
 Yvonne Sheerin (committee), Deirdre Paffrath (committee), Mary Dillon (Hon Trustee),   Moyra McGettrick (Hon Trustee), Roy Ball (Hon Trustee).
AGM - 28 May 2015
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The Annual General Meeting of Blackrock College Bridge Club was held on Thursday 28th May 2015

Handicap Pairs Winners 2015
Handicap Pairs Winners 2015
Bridge Trip 2015
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Intermediate B2 All Ireland championship

Congratulations to Vera Mc Cague and Pamela Cooper who came 6th in the intermediate B2 All Ireland championship in Athlone in a 3 session tournament last weekend – Sat 21st  and Sunday 22nd March. A really super performance. Well Done Ladies!

Teams Championship Winners!
Teams Championship Winners!

Well done to Margaret O'Neill, Moira McGettrick, Katherine Verso and Carmel Gunning on winning the teams championship!

Bankers Novice Competition
Bankers Novice Competition

Congratulations to Vera McCague & Pamela Cooper who came third in the Bankers Novice competition Tuesday 11th March. A really superb performance in a massive field of 54 pairs, which included 10 Novice pairs from Blackrock College Bridge Club.

Also best of luck to Vera and Pam  in the All-Ireland Intermediate team championship in Athlone - March 21st- March 22nd in Athlone.


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Kilkenny Congress
Kilkenny Congress

Congratulations to Yvonne Sheerin and Bernie Crosbie on coming first in the immediate/novice session at the Kilkenny Congress. Well Done Ladies!

Dundalk Congress
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A great 1 - 2 win for the Club at the Dundalk Congress. Niall Power and Dorothy Collins came first in the Novice Compettion and Philip O' Dwyer and Ciaran O'Huiginn came second! Well Done!

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Congratulations to Mary and Owen Hod on winning the Leinster A TEAM IM PRO AM

SVP Charity Night

A lovely evening was had by all on Thursday 17 Oct at the annual charity night in Blackrock Bridge Club. €1,000 was raised for St Vincent De Paul. Many thanks to all who attended. 

Memorial Trophy Winners
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Congratulations to the following Memorial Trophy Winners

Terry Corcoran Trophy – 1st Mary Murphy and Maura Byrne, 2nd Mary and Eoin Hodkinson, 3rd Nance O'Mahony and Dolores Kavanagh, 4th Breda Flood an Kay Lynch

Harry Devine Trophy – Phil Moloney and Liam Ryan

Jim O’Byrne Trophy – Ann Murphy Leahy and Paul Collery


Annual Golf Outing

Annual Golf Outing will take place on Tuesday 7 Oct at Elm Park Golf Club.  Golf and Dinner will cost €45. Please check your email for more details


Congratulations to two of our novices, Connie Collins and Oliver Rye, who came 2nd in the Drogheda Congress Novice Pairs! Well Done!


Committee:President –David Blair, Vice President – Kay Falkner, Hon Secretary – Paul Collery,  Hon. Treasurer – Joe Kelly, Hon Tour Director Noel Glennon, Hon Mem Sec- Moira McInerney. Committee – Eileen Dolan, Ann Murphy-Leahy, Roisin Seymour, Mary Murray, Connie Collins.

BCBC Membership NOVICE application form

By clicking on "BCBC membership application form" title, you can download the form. 





We need volunteers for the 2014/15 committee. The club needs members to assist in the smooth running of bridge evenings and competitions etc.

Anybody who has not previously served on the committee or anybody who would like to help please contact David Blair (08628309325 or

Simultaneous Pairs Competition

Congratulations to Biddy O'Leary who with her partner was 3rd in Ireland in the last simultaneous pairs competition and 35th globally. A fantastic achievement! Well done Biddy.


The new novice section is now up and running. We hope all the novices enjoy playing and have a great year!

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All Competitions require pre-entry and commence at 7.15 pm. Sharp.

Members are responsible for putting their names on the competition list and MUST notify theTournament Director if unable to play in any pre-entry competition.

To be eligible to win a prize in a major Competition members must have played on 4 club nights prior to that event, during the current club year


BCBC Membership application form
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