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2018 Waiting List


Patricia Kelly

Regina McCarthy

Miriam Thynne

Christina Hickey

Siobhan Canty

Marie O'Brien

Monica Tracy

Geri Rogerson

Maureen Grady

Charles Corcoran

Gabrielle Dineen

Miriam Dempsey

Teresa O'Reilly

Peig Horkan

Willie Horkan

Breda Moran






Last updated : January 25th, 2019
2018 Committee

President:  Joseph Coyne

Vice President:  Owen Cummins

Treasurer: Helen McDevitt

Secretary: David Melody

ex Officio:  Paul O'Meara

Points Secretary: Paul O'Meara

Bridgemates: Tony Smyth

Match Maker:   Noreen Fleming


Kitty McCabe

Ethel Mulhern

Sally Burke

Brendan O'Driscoll

Ger Maher

Mary Greene

Welcome to Castleknock Bridge Club
Presidents Prize

Check that your name is entered.    If you wish to enter or withdraw please  text  085 8862241  asap.   If you grade is incorrect text 085 8862241

Section  A = Stage Side;  Section B = Entrance Side



Surname Firstname Grade Section Table Seat
Clerkin Ann M A 1 E
Blennerhassett Evelyn M A 1 N
Burke Barbara M A 1 S
Cummins Owen M A 1 W
Carr  Ann A2 A 2 E
Breen Billy A2 A 2 N
Andrews Angela A2 A 2 S
Casey  Noirin A2 A 2 W
Finnigan Mary A1 A 3 E
Bernie  Peg A1 A 3 N
Dockrel  Rachel A1 A 3 S
Macken  Miriam A1 A 3 W
Connolly Stasia A1 A 4 E
Andrews Pat B A 4 N
Breen Claire B A 4 S
Greene Cyril B A 4 W
Doyle John M A 5 E
Higgins Mary M A 5 N
Greene Mary M A 5 S
Kelly  Renee M A 5 W
Doyle Miriam A2 A 6 E
Farry Veronica A2 A 6 N
Cullen  Colette A2 A 6 S
Connolly Sheila A2 A 6 W
Murphy Ger A1 A 7 E
McCabe Kitty A1 A 7 N
Mulhern  Ethel A1 A 7 S
Curran Mary N A 7 W
Kearns Mary A2 A 8 E
Hickey Carmel A2 A 8 N
Keane Geraldine A2 A 8 S
Kirby Jean A2 A 8 W
McGrail Arthur M A 9 E
Macnamara John M A 9 N
McDonnell Claire M A 9 S
Gray Clare M A 9 W
Neill Annette B A 10 E
Loughrey Josephine B A 10 N
McCarthy James N A 10 S
O'Connor Mary Jo B A 10 W
Smyth Noreen A1 A 11 E
Toomey Marianne A2 A 11 N
Ridgway Deirdre M A 11 S
Ward Evelyn A1 A 11 W
Nardone Margaret A2 A 12 E
McGuirk Bridget A2 A 12 N
Maguire-Flanagan Majella A2 A 12 S
O'Keefe Bernie A2 A 12 W
Ruttledge  Hilary B A 13 E
Vacant   A2 A 13 N
Owens Tony A2 A 13 S
Smithers Graham B A 13 W
Connolly Pat M B 1 E
Burke Neil M B 1 N
Browne Margaret M B 1 S
Cummins Ann B B 1 W
Carroll Catherine A2 B 2 E
Brady Mary T A2 B 2 N
Burke Sally A2 B 2 S
Claffey Katherine A2 B 2 W
Kelly Patrick A1 B 3 E
Brady Mary A1 B 3 N
Downs Gaye A1 B 3 S
Maher Ger A1 B 3 W
Daly Frances B B 4 E
Bradley  Olive B B 4 N
Connolly Brigid B B 4 S
Horkan Marian B B 4 W
Harte Maura M B 5 E
Egan Jim M B 5 N
Hannon Pat M B 5 S
Lyons Mary M B 5 W
Farragher Jim A2 B 6 E
Coughlan Noelle A2 B 6 N
Daly Tom A2 B 6 S
Fenton Margaret A2 B 6 W
Murphy  Anne A1 B 7 E
Mullan Brian A1 B 7 N
Moran  John A1 B 7 S
O'Meara Paul B B 7 W
Kearns George A2 B 8 E
Howley  Eileen A2 B 8 N
Healy Sheila A2 B 8 S
Kennedy Rosemary A2 B 8 W
Melody David M B 9 E
McNamee Sean M B 9 N
McDermott Harry M B 9 S
O'Suilleabhain Teresa M B 9 W
O’Driscoll  Maura B B 10 E
McAndrew Joan B B 10 N
Smyth Tony M B 10 S
O'Mahony Sheila B B 10 W
Streek Sue M B 11 E
O'Sullivan Mary M B 11 N
Rooney Peter M B 11 S
Sullivan Noreen A1 B 11 W
More O'Ferrall  Gerry A2 B 12 E
Lally  Bernadette A2 B 12 N
McGauran  Maureen A2 B 12 S
O'Connor Teresa A2 B 12 W
Tierney Margaret B B 13 E
Mooney Catherine A2 B 13 W
Ryan Ailis B B 13 S
Flynn Mary A2 B 13 N
Club Volunteers

Club Volunteers

Date Senior Game Middle Game "Entrance" Game Bridgemate Mgr RoomOrganiser
14/2 Mary Lyons George Kearns Pat Andrews   Joe Coyne
21/2    Brian Lawlor   Brian Lawlor      Brian Lawlor   Tony Smyth
28/2     Brian Lawlor    Brian Lawlor      Brian Lawlor   Tony Smyth


If Volunteers have a problem with the date assigned, arrange a swap if possible. If not possible, please contact Sally Burke re TDs and Tony Smyth re Bridgemate Operations.

Clarification to CBAI rules (2018 diary Page 29)

Re: Doubles:   All Doubles on the 1st or 2nd round of bidding of a 1 or 2 level suit bid are deemed to be TAKE OUT DOUBLE.   All other bids are deemed to be PENALTY DOUBLES.     Any variations must be ALERTED.

Announcements:   You should announce your partners bid in 3 specific cases

  1. If partner opens a non forcing 1C or 1D that can be made with 0,1,2, or 3 cards in the suit,  you say “could be 0,1,2, or 3” as appropriate.
  2. If Partner opens 1NT – you state the range eg – 12-14 or 15-17 as appropriate
  3. If  you open 1NT and partner makes a transfer bid,  you announce “Transfer to Hearts”  etc


A forcing 1C opening bid needs to be alerted.

No alert or announcement is required for  (1) a 5 card Major suit opening,  (2) a strong  Acol 2C opening,   (3) Stayman 2C response to 1NT opening.

You should not alert any call above 3NT that occurs on or after the openers rebid.   Instead the declaring side alerts such calls after the final pass but before the opening lead has been selected while the defending side alerts such calls after the opening lead has been selected but before it has been faced.     1NT - 4C ( alert gerber);   1NT-4D ( alert Texas)    but 1C-1D-1NT (by opener) - 4C (Gerber but not alertable)


Calendar of Events 2019


President’s Prize (2 weeks)

February 21st/28th

Presidents Prize Dinner

March 14th

Gilligan Trophy

March 7th

Charity Night

March 28th

Easter Egg Competitions

April 11th


May 23rd

League Dates:            21st March, 25th April, 9th May
Bridge Etiquette

Castleknock Bridge Club is a dynamic club with over two hundred members, many of whom joined the club in recent years, and many have never read "The Laws of Duplicate Bridge"  and don't particularly want to.

The  most important law to remember is that Bridge is a game and players are reminded that they should treat all players including their partners in a civilised and friendly manner.   Players are also reminded that your club is run by a committee of volunteers who are not paid for their services.

In the website's  main menu there is a page "Bridge Etiquette"  it outlines many of the rules of bridge in everyday languaage  and it is worthwhile to have a browse when you have a few minutes to spare.

Presidents Prize
C Competition
A Competition
B Competition