Spade Heart Coolmine Bridge Club Diamond Club



Bernie Fagan 0873677832.

Mon or Tue only.




Welcome to Coolmine Bridge Club
Latest News

The Autumn Pairs will take place Tue 25 Sept and Tue 2nd Oct . The Revised Events Calendar 2018/2019 can now be viewed in the left bar menu. The annual sub €40 is now due and must be paid before October 1st to be eligible for prizes.

To keep up to date with events in the MLR (Mid Leinster Region) including the Cunningham League Website please click here.

Bridgemate & Tournament Director Information etc.

Dear Member,

Mid Leinster Region’s forty one  bridge clubs are dependent on a small number of dedicated volunteers like yourself to maintain and manage the individual clubs.   Realistically, most clubs are at times competing for the same small pool of volunteers.     The willingness of those volunteers is often challenged and at times taken for granted and not fully cherished.   For Bridge clubs to survive and grow we need new blood coming onto committees, learning the management skills  and taking control of clubs.  We won’t be around for ever, so each club needs an inheritance strategy!

To help clubs develop its management skills,  MLR is organising a number of training seminars over the next few months  and clubs are asked to consider  sending two or three members  to relevant seminars.   The cost per seminar including lunch is €40.00.       The cost per attendee should be borne by the club as a small token of appreciation to the attendee for giving their time and effort.   

 Website Set-Up and Management

Monday, September 24th, 10:30am Westmasntown

Websites are a very useful way for clubs to communicate with their members - from showing weekly results, dates of major competitions, photos of the Christmas Party and of course passing on Regional information.  This course will cover how to set up a website and keep it up to date.

Club Tournament Directors Seminar

Saturday, September 29th 10:30am Westmasntown

This will cover how to run a weekly competition, and will include the new rules which came into effect last September.

If anyone would like to volunteer for any of the above, please contact President Graham or Hon Sec Sheila.

This information was kindly supplied by Blanaid Morris, Secretary MLR.


Mid Leinster Region Summer Coaching Update

On July 18th Thomas McCormac (International Team Coach) will conduct improver classes for Novices/Bs/A2s  €20 10am - 3pm in Westmanstown Sports Centre. Booking to Blanaid 0868381825 or Barbara 0872627218.

Additional classes in August &  early September for various grades can be viewed by clicking here.

40th Anniversary Celebrations

This historic occasion was commemorated on Tue 24th April. A sumptuous buffet supper was accompanied by a champagne toast to all past and present menbers of CBC. Congratulations to President Brigid and her committee for the splendid organisation of this event.Thanks to former Presidents (no longer members) who came from far and near to grace us with their prescence. Click here to view a musical video memory of the celebration of this great event, courtesy of JCM productions. Stills can be viewed in Photo Gallery.


Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017

Want to view the updated Laws of Duplicate Bridge? Click here.

For a brief summary of the major changes, click here.

New Members

Membership is now closed. New applicants will be placed on a waiting list (See menu bar on left home page). Contact

CBC Recommended Bridge Classes

Three Club Members will be delivering Classes 2017 -2018.

Mary Greene, John Crimmins and Brendan Doyle (all CBAI accredited teachers).

Click John for more information.

Mary will be conducting Bridge beginner classes on an ongoing basis (private groups if required) Tel.  0871354095.

Brendan can be contacted on 0858701023



Tournament Directors & Steward

The rota of TD's and will be posted in the calendar below as appropriate. If you can not be present please try to secure a substitute.

Current grade profile for CBC

26 Masters, 14 A1s, 51 A2s, 26 B1s, 20 B2s   

6 N1s & 4 N2s

Competition 1
Director: Michael Fitzgerald
Competition 3
Director: John Donnolly
Competition 2
Director: Marianne Toomey
25th Sep 2018
Autumn Pairs 1st Night (Revised date)
Director: Brian Lawlor
2nd Oct 2018
Autumn Pairs 2nd Night (Revised date)
Director: Brian Lawlor
9th Oct 2018
Regular Bridge
16th Oct 2018
Regular Bridge