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Welcome to Coolmine Bridge Club

The AGM took place in a relaxed atmosphere Tue 22nd May. The meeting was opened by Hon Sec Sheila O'Mahony. All the officer reports were precise and duly proposed and seconded. No motions were submitted. Under AOB Maura Colgan requested that the numbers in each grade be made available on the club website.

Maureen Grady (Treasurer), Maura Colgan (Committee) and Joan Cahill (Matchmaker) take a well earned rest after sterling service to the club. Paddy Cooney takes over as Treasurer and Rosemary Kennedy is a new committee member.  Bernie Fagan will be the new Matchmaker.  Peter Doyle is our new Vice President.

Special thanks was conveyed by the membership to our outgoing President Brigid on her outstanding year at the helm, the highlight being the 40th Anniversary Celebrations. It was a superbly organised occasion. Thanks also to John Macnamara for his excellent 40 year résumé of CBC.

John Crimmins was highly complimented on his efficient directorship of our major competitions.

All who made any contribution to the smooth running of the club were thanked by Brigid. The meeting closed and members returned to the primary function ie. trying to play bridge.

We all wish President Graham a happy and successfull reign.

Graham wishes to add the following personal tribute to Brigid.

"Congratulations to Brigid on  a wonderful year. I hope that with all your support we make next year just as good"


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 here.


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.

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

Events Calendar 2017 -18

The "Events Calendar" for the coming year can be viewed in the left bar menu. The archived results are also there.

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 N1 & 4 N2.

Competition 1
Director: Brendan Doyle
Competition 2
Director: Graham Smithers
Competition 3
Director: Anne Lawlor
29th May 2018
Open Bridge
Director: Tony Murphy_1, Noirín Fleming_2
5th Jun 2018
Open Bridge
Director: Kay Keenan_1, Paul Shiel_2
12th Jun 2018
Open Bridge
19th Jun 2018
Open Bridge