We are a new club, the first CBAI affiliated club in Donabate.
We will starting up play in September 2017.
Please contact Gerald Preteau on 0879893139 if you have questions are interested to participate,
The Donabate Bridge Club team won the Novice Kirwan's League for 2016-2017.
From left to Right: Aileen Hanratty, Gerald Preteau, Colette Murphy & Doris Bruderlin, photographed with Norma Madden league organiser (centre).
The Social context
A game of bridge involves communication and cooperation with your partner and interaction with your opponents. There’s a special camaraderie among bridge players that develops from the social setting and the game’s emphasis on teamwork, ethics and sportsmanship.
It’s not expensive
All you need to play bridge is a deck of cards and three other people. You can play at your local club, where you’ll enjoy a three-hour session for just a few euro. If you have a computer, you won’t even have to leave home, you can play online.
Of all the reasons to learn the game, the most important is that it’s just fun to play. It offers the suspense of poker, the cerebral qualities of chess and the excitement of athletic sports, all in a sociable setting where you are a participant, not just a spectator.
It can be a lifelong pursuit
Yes. For most players, this is true. It takes only a little knowledge to begin playing and enjoying bridge. But no matter how many years you play, the learning process never ends. Bridge also caters to all physical conditions and disabilities, so players can actively pursue their pastime throughout their entire lives.
It’s mentally stimulating…
Often referred to as chess with cards, bridge is one of the best ways to maintain mental sharpness in older age. Studies have shown that regular bridge-playing improves reasoning skills and long- and short-term memory.
…and it can improve physical well-being
Research has shown that playing bridge can also help boost the immune system. It was also found that people who play bridge on a regular basis are 2½ times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
It’s why people keep coming back to the
bridge table and it’s why bridge will always be
the world’s most popular game
Our aim at Donabate bridge is to lay down good basic bridge foundations and to build on these solid foundations. This will be done under the guidance of one of our founder members, Maureen Meade, who herself is a master player who represented Ireland on the national ladies team and has 30 years experience teaching bridge to all CBAI grades in Dublin North region. She also has been a member of CBAI national teachers committee for several years where she helped train and test prospective bridge teachers nationwide.
We play every Wednesday
We play duplicate bridge
Arriving at 7.15 pm
for a prompt 7.30pm start
Visitors are welcome
(see "Information" section for more details)