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Grand Finale Fanagan League 

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Sunday May 12th @ 7pm in Templelogue Bridge Centre.

All teams participating in this year's league will play their final match followed by light supper and prizegiving. 

A very enjoyable finish to this season's league!




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Welcome to Dublin South Region
  Kay Downes Trophy
Kay Downes Trophy

The Dublin South Novice Championship was held on Friday 8th March in Railway Union Bridge Club in Sandymount and we were delighted to see 20 Novice pairs competing for the Kay Downe's Trophy. 

We were especially delighted to have Kay herself present the trophy! Brid Kemple, Dublin South President paid tribute to all Kay's hard work for our region and indeed for CBAI and EBL and all the novices were delighted to meet Kay.

It was a very enjoyable and closely contested competition.

Congratulations go to Bernie O'Sullivan and Bernie Price who are pictured above receiving the beautiful trophy from Kay Downes and Brid Kemple, both ladies were thrilled with their win in what was their first competition! 

Brid thanked DSR committee members Niamh Gormally, Peter Searson and Fiona O'Gorman for running the competition and Railway Union Bridge Club for hosting the event and for providing lovely refreshments and such a warm welcome.


Full results are available under results in main menu.

  4Fun Teams Milltown Golf Club Qualifier 2019
Milltown 4Fun Teams Qualifier 2019

Section A Winners

Section A Runners Up

Section B Winners Section B Runners Up
Section C Winners Section C Runners Up
Section D Winners Section D Runners Up 


Another sucessful and very enjoyable qualifier for 4Fun Teams was held on Monday 28th Jan 2019, with thanks to Milltown Golf Bridge Club for hosting and Brian Lawlor for directing the tournament as well as all the hard working DSR committee who ensured everything ran smoothly.

There were 24 teams playing in 4 sections and the winner in each section will qualify for the National 4 Fun Teams Final which will be held on Sat 25th May in Westmanstown.

Pictured above are all the prize winners on the night with President of Dublin South Brid Kemple.

Full results are here 4Fun Teams Milltown GC 2019.pdf.





  BJ O'Brien Cup Winners
BJ O'Brien Cup Winners

Dublin South Intermediate A Regional Teams.

There was a good entry of 8 teams playing in the BJ O'Brien Cup, the Inter A teams, which took place over 2 sessions in Templelogue Bridge centre with thanks to Brian Lawlor as TD.

It was a closely contested competition but eventually Mary Hickey, Mary-Rose Mc Govern, Brian Delany and Maeliosa O'Malley emerged the winners and they are pictured above with Brid Kemple, Dublin South President and BJ himself for whom the cup is named!


  Pigot Cup Winners
Pigot Cup Winners

Dublin South Master Regional Teams

The Pigot Cup had a great entry of thirteen teams playing two sessions on Sat 26th January in Templelogue Bridge Centre. Thanks to Brian Lawlor for his excellent direction.

Congratulations to the Winners, Paul Delaney,Tomas Roche, Martin Brady and David Dunne all pictured with the President of Dublin South, Brid Kemple.

The top four teams in the Pigot cup will now play off, competing to represent Dublin South in the Kelburne Cup (National Master Teams).


  Ruth Giddings Cup Winners
Ruth Giddings Cup Winners

Dublin South Inter B Regional Teams 

Eight Intermediate B teams battled it out on Saturday 26th January in Templelogue bridge centre under the expert direction of Brian Lawlor. It was great to see their enthusiasm and competitiveness!

Congratulations to the Winners, Anne Kelly, Mary Lynn, Celia Magaghy and Mary Kane pictured with Dublin South President, Brid Kemple.

  Congratulations Quin Cup Winners

Dublin South Regional Pairs Qualifiers were all held on Sat 1st December in Templelogue Bridge Centre and there was a fantastic entry of 35 pairs in the Quin  Cup (Master Pairs). 

Big thanks to tournament directors Brian Lawlor and Huey Daly for doing a great job!

And the Winners were......

Congratulations Mary Trench and Miriam Mc Conville

pictured below receiving the Quin Cup from Dublin South President, Brid Kemple. 

(More photos see news page)


Congratulations Quin Cup Winners
  Congratulations Joe Moran Trophy Winners

Also on Sat 1st December in Templelogue Bridge Centre was the Joe Moran Trophy Regional Pairs Qualifier for Inter A players and there was a good entry of 14 pairs.

Again,thanks to Tournament Directors Brian Lawlor and Huey Daly.

And the Winners were......

Congratulations Deirdre Fallon and Ruth Peare 

pictured below receiving the Joe Moran trophy from Dublin South President, Brid Kemple along with Joe Moran himself!


Congratulations Joe Moran Trophy Winners
  Congratulations Duffy Cup Winners

Dublin South Regional Inter B Pairs Qualifier,the Duffy Cup,was also held on Sat 1st December in Templelogue Bridge Centre and there was a great entry of 21 pairs.

Again thanks  to TDs Brian Lawlor and Huey Daly for doing a great job!

And the Winners were......

Congratulations Carmel Murnin and Deirdre Linnane

pictured below receiving the Duffy Cup from Dublin South President, Brid Kemple


Congratulations Duffy Cup Winners
  Congratulations Carroll Cup Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Carroll Cup, held recently in the Regent BC - Joe Coyne, Mick Lynch, Conor Moore, and Kevin O'Dea, pictured receiving the trophy from Dublin South President Brid Kemple (Mick Lynch absent).

The Carroll Cup is the Dublin City qualifier for the IBU Burke Trophy.  Our thanks to the Regent BC for hosting this event and to John Royds for his excellent direction of the competition.


Congratulations Carroll Cup Winners
  Congratulations Paul O'Reilly Trophy Winners
Congratulations Paul O'Reilly Trophy Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Paul O'Reilly Trophy, held recently in the Regent BC - Teresa Gavin, Philip Robinson, Evgenia Gladysheva, and Frank Kennedy. The winners are pictured with LizAnn O'Reilly, wife of the late Paul, whom the trophy honours, and Brid Kemple, Dublin South President.

The Paul O'Reilly Trophy is the Dublin South qualifier for the IBU Michael O'ConnorTrophy.  Our thanks to John Royds for directing the competition, and to the Regent BC, and their club manager Declan Byrne for hosting it.

  4Fun Teams RDS 2018

There was a great entry of 24 teams in the first of our 4Fun Teams Qualifiers which was held on Friday 26th October in the beautiful surroundings of the RDS library. The competition was played in 4 sections with the winner of each section qualifying for the National 4Fun Final next year.

Brid Kemple, President of Dublin South Region was on hand to welcome everyone and to present the prizes to winners and runners up in each section (see pictures below).

Thanks to all the DSR committee for all their hard work on making this a successful and enjoyable night and to tournament director Maurice O'Leary.

Full Results Click here


Prize Winners RDS 4Fun Teams
Winners Section 1 Winners Section 4 Winners Section 3
Winners Section 2 RunnersUp Section1 RunnersUp Section3
RunnersUp Section2 RunnersUp Section4  


  Welcome to the 2018/19 Season
Welcome to the 2018/19 Season

The Dublin South officers for 2018/19 are:

President: Bríd Kemple (pictured above with her predecessor, Sheila Horkan)

Deputy President: Ciara Gleeson

Honorary Secretary: Máiréad Ní Oistín

Honorary Treasurer: Kevin O'Dea

The calendar of Dublin South events for the 2018/19 season is available on this website, and a printed copy for your club noticeboards is available for download here DSR Calendar 2018-19.docx.  Please make every effort to encourage your club members to support the regional events if they can.  Details of how to enter are set out in a separate panel below.

The season started in fine style with a very well-attended Presidents' Night in the Templeogue Bridge Centre on 6 September, at which Dublin South President Bríd Kemple welcomed the club officers, introduced the new regional committee, and laid out the calendar of events for the year. The clubs also collected their CBAI update packs for 2018/19.  There was plenty of discussion and debate, and the evening finished off with tasty sandwiches and a glass of wine (or equivalent).  Our thanks to all those clubs who attended.

We welcome comments and suggestions on the usefulness of this website, and are more than happy to promote relevant events being run by your club (e.g. open competitions or charity nights) if you would like us to to.  Just give us the details and we will put them up on the website.




Kay Downes Trophy
4Fun Teams Qualifier #2
Ruth Giddings Trophy
Sun 12th May 2019
Fanagan League Final Night & Gala Supper
Templeogue Bridge Centre 19:00
Gala final night of season-long competition. No Open pairs this year due to capacity constraints.
Director: Brian Lawlor & John Crimmins
Entry for Dublin South Competitions

Pre-entry is required for all Dublin South competitions with the exception of the Kay Downes Trophy (Novice pairs).

We would encourage you to enter for our competitions via the CBAI website using the following link  You will need your own and your Partner's (or teammates') CBAI numbers. Alternatively, you can email us at, or text our Regional Secretary Máiréad Ní Oistín at 087 6750393.

For the two 4Fun Teams qualifiers, the online entry system does NOT operate.  Entries should be made by email as above or by text to our County Development Officer Deirdre Fallon at 087 6632111.  In the case of the 4Fun Teams, we will accept incomplete entries (i.e. one, two, or three members of a team) and try to match them up with other entrants.  This is not always possible, so apologies in advance if this is the case with your entry - but we are nearly always successful, so don't be deterred from entering.