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IBU Simultaneous Pairs

Although results are still trickling in from all over the country it seems that we have a few of our Railway Members who made it into the top 200 of players from all around the country, which is a fantastic achievement and will earn the players some addtional masterpoints

Congrats to Nora Pat Stewart and Marian White who are top of the Railway Union Leaderboard for Monday night and currently holding at 118th nationwide - followed closely by Fiona and  Ruth at 127th and Moya Murphy and Joan Casey at 168th.  Anne Marie Feeney had great night also in Knocklyon currently at 87th position, and Bernie O'Donnell is on the Leaderboard for the Regent Academy at 152nd. You can check out the national results on:

Thursday Morning Bridge

Every Thursday at 10am in Monkstown Rugby club/Pembroke Cricket Club, come along and enjoy some friendly bridge and a cuppa! Visitors welcome.

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Thursday Morning Bridge
Director: Fiona O'Gorman
Monday Bridge
Director: Roisin Quigley
Thursday Morning Bridge
Director: Caroline Crowley
19th Nov 2018
President's Charity Night
7:30 pm
Director: John Royds
Spare Partner: Sue Power
Asst Director: Mary
22nd Nov 2018
Thursday Morning Bridge
10:00 am
Director: Fiona
26th Nov 2018
Monday Bridge
7:30 pm
Director: John Royds
Spare Partner: Ruth Maher
Asst Director: Niamh
Welcome to Railway Union Bridge Club

Welcome to Railway Union Bridge Club, based in Sandymount, Dublin 4

We are a very friendly and social club playing every Monday night at 7.30pm in the hall of Railway Union Sports Club at Park Ave, Sandymount, Dublin 4 and every Thursday morning at 10am in the hall of Monkstown Rugby/Pembroke Cricket club, Park Ave, Dublin 4.

We are affiliated to the Contract Bridge Association Ireland (CBAI) and belong to the Dublin South Region, with many of our members playing in leagues and competitions organised by the region.

Membership is currently closed but application forms are available from the club secretary at  and your name will be placed on a waiting list.  Alternatively you may download the form by going to Membership on the menu.  

Presidents Charity Night 2018
Presidents Charity Night 2018

President's Charity Night
Monday 19th November

Just a reminder that our Annual President's Charity Night takes place next Monday 19th November.

Over the years our Bridge Charity Nights have gone from strength to strength - and this year we want to raise the bar again!

PLEASE join us again next Monday night to help us raise lots of money for our friends in the Capuchin Day Centre - I think we would all agree that money we raise here at Railway could not go to a better cause. Brother Kevin and his team work tirelessly to provide food, clothing and healthcare services to the most vulnerable men, women and children in our society - so this year let's do our bit again for this good cause!  

Table money is €10. We will also have donation envelopes on each table - just write your name on the envelope and pop in your donation - envelopes will be drawn later for spot prizes so be sure to stay and have some refreshments in the bar.

As ALL money raised on the night will go straight to charity - we ask if members might also bring along a spot prize for our draw later - just give to one of the committee members in the club tomorrow or on the charity night.

Thank you in advance for your support! 

Fun at the 4FunTeams!
  • Carol Cassandra with Mike and Teresa 4FUN
  • Fiona Colette John 4Fun
  • Maeve and Sheila
  • Yvonne and team 4Fun

Railway Union had a great turnout for the 4FUNTeams qualifier in the RDS on Friday 26th and it was great to see our players ranking, and fingers crossed, qualifying for the final next May. Well done to the Railway players who made the podium - Yvonne Flanagan, Maeve Cassidy, Fiona O'Gorman, Colette Stokes, Declan Moran, John Murray, and Cassandra Byrne and Carol Horan (pictured with teammates Mike Gowie and Teresa Gavin), all pictured here with Dublin South Region President, Brid Kemple.

Thank you to all who played - attending compettions like this really heightens the profile of our club. And in true Railway style we definitely brought the fun element to the night and embraced the spirit of the competition!

Martin Cowley Cup 2018 - Club Pairs
Martin Cowley Cup 2018 - Club Pairs

Martin Cowley Cup 2018

A fantastic night was had in the club for the final night of the Martin Cowley Cup - our annual Club Pairs competition.

The two-week event was well attended with 16 tables and was brilliantly co-ordinated by Roisin, and of course by John Royds at the helm as Tournament Director - a huge thank you to both for all the hard work and organisation!

Congratulations to our Winners - Bernie O'Donnell and Jackie O'Neill 

Thank you to Martin Cowley who came down to the club to present the trophy. Martin gave a fantastic speech, funny as always, and regaled us with stories from the early days and the startup of the bridge club - where it seemed Martin was founder, member, tournament director, secretary, treasurer, president... and lots more besides! Bernie gave a lovely speech and told us how much they enjoyed playing in our friendly club - and it was funny to see how surprised they were when their names were announced! But two great players they are and well deserved - we were all delighted to see them win.

We had seven prizes in total to award and the winners were as follows:

1st Place Bernie O'Donnell and Jackie O'Neill
2nd Place Mary Burke and Julie Rowan
3rd Place Caroline Crowley and Cassandra Byrne
Session 1 Tony Hayes and Peter Shaffrey
Session 2 Rita Lequerica and Maeve O'Kennedy
Best B Margaret Sheridan and Joyce Walsh
Best Novice Carol Horan and Sarah Hardiman


A lovely atmosphere prevailed in the bar during the awards while we all had a glass of wine and chatted. It certainly was a great start to our bridge season - and now with our first major competition under our belt we look forward to the coming year, our weekly Monday nights, Fanagan League matches and congresses and competitions galore!