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.. photos and news from the 2017-2018 season can be found under either the News tab

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation which comes into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR will update existing data protection laws and will place greater accountability and transparency obligations on organisations when using a member’s personal information. It gives the individual greater control over their personal information.

Ratoath Bridge Club will put our Privacy Policy onto the website and Club notice board in advance of the new season in September 2018. It will subsequently be explained to Members at a Club Night in September.

For further information, please contact the Club Secretary.

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Charity Night 2017-2018

Many thanks to everyone who supported our annual Charity Bridge Night

in aid of the Gary Kelly Support Centre in Drogheda!

The evening was a huge success with many visitors and Club Members in attendance. Thanks to everyone who brought a raffle prize too - the selection was incredible!

Special thanks to Pat for the scoring, Patsy and John for being TDs, those Members and visitors who helped the Committee to set up the room, clear the room, organise the raffle tickets and to those who poured tea/coffee and buttered the brack!!

Liz & Jim present Ann Tracey, Director of Finance & Fundraising at the Gary Kelly Centre with our donation of €1,300!

2018 IBU National Seniors Congress 22 March 2018

2018 IBU National Seniors Congress on Thursday 22 March 2018 - Best Intermediate Team winners are Eileen, Brendan, Patsy and Jim!

And Nora and her Partner were 2nd in one of the Open Pairs Competitions!! Well done all!

President's Prize winners 2017-2018

Congratulations to all the winners in the President's Prize Competition

The overall winner was Marie O'Beirne with Alice Bobbet in second place.

Noel Hayes Memorial winners 2017-2018
Noel Hayes Memorial Trophy winners

Congratulations to Maeve Digan & Eileen McGowan on winning the Noel Hayes Memorial trophy!

And congratulations to the runners up: 2nd Nora Wayte & Frank Deering; 3rd Margaret Daniels & Margaret Power; 4th Eileen Gray & Brendan Alyward; 5th Margaret Walshe & Maire Ryan and 6th Anne Brady & Aine Connolly!!!!!!!!


An early version of the game was played in England as far back as the 16th Century.

  • Mrs Anthony Fly, of Little Rock, Arkansas, filed a petition for divorce, on the grounds that her husband refused to make up a four at bridge.
  • However, it could be a mistake to play with your husband or wife, as shown by Myrtle Bennett. In 1929, Myrtle shot and killed her husband over his bidding and play of a hand. Mrs Bennett was later acquitted!
  • The odds against four players each holding all thirteen cards in a suit are 2,235,197,406,895,366,368,301, 559,999 to one - or the same as Posh and Becks being out of the newspapers. Such a deal was first claimed in March 1892! Maybe winning the lottery isn't so difficult after all.
  • Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot played Bridge. Interestingly Christie made a mistake in “Cards on the Table”, where the murder was committed during a bridge game, because she forgot to include “50 for the insult” (for making a doubled/redoubled contract) in the scores.
First Honorary Member of the Club ...

Congratulations to Peg White who is Ratoath Bridge Club's first Honorary Member

 following the new Committee decision to make everyone over the age of 90 Honorary Members!!

Well done Peg from everyone in the Club!

Charity Night 2015 - 2016 - Meals on Wheels
Charity Night in aid of Meals on Wheels

Our Charity Night on Thursday evening, 14th April  in aid of Meals on Wheels was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Many thanks to all who gave so much support, by participating and by organising! Thank you.

Noel Hayes winners - 2015-2016

Congratulations to Nora Wayte and Marie O'Beirne!!