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President: Deirdre Tuckey

(Vice President:Phyillis Carew)


Maria McGrath(Chairperson)

Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy

: Sean Newcomen

Vincent Bissett

Mary Browne

Phyllis Carew

Seamus Costello

Mary English

Catherine Ingoldsby

Bridie KIrwan

Shay Mangan

Rita McGoey

Susan Mc Nulty

Geraldine O'Hagan

Brendan Sheridan  

 Last  Meeting : Friday  Friday Jan 24  2020

Next Meeting : April 17 2020  (Prov) 



Club/Regional/National Competitions: 2019-2020


Club Fixtures


Monday 16th Presidents Charity

Wednesday 18th Presidents Charity

Thursday 19th Presidents Charity

Tuesday 24th Presidents Charity


Thursday 26th March and 2nd April  Stan Fitzpatick Cup


Friday 3rd Balbriggan/ Skerries Final

Friday 24th Balbriggan/ Gate Challenge


Regional Fixtures: 2019-2020



29th Sunday Noel Grimes Memorial Dundalk


5th Sunday Willie Berrill Cup ABCD 2 Sessions

10th Good Friday Sheeran Trophy and Navan Open 6pm Newgrange Hotel


2019 (Also See CBAI  N.E Web Site /Diary)for more dates & Details


      National Fixtures


14th and 15th Burke and O Connor Trophys Cavan Crystal Hotel

21st and 22nd National Pairs Championship Athlone



Fingal County Council :2018 Grant awarded 1000.00

The Club received  confirmation on  December 4  that following an application (2018) to the Community Enhancement Programme of Fingal County Council, we have been granted Funding  of  € 1000.00 for  work relating to Club Improvements..

The Committee & its Members wishes to thank The Department of Rural  & Community Development ,Fingal County Council ,The Local Community Development Committee for granting  our application.

Hon Sec Balbriggan Bridge Club 


Welcome to Balbriggan Bridge Club
Update on Bridge Quizzes

Hi Folks, I do hope you are all keeping well and importantly staying safe. It is going to be some time before we can again play bridge, whether it is in our club, Regional events, Congress and National events. Recently I met a lady who plays bridge and she said to me "We are all going to have to introduce ourselves to one another when this is over and we resume playing". It is so important that we do stay in touch and I would also advise reading some of the bridge books you have, so as to stay in touch with the game.

I do hope you are enjoying the Quizzes and at the same time learning. I have kept the bidding system straight forward so that all can have a try at the Quizzes. What happens is, as players progress they take on various conventions and additions to the system they play with their regular partner(s), therefore in preparing the quizzes I am staying with the Acol system and the conventions most club players play.

Quiz No. 5 for Beginners and Novices and Intermediate and above are now available along with the answer sheets for Quiz No.4.   

Don't forget to view the new Hand of the Week. C.V. at the helm No.4. and watch the Rt. Hon. Cirus Vorona (C.V), Member of Parliament for Lebensohl South East and his partner Sir Charles Webb-Mitchell compete in the one of the top Regional events, the Tom Lane Trophy.

C.V. once told Sir Charles that as George Washington never told a lie, he never knew how he made it in politics.

Regards, Seamus


2020: President's Charity: "Meals on Wheels"

The President 's Charity Event  supporting  " Meals on Wheels" planned for next week w/c March 16 will now be re-scheduled following the Club Closure due to the Covid -19 situation .

Balbriggan Bridge Club
Balbriggan Bridge Club

 (Founded 1976)

           71 Drogheda Street,


Co. Dublin. K32 N27

Tel: 01-8414476(after 7.30pm)

Balbriggan Bridge Club welcomes NEW Members to Join.

Please see  details below for  days & times and Beginners Lessons .

Club Nights

Monday,Wednesday,Thursday: 7.15 -11.00(approx)
Play starts prompt at 7.45pm
Tuesday's 10.00-1.00pm
Friday at 10.30am-1pm
Table money  €4.00 per person.
Membership is €25.00 pa payable at the start of the season ,ie September 2019
For further information Contact :
Hon .Sec. Malcolm Goldsworthy (087-2618926)/
Clicking on the top LHS of the Home page under:
Club Information/Contact Us.
"Beginners & Improvers Bridge Classes "
Contact Seamus(Teacher) : 0872890814
Malcolm (Hon Sec ) : 0872618926






Malhide Congress : Prize Winners

The Malahide Congress took place at the Grand Hotel over the recent weekend. Congratulatios to the Club Members below who were Prize Winners.

1. Mixed Pairs (Friday) : Winners : Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello

2. Gala Pairs (Friday ) : 2nd -Bernie Bissett & Caroline Howard

3. Congress Teams : 2nd  Best Area Masters : Caroline Howard ,Bernie Bissett ,Vivienne Donnelly * Kay Goldsworhy

4. Inter "A" Teams : Second Session Winners : Vincent Bissett ,Helena Browner ,Marie Kenny & MartinaWard

5. Best "B " Teams : Phyllis Carew ,Joe Bissett ,Susan McNulty  ,Camilla McLoughlan

2020 President's Prize : Winners

The  four Presidents Prize Competitions were held over the past week for  the Monday ,Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday groups . Winners were as follows with presentations carried out by Deirdre Tuckey (President) .

Monday: Winner-Jenifer Mortell , 2nd     Seamus Costello ,3rd Vivenne Donnelly .

Tuesday : Winner -Shay Mangan , 2nd Marie O'Shea ,3rd Bridie Kirwan .

Wednesday : Winner -Mary English ,2nd Alisson Graham, 3rd Martina Ward.

Thursday : Winner -Oliver Lawless ,2nd FRank Ryan ,3rd :Pat Griffith .

2020:National WomensPairs & Teams Event
2020:National WomensPairs & Teams Event

At the Weekend (January 7-19) success was achieved in the following National Events held in Clane Co. Kildare .

Womens National Pairs  Jackson Cup : 3rd overall was Deirdre Tuckey & Helen Sheridan ;

2nd Area Master : Vivienne Donnelly &Catherien Clarke

Womens Teams Event ,McMenamin Bowl : 1st Area Masters: Mary Healy ,Vivienne Donnelly ,Bernie Bissett & Kay Goldsworthy

Presentaion was made by Neil Burke ( President (CBAI ).


2020 Mc Quillan Cup
2020 Mc Quillan Cup

Congratulation s to Maria Callinan & Kat Hynes in winning the Inter "B " Section of the Mc Quillan Cup held in Drogheda at the Weekend.

Well done also to :

Deirdre Tuckey & SEamus Costelo in coming 2nd overall.

Brendan & Helen Sheridan in achieving 3rd  overall .

1st Session Winners: Sean & FRances Newcomenn.

Presentaion  made by Martin O'Brien( Gate Club President)

2020 John Lane Winners-Monday
2020 John Lane Winners-Monday

Congratulation to Ray Ryan & Kay Goldsworthy  in winning the Club's 2 week John Lane Cup .Presentation by Deirdre Tuckey ( Club President).


2020 Lions Cup Winners
2020 Lions  Cup Winners

Congratulations to Helena Browner & Vincent Bissett  on winning the Wednesday's 2 week Lions Cup . Presentation was made by Deirdre Tuckey ( Club President)

2020 Regional Teams : Selection Event Navan
2020  Regional Teams : Selection Event Navan

The Regional Teams event took place in the Ardboyne Hotel last Sunday Jan 5. Success was achieved as follows :

Masters Teams : 2nd  Deirdre Tuckey ,Seamus Costello , Brian & Maeve Carroll.

Intermediate Teams (A) : 3rd : Helena Browner ,Veronica Buttimer ,Martina Ward ,Marie Kenny

Intermediate Teams (B) : Winners : Kate Hynes ,Maria Callinan,Kathleen Gibbons ,Josephine Brady.

Presentation to the (B) Winners was made by Peter Byrne (Regional Vice President )


2019 Heron Trophy Winners
2019 Heron Trophy Winners

Sunday December 15 ,Balbriggan hosted their Heron Trophy Event .The Club would like to thank all who supported their event with 17 Tables .

Congratulations go to :

Winners : Mary Brady & Joe Coyne

2nd : Maura Hand & Patdy Gibney

3rd : Mary Delaney & Liam Culligan

Best "A" : Helena Browner & Veronica Buttimer

Best "B" : Linda Walsh & Sandra Peden

Best LOcal : Frances & SEan Newcomen

Presentation was made by Deirdre Tuckey ( Club President)

Full results displayed RHS Results section

2019NE RegionalPairs:Winners
2019NE RegionalPairs:Winners

The North Eastern Regional Pairs Competition was held in the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan on Sunday December 1st .Congatulations go to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello on winning the Masters Section . Well done also to MaureenWalsh & Margaret Winters in achieving 3rd .

Well done also to Martina Ward & Veronica Buttimer in achieving 2nd psition in the Inter "B " section.

Presentation was made by Eileen McEntegart (Regional President )

2019 Tom Sheridan Trophy: Winners
2019 Tom Sheridan Trophy: Winners

The Tom Sheridan Trophy  was held on Sunday November 3 in Balbriggan Bridge Club. Congratulations go to The overall Winners : Deirdre Tuckey and Seamus Costello. Further prize winners were :

2nd : Clare  and Catherine Clarke

3rd : Maureen Walsh & Margaret Winters

Best Club : Kay Goldsworthy & Vincent Bissett

Best Inter "A" : Martina Ward & Marie Kenny

Beast "Inter B " : Phyllis Carew & Joe Bissett

Presentation was made by Carol Sheridan .

The Club would like to thank all particpants for their support in achieving 19 1/2 Tables.

(Full results are shown in the RHS Results list )


2019 Hilltown Cup :Team of 4

The Hilltown Cup Team of 4 event was held at the ABCD Venue on Sunday 24 November .Congratulations go to : Pat Duff ,Seamus Costello ,Maeve Carroll & Brian Carroll in achieving 2nd Place .

2019 East of Ireland Congress : Club Successes

The East of Irealnd Congress was  held at the Dundalk Plaza this weekend (November 8-10) . Congratulations go to :

Phyllis Carew & Joe Bissett in winning the 2session Inter "B" pairs Section . Well done also to Pat Mulholland & Eugene Costello in achieving 4th in the Inter "A "section .

In the Inter "B" Champioships onSunday  Marie Callinan & Kat Hynes achieved best Regional Pair

In The Open Pairs on the Sunday Session .Mary Browne & Aileen Lane achieved 1st place

Presentation was made by Neil Burke (CBAI President) & Eileen Mc Entagert (REgional President )


2019 Regional Mixed Pairs

The Regional Mixed Pairs were heldv at the ABCD venue in Drogheda last Sunday( Oct 27) .Congratulations go To Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello  in gaining 3rd position . Best "A " went ot Veronica Buttimer & Vincent Bissett.

2019 Dundalk Salver Winners
2019 Dundalk Salver Winners

Congratulations to Margaret Winters & Mareen Walsh on winning the Dundalk Salver  on Sunday 20 October. Presentation was made by Eileen McEnterat(Regional President) & Mary Berrils (VP) of Dundalk Bridge Club

2019 Drogheda Congress: Members Success

At the weekend the 2019 Drogheda Congress took place  at the West Court Hotel and the ABCD Bridge club in  Drogheda. Congratulations to the following on their success and to the Club members who supported the event .

1. Congress Pairs : (Overall ) 2nd Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello

2. Congress Pairs: 1st Session Winners: Brendan Sheridan & Dave Terry

3. Confined Pairs : Best Local : Maeve Carroll & Kay Goldsworthy

4. Intermediate "A" : Best Local : Pat Mullholland & Eugene Costello

5. : Intermediate " B) Glynis Kay Cup : Winners Phyllis Carew  & Joe Bissett

6. Intermediate "B" : Best local : Kat Hynes & Maria Callinan

7. Congress Teams ; 3rd : Sean & FRances Newcomen ,Margeret Winters & Maureen Walsh.

Presentations were made by : Neil Burke(CBAI President ) & Maura Hand Congress President


Any other photos available let me know (MG) or errors in the above

2019 Pat Taffe TRophy
2019 Pat Taffe TRophy

Congratulations go to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello on winnng the Pat Taffe Trophy  held at the ABCD Club in September .Congratulations also go to Croline Howard & Bernie Bissett on their 3rd position

Presentation was made by Eileen McEntegot (REgional President).

FR. Doris Cup

Congratulations go to Bernie Bissett & Caroline Howard who were runners up in the recent FR. Doris Cup held in Drogheda

2019 Ulster Bank Cup : Teams -Ardee
2019 Ulster Bank Cup : Teams -Ardee

THe Ulster Bank Cup  Teams of 4  ,hosted by Ardee Bridge Club was held in the ABCD Bridge Venue on Sunday 19 May .

The winners were : Ray Ryan ,Kay Goldsworthy,Mary Healy & Simon Healy .Balbriggan & Skerries club gave considerable support to this event with :

2nd : Deirdre Tuckey ,Seamus Costello ,Brian Carroll ,Maeve Carroll.

3rd : Brendan & Helen Sheridan,Frances & Sean Newcomen 

4th : Clare v& Catherine Clarke ,MaureenWalsh ,Margaret Winters .

Presentaion  was made by : Anna Keenan ,President of Ardee Bridge Club .


2019 Balbriggan Teams of 4 Competition
2019 Balbriggan Teams of 4 Competition

Balbrigan Bridge club hosted their Open Teams of 4 on Sunday May 5 in our Club House .Many thanks to all supported this event (16 Teams )/

Winners : Patsy Gibney ,Maura Hand,Ken Walsh,Brenan Byrne

2nd : Seramus Costello,Deirdre Tuckey ,Peter Howard ,Brian Carroll

3rd : John Mc Nally ,Tiernan Hall,Mary Timoney,Donek Szenejko

Best Intermediate : Veronica Buttimer ,Helena Browner ,Martina Ward,Marie Kenny.

Presentation was made by Maria McGrath (Club President)


2019 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup Winners
2019 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup Winners

Congratulations  go to Margaret & Paul Kelly on winning  Thursdays 2 week "Stan Fitpatrick Cup ". Presentation was made by Maria McGrath (Club President).


2019 Balbriggan Skerries Cup
2019 Balbriggan Skerries Cup

The Annual Balbriggan -Skerries Cubs Cup(Skerries,John Lane ,Holmpatrick) competition took place in Balbriggan Bridge Club on Friday April 5 .Success this time went to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello . Congratulations to all that took part.

Presentation was made by Maria McGrath (Balbriggan Club President).


2019 Regional Ladies & Mens Pairs

On Sunday 31 March the Regional Ladies & Mens Pairs were held at the ABCD Bridge club in Drogheda. Congratulations go to :

Maureen Walsh & Margaret Winters  winners of the Frances Dunne Cup for the Ladies Pairs . 

Sean Newcomen & Frank Davey :winners of the Mens Pairs : Des Scully Cup .

Presentation  was made by Margaret Hanlon (Regional President)

2019 CBAI National Pairs Final

The CBAI National Pairs Final was held in Athlone over the weekend of March 24. Congratulations go to Carol Sheridan & Pat Mulholland who were the 2nd Session winners of the Inter "A " Laird Cup .

Congratulations also go to Camilla McLoughlin & Kat Hynes who were 2nd in the Inter "B" Civil Service Cup .

Presentaion was made by Peter O'Meara )Presidnet of the CBAI).

2019 Presidents Prize Winners

Congratulations go to the following people who were the Winners of the  separate 3 week President's Prize competitions held Monday ,Tuesday ,Wedesday and Thursday in  February. Presentaions were made by Club President Maria McGrath.

Mondays : Winner : Tim Carroll, 2nd Mary Brown,3rd Seamus Costello.

Tuesdays : Winner : Kat Hynes ,2nd Teresa Hutchinson,3rd Joe Bissett

Wednesday:Winner : Marian Kinsella ,2nd Lillian Jones ,3rd Carmel Brogan

Thursday : Winner : Stafford Stack ,2nd Paddy O'Shea ,3rd Bernadette Mc Carthy

2019 Regional Teams: Club Success

The Regional Teams Championships were held in Navan on Sunday  January 6th 2019. Success went to the Club and congratulations go to the following:

1. Winners of the Joan Kieran Shield for Masters : Helen Sheridan.FrancesNewcomen, Brenden Sheridan and Sean Newcomen.

2. Runners up in the Masters: Peter Howard ,Brian Carroll ,Deirdre Tuckey ,Seamus Costello.

3. Winners of the Inter "B " Cup : Martina Ward ,Marie Kenny ,Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner.

The winners progress to the National Finals later in the year.

Presentations to all were made by Margaret Hanlon (Regional President)

Any One interested in Playing Bridge via BBO?

Liam & Jean Timmins are interested in linking up with other pairs to play Bridge on BBO. If you wish to contact them Text me (Malcolm 0872618926) if you do not have their Numbers . Under GDPR and because the WEb Site is "OPEN", they and me hve agreed not to display their numbers. MKG.

Thomas (Tom) McGrane R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of Tom McGrane, Kitchenstown, Naul, Co.Dublin in his 91st year. Tom was a member of Balbriggan Bridge Club for many years and from looking through the results he last played in the club in March 2013. Tom was an absolute gentleman at the table and a man who played his bridge for enjoyment. He liked nothing more than to out bid his opponents even if it cost a lot of match points. Tom had played cricket for many years and when his playing days were over he became one of the finest administrators of cricket in Fingal. May he Rest In Peace. Funeral details on RIP.IE. Seamus.

2019 Dublin North REgional Pairs "B" Winners
2019 Dublin North REgional Pairs

Congratulations to Maria Callinan & Kat Hynes  who won the DNR Regional Pairs Int "B " section in Malahide at the weekend .

2019 Balbriggan Trophy Winners
2019 Balbriggan Trophy Winners

Congratulations go to Marie O'Connor & Anna Thornton on winning Wednesday's  2 week "Balbriggan Trophy" Competition. Presentation was made by Deirdre Tuckey (Club President)

2019 John Lane Winners
2019 John Lane Winners

Congratulations go to Sean Newcomen & Sean McNally on winning the Monday's  2 week John Lane Competition. Presentation was made by Deirdre Tuckey (Club President )

2019 Shambo Trophy Winners
2019 Shambo Trophy Winners

Congratulations go to OLiver Lawless & Jaroslaw Wojciechowski on winning Balbriggan's  2 week Thursday Competion The Shambo Trophy. Presentation was made bt Deirdre Tuckey (Club President) .



Thursdays Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
Scorer: shay mangan
Thursdays Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Wednesdays Session
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
Scorer: shay mangan