President: Deirdre Tuckey
(Vice President:Phyillis Carew)
Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy
: Sean Newcomen
Susan Mc Nulty
Last Meeting : Friday July 17 2019
Next Meeting : Friday Oct 11@ 7.30 (TBC)
Monday 2nd December Christmas Party
Tuesday 3rd December Turkey Competition
Wednesday 4th December Turkey Competition
Thursday 5th December Turkey Competition
Monday 9th December Turkey Competition
Regional Fixtures: 2019-2020
24th Sunday Hilltown Cup ABCD
1st Sunday Regional Pairs, Ardboyne Hotel Navan 1.30pm
8th Sunday Joe Browne Ashbourne
15th Sunday Heron Trophy Balbriggan 5pm
2019 (Also See CBAI N.E Web Site /Diary)for more dates & Details
East of Ireland Bridge Congress (Dundalk) Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 2019
7th and 8th, Saturday and Sunday Master Pairs Templeogue
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
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 )
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 .
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 )
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.
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
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
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).
Congratulations go to Bernie Bissett & Caroline Howard who were runners up in the recent FR. Doris Cup held in Drogheda
The President's Charity for the 2018/2019 season , nominated by President (MariaMcGrath) was the Alzheimer Society of Ireland . The presentation was made last night(26/6/2019) to the local Fingal Day Care Centre in Balbriggan .A cheque for €2000.00 was presented to Maeve Quigley, the Day Care Manager. Presentaion was made by Maria McGrath and the current President Deirdre Tuckey
The Dub;in Congress was held in Dublin over the weekend. Congratulation s to the following Players:
Fridays "Novice Pairs " : 3rd : Susan Mc Nulty & Kate Tammemaci
Fridays OPen Pairs : 2nd Bernie Bissett & Caroline Howard
Saturdays : Area Masters " : 3rd -Tim Carroll with Noel Fanning
Saturdays "Inter" B" : 2nd Martina Ward & Marie Kenny, 4th : Veronica Buttmer & Helena Browner
At last nights Thursdays Session (20/6/2019) we had a fairly unique situation whereby the Club's youngest player from this years Beginners Course ;Colm Buttimer aged 16 played with mother Veronica and met at Table 1 the Clubs Elder Statesman: Frank Ryan aged 92 . Well done to you both .
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 .
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)
Congratulations go to Margaret & Paul Kelly on winning Thursdays 2 week "Stan Fitpatrick Cup ". Presentation was made by Maria McGrath (Club President).
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).
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)
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).
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
Congratulations go to Ray Ryan & Kay Goldsworthy on winning the Star & Crescent Cup held at the ABCD Bridge Venue in Drogheda on Sunday March 3 .(Presentation was made by Dr. Frank Davey)
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)
Balbriggan Bridge Club's "Heron Trophy " took place in the Club House on Sunday December, 16.
Congratulations go to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello who were the Heron Trophy Winners .
Well done also to the following :
2nd : Helen & Brendan Sheridan
3rd : Mary Timoney & Donek Szenejko
Best Club: Margaret Winters & Ray Ryan
Best Inter "A " : Pamela Mc Mahon & Bernie Byrne
Presentation was made by Maria McGrath ( Club President)
The Christmas Party will be in the Bracken Court Hotel on Monday December 2 2019 . The Menu will be as last year with options shown on the Tickets . Price to be confirmed during the week but will not differ significantly from last year(€25.00).Spot Prizes will be given to all participants, following the usual post Dinner Bridge Session . Times wll be 6.30 for a 7.00pm start .
Tickets should be available towards the end of the week .
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)
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 )
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) .