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President: Phyllis Carew

(Vice President:Joe Bissett)


Maria McGrath(Chairperson)

Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy

: Sean Newcomen

Vincent Bissett

Mary Browne

Seamus Costello

Mary English

Catherine Ingoldsby

Bridie KIrwan

Shay Mangan

Rita McGoey

Susan Mc Nulty

Geraldine O'Hagan

Brendan Sheridan  

Deirdre Tuckey

Last Meeting : Friday 5 November 2021 Meeting Club House.7.30pm

Virtual /In House Competitions: 2021-2022

CBAI Fixtures  

(see CBAI website for up to date information ) 


February 2022

12 - 13 February- Virtual Holmes Wilson - Teams, on realbridge 

16 - 18 Novice and Inter Congress 

26 Spiro

27 Coen 

March 2022 

4 - 6 Malahide Congress

12 - 13 IBU Burke & O Connor 


Club Laptop + 14 Bridge Mates

Linked to the Grant Item below the Club has used the  F.C.C.  Grant to purchase a Laptop and 2 BridgeMates .THe Commitee has bought  an additional 12 BridgeMates  giving us 14 .Scorebridge has been upgraded for Wireless Scoring  and added to the Laptop. Last years members have had their NBID  numbers added so when we get back to In" House playing " we can use the Bridge mates .There will be hic-ups(initially) but they will be overcome.(MG)

2020 Fingal County Council Award of 839.00

The Club made an application to Fingal County Council Community Culture & Sport Diviision in February 2020  for a Grant towards a Laptop and Monies towards Bridgemates. We were notified yesturday that €839.00 has been awarded to the Club .On Behalf of the Members of Balbriggan Bridge Club we would like to acknowledge our thanks to Fingal County Council for this award .. The relevent items will be purchased over the coming months. .

Welcome to Balbriggan Bridge Club
Balbriggan Club 'Live' Bridge

Great news for all in Balbriggan Bridge Club, that with the lifting of restrictions, 'Live' bridge returns next Monday 24th January.

The following sessions will now be taking place from Monday; 

Evening bridge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting at 7.45pm.

Morning bridge on Tuesdays starting at 10am.

Afternoon  bridge on Fridays starting at 2pm.

Table screens and face coverings will still be required in the clubhouse. The Balbriggan Club Covid committee are meeting next Wednesday to review the protocols we have in place.



On -Line Bridge: Wednesday's for January: Then Tuesday from Feb 1st

 Bridge -On-Line continues as usual on Wednesdays starting at the usual time of 7.30,during January 2022. This evening event will then move to Tuesday evening starting at 7.30 pm from February 1st 2022


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.


Club Nights

Monday,Wednesday,Thursday: 7.15 -11.00pm
Play starts promptly at 7.45pm
Tuesday 10.00am-1.00pm 
Friday 2pm - 5pm
end of session times are approximate 
**Table money  €5.00 per person.**
Membership is €25.00 pa payable at the start of the season ,ie September 2021
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  Bridge Classes "
Will resume Tuesday February 1st 2022 7.30pm
Contact Seamus(Teacher) : 0872890814
Friday Afternoon Bridge

Starting on Friday 7th January we are starting an afternoon game in the clubhouse at 2pm.

It is open to all members, so please come along.

'Live Bridge' in Clubhouse

New restrictions recently announced by the Government impact on bridge clubs and Balbriggan Bridge Club accordingly are having to cancel our evening bridge games for Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting Monday 20th December, 2021.

Live Bridge will be held on Fridays at 2pm in the clubhouse. 



Tuesday Morning Club Closed +On line event will start at 10.30 am

Due the current covid situation its been decided to Close the Club (Tuesday 4th- and for the rest of January on Tuesday mornings ) for the "in House" event , however an on line event will  be available on BBO  starting at 10.30 am . 

Club House: Christmas Turkey Competitions

Christmas Turkey Competitions ( monetary prizes ) took place in the Club House  on Monday Dec 13th, Tuesday Dec 14th, Wednesday Dec.15th and Thursday 16th.

Monday Winners Brendan and Helen Sheridan

Tuesday Winners Mary Smith and Bridie Kirwan

Wednesday Winners Susan McNulty and Geraldine O'Hagan

Thursday Winners Joan O'Sullivan Ward and Madeline Freestone

Balbriggan Virtual Club

Please note our Virtual Club is moving to Tuesday Nights starting from 1st February 2022.

CBAI N.E. Regional Mixed Pairs

Congratulations go to Bernie Bissett + Pat Mulholland in Winning the REgional Mixed Pairs event held in the ABCD Club on Sunday  November 7th. 

Also well done to Phyllis Carew & Joe Bissett who won Best Intermediate. 

Happy 90th Birthday to Mary Nugent
Happy 90th Birthday to Mary Nugent

Congratulations to Mary who celebrates her 90th Birthday today 20th August.

Club President Deirdre called to Mary and presented her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a box of cup cakes.

Mary thanked Deirdre and all the members of the bridge club for their thoughfulness and kindness.

Unethical and Dishonest Behaviour in Bridge

Hi folks, today the CBAI issued a document regarding the following: because of the prevalence of unethical and dishonest behaviour by a small minority of online bridge players, the CBAI has asked all clubs to remind their members about the requirements for ethical behaviour at all times. There are daily reports of people perceived to be deliberately CHEATING when playing online. All members should be in no doubt that the CBAI is taking this issue extremely seriously and there will be consequences for anyone found to be cheating.

Club TDs or Online Managers should endeavour to ensure that all players are aware of what actions as acceptable and which are definitely not – e.g. providing explanations in the chat area for partner to see as well as opponents is NOT acceptable, the Alert area only should be used for this purpose. 

Whether we play online or at the table it is of the utmost importance that we play to the highest ethical standards so that all players will have an equal opportunity of success.

Please click anywhere on this article for the CBAI Document.

Kind regards, Seamus


Online Laws of Bridge - Fearghal O'Boyle

Hi folks, please see the attached document Online Laws of Bridge which explains all you will ever want to know about playing online. Just click anywhere on the article. Seamus.

2020 Windmill Cup Winners-Monday
2020 Windmill Cup Winners-Monday

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


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 .

2021-22 Club Membership Renewal

As the formal Bridge Season  starts on  Sept 1 2021,  Affiliation Fees are required(Even for CBAI/Club Hosted BBO events),,Balbriggan Bridge Club invites people to renew their membership .This is €25.00...A number of people have expressed an interest to pay directly in to  the Clubs Account  .Anyone wishing to do this please Text me (0872618926) and I will send the details to you with IBAN Number .Please ensure your name is on the Transfer document an please text me when you pay  so we can add you to the paid list.    Monies, in a sealed envelope+ NAME   MAY be put in Club Letter Box by hand or via Post (Providing you TEXT ME) so I can collect and acknowledge collection .  OR you can pay in the Club when you play

Balbriggan Club Diaries are now available for members ( 2021/2022).

N.E. Regional President : Peter Byrne
N.E. Regional President : Peter Byrne

On behalf of Balbriggan Bridge Club,congratulations to Peter Byrne on accepting the position of N.E. Regional President  for 2021-2022. Peter as the curent President has nominated Kay Goldsworthy as President Elect for 2022-2023. 

Scorer: Seamus Costello
#28613 Pairs Balbriggan Wednesdays Pairs
Director: Frances Newcomen
#22973 Pairs Balbriggan Tuesday Pairs
Director: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Scorer: Seamus Costello
#71085 Pairs Balbriggan Pairs
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
#12730 Pairs Balbriggan Novice & Inter Pairs
Director: Susan Mc Nullty
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
#48401 Pairs Balbriggan Pairs
Director: Malcolm Goldsworthy
#77495 Pairs Balbriggan Pairs Tuesdays Event
Director: Malcolm Goldsworthy
#11539 Balbriggan Pairs.
Director: Malcolm Goldsworthy
#14168 Pairs Balbriggan Bridge Club
Director: Peter Byrne