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President: Bridie Kirwan

Vice President: Susan Mc Nulty


Chairperson;Geraldine O'Hagan

Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy

Hon. Treasurer: Sean Newcomen

Joe Bissett

Mary Browne

Phyllis Carew

Seamus Costello

Marie Kenny

Rita McGoey

Susan Mc Nulty

Marie O'Shea

Brendan Sheridan  

Kate Tammemagi

Deirdre Tuckey

Next Meeting : TBc

Last Meeting : Friday 1 September 2023 




Upcoming Competitions in 2022


December 2022

Turkey Competitions 

Monday 5th December

Tuesday 6th December 

Wednesday 7th December 

Thursday 8th December 


Regional and CBAI Fixtures  

(see CBAI website for up to date information ) 





December 2022



Regional Pairs Sunday 4th December ABDC 1.30pm


Master Pairs Saturday 10th 1.30pm  and Sunday 11th 11am, CBAI Templeogue 


Heron Trophy Balbriggan Bridge Club 5pm 



Welcome to Balbriggan Bridge Club
2023-2024 Annual Membership Subscription

The Annual membership subscription recommences  on September 1st 2023. The fee is €25.00 payable to any committee member.For those who wish to pay by Bank Transfer let me know and I will forward our IBAN Number .Please Do Not leave money in the Container where plastic bags and the form can be found for inserting the money .



2023 Joan O'Sullivan Ward R.I.P.
2023 Joan O'Sullivan Ward R.I.P.

The sudden death  of a past Member  Joan O'Sullivan Ward  was announced today . Joan played mainly on the  original Thursday Evenings, Tuesday mornings and some Friday mornings . Her partner for most of the time was Madalene Freestone both from Bettysrown /Laytown.

Details of arrangements can be found on R.I.P  (Meath)


Balbriggan Bridge Club
Balbriggan Bridge Club

  (Founded 1976)

           71 Drogheda Street,


Co. Dublin. K32 N27

Balbriggan Bridge Club welcomes NEW Members to Join.


**Table money  €5.00 per person.**
Membership is €25.00 pa payable at the start of the season ,ie September 2023
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 "
A new course of lessons will start on Tuesday 19th September 2023 at 7.30pm
Contact Seamus(Teacher) : 0872890814
Live & On -Line Bridge
Club Events Time Table
Day  Start Time Venue
Monday 7.30pm Club House
Tuesday 10,00 am Club House
On-Line Temporarily Posponed On -Line
Wednesday 7.30pm Club House
Thursday 7.30pm Club House
Friday  10.00 am **** Club House
Please arrive well before Start Times

. Natural ventilation wiill continue and an Air Purifier will remain in use.

Screens have now been removed but people can if they wish still wear  Face masks and use sanitisers 

You may also use the 'find a partner tab' on the homepage to look for a parnter. 





Placement of Board

Law 7 refers.

When a board is to be played, it is placed in the CENTRE of the table until play is completed. Should the board be removed from the table, it can lead to misboarding and importantly deprives players of their right to see the Dealer and Vulnerability. Putting the board at the corner of the table is a compromise that is acceptable, so long as the board is not rotated (i.e. North on the board is facing the North player).

During the play of the hand players often have to remind themselves as to which player was the opener, whether that player bid or passed or did the Vulnerability of the board influence the bidding.


2023 Presidents Charity: "Remember Us" Donation
2023 Presidents Charity:

A presentation was made today Tuesday 11 April by Joe Bissett (Club President) in the Club House to Fran Crowell (Chairperson) of Remember Us for €2000.00. 

Fran thanked Joe and the members of Balbriggan Bridge Club for their work in raising this amount for the local Charity.

2023 Presidents Prize Winners

Congratulations to the following winners on the Presidents Prize Week.

Monday: Ray Ryan,Tuesday Bridie Kirwan,Wednesday Helena Browner ,Thursday Ann Kirwan,

Presentation by Joe Bissett (Club President)


2023 SABC John Lane winners
2023 SABC John Lane winners

.Congratulations to Helen  and Brendan Sheridan in Winning the recent SABC John Lane event in Skerries this weekend. Presentation  was made by Aileen Lane and Simon Healy (Club President).

Well done also to :

Tim Carroll & Kay Goldsworthy : Winners of Best Club Pair 

Mary Mulholland & Vincent Bissett : Winners of Intermediate Pairs.


NE Regional Teams Success

The NE REgional Teams event was held at the ABCD Club on Sunday29  January 2023. Club Success and congratulations to all were as follows:

Winners Masters. Joan Kieran Memorial Trophy : Deirdre Tuckey, Seamus Costello ,Pat Duff and Frank Davey.

Winners Area Masters  Rose Bowl trophy: Mary Healy ,Vivienne Donnelly ,Kay Goldsworthy, Tim Carroll

Intermediate  Winners : Vincent Bissett, Camilla McLoughlin ,Joe Bissett, Phyllis Carew

Presentations were made by Peter Byrne( Regional President)

2022 Balbriggan Heron Trophy Winners
2022 Balbriggan Heron Trophy Winners

Congratulatins to Peter Howard and Brian Carroll  in winning the Heron Trophy at Balbriggan B,C on Sunday 18n December . Other prize winners were;

2nd : Brenden and Helen Sheridan

3rd : Camilla McLoughlin and Lesley O'Shea

Intermediate Winners: Mary Shevlin and Rita McGoey.

Presentation was made by Joe Bissett (Club President)

Drogheda Congress 2022: Club Success

The Drogheda Congress took place in the ABCD Venue over the recent weekend(Thursday 6 Oct-Sunday 9th Oct).Great success was achieved by Club members over this weekend. A summary can be seen below including Photos of the winners .Frances Newcomen was the Congress President . The CBAI President Pat O' Mahoney was also in attendance.

1. Open Pairs :Deirdre Tuckey and Seamus Costello: Winners

2, Congress Pairs: Deirdre Tuckey and Seamus Costello : Winners

3. Congress Pairs (Confined_ Area Masters ): Kay Goldsworthy & Tim Carroll - Winners 

4. Open Pairs : Peter Howard & Brian Carroll 2nd & Bernie Bissett and Carol Sheridan 3rd

5 Mixed Pairs : FRances and Sean Newcomen : 3rd

6 .Intermediate Pairs : Lesley O'shea + Partner  2nd , Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner 3rd

7. Best Reginal Pairs : Mary Mulholland & Vincent Bissett

8 Congress Teams : Deirdre tuckey + Seamus Costello + partners - 2nd

9. Best Regional Team: Margaret Winters ,Maureen Walsh,Sean and Frances Newcomen

2023 Lilian Logan Memorial Trophy-Dundalk
2023 Lilian Logan Memorial Trophy-Dundalk

Congratulations to Kay Goldsworthy & Tim Carroll  who were the Winners of the Lilian Logan Memorial Trophy  run by Dundalk Bridge club last night Tuesday 12 September.

Presentation by Colette King Club President

2023Pat Taffee Cup

Well done to the members who supported the Pat Taffee Cup in Drogheda last Sunday . Success achieved as follows;

2nd : Frances and Sean Newcomen,3rd : Maureen Walsh & Margaret Winters , 4th Seamus Costello and Partner Ian Baker

Winners of the Intermediates: Camilla Mc Loughlin & Lesley O'Shea 

Sean McNally: 90th Birthday
Sean McNally: 90th Birthday

Sean McNally has been a long standing and current member of Balbriggan Bridge Club .Mainly played on Monday sessions and oftened partnered Sean Newcomen. Sean still plays bridge but on line most Tuesdays with Sean.

Sean is unable to attend the Club for a presention for medical reasons so a Gift and a Card on behalf of the Club was dropped to his house today.

So congratuations on reaching this milestone as playing member .

2023Anna Nulty 90th Birthday
2023Anna Nulty 90th Birthday

Congratulations on behalf of the members of Balbriggan Bridge Club to Anna Nulty on her 90 th birthday .Presentation of Birthday cake and flowers  was made by Bridie Kirwan Club President.

2023-24 CBAI N.E. President
2023-24 CBAI N.E. President

Congratulations to Kay Goldsworthy who at the recent CBAi N.E. AGM will be the President  for the North Eastern Region of the CBAI for 2023-2024.

2023 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup Winners
2023 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup Winners

Congratulations to Monica Killeen and Anne Rafter on winning Thursday's Stan Fitzpatrick Cup .Presentation was made by Bridie Kirwan (Vice President)

2023 Willie Berrill Trophy
2023 Willie Berrill  Trophy

Congratulations to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello in winning the Willie Berrill Trophy at the recent ABCD Club. Presentation made by Marie Min & Dave Doherty 

2023 Pat Thornton Cup Regional Novice Pairs
2023 Pat Thornton Cup Regional Novice Pairs

Congratulations to Val Grimes & Partner Eve connell (15)

Winners of the Pat Thornton Cup Regional Novice Cup.

Well done to Monica Killeen & Kate Calvery.

from Balbriggans Thursdays Group 2 nd

Presentation by Pat Thornton & President Peter Byrne

2023 Noel Grimes Trophy
2023 Noel Grimes Trophy

Winners of the Noel Grimes Trophy

Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Cosrello

Presentation by Sheils Grimes and 

Club President Eoin Manning

2023 BalbrigganSkerries Trophy
2023 BalbrigganSkerries Trophy

Congratulations to Vivienne Donnelly & Catherine Clarke as Winners of the 2023 Balbriggan/SABC Trophy.Presentation  by Joe Bissett (Balbriggan Club President)

2023 Malahide Congress : : Mixed Pairs

Congratualations ro Helen & Brendan Sheridan  on Winning the Open Mixed Pairs in the Malahide Congress this weekend .Also well done to Deirdre Tuckey and Seamus Costello in achieving 3rd position.

2023 Star & Crescent Cup Winners
2023 Star & Crescent Cup Winners

Congratulations Frances & Sean Newcomen in winning the Star & Crescent Cup  in Drogheda .Presentation was made by Michael Durnin (CluPresident)

2023 Windmill Cup Winners
2023  Windmill Cup Winners

Congratulations to Deirdre Tuckey and Seamus Costello in Winning the 2 week Windmill Cup . Presentaion made by Joe Bissett (Club President)

2023 Lions Cup Winners
2023 Lions Cup Winners

Well done to  Oliver Lawless & Jaroslav Wojcciecholski in Winning the Clubs 2 week Lions Cup. Presentation was made by Joe Bissett (Club President). 

2022 Regional Pairs "Inter "A" winners
2022 Regional Pairs

Congratulations tro Vincent Bissett & Carmel Brogan in Winning the N.E. Regional Pairs "Inter A" section  held at the ABCD Venue on Sunday December 4. Presentaion was made by Peter Byrne Regional President.


2022 Tom Sheridan Trophy
2022 Tom Sheridan Trophy

Congratulations to Frank Davey and Paddy Bonner who the Winners of the Tom Sheridan Trophy  held at the Balbriggan Bridge Club on Sunday Nov 6 .Presentation was made by Joe Bissett (Club President ) and Helen Sheridan. Thank to all who supported the event  14 Tables .  Congratulations also go to :

Best "A " : Susan Mc Nulty and Vincent Bissett,  Best " B" : Marie and Paddy O'Shea, . Best "Club" Maeve Carroll and Catherine Clarke.

2022 John Lane Cup: Winners
2022 John Lane Cup: Winners

Congratulations to Catherine Clarke and Seamus Costello in Winning the Clubs 2 week John Lane Cup .Presentation was made by Joe Bissett( Club President)

2022 Balbriggan Trophy Winners
2022 Balbriggan Trophy Winners

Congratulations to Allisson & John Graham on Winning the Clubs 2 week Balbriggan Trophy Event.Presentaion was made by Joe bissett (Club President)

2022 Shambo Winners
2022 Shambo Winners

Congratulations to Agnes Hagan and Jean Scanlon (on hols) in winning Thursday's 2 week Shambo Trophy. Presention was made by Joe Bissett Club President

Ukraine Disaster Appeal : Irish Red Cross -Donation

At the recent Committee Meeting a proposal was made to make a donation towards the Ukraine  Disaster Appeal through the Irish Red Cross . A cheque will be forwarded for this appeal.

Friday morning session
Scorer: Phyllis Carew
Director: Nuala Hagan
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Wednesdays Session
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
Clubhouse Event
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
Friday morning session
Scorer: Phyllis Carew
Thursdays Club Event
Director: Nuala Hagan
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Clubhouse Event
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Clubhouse Event
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Scorer: Sean Newcomen