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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  May 17 2019

Next Meeting : Friday 19 July  (Prov) @7.30



Club/Regional/National Competitions: 2018-2019

Club Fixtures




Regional Fixtures





Monday      17th            Gate Club Charity

Tuesday      9th              Donore Charity, ABCD BC, Drogheda


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


      National Fixtures



National AGM Saturday 6th July



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
"Bridge of Ages" 16-92

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 .

(Please see Thursdays results)



Balbriggan Bridge Club
Balbriggan Bridge Club

 (Founded 1976)

           71 Drogheda Street,


Co. Dublin. K32 N27

Tel: 01-8414476(after 7.30pm)

From June 1st to the end of August Balbriggan Bridge Club welcomes NON Members.

Please see  details below for  days & times .

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 "
 " Beginners Classes restart on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 
Contact Seamus(Teacher) : 0872890814
Malcolm (Hon Sec ) : 0872618926
Improve Your Bidding

Saturday 27th April and Saturday 4th May 10.00 to 12.30 

Classes ideal for Novice and Intermediate B players.

1 hour class, tea/coffee break and then playing set hands,

followed by analysis  of hands and Class Notes 

Contact Seamus on 087-2890814  



2019 President's Charity. : Alzheimer Society of Ireland

 The  President's (Maria McGrath) Charity events was held in aid of Alzheimers Society of Ireland .Monies raised will go towards the local groups of this Charity. As usual Balbriggan Bridge Club  members will add their support for the Presidents  Charity .

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 National Teams Final April 2019

The National Teams Finals are taking place at the Hodson Bay Hotel ,Athlone during April 27-28 . The Club has the following people representing the Club & the Region in these Finals.Best wishes to all participants.

 Masters : Helen Sheridan.FrancesNewcomen, Brenden Sheridan and Sean Newcomen. 

Inter "B": Martina Ward ,Marie Kenny ,Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner.


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 Willie Berrill Cup
2019 Willie Berrill  Cup

Congratulations to Helen & Brenden Sheridan who won the Willie Berrill Cup in the ABCD Bridge Venue this Sunday 14 April .

Presentation was made by Marie Milne & Martin T .O'Brien (ABCD 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 Star & Crescent Cup -Winners
2019 Star & Crescent Cup -Winners

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)

2019 Novice & Intermediate Congress : Feb 15-17-Athlone

Congratulations  to Carol Sheridan & Vincent Bissett who were the Session 2 Winners in the Inter "A" section of the above Congress .Presentation was made by Peter O'Meara(Preident of CBAI ).

2019 Wexford Congress: Inter "B" Winners

Well done to Helena Browner & Veronica Buttimer who were the winners of  the Inter "B "  prize in the Intermediate Pairs section of the Wexford Congress on Saturday Feb 2 .Presentation was made with Peter O'Meara (President CBA)

2019 Lions Cup Winners
2019 Lions Cup Winners

Congratulations go to Alish Guinan & Joe Bissett in winning Wednesday's 2 week Lions Cup Competition. Presentation was made by Maria Mc Grath ( Club President)

2019 Windmill Cup Winners
2019 Windmill Cup Winners

Congrarulations go to Maeve & Brian Carroll on winning  Monday's 2 week Windmill Cup Trophy .Presentaion was made by Marie McGrath (Club President)

2019: Jackson Cup: McMenamie Bowl : Geraldine Trophy

Last weekend (January 12-13 )  in Clane the following people deserve congratulations for their achievements  in the Rankings for the following : 

1. Jackson Cup (National Womens Pairs ) : Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh achieved 4th position out of 94.

2. Mc Menami Bowl : Womens Teams : Helen Sheriden & Deirdre Tuckey( with Mary Kelly Rogers & Anne Fitzgerald ) achieved 3rd  position.

3. The Geraldine Trophy ( Mens Teams ): Sean Newcomen & Ray Ryan ( with Tom Lawlor& FRank Davey) achieved 3rd position from 39 .

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)

2018 : Balbriggan's Heron Trophy -Winners
2018 : Balbriggan's Heron Trophy -Winners

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)








2018: Christmas "Turkey" Winners

Congratulations to the following pairs on winning the Clubs "Turkey Competions."

Mondays Session : Brenden & Helen Sheridan

Tuesdays Session : Phyllis Carew & Margaret Sweeny

Wednesdays Session : Malcolm Goldsworthy & Jim Mc Cormick

Thursdays Session : Maria Callinan & Phil Lynch 

EAST OF Ireland Congress

Congratulations go to the following in the recent EAST of Ireland Congress held in Dundalk,

1. CONGRESS PAIRS: 2nd were Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh.

2. CONGRESS TEAMS: 3rd were : Peter Howard,Brian Carroll,Deirdre Tuckey,Seamus Costello.

3. Inter "B" Pairs. 4th & Best Regional: Kat Hynes & Camilla McLoughlin.

2018 Regional Mixed Pairs -Winners

Congratulations go to Helen & Brendan Sheriden  on winning the N.E. Regional Mixed Pairs tournament held in the ABCD Bridge Centre in  Drogheda on Sunday 28 October 2018 .

Congratulations also go to  Phyllis Carew & Joe  Bissett in  ahieving "Best Intermediate ".

Presentation to Helen & Brenden  was made by Margaret Hanlon (N.E. REgional President)

2018 Drogheda Congress : Great Success:

The Drogheda Congress took place this weekend (Oct 5-7) in the Westcourt Hotel & the new ABCD Bridge Centre. Congratulations go to the following and to other Club Members who supported the event .

1. Congress Pairs : Best Local : Sean & Francis Newcomen

2. Inter "A " " Pairs (2nd Session ) : Mary Mulholland & Mary Roy 

3. Congress Teams( Best Local ): Seamus Costello.Deirdre Tuckey ,Brian Carroll & Ray Ryan

Inter "B " Pairs : Winners : Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner

Inter "B " Pairs : 2nd : Martina Ward & Marie Kenny

Inter "B Teams : Winners : Veronica Buttimer ,Helena Browner ,Marie Kenny & Martina Ward 

Grand Prix Winners : Inter B Section : Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner.

Novice Pairs : 5th : Oliver Lawless & Jaroslav Wojciehowski

Presentation was made by Peter O'Meara (President of the CBAI ) and the Congress President.(Heather KilKelly)


2018/19 :CBAI Presidents Prize-Athlone
2018/19 :CBAI  Presidents Prize-Athlone

The Presidents Prize which was a 3 session event hosted by the new CBAI President O Peter O'Meara was held in Athlone at the weekend . Congratulations go to Deirdre Tuckey& Seamus Costello in Winning this Event . Well done also to Brenden & Helen Sheridan in achieving 4th Postion.

 Deirdre & Seamus are being presented with the winners Trophy by Peter O'Meara(CBAI President).

2018 Pat Taffe Trophy-Winners
2018 Pat Taffe Trophy-Winners

On Sunday September 9 The Pat Taffe Trophy competition took place at the new ABCD Bridge Centre in Drogheda . Congratulations go to Helen & Brendan Sheridan who came 1st in this first event as part of the N.E. REgion event calendar. Presentation was made by Seamus Costello ( Regional Secretary)

2018 NIBU McKenzie Cup Winners
2018 NIBU McKenzie Cup Winners

Congratulations go to Helena Browner & Veronica Buttimer who won the NIBU Inter "B " Mc Kenzie Trophy at the La Mons Hotel in Belfast this weekend .This was part of the Ciara Burns Memorial Open Gala Pairs .

Congratulations also go to Maria Callinan(Novice)  & Ray Hearty (A) who came 2nd  in the "A " section of the Gala Competition.

2018 Dublin Summer Congress : Novice Success :

In the 2018 Dublin Summer Congress held at Westmanstown this weekend, (27-29 July)congratulations go to Maria Callinan & Phil Lynch in achieving 2nd place  in the Open Novice Section .

2018 Regional Ladies Pairs

Congratulations go to Maureen Walsh & Margaret Winters who were the winners of the Regional Ladies Pairs  held in the Gate Club. Presentaion was made by Seamus Costello (Regional Secretary).

2019 Visit of CBAI President: Peter O'Meara-Balbriggan
2019 Visit of CBAI President: Peter O'Meara-Balbriggan

Peter O'Meara the current (2018/2019) National CBAI President made a welcome social call to Balbriggan Bridge Club onThursday 9 May .The Club would like to thank Peter for his time and the opportunity for some of our members to meet him .

Peter is seen here with our new President Deirdre Tuckey  and new Vice President  Phyllis Carew .

2018 Shambo Trophy Winners

Congratulations go to Oliver Lawless & Jaroslav Wojciechowski on winning the Club's  Thursdays 2 week Shambo Trophy Competition. Presentaion was made by Maria McGrath ( Club President).

2018 Balbriggan Trophy Winners

Congratulation go to Marie Kenny & Martina Ward on winning the Club's 2 week Balbriggan Trophy . Presentation was mae by Maria McGrath ( Club President).

2018 John Lane Cup : Winners

Congratulations go to  Seamus Costello &Deirdre Tuckey on winning The Club's 2 week John Lane Competition. Presentation was made by Maria McGath (Club President)

Scorer: Peter Howard
Scorer: brendan sheridan
Scorer: shay mangan
Thursdays Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Wednesdays Session
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
Scorer: Peter Howard
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
Scorer: shay mangan
Thursdays Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Scorer: Lillian Jones