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Committee: 2020-2021


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 August 14  2020

Next Committee Meeting : To be confirmed

 The Club is closed due to Covid 19 Restrictions

Competitions ,AGM etc are postoned to  a future Date



Virtual (BBO ) Competitions: 2020-2021-


 2021 BBO Events Below









Welcome to Balbriggan Bridge Club
Balbriggan Bridge Club and Virtual Club

Hi Folks, we will be taking a break for the month of August with our Tuesday morning game. We will have bridge on both 20th and 27th of July.

Next Tuesday 27th July at 10.30am is our next outing for the game confined to Novices and Intermediate players, TD Susan. 

Our next Wednesday game is on 28th July at 7.30pm, TD Peter.

Kind regards, Seamus


2021 Virtual Lambert Cup : Area Masters

Well done to Tim Carroll & Kay Goldsworthy who were second session winners & 5th overall out of  74 in the Lambert Cup  held  on Saturday April 17 2021

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.

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


Balbriggan Bridge Club
Balbriggan Bridge Club

Following a Committee Meeting On Friday 13 March and subsequent Government recommendations Re Covid 19, it has been decided to Close the  Bridge Club until further notice.  

Club Members can play in the Club's  On-Line Competitions. Details from Committee Members or Seamus /Malcolm (see below)

 (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 2020
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






Clare Clarke's 90 th Birthday
Clare Clarke's 90 th Birthday

On behalf of Balbriggan Bridge Club congratulations to Clare Clarke on her 90 th Birthday today ( Septmber 24 ).. A presentation of a birthday cake  and Flowers was made by our President: Deirdre Tuckey to Clare .

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 .

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 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 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 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 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)


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. 

2020 : Fingal County Council : Awards Grant 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. .

2020-21 Club Membership Renewal-Update-4

As the formal Bridge Season has started (Sept 1 2020),  Affiliation Fees are required(Even for CBAI/Club Hosted BBO events),,Balbriggan Bridge Club invites people to renew their membership .This is €25.00. In the current  climate collection of mones will be slow .
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 .There wil be  a request to send a confirmation E mail to SEan Newcomen or Text me when this is done ,so we can track renewed membership (Details  on the attachement).

Monies,& form even in a sealed envelopoe   MAY be put in Club Letter Box by hand or via Post (Providing you TEXT ME) so I can collect and acknowledge collection .



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)

Irish Bridge Journal Bidding Quiz 2019/2020

Congratulations to our President Deirdre on winning the 2019/2020 Bidding Quiz in the Irish Bridge Journal. This is a great achievement as there are six quizzes to complete during the year.

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) .



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 )

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