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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 3 September 2021 Meeting Club House.

" Return to Bridge"


See Top of Web Page : Expected opening  Monday September 20 2021




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
Thursday Night Bridge

From Thursday 28th October I will be doing a lesson each week on bidding starting at 7.30 to 8pm. These short lessons will run to Christmas.

A good number of players who normally play on Thursdays have not returned to Live Bridge yet and many also didn't play on our Virtual Club and so going back over the bidding I feel will be a help for them.

You only pay for your bridge and the game will be started by 8pm. 


Balbriggan Bridge Club and Virtual Club

Hi Folks, the Tuesday morning Virtual bridge game is finished for the time being as the club will be open on Tuesday mornings.

The Wednesday Virtual game continues each week at 7.30pm, TD Peter. Even though the club is open on Wednesday evenings, it is to allow our members who will not be returning to the club immediately to have a platform to have a game.

Kind regards, Seamus


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.

Balbriggan Bridge Club
Balbriggan Bridge Club

Following a Committee Meeting On Friday 3 September 2021 inline with Government recommendations Re Covid 19, it has been decided to OPEN  the  Bridge Club From Monday September20 2021.  

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(Cancelled until further Notice)
**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 start Tuesday October 5 2021
Contact Seamus(Teacher) : 0872890814
Malcolm (Hon Sec ) : 0872618926






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.

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

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 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 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).


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


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. 

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.

#32740 Pairs Balbriggan Bridge Club
Director: Peter Byrne
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Scorer: Seamus Costello
#95457 Pairs Balbriggan Bridge Club
Director: Peter Byrne
Wednesdays Session
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Scorer: Seamus Costello
Wednesdays Clubhouse event
Scorer: Lillian Jones
#54667 Pairs Balbriggan Bridge Club
Scorer: Lillian Jones