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President: Joe Bissett

Vice President: Bridie Kirwan


Chairperson;Geraldine O'Hagan

Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy

Hon. Treasurer: Sean Newcomen

Vincent Bissett

Mary Browne

Phyllis Carew

Seamus Costello

Catherine Ingoldsby

Bridie Kirwan

Rita McGoey

Maria McGrath

Susan Mc Nulty

Brendan Sheridan  

Deirdre Tuckey

Last Meeting : Friday 17 June 2022,    Club House7.30pm

Tuesday August 30 2022 Club House 7.30.

Upcoming Competitions in 2022


September 2022

John Lane Cup   Monday 26th and Monday 3rd October - 2 week competition, same partner

Balbriggan Trophy Wednesday 28th and Wedensday 5th October - 2 week competition, same partner 

Shambo Trophy  Thursday 29th and Thursday 6th October  - 2 week competition, same partner 


Regional and CBAI Fixtures  

(see CBAI website for up to date information ) 

September 2022

Sun 11th Pat Taffe Regional Trophy ABCD Drogheda 5pm 

Sat 17th Duais and Uachtarain - Cork Marts, Fermoy  



Sun 2nd Dundalk Salver in Dundalk Bridge Centre


29th Congress   ABCD Bridge Centre, Fairgreen, Drogheda

From Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th Oct 2022

Thursday B Pairs/Novice Championship @ 7.30pm 1 Session

Thursday 6th October Open Pairs @ 7.30pm ENTRY REQUIRED

Friday 7th October Mixed Pairs Championship 1 Session @ 7.45 pm

Friday 7th October GALA PAIRS 1 Session @ 7.45 pm

Saturday 8th October Congress Pairs 2 Sessions @ 12.00 noon (Grades M, AM)

Saturday 8th October Intermediate Pairs 2 Sessions @ 12.00 noon

Break approx 3.45pm to 5.30pm Subject to change by TD

Sunday 9th October Congress Teams 2 Sessions @ 11.00 am (Grades M, AM, A’s)

Break approx. 2.30pm  Subject to change by TD

prizes for Confined and A Pairs/teams subject to sufficient entries

Entries to Peter Byrne 0868049531


Sun 16th Fr,Doris Cup, Ardee

Sat 22nd Sprio National Mixed Pairs, Templeogue

Sun 23rd Coen National Mixed Teams, Templeogue

Sun 23rd Frank Kerr Trophy, Headfort

Sun 30th Regional Mixed Pairs, ABCD, Drogheda 5pm


November 2022

Tom Sheridan Sunday 6th 5pm 


Welcome to Balbriggan Bridge Club
Balbriggan Bridge Promotion 2022

Our recent Bridge Promotion in Millfield Shopping Centre was a great success. 

Thanks to all our volunteers who gave of their time to make it a success.

Spare Partner

From Monday 20th June a spare partner will be available on Monday, Wednesay and Thursday nights and on Friday afternoon.

You may therefore come along without a parnter and you will be guaranteed a game.  If there is a double booking or late cancellation by a partner everyone will still get a game. 

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


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 2022
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 "
New Course starting 20th September 2022 at 7.30pm on Tuesdays
Contact Seamus(Teacher) : 0872890814
Live & On -Line Bridge
Club Events Time Table
Day  Start Time Venue
Monday 7.45pm Club House
Tuesday 10,00 am Club House
On-Line Temporarily Posponed On -Line
Wednesday 7.45pm Club House
Thursday 7.45pm Club House
Friday  2pm 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 






2022 Pat Taffee Trophy

On Sunday 12 September the Pat Taffee trophy event was held at the ABCD venue in Drogheda.

Congratulations to : Tim Carroll and Kay Goldsworthy who were the Overall Winners.

Congratulations to Veronica Buttimer and Vincent Bissett in sharing the Intermediate  Prize.

Brian Carroll and Peter Howard were 3rd and Margaret Winters and Maureeen Walsh were 4th.

Presentation made by Peter Byrne North Eastern Regional President

2022 Bray Congress Winners AM Group
2022 Bray Congress Winners AM Group

Congratulations to Phyllis Carew ,Vincent Bissett ,Joe Bissett and Camilla Mcloughlin who at the Bray Congress this weekend(4/9/2022) won the Congress  Teams (Inter A Section).

Well done to all who took part.

2022 N,E Regional Teams -Success

On Sunday March 6 the N.E Regional Teams event took place in the ABCD Club for selection to the National Competition later in the year 

Congratulations to the following in their success ;

Masters : 1st : Seamus Costello ,Deirdre Tuckey,Pat Duff & Frank Davy.(Joan Kiernan Memorial Shield)

Area Masters : 2nd : Tim Carroll ,Kay Goldsworthy,Bernie bissett ,Viviennne Donnelly ( Rose Bowl Trophy)

Inter "A": Ist : Helena Browner ,Veronica Buttimer ,Martina Ward ,Marie Kenny

2022 Regional Mens Pairs
2022 Regional Mens Pairs

Congratulations to Peter Howard  abd Brian Carroll on winning the recent Regional Mens Pairs event at the ABCD club. Presentation was made by Peter Byrne Regional President

2022 Regional Ladies Pairs -Winners
2022 Regional Ladies Pairs -Winners

Congratulations to Bernie Bissett and Caroline Howard in winning the Regional Ladies Pairs event this weekend at the ABCD club.  Presentation by Perter Byrne Regional President.

2022 Star & Crescent Winners
2022 Star & Crescent Winners

Congratulations to Tim Carroll & Kay Goldsworthy Winners of the Star & Crescent Cup hels at the ABCD venue on Sunday 27 March .Presentation was made by Deirdre Reid Club President


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. 

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.

2022-2023 Membership Fees: September 1 2022

Membership fees of €25.00 are from September 1 2022. Now that the Club is open for "Live Bridge " monies can be paid to a Committee member.Some people may want to pay using our IBAN account .Last years still apply however if you need the Clubs IBAN number please text me . {0872618926-Malcolm).Please enusre you make reference to your name on your money transfer so we can track.

Diaries should be available for members by mid September together with your CBAI Masterpoints Card.

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 2023-2024. 

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 Club Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Thursdays Club Event
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Scorer: Deirdre Tuckey
Clubhouse Event
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Scorer: Deirdre Tuckey
Thursdays Club Event
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Clubhouse Event
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Clubhouse Event
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Scorer: Deirdre Tuckey
Thursdays Group
Scorer: Vincent Bissett