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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

Next Meeting : Friday 13 January 2023

Last Meeting : Friday October 21st @ 7.30


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 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).

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)

President's Prize Rules

Rules for President’s Prize

Members are eligible to play for the President's Prize for the club night of which they are a regular player and can only accumulate points for that particular night.

Members can play on other than their regular bridge playing nights in President's Prize competitions; however they and their partner will not be awarded any points for those nights President’s Prize.

There are four President’s Prizes:

Monday Night, Wednesday Night and Thursday Night President’s Prizes are competed for by members who play on whichever is their regular night.

Tuesday Mornings President's Prize is open to all members of the club.


Where there is a draw for partners; Wednesday and Thursday Night members should only attend on their regular bridge night.

In order to win a President’s Prize you must compete in each of the three sessions.

A member can only win one President’s Prize.

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 "
Classes resume on Tuesday 24th January 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  10.15 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 

Spare Partner

From Monday 20th June a spare partner will be available on Monday,Most Tuesdays, Wednedsay ,Thursday nights and on Friday morning.

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. 





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

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


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.

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

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.

Club Event Presidents Prize
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Scorer: Seamus Costello
club competition
Scorer: Geraldine O Hagan
Thursdays Club Session
Director: Nuala Hagan
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Wednesdays Club Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Clubhouse Event
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
Scorer: Phyllis Carew
Thursday session
Scorer: Phyllis Carew
Clubhouse Event
Scorer: Lillian Jones