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President: Joe Bissett

(Vice President: TBC)


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

Geraldine O'Hagan

Brendan Sheridan  

Deirdre Tuckey

Last Meeting : Wednesday 11 May 2022, A.G.M   Club House7.30pm

Upcoming Competitions in 2022

CBAI Fixtures  

(see CBAI website for up to date information ) 


May 2022

Sun 15th Regional Ladies and Men's Pairs (Live event in ABCD, Drogheda)

Mon 30th Regional AGM in Newgrange Hotel, Navan at 7pm

June 2022

10th to 12th SLigo Congress on BBO - virtual event 

July 2022

Saturday 2nd National AGM, Silver Springs Hotel, Cork 


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
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 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 resume Tuesday February 1st 2022 7.30pm
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
  7.30pm On -Line
Wednesday 7..45pm Club House
Thursday ** TBC Club House
Friday  2pm Club House
Please arrive well before Start Times

Table Screens and/or  face coverings are required in the Club House.Natural ventilation wiill continue and an Air Purifier will remain in use .






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 .presentayion by Perter Byrne Regional President

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 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 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. 

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.

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.

Andrew Smith R.I.P

I have just been informed that Andrew Smith (Clontarf) a member of our Club who played with Joan Kavanagh initially on a Tuesday ,then" on line" and lastly on Friday 22 April has suddenly passed away, On behalf of Balbriggan Bridge Club our thoughts are with  his family and friends. Details are R.I. P . Malcolm

Clare Clarke, Rush RIP
Clare Clarke, Rush RIP

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Clare Clarke. Clare had played bridge from the beginning of Balbriggan Club and only ceased playing due to the lockdown caused by Covid 19.

Clare was a great bridge player and although competitive played with a great sense of fun.

Funeral arrangements on

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.

Eva Boylan R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Eva Boylan, Skerries.

Eva had been a stalwart of our bridge club over many years and was one of the most pleasant bridge players you could ever meet at the table.

Details of funeral arrangements are on


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. 

Scorer: Sean Newcomen
Friday Afternoon Club Session
Director: Geraldine O'Hagan
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Scorer: Lillian Jones
Clubhouse Event
Scorer: Lillian Jones
#8671 Pairs Balbriggan Pairs
Director: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Scorer: Seamus Costello
Scorer: Seamus Costello
Friday Afternoon Club Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Thursdays Club Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Clubhouse Event
Scorer: Lillian Jones