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 Dorothy Collins,

Vice President

Fionnuala Duddy

Hon. Secretary/Membership Secretary

 Yvonne Sheerin

Hon. Treasurer:

Philip O’Dwyer,

Hon. Tournament Director:

Janet O'Huiginn. 

Committee Members:

Ciaran O'Huiginn, 

Ursula O'Connell, 

Vera McCague, 

Oliver Rye,

Joan Valkenburg,

Chris Davenport,

Mary Sheerin

Welcome to Blackrock College Bridge Club

 Happy new year to all our members.


Stay safe and we look forward to being all together again when safe to do so.





It was decided at our committee meeting on 7/12 that all players should register as early as possible but definitely before 6.45. If exception needed players must inform the Tournament Director,  Philip on Monday, Carol Ann on Thursday. This will avoid having half a table and a sit out and give them time to get in players or move people.

It has been noted again that several  A players are playing with A players on the window side. Please make sure you know your grade and your partners grade before you register as the window side is for B and novice players. An A player can play with a B or novice on the window side but PLEASE check. If in doubt contact our club TD Janet O Huiginn.

New member applications


Applicant                   Proposer 1          Proposer 2

 Aislinn Doody            Helen Waters        Cora Ryan

Simon Burrell              Martina Lee          Marie Igoe

Carmel Armstrong      Dermot Ryder        Daphne Kaye

Ann Marie Healy         Nicola Power         Niall Power

Contact us:

#78446 Pairs BCBC Window Side
Scorer: Carol-Ann Cummins
#78437 Pairs BCBC Bar Area
Scorer: Carol-Ann Cummins
#60562 Pairs BCBC Monday Bar Competition
Scorer: Philip Johnston

All Competitions require pre-entry and commence at 7.15 pm. Sharp.

Members are responsible for putting their names on the competition list and MUST notify theTournament Director if unable to play in any pre-entry competition.


To be eligible to win a prize in a major Competition members must have played on 4 club nights prior to that event, during the current club year


Interesting facts

The origin of playing cards: 

The origin of playing cards was in China and dates back to around the year 1120.  

Originally, cards were used for fortune telling and gambling. 
Cards were introduced into Italy and Spain around 1370, probably coming from Egypt. 
Tarot cards, used for fortune telling, were introduced in Italy in 1440.

The origin of Bridge: 

The origin of Bridge can be traced back to a card game 1st played in the 16th century, what was the name of that game? 

= "Whist" - The 1st entirely devoted to Whist was written by Edmund Hoyle in 1742