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Please note that online bank holiday bridge is now discontinued due to a decline in numbers playing.



Deirdre Gill,

Vice President

Connie Collins,

Hon. Secretary

 Nicole Kennan,

Hon. Treasurer:


Hon. Tournament Director:

Oliver Rye,

Hon Membership Secretary 

Fionnuala Duddy,

Committee Members: 

Philip O Dwyer,

Ursula O'Connell, 

Adrienne O'Reilly, 

Joan Valkenburg,

Mary Sheerin,

Simon Burrell


Sarann Doyle,

Nicola Power,

Moira McGettrick,

Welcome to Blackrock College Bridge Club

We are very sorry to announce the death of Aileen Barry, a regular player and longterm member of the club.

May she rest in peace.

Calling ALL GENTLEMEN : Enter Mens Pair Trophy

Gentlemen..... Do not pass on the opportunity to put in a bid for the Men's Pairs Trophy

Date : 25th April

No good suits required but get your spades out please and find a Jack or a King or even a Joe to partner you!

To Enter : WhatsApp Oliver

Ladies Entry List is still open too

Club Handicap Pairs 2024 Results
Club Handicap Pairs 2024 Results

Congratulations to the winners

1st : Biddy O'Leary & Marie Wrixon

2nd : Deirdre Gill & Nicole Kennan

3rd : Marie Henry & George Kavanagh

4th : Deirdre Paffrath & Nuala Corvin

5th : Marie Martin & Mary D Walsh

6th : Emer O'Sullivan & Jane Murphy

7th : Aine Doyle & Mary Byrne

8th : Simon Burrell & Martina Lee

9th : Michelene Grier & Betty Fitzpatrick

10th : Anna Marie Sisk & Aileen Barry

Well done everyone

Team of 4 Club Championships - Congratulations
Team of 4 Club Championships - Congratulations

Congratulations to the winners of our Team of 4 Championships

1st  : Mary & Eoin Hodkinson. Don & Lolo O'Donovan

2nd : Sandra Lowther & Roisin Seymour, Dermot Ryder & Cathy Halpin

3rd : Margaret O'Neill & Moira McGettrick, Katherine Verso & Declan Doyle

4th : Kathleen Meade & Aileen Barry, Deirdre Banehan & Theresa Murphy

Well done all

Bridge Lessons : 6 Week Bridge Course with Jason starting 14th March
Bridge Lessons : 6 Week Bridge Course with Jason starting 14th March

Duration : 6 Week Course commencing Thursday 14th March

Fee : €10 pay as you go (lesson & game of bridge inclusive)

Time : 6.30pm sharp

These lessons are a great opportunity to add a little extra to your game, 

Guests are welcome to attend lessons and play on a Thursday evening while the course is running (with the exception of Thursday 28th March Handicap Pairs)

No need for a partner as a standby will be available on the night


O'Kennedy Team Cup Final Results 21st Jan 24

3rd place : Willy Clingan, Brigid Sheehy, Mary Murray, Maura Byrne

9th place : Eithne Kelly, Betty Fitzpatrick, Daphne Kaye, Kay Curtin

Well done to all

Great News from Eastern Region Teams Event on 28th Jan 24
Great News from Eastern Region Teams Event on  28th Jan 24

Fantastic performance once again from our BCBC members this time in the CBAI Eastern Region Teams Tournament  .


6th place : Willy Clingan, Brigid Sheehy, Mary Murray, Damhnait Harvey

Inter A's

1st place : Simon Burrell, Martina Lee, Cora Ryan, Jean Hennebry

2nd place : Philip O'Dwyer, Ciaran O'Huiginn, Sarann Doyle, George Kavanagh

Inter B's

2nd place : Liz Murphy, Bernice McCarthy, Nell McDowell, Dorothy Collins

4th Place : Annette Kelly, Kate Ui Ghallachoir, Daphne Kaye, Eithne Kelly





25th April 2024
Ladies & Mens Pairs
6th May 2024
Bank Holiday : No Bridge
13th May 2024
Bar Section
Window Section

All Competitions commence at 7.30 pm. Sharp.  For Teams competitions it is essential to be seated by 7.15 pm.

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