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Turkey Draw Tuesday 23rd Please register on CAVBC

Please read Dan's Update for November and December. Here 

Lots of information on Player of the Month, Turkey Draws, Free Weeks, DNR upcoming Compititions and CBAI information




BBO Guides

Please view the "All BBO Information" Tab on the Menu bar for crucial guidance on:

  • CBAI has circulated a document regarding cheating on BBO they have asked that all our members playing Bridge on line read this document  Link
  • Guidlines in Relation to Slow Play     Link
  • Best Practices while playing on BBO CAVBC Tournaments
  • BBO Guides to help you get started and improve your experience on BBO
Sitout Subs Open Game and Novice
Thank You

A big thank you to Dan and  Aidan for organising all our games throughout  the year and for their availability for sorting out problems as they arose . Thanks to Orla for all the work in keeping the CAVBC site informative and supporting  our members. 

Madden Cup

Congratulations to Norma Madden Cup Winners 

(taking over from Maria Rossi and Bernie Dowing last years winners)

Mick and Mary Connell

Liz Sherlock and Colm Mc Donald were among the runners up

Welcome to Clontarf Bridge Club

Welcome to you all from the Clontarf Bridge Club 2021/2022 from our President 

Club President :  Fintan Keegan

Hon Secretary:  Olive Smith

Hon Treasurer: Blathnaid O Farrell

Ex Officio: Myra Birmingham Committee members: Nora Gallagher, Alan Gordon, Bernadette Lacey, Irene Foley Bernie Mc Gee and

Owen Wilson (Covid Officer)


The club is currently closed for face-to-face bridge.  We are enjoying online bridge with CAVBC but please do check in here regularly for latest news.  We love to hear from you all so please keep in touch.  Contact us at

President's Address at AGM

It has been an extraordinary year. Little did I know when I took over from Irene last year that we would still be playing Bridge on-line a year later. 

While I can’t say I am a big fan of playing on-line, I do appreciate it is a lot better than no bridge and for some members it has been a God send, especially with so many weekly games to choose from.

We were very fortunate as a Club to be apart of CAVBC and we are indebted to all those who made it happen. Weekly meeting with Tournament Directors and Club representatives ensured weekly games ran smoothly and any difficulties were sorted. Clubs provided sub for every game. I would like to say a big Thank you to our TD’s  who have given and continue to give so generously of their time, Thank you also to all members who acted as subs over the last year. It was much appreciated. The good news is that going forward we no longer need to provide subs for every game. Robots, where needed , worked well over the summer and that will continue now the new season has started.

Anyone playing on-line will have noticed our Novice only game is now a Novice/B game as most Novices have been playing for at least two years and it was time to move on.

While not all our members have taken to playing on-line, the committee has worked hard to keep in touch with them and keep them up to date on what is happening. 

All members were written to at Christmas and again at Easter.

We made a donation of behalf of the Club to St Francis’s Hospice in Raheny at Christmas and all members received a pen commemorating our 40th Anniversary at Easter.

I would like to thank all the committee members, Alan, Bernadette, Blanaid, Fintan, Irene, Nora, Olive, Owen and Una  for all their hard work and support throughout the past year. They made my job as President very easy. Una has recently resigned for personal reasons  from the committee and will be missed. Fortunately she will continue as a member and I look forward to playing with her.

I was once told by someone one that a club can survive without a president but not without a secretary  so on behalf of everyone I would like to say a very special thank you to Olive who has kept the show on the road and has been at the end of the phone line whenever I called, which I might add, was often. And I know I wasn’t the only one ringing her. Thank you.

Finally I would like to say it has been a privilege to represent you all this past.year.

Thank you Bernadette for facilitating this meeting and can I wish the new president , all the best for the coming year






Thank you to our outgoing President


Presentation of flowers to Myra Birmingham by Owen Wilson 

The Club wanted to thank Myra for the great work she did during her Presidency           

encouraging members to play online and keeping in touch during difficult times.


October in Clontarf
October in Clontarf


CAVBC/DNR BBO SCHEDULE 22nd -28th November

BBO->Competitive->All Tournaments->Pending Tournaments.

Search for the word CBAI or Clontarf or Foxbay or DNR. Registration from 2 hours before start time



Monday 22nd




 Novice Inter/B's

   Open. TD Aidan/Dick

Tuesday 23rd


  Turkey Draw Td Fintan

Wed 24th         



Novice/InterB's.  Bernadette

Open  TD    Bernadette

Thursday 25th 




Open  TD 


Friday 26th 

Saturday 27th

Sunday 28th





Novice/Inter B's

Open   TD 

Individual Game

DNR Open Game


Clontarf Bridge Club Calendar On Hold - See CAVBC Schedule above for Online Bridge
Covid 19
Covid 19