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Club President :  Myra Birmingham (Intrim)

 Hon Secretary:  Olive Smith

Hon Treasurer: Blathnaid O Farrell,

Ex Officio: Irene Foley


Committee members: Nora Gallagher, Una Elliot, Alan Gordon, Myra Birmingham  Bernadette Lacey and Owen Wilson 



Kirby Cup Winners 2020
Kirby Cup Winners 2020


Eilis Keegan & Mick Connell

Cup presented by Nora Gallagher

Message from Outgoing President 29/05/22

Dear Members,

I hope you are well and coping as best you can in these exceptional and demanding times. Thank you for your support throughout the year. I deeply appreciate it. May I also express my heartfelt gratitude to our committee members, our vice-president, Nora Gallagher, our secretary, Olive Smyth and our treasurer, Pat Stewart. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be club president.

AGM and Club Officers and Committee for 20/21

As you will be aware it is not possible to hold our usual AGM due to Covid-19 regulations and based on advice from CBAI. This is an important issue for us as the AGM is when our club president, officers and committee are appointed for the following year. The committee has considered the situation and proposes the following:

  • The AGM is postponed to September, at the earliest, when the possibility of holding it will be reviewed by the committee in light of the hopefully better environment.
  • Our current vice-president, Nora, is not in a position to take on the president’s role as is the usual situation.
  • Myra Birmingham has agreed, with the approval of the committee, to fill the position of president for the coming year. She will be officially a “Caretaker President” until approved as per the constitution by our AGM. Myra will take office from July 1st. Between now and end June Irene will continue as president to facilitate ease of transition in these unusual circumstances. Many thanks to Myra for taking on the responsibility.
  • The position of vice-president for 20/21 remains vacant.
  • The new club treasurer for 20/21 is Blathnid Farrell and she takes office from July 1 and the current treasurer Pat Stewart continues until end June
  • The club secretary is Olive Smyth.
  • The new 20/21 committee members are, in addition to president, treasurer and secretary, Una Elliott, Irene Foley, Nora Gallagher, Alan Gordan and Bernadette Lacey.

The committee would be delighted to hear from any members who would like to join the committee.

Online Bridge

We are in the satisfactory position of being able to introduce on-line club bridge through BBO software on Weds June 3. The club is very grateful to all the people who put in the hard work which makes this possible. 

Each online session must have a non-playing Tournament Director. At present we have two club members who are undertaking training to be a tournament director and a non-member has been providing assistance, for which we are very grateful. Ideally we would have several more club members  trained as tournament directors to spread the load over a full season.  A BBO session cannot proceed without a non-playing tournament director. A BBO tournament director has to have a good knowledge of bridge management and have some computer competence. Members interested in becoming BBO Tournament Directors should contact me, Irene Foley, at 087 1315005. 

Any other matters

Subscriptions for 20/21.  Details of this will be provided when there is greater clarity on the Covid-19 related issues.

Members who require information relating to club matters should contact any of the club officers or other committee members.

Regards and best wishes

Irene Foley

Outgoing President


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Obituary Notice

With sadness we have learnt of the deaths of

Brendan & Helen Dillon

Clontarf Bridge Club

extends deepest sympathy to the Dillon family.

May they rest in peace

Last updated : 13th May 2020 18:38 BST
Update from the President of North Dublin Region



Dear Bridge Players,


First, and most importantly we hope you are all well and keeping safe.


The committee of the D.N.R met (virtually) at the end of last week and this is a resumé of the matters raised, discussed, and agreed.  


The AGM scheduled for June has been postponed until some date after September and probably until next year.



The present committee decided the best course of action is to remain in office and to meet again in September to review everything in the light of the situation at that time.



The accounts for the year June 2019/ June 2020 have been passed by the committee and are currently being audited.


Kirwan League

This has been postponed not cancelled.  Full details are on the website.


Virtual Bridge

This new way of playing is gaining in strength hourly not daily!

Many are playing Bridge online privately or in club style competitions.  Aidan Synnott has been involved in setting up club groupings as has Dick Kiernan in Foxhall/ Bayside.

The amount of work has been considerable.  Malahide have competitions running under the watchful control of Eamon Galligan.  Many others have also stepped up to organising virtual clubs.


If you have not yet registered with Bridge Base online, I would strongly recommend you do so.  Every club has someone (like Francis Scally in Bayside) who like some modern-day Guidance Counsellor has led people through the process with great patience.  


Until we meet again - Stay safe.  


Rodney O'Hara


President D.N.R

Last updated : 29th May 2020 12:06 BST