Coolmine Bridge Club
Release 2.19o



Bernie Fagan 0873677832.

Mon or Tue only.




Welcome to Coolmine Bridge Club

If any members wish to play online but do not have a partner please email me or phone my mobile (0892066425) and I will try to find you a partner.  My e-mail is

Happy New Year. Hon. President Marianne.

Beginners and Improvers Course

Brendan Doyle (CBAI Accredited Teacher) is currently  running online courses for beginners and improvers on an ongoing basis. These courses would also serve as a refresher for any bridge player. If you, or anyone you know, is interested please contact Brendan 0858701023. All are welcome.

Membership Update

Members affiliation fee to the CBAI (2020-2021) have been paid from club funds. Anybody who was a member of Coolmine last year continues to retain this status until next year... a bit of good news in these troubled times. Stay safe and enjoy whatever form of bridge that you are engaged in. Best wishes, Hon. President Marianne.


It looks like there will be no physical bridge being played in safe conditions for some-time to come.  From Tuesday 1st. Coolmine Bridge Club hasl been running it’s own Virtual Bridge for Coolmine members only.  The T.D will be Brendan Doyle.

We hope to have 2 competitions – Masters, A1's and  A2’s,  B’s and novices, numbers permitting.

The cost will be BBO $3.

For those who have not joined BBO log onto and register you will also need to buy BBO$,

Instructions to play:-

  1. Log on to BBO your partner must log on at the same time
  2. Click on “Virtual Clubs" and select" Ireland."
  3. Look for CBAI club – Coolmine – CBAI 125481

Click on your appropriate section, enter your partner’s username and send invite. When partner accepts, ye both will be registered on player list.

I look forward to seeing you all in September on-line.

Marianne Toomey

Honorary President.


Coolmine Bridge in St. Francis Xavier Senior Primary School is suspended until further notice due to the Corona Virus.  The committee regret this decision but feel that it is the appropriate response for health and safety reasons.  We wish all our members well during this stressful time and hope for a speedy resolution of the problem . Stay safe. Marianne.

Autumn Pairs Winners
Autumn Pairs Winners

Congratulations to Breda Mulvany and Ger Maher on their great success. They are seen here with President Marianne who must be thanked for all the time and effort she invested in the successful execution of her first major competition.

Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017

Want to view the updated Laws of Duplicate Bridge? Click here.

For a brief summary of the major changes, click here.

President's Charity Presentation
President's Charity Presentation

President Graham presents Alone representative Mireya with a cheque for €1750.

New Members

Membership is now closed. New applicants will be placed on a waiting list (See menu bar on left home page). Contact

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40th Anniversary Celebrations 2018

This historic occasion was commemorated on Tue 24th April. A sumptuous buffet supper was accompanied by a champagne toast to all past and present menbers of CBC. Congratulations to President Brigid and her committee for the splendid organisation of this event.Thanks to former Presidents (no longer members) who came from far and near to grace us with their prescence. Click here to view a musical video memory of the celebration of this great event, courtesy of JCM productions. Stills can be viewed in Photo Gallery.


Club Pairs Presentation 2019
Club Pairs Presentation 2019

Bernard O'Byrne and Brendan Doyle being presented with the Champions Cup by President Graham. Brendan played without glasses to set himself more of a challenge on the night. Congratulations.

Silver Salver Champions
Silver Salver Champions

Hardworking Treasurer Paddy Cooney and Mags Kelly being presented the Silver Salver for best B by President Graham. Well done. A team to watch for the future! Photos courtesy of JMC.

Waiting List (Chronological order)

Waiting List

1. Aisling Conway

2. Lillie Ferris

3. Anne O'Sainin

4. Anne Marie McDonnell

5. Anne Marie Murphy

6. Niamh Wallace

7. Corrine O'Hare

8. Eithne MacDaeid

9. Eileen O'Donnell

10. Frances Daly

11. Joan McAndrew

12. Claire Shannon

13. Ann Carr

14. Tony Smyth

15. David Melody

16. Noreen Smyth

17. Paul Dunne


Current grade profile for CBC

26 Masters, 19 A1s, 51 A2s, 25 B1s, 20 B2s, 7 N1s & 5 N2s, We also have 8 "Parked" Members. Total 161.



If your real name does not appear in results, please send real name and BBO username to



Click "BBO Version" top right of results page.

Click "%" beside name for extra detail. Click "Movie" for hands and bidding. Click "Next" repeatedly to view replay of hand.

Comp A
Director: Brendan Doyle
Comp B
Comp B
Director: Brendan Doyle
Comp A
Director: Brendan Doyle
18th May 2021
Online BBO
Director: Brendan Doyle
25th May 2021
Online BBO
Director: Brendan Doyle
1st Jun 2021
Online BBO
Director: Brendan Doyle
8th Jun 2021
Online BBO
Director: Brendan Doyle