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Charity Night






Great success!

Sincere Thanks

for support

Raised over

3,550 euros


President- Marie Daly 
Vice President - Hon Sec. Teresa Whitaker
Treasurer - Peter Daly
Maeve Cassidy
Past President - Marion Fox
Marion Fox - Scorer
Owen Fox - TD
Martina Lee TD - Scorer 
Ann Marie MacGoris - TD
Katherine Verso TD - Scorer
Helen Waters - TD Scorer
The Origin of Playing Cards

The origin of playing cards: 

Playing cards originated 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.

DLGC Bridge Club

DLGC Bridge Club can trace its history back to the foundation of the Golf Club.  The first record is in 1910 when the Council discussed the need to purchase a Book of Rules on Bridge. 



Dun Laoghaire Golf Club (Bridge Section) - News
DLGC Bridge Club
DLGC Bridge Club



  • When? Friday evenings 
  • Where? Kingston Room
  • Time 7.30PM – 10.15  
  • A HOST/HOSTESS is always on hand
  • 5 EUROS on Friday nights
  • BIDDING BOXES are used
  • BRIDGEMATES used for scoring scoring
  • RESULTS available online after the competition 
  • Majors include: Centenary Cup, President's Prize, Player of the Year               

Under the stewardship of President Moya Murphy (2018), DLGC Bridge Club became affiliated to Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (CBAI) Eastern Region in 2018 ( 

Benefits of Affiliation: 

  • Qualified bridge teachers
  • CBAI provides Tournament Directors (TDs) for major competitions
  • Players are ranked in a similar handicap system to golf, for example, novices, intermediates etc., 
  • Affiliate clubs can play in Massey Bros. League
  • Great value €12.50 per year
  • Providers of bridge lessons
  • Opportunities to play in Bridge Congress'



Sincere thanks to Declan Doyle for organising and running Round Robin  4 player team event tournaments. The first one was a tremendous success so by popular demand the second Round Robin has begun. Results for first Round Robin: Section 1: Tim & Meadhbh Cassidyk Katherine Verso & Declan Doyle. Section 2 Pam Cooper & Vera McCague, Ruth Shiel & Moya Murphy.  We are very proud of our players who have learnt how to register for BBO ( and who have mastered the online environment. It has many challenges! For example, if players are too slow to play, they are chucked off the system and have to log in again. Once again, sincere thanks to Declan for helping players to register and manage BBO. Online Friday evening bridge has commenced (8pm - 10.30 pm). 

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President Marie & Committee

President Marie welcomes you
President Marie welcomes you

Dear Bridge Players,

Unfortunately President Marion's year was cut short by the pandemic. We were deprived of our last few weeks of bridge playing. However, the most important thing is that our members are safe and are socially isolating. We are extremely grateful to Declan Doyle who is running an online Round Robin competition. This has generated great interest and is keeping the bridge club going. He is also running a Friday evening competition on BBO. 

We were not able to have an AGM at the end of the year, so instead we have done a 'hand over' to a new committee, and this will be ratified as soon as the virus passes and the government allows us to hold face to face meetings again. It is envisaged that the AGM will be held in the autumn. We have to wait and see when restrictions for meetings will be lifted and we can resume normal bridge competitions again. 

I feel very privileged to be your president for the coming year (2020-2021). Bridge has been played in DLGC for over 100 years and continues to give great pleasure to people. We have players off all abilities from novices to master players. We are also competitive. In recent years, we won the Rose Bowl (an inter club competition) and we compete in the Massey League. We continue to promote the game of bridge for novices.

It takes many people to run a bridge club. I would like to thank my new committee, Tournament Directors, Scorers, for all their support in ensuring the competitions run smoothly. I would also like to thank past President Marion Fox, Ruth Shiel and Pam Cooper for organising the Massey Brothers League and Moya Murphy for liaising with CBAI. Thanks to all participants and wishing you good health and safety from Covid-19. We're hoping that neither you or your loved ones will be affected.    ♣ ♠ 

Charity Night 6th March 2020
Charity Night 6th March 2020

Helen Gaynor of Headway was delighted to receive a cheque for 3,550 euro from the Charity night in DLGC Bridge Club. Here is a list of the Winners

Section A (12 Tables): North South  (1) Eoin and Mary Hodkinson, (2) Piers Seagrave-Daly and Daphne Kaye, (3) Carmel Furlong & Fedelma Martin. East West (1) Katherine Verso & Margaret O’Neill, (2) Gay & Fitz Cunningham (3) Helen Waters & Cora Ryan

Section B (12 Tables): North South (1) Anne O’Reilly & Ida Murphy, (2) Eamon Hearndon & Annette Johnson,(3) Pat Burke & Marie Hamill. East-West: (1) Tom & Catherine O’Sullivan, (2) Joan O’Donnell & Margaret Fogarty, (3)  Michael & Elaine Cunningham

Novice Section: (1) Maeve Cassidy & Annemarie Ward, (2) Bridget Whelan, Louise Rafferty. E/W: (1) Clair Nason, Mercedes Shelly, (3) Barbara Dillon, Julie Rayel.




Massey Brothers League

DLGC Bridge Club is very proud to participate in the Massey Brothers League.  Congratulations to Moya Murphy, Ruth Shiel and Pam Cooper for organising it. All events have been cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19. ♠   ♣ 

President Marion's Prize 25 January 2020
President Marion's Prize 25 January 2020

Winners President's Prize 2020 - Katherine Verso & Declan Doyle

Congratulations to all the prize winners and to those who participated. 

2nd Margaret Leonard and Marie Igoe

2nd Niamh Hogan and Sue Daly

3rd Marian Grimes & Pat Dunne

4th Theresa Murphy & Deirdre Baneham

5th Piers S. Daly and Helen Waters

6th Peg O'Mahoney and Alison Polley