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82nd Galway Congress and 1st Virtual Congress

82nd Galway Congress and 1st Virtual  Congress - Friday, 2nd April - Monday 5th April

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82nd Galway Congress

Last updated : 28th Mar 2021 23:36 BST
The Sunday Game @ Galway on Bridge Base Online

Covid-19 has wreaked a devastating effect on Club Bridge across the land and indeed worldwide. But thanks to BBO (BridgeBaseOnline) and other online sites, bridge is now being played across the globe by large number of players. In Ireland the CBAI has entered an agreement with BBO to providfe clubs with the means of hosting online games for their members...and friends! To that end Galway Bridge Centre will now host a game every Sunday @ 8pm. 

All that si required is that you have an account with BBO and adequate BB$ credit (3BB$ per person per game).  Simply register for the event (Registration will be open from circa 6pm) and be online at BBO prior to the start time.

Host: CBAI125548
Club Name: Galway Bridge Centre
Entry fee: 3BB$ per person
Format: Pairs - IMPs
Start time: 8pm

From the Bridge Base Online Home Page select Competitive under Featured Areas and then click on Virtual Clubs and then click on CBAI & NIBU - Ireland. This should giive you access to a list of competitions that are Pending, Running or Complete (see tabs at top of list). Scroll down through the list to find the entry that correcponds to: cbai125548 Pairs The Sunday Game @ Galway

Click on the competition and the proceed to Register. N.B. You will need to provide your partner's BBO Username at time of registartion AND partner will need to be online to confirm the registration request.

All are welcome.

Paul J Scannell

Last updated : 21st Sep 2020 11:12 BST
Paddy Murphy - Guard of Honour at Bohermore Cemetery

Given the current restrictions re attendance at churches and funerals it has been suggested that a Guard of Honour by members of the various Galway Bridge Clubs would form at Bohermore Cemetery circa 1.45pm on Wednesday, 1st July 2020. All are welcome. The usual Covd-19 precautions to be observed by all participants..

Paul J Scannell, 30th June 2020

Last updated : 30th Jun 2020 14:46 BST
Paddy Murphy - R.I.P


It is with much sadness that we report the recent passing of Patrick J (Paddy) Murphy, long-time member of several Galway City Bridge Clubs over many years. 

Paddy was a core element of the Galway Bridge community for a very long time. He loved the game and was an active member of several city clubs including Grattan, Galway, Tribes.

Undoubtedly one of his most famous successes took place at the 1980 Ballina Congress when Paddy captained his three female team-mates to victory in the Congress Team of Four Championship. The October issue of the Irish Bridge Journal featured a lovely photo of the winners on the front cover...



Paddy was not only a bridge player but also an active supporter of the various clubs of which he was a member. He was a regular attender at President's Dinners and Christmas Parties organised by the various clubs.

Paddy was also a founder member of the Action Committee that that brought about the purchase of the Galway Bridge Centre. He was a former Chairperson of Galway Bridge Centre Ltd. 

But most of all Paddy was an exmeplary member. His gentle nature, gentlmanly manner, happy smile, warm and cheerful greeting, will be what he will be most remembered for by the many who had the good fortune to sit at his table. And for some he occasionally shared a joke or funny story. He never uttered a cross word to partner although he was quick to criticise himself for any shortcomings in his own bidding, play or defense.

Truly it can be said that he was one of a kind.

We extend our sympathies to his wife Eileen and children Evelyn, Mary, Brenda, Philip.

May he Rest In Peace.

Click here for direct link to notice on www.rip.ie


Paul J Scannell, 30th June 2020


Last updated : 30th Jun 2020 14:46 BST
Galway Bridge Centre Closed

Due to the current circumstances relating to Coronavirus, the decision has been taken my Management in the Bridge Centre to close the Bridge Centre until further notice.
Mind yourselves.

Last updated : 30th Jun 2020 13:25 BST
Galway Easter Congress 10-13th April 2020


The Galway Bridge Congress Committee apologises for the inconvenience this decision may cause but deems it the prudent option in the interest of the health and safety of the many bridge players from all corners of Ireland, and abroad, who have regularly supported this popular congress.

The next Galway Bridge Congress will take place at Easter 2021 when we hope to meet once again at the Ardilaun Hotel. 

The 82nd Annual Galway Bridge Congress was scheduled to take place in the Ardilaun Hotel from Friday, 10th April to Monday, 13th April 2020.

Paul J Scannell, 18th March 2020

Last updated : 19th Mar 2020 13:01 GMT
The Galway Bridge Centre

Welcome to the website of The Galway Bridge Centre, home to several clubs based in Galway city.  

The Galway Bridge Centre is host to bridge clubs that play during the winter months on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

During the summer months (June, July, August and early September) The Galway Bridge Centre runs bridge evenings on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. NOTE. Play starts at 19:45.

The Winter Clubs that are based at The Galway Bridge Centre include those listed hereunder. Note that several clubs (highlighted with hyperlink below) have their own website.  Check individual clubs for details re start time etc.


♠  The Grattan Bridge Club

  The RTC/GMIT Bridge Club


  The Barry Bridge Club

♣  The Claddagh Bridge Club


   The Galway Bridge Club

   The KST Club


♣  The Aran Bridge Club 

♠  The Tribes Bridge Club


More information re the clubs is available via the Clubs option on the Main Menu

Last updated : 7th Nov 2019 14:09 GMT
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