Raheny Bridge Club
Release 2.19n


Raheny B.C. AGM

is postponed due to

COVID19 Regulations

Membership Subs

are not due until

AGM has taken place

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Welcome to Raheny Bridge Club

 CAVBC - Clontarf Area Virtual Bridge Club

(Access website through Useful Links)

Runs online tournaments on Club nights for the following:

Vernon; Raheny (St Paul's); Clontarf; St. Anthony's; St. Gabriel's.

Intending players must have BBO$  (3$ per tournament) & submit their BBO name to the Club.

Time 19.30, with registration from 17.30.

Thursday nights for Novices & Inter Bs

  See Calendar Month TAB for June programme  

Raheny successfully launched its

BBO Game series on Tuesday 26th May.

See News Pages for full

Instructions & support  on registering for future games.




As St Paul's school is closed,Raheny Bridge Club is closed till further notice.  

See News Page for full information on Bridgebase, also  registration and play online.


Or click BBO ln Useful Links

Follow steps to create your account, (giving yourself an interesting name). 

Then log in to: Competitive Bridge, then select Free Tournaments, then select Any Pairs


AGM Notice


Following a meeting of the committee the AGM scheduled for 26th May 20 was postponed until it is safe to hold one.

The present committee has agreed to stay in situ as a caretaker committee until an AGM is possible.

We will keep you updated on any matters relating to the club


At meetings on Saturday 7 March, the CBAI Governing Council and the IBU Emergency Committee decided, with regret, to postpone all national competitions scheduled for the months of March and April, as a prudent measure to avoid large gatherings and to protect the bridge playing population, which by its demographic is an at-risk group, against the threat of the Covid 19 virus (“coronavirus”).

Specifically, this means the postponement of the following scheduled competitions: IBU Burke and O’Connor Trophies (14/15 March), CBAI National Pairs Championships (Davidson, Laird, and Civil Service Trophies, 21/22 March), IBU Moylan Cup (4/5 April), CBAI National Confined Championships (JJ Murphy, Lambert, and Cooper Cups, 18/19 April), and CBAI National Teams Championships (Kelburne, Bankers, and Tierney Trophies, 25/26 April). The second scheduled weekend of the IBU Mixed Trials (28/29 March) and the IBU Seniors Congress (21/23 April) will go ahead, unless advised to the contrary.

Regions and clubs can decide for themselves what policy to adopt in relation to their own events, including congresses, which typically tend to be smaller in size than the national events. If a congress committee decides to postpone or cancel a congress, please let us know so that we may reflect this fact on our website.

The CBAI and IBU will review the situation at Easter, in light of developments on the coronavirus in the meantime, and will issue an update at that point. It is hoped to hold the postponed competitions over the summer, assuming (a) that the threat of the virus has been contained at that stage, and (b) that suitable venues can be found. Please be assured that this decision was not taken lightly; your delegates felt that, given the current guidance from the medical experts, the risk involved in holding large gatherings of card-players was simply too great.

We will also be writing to clubs in the coming days to advise them as to best practice to combat the threat of the coronavirus. All the essential information and guidance is set out on the HSE’s website. In particular, we would draw your attention to the advice to wash your hands properly and frequently, to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze, and to avoid making contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth if you hands are not clean. In addition, if you are concerned that you may have contracted the coronavirus, the protocol is that you should telephone your doctor, not call to them or to a hospital. In that case, you are also obviously advised not to attend gatherings such as bridge clubs.

Club Information


Raheny Bridge Club was founded in the Nineteen seventies, by a group of bridge enthusiasts headed by Tom and Veronica Clibborn. Members have been regular players in Regional and National events.  Teams in the Dublin North Region Kirwan League have also been enthusiastically supported by Raheny.

Raheny Bridge Club is afilliated to the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (C.B.A.I.)


From the Archives
From the Archives

1996 Celebration

Raheny B.C. 21st birthday

The event was a dinner dance with entertainment in Hollybrook Hotel on the occasion of Irene O'Driscoll's President's prize night.

Front row: Pat Geoghegan, Rosaleen Dunphy, Peg Daly, May McSherry, Ena Warner.

Back row: Olivia Murphy, Brid O'Connell, Angela & Maurice Christie, Anne Bradley, Eileen Greer, Mary Campion, Nora Foley, Nuala Twomey.

6th July 2020
CAVBC Vernon
7th July 2020
CAVBC Raheny
Sit-Outs: Catherine Leehane & Mary Mc Elhinney
Game Subs: Emily Rogers & Mairin MacDevitt
8th July 2020
CAVBC Clontarf
9th July 2020
CAVBC St Anthony's
10th July 2020
CAVBC St Gabriel's
CAVBC St Gabriel's
CAVBC St Anthony's
CAVBC Clontarf
CAVBC Raheny