Railway Union Bridge Club
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Railway Union Bridge Club Newsletter September 2023              


This website is under review and will be updated as soon as possible. In the meantime email if you have any questions. The calendar section has details of competitions until end 2023.


Autumn Bridge in September

We continue to play regular Club Pairs Bridge on Mondays at 7:30pm during the Autumn. Please be seated by 7:15. We will continue with 2 sections provided there are sufficient numbers. Experienced members are encouraged to play in the Relaxed Section occasionally so that we can help new members integrate. 


Bar Opening

The Railway Union Bar will be open after major competitions. Dates to be confirmed.


Thursday Bridge

Thursday Morning Bridge will resume in October in the main hall.


Need to find a partner?

Use the 'RUBC Social' WhatsApp group or ask any committee member for suggestions.


Any questions: Email or ask any committee member on Mondays or Thursdays

Pairs Section A
Pairs Section B
AGM Pairs
25th Sep 2023
Monday Pairs
Register by 19.15 and pay by credit card
2nd Oct 2023
Monday Pairs
Register by 19.15 and pay by credit card
9th Oct 2023
Martin Cowley Cup wk 1
Register by 19.15 and pay by credit card
Welcome to Railway Union Bridge Club

Welcome to Railway Union Bridge Club, located in Sandymount, Dublin 4.

We are a very friendly and social club playing on Monday nights and Thursday mornings in Railway Union Sports Club at Park Ave, Sandymount, Dublin 4.

We are affiliated to the Contract Bridge Association Ireland (CBAI) and belong to the Dublin South Region, with many  of our members playing in leagues and competitions organised by the region.

Membership:  Application forms may be downloaded from the Membeship section of this website. They are also available from the club secretary at .

On Monday night, guests can play max 3 x per year (except Major competitions).

Currently guests are not restricted on Thursday morning (subject to review).


Website is in transition and will be updated as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience.  September 2023

John Burke Cup April 2023


There was a tremendous turnout of 50 players for the John Burke Cup, with a draw for partners. Members had a good opportunity to socialise at the Presentation of Prizes in the Bar afterwards.

It was a very closely contested competition, here are the prize winners:


FIRST Graeme Williams and Eimer O'Rourke   62.69

JOINT SECOND Maeve Flanagan and Paula Kilbane  61.17 AND

                            Sheila McDonald and Yvonne Flanagan  61.17

FOURTH Anna Murphy and Paddy Moran   60.23.  











SIMS Pairs Prize Winners
SIMS Pairs Prize Winners





Cassandra Byrne and Colette Stokes receive their CBAI prizes for their 2nd place in IRELAND in the Simultaneous Pairs Session on Thursday 9th February.

Charity Bridge for Pieta on Monday 6th March

Monday 6th March Charity Night - Thank You!

Our Charity Night in aid of Pieta was an astounding success, we have raised over €5,000 with donations still trickling in. A huge THANK YOU to our members, visitors and friends for your generosity. Our Tournament Directors Fiona and John, the superb committee team, Dee from Railway Union all worked very hard to ensure the whole night ran smoothly. We recieved amazing prizes for the raffle and spot prizes.

You can enjoy the good vibes in the night in the video, photo credits to Anne and Sheila, video credit to the creative Mary Drechsler.

Committee 2022-2023

Committee and Other Officers

President Mary Burke 086 853 9896

Vice President Mary Kane

Hon Secretary Anne Sommerville 086 816 3338

Hon Treasurer Marion Moran 087 221 5475

Past President Mary Seaver

Ordinary Members Sheila McDonald, Bernie O'Donnell, Eileen O'Regan, Bernie Price

Trustees Roisin Quigley, Pauline Tighe

Hon Auditor Peter Daly

10 Year Anniversary Book
10 Year Anniversary Book

10 Year Anniversary Book 

In 2021, to mark its 10 year Anniversary, Railway Union Bridge Club produced a souvenir book recording the Bridge Club's journey over its first 10 years. The book was presented to all members as part of the 10 year celebrations, with many familiar faces and friends throughout it - with lots still playing in the club today.

See the book here

We hope you enjoy it!