Play your cards right at Tallaght Bridge Club
By Mary Dennehy
WITH more than 100 members, Tallaght Bridge Club continues to provide a fun social outlet for the area’s over 55s – with the club recently coming first in a regional league.
Established 15 years ago, Tallaght Bridge Club has moved from its original base in Molloys pub to the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght, where it meets every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 11pm.
Secretary Maura Bridgeman told The Echo: “The club is open to anybody but our age profile is mainly over 55s.
“Bridge is a great game and alongside giving people the opportunity to play cards, the club also allows older people to meet one another and look out for one another.
“We’re all great friends and head off on card-playing weekends around Ireland.
“We’ve even went to Spain playing bridge.”
The only requirement of the club is that new members have a proficiency in bridge, with classes held in St Dominic’s National School for anybody who would like to learn bridge.
Maura said: “There’s a healthy competitiveness between the members and we regularly take part in leagues and competitions, with Tallaght Bridge Club recently coming first in the Fanagan League’s Senior Intermediate section.
“We are always open to new members and currently have people from areas such as Tallaght, Clondalkin, Palmerstown, Templeogue, Newcastle and Dundrum.”
Maura also encouraged members of other bridge clubs which close for the summer to come and play with Tallaght Bridge Club for the months of June, July and August.
Tallaght Bridge Club meets every Tuesday in the Maldron Hotel at 7.30pm.
The cost per evening is €6 and includes tea/coffee and biscuits.
For further information contact club secretary Aileen Milane on 087 6148996 or visit www.bridgewebs.com/tallaght