Bride Rovers GAA

31 March, 2009

Seniors Defeat St Finbarrs in S.H.L.
On Saturday at Páirc na Bríde we played Round 9 of the 2009 Red FM Conroy Cup Senior Hurling League. Our opponents were Togher side St Finbarrs who defeated us in the first round of the 2008 Senior Hurling Championship on the evening of Bartlemy Races. Saturday’s game was a dour tussle with defences on top and all scores were hard earned on the day. We won a low scoring contest by 0-13 to 1-8. Our top scorer was Sean Ryan with 5 points.
Team & Scorers: D Fitzgerald, J Delaney, B Murphy, J Murphy, S Kearney (0-1), B Murphy, L Forde, P Murphy, M Kearney (0-1), M Collins (0-1), S Ryan (0-5), R Cahill, C O’Keeffe, N Fitzgerald (0-1), D Dooley (0-2).
Subs: T Broderick (0-1), S Boyce (0-1).

Minor Football
On Thursday night our minor football team played its first game of the year when they travelled to Cobh to take on the home side under lights in the East Cork League. Cobh were far too strong for us on the night and won by 4-14 to 1-7. Though well beaten, it was a good opening for the season. We are going to struggle at minor grade in both hurling and football but we must still put in the effort.
Team: P Dee, S Roche, M Howard, W O’Leary, J Kearney, B Collins, J Mannix, J O’Sullivan, J Pratt, D Lane, F Collins, G Healy.
Subs: D Quirke, S O’Leary, K Cahill, D Buckley, E Murphy, M Dooley.
Unfortunately Daniel Lane received a serious finger injury in the game, best wished for a speedy recovery.

U-21 Football Championship
On Sunday next April 5th we play the U-21 ‘B’ Football Championship semi final. Our opponents will be Russell Rovers and the game is down for decision in Dungourney at 6pm on Sunday evening. We were drawn to play St Catherines in the first round of this championship but received a walk-over. With no game played it is hard to judge a team. We reached the final of this championship last year, losing to Fr O’Neills in the decider. There is no doubt that Russell Rovers will be very strong. They have had very good U-16 and minor teams in recent years, competing at ‘A’ level with some of those sides. It is a big ask for our lads but we are confident they will give it a big shot – go for it lads.

Club Executive Meeting
The next meeting of the Club Executive is on Monday April 6th at 9pm.

Poc Fada
Best wishes to the Juvenile Club who are holding a Poc Fada competition in Bartlemy on Easter Monday April 13th. The ‘course’ will be from Garryantaggart Cross to the Grove, on to Ballyda and then back to Bartlemy Village where the Bride Rovers Club was founded just over 80 years ago.

Club Text Alert
If you would like to get a text message with all club fixtures on a regular basis join the Club Text Alert Service. For details contact Club Runaí Nicola Barry.

Senior Hurling League
We play Blarney in Round 2 of the Red FM Conroy Cup Senior Hurling League on this Saturday April 4th. The game is fixed for Blarney at 6.30pm.

Membership Fees
A reminder, if you have not yet paid your 2009 Bride Rovers GAA Membership Fee, please do so as soon as possible. Membership Fees can be paid to Club Cisteoir James Bermingham or to any Club Executive member.