Bride Rovers GAA Club News

10 January, 2012

BrideRovers GAA Club Notes.

 On the Roadagain for 2012.

We held our first Executive Meeting of theyear on Monday January the 9th with a good attendance present. The ChairmanJames Bermingham welcomed all members and looking forward to the year ahead wishedall a good season on and off the playing fields. Club Committees for 2012 wereannounced as follows.

DEVELOPMENT;Tom Kearney, James Bermingham, Seamus Buckley, Mossie O Sullivan, Denis Ahernand John Murphy.

FINANCE;Dan Quill, James Bermingham, Liam Barry, Pat Walsh and Richie O Regan.

GROUNDS;John Murphy, John Arnold, Pat O Connor, Paudie Murphy, Tom Mulcahy, DenisAhern, Dan Quill.

PR/IT;Gerard Lane, William O Leary, Brian Arnold, Daniel Lane, Liam Barry, JohnArnold.

FIRST AID;Jerome O Driscoll, Kathleen Kearney, Orla Murphy-Dorgan, Mike Carey.

GAA SocialInitiative Liaison; Mossie O Sullivan


A longdiscussion took place on the feasibility of having a Games DevelopmentCommittee. It was felt that with so many teams in the Club an overall policygroup needed to be in place to coordinate the activities of team coaches andensure long-term aims and goals were set, evaluated and changed and modified aswas deemed necessary.  Billy Finneganand Denis Ahern were appointed to act as a steering committee to ensure that


As a resultof the deliberations of the Football Committee set up at the Club AGM inDecember it was agreed to take part in the East Cork Junior A Grade FootballChampionship for 2012. We are also in favour of a smaller JFL in East Cork ifpossible.

Jack isBack.

The bignews on the Hurling front is that Jack Russell is back as team Coach for theSenior Hurling team for 2012. Nine years ago Jack led us to victory in the CorkCo IHC so we hope that this coming season will bring success once more. It wasgreat to see over 30 players at training on Sunday last January the 8th.



TreasurerDan Quill gave the update on our Finances. He thanked the Munster Council forthe Development Grant and paid tribute to Co. Board Officer Diarmuid Gowen forhis work on our behalf. He stressed the importance of the Weekly Club Lotto inmaintaining the income stream for the Club. The tickets are just €2 per week or€90 for the Annual Ticket.

MinorSelectors for 2012.

Hurling;Barry Hazlewood, Barry Murphy and Alan Fitzgerald

Football;Damien Buckley, Paul Dee and Alan Fitzgerald

TeamOfficials; Seamus Buckley & John Arnold.


Pairc UiChaoimh Development.

Details ofthe redevelopment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh were outlined at the meeting. A groundswith capacity of 45,00 is what is now planned and it is hoped work willcommence this year. A PRO Course will be held on Saturday January 28th and thefirst Co. Board meeting of the year is on Tuesday January 31st at 8.30pm.

The nextClub Executive meeting was fixed for Monday January the 30th at 8.30pm


 Last week’s draw took place in Barry’s Bar, Rathcormac onTuesday January the 3rd  for a jackpotof €5,400. The four numbers drawn were 2/9/10 and 17 and there was no jackpot winner.

The winners of the five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;

.Mary Mannix, Bartlemy
.Kathleen Hogan c/o Flamingo Redz
.Adrian Tanner c/o Quinn Healthcare
.David Burke c/o
.Jimmy O’Sullivan, Castlelyons.

This week’s draw took place in The Central Bar, Rathcormac on Tuesday Januarythe 10th for a jackpot of €5,600.

Tickets can be purchased from Club Members andin local Business outlets and also online at


Christmasis gone but the value is as good as ever at the Bride Rovers Club Shop. We havea huge range of Stock just in. Jerseys, togs, Socks, Hoodies, Training Shorts,Track Suits, Training Tops, Gear Bags, Polo Shirts, Bottle Green Wind-Sheeters,Green Half Zip Hoodies, Rain Jackets, Beanie Hats and Medal Boards  are all available. Be seen to supportyour club with the club colours and club gear. Ring  086 3807784 or 086 1540902 to purchaseall the above items.

 Astro-Turfavailable to Hire
The astro-turf pitch atBride Rovers is available for hire by contacting James Bermingham on 0868350741. Pitch is suitable for 5 a side teams and costs €50 per hour withlights.


Membership of the Club for 2012 is now open. The Fee forAdult Players is €100, Students €40, Ordinary Club Membership €50. There is aspecial reduced Membership Fee of €20 for OAP's. The Membership fees can bepaid to any Club Officer.

Congrats Geraldine.

Well done to Geraldine Ahern of Hightown, Bartlemy onwinning €150 in the December Cork GAA Clubs Members Draw.

 Ladies Club Calendar.

The Bride Rovers Ladies Football and Camogie Clubs had amagnificent year in 2011 and have produced a lovely 2012 Calendar which is nowon sale. The Clubs Victory Social is being held later in January.

Best of luck Teddy.

Cork 1990 dual All Ireland winner Teddy McCarthy of Sarshas a new job for 2012.  Teddy has beenappointed as Senior Hurling coach to the Laois team. The Midlanders havethreatened to make a breakthrough on several occasions over the last twentyyears but no trophies have been won. It is now 97 years since Laois won theironly All Ireland Senior Hurling Title. That was in 1915 when Bartlemy born PatLee trained the Midlanders to a Final victory over his native County of Cork.At that time Pat Lee was Station Master in Ballybrophy, Co. Laois.

 The Bride Rovers GAA ClubMain Sponsor is The Rathcormac Inn/Conversation Piece.