Bride Rovers GAA Club News

17 January, 2012



Senior LeagueFixtures.

The Cork County Senior Hurling League programme has beenfinalised for 2012. With 16 Senior Hurling Club teams each Club has 15 games toplay. We will have 8 home games and we will have 7 away fixtures. We are athome to  Douglas, Midleton, St.Finbarrs, Killeagh, Cloyne, Sars, Courceys and Blackrock. We will be on theroad to Glen Rovers, Newtown, Na Piarsaigh, Erins Own, Bishopstown, Ballymartleand County Champions Carrigtwohill.

The Full League Programme is as follows;

Round 1 11/3 VDouglas, home

Round 2  18/3  V Glen Rovers, away

Round 3  1/4 VMidleton, home

Round 4  22/4 VNewtownshandrum, away

Round 5  20/5  V St. Finbarrs, home

Round 6           V NaPiarsaigh, away

Round 7           VKilleagh, home

Round 8           VErins Own, away

Round 9           VCloyne, home

Round 10          VSars, home

Round 11         V  Bishopstown, away

Round 12         V  Courceys, home

Round 13          VBallymartle, away

Round 14          V  Blackrock, home

Round 15           VCarrigtwohill, away.

The SHL points for the Round 8 game v Erins Own will probablygo on our championship game.

Other games will be fixed by the Senior Clubs LeagueCommittee which has it's first meeting in the Sars Pavilion on Thursday week,January 26th at 7.30pm.



The East Cork Final of the Senior Scor Competition takesplace on Sunday week January 29th in Lisgoold at 7pm. Unfortunately interest inthe Scor Competition at adult level has waned in recent years. He Bride RoversClub hope to have an entry in at least some of the eight competitions on thenight. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Gerard Lane, John Arnold or Club Runai LiamBarry.



The next Bride Rovers Club Executive Meeting is on Mondayweek January the 30th. The following night Tuesday January 31st sees the firstmeeting for 2012 of the Cork County Board. The first meeting of the Cork SeniorHurling Clubs League Committee is on Thuirsday January 26th at the SarsPavilion at 7.30pm.

Cork Games.

The National Football and Hurling Allianz Leagues willcommence shortly. The Season Tickets are now available and are great value. Thetickets are priced at €85 for Adults and €10 for Juveniles. The Season ticketfor instance in Hurling covers all Corks games in the NHL -including Semi Finaland Final if Cork progress. The Season Ticket also includes the opening game inthe Munster Championship. The same package at the same price applies for Corksprogramme in the Football League also. Corks Fixtures in the Football Leagueare as follows;

Feb 5 V Armagh, away, 2.30.

Feb 12 V Down, P Ui Chaoimh, 2pm.

March 4 V Donegal,away,2.30.

March 10(Sat) V Laois, Pairc Ui Rinn, 7pm.

March 18 V Kerry, P Ui Chaoimh, 2.30.

March 25 V Mayo, away,2.30.

April 8 V Dublin, P. Ui Chaoimh, 2.30.

The Cork Hurlers open their League campaign with a floodlithome game against Waterford in Pairc Ui Rinn at 7pm on Saturday February 25th.The other Fixtures are

March 11 V Dublin, Croke Park, 2pm

March 18 V Galway, home, 12.45

March 25 V Kilkenny, home, 2.30.

April 1   V Tipperary,away, 2.30pm.

The Season Tickets can be purchased from the Cork CountyBoard or directly from Croke Park.



The Ladies Football and Camogie Club hold their VictoryDinner in the Vienna Woods Hotel on Saturday week next January 28th. 2011 was amarvellous season for the girls at all levels. It was only this week that thisscribe purchased the 2012 Calendar produced by the Ladies Club and it is abeautiful production with fantastic photographs which reflect all aspects ofBride Rovers for last year with hurling, football, ladies football, camogie andthe juvenile sections all well represented.




Withthe 2012 Playing Season about to commence thoughts are turning to the greatoutdoors and the Bride Rovers Club Shop has something for everyone at very keenprices.  We have a huge range of Stockjust in. Jerseys, togs, Socks, Hoodies, Training Shorts, Track Suits, TrainingTops, Gear Bags, Polo Shirts, Bottle Green Wind-Sheeters, Green Half ZipHoodies, 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.


Last week’s draw took place in The Central Bar Rathcormac  on Tuesday January 10th for a jackpot of€5,600. The numbers drawn were 3/6/16 and 20.
There was no jackpot winner.

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

.Brian Carey, Kilworth
.Fergus Collins, Mullintoura
.Ava, Cormac & Cathal Barry, Knocknaboula
.Tom Brackett, Rathcormac
.David Healy, Bartlemy.

This week’s draw takes place in The Rathcormac Inn on Tuesday January 17thfor a jackpot of €5,800. The Tickets for the weekly Lotto are just €2 and canbe purchased from Club Members and they are also available in local Businessoutlets. A Yearly Lotto Ticket costs €90 and this can be purchased bycontacting any Club Officer or Lotto Ticket sellers. For those who wish topurchase a Ticket online they can do so at



The Minor Gradings for 2012 have been announced. In MinorHurling we will compete at A grade level and at B Grade level in MinorFootball.


We extend best wishes to the Charleville Junior Hurling teamin their quest to reach the All Ireland Club Final. On Sunday next January theyare back in action in the All Ireland semi-final when they take on Warwickshireside Fullen Gaels in Walsh Park, Waterford at 1 o clock. I recent years Meelinand Fr. O Neills have claimed National Honours in this grade so a win forCharleville on Sunday would see them through to a Croke Park Final. The othersemi-final is between Ballygar of Galway and St. Patricks of Ballyragget,Kilkenny and also takes place on next Sunday. This game is in Nenagh.



Set Dancing has undergone a huge revival in recent years andit is great to see so many interested in this pastime. Weekly Classes in SetDancing have commenced each Wednesday night in the Rathcormac Inn and all arewelcome.



We are always interested in getting more people to join theBride Rovers GAA Club. Many new families and individuals have come to our areain recent years and getting involved with the Club is a great way of getting toknow everyone in the Community. Players at all grades of hurling and footballare very welcome, please contact  0868247230. The Club is also welcoming ordinary Club members and supporters.Different people have different talents and a busy GAA Club needs support in somany areas. If you would like to get involved in any way you will be made verywelcome in the Bride Rovers GAA Club.


Bride Rovers Abroad.

Any family in the parish that has any family member abroad atthis present time and that wants to keep them up to date on GAA Happenings on aweekly basis should contact 087 9538077. Modern technology is a great asset tokeep in contact with members and friends right around the world.

The Bride Rovers GAA Club Main Sponsor is The RathcormacInn/Conversation Piece.