Bride Rovers GAA Club News

08 March, 2012

BRIDE ROVERS GAA CLUB NOTES.  Douglas game off. The 2012 County Senior Hurling League was to have commenced for us this weekend with a home fixture against Douglas. Unfortunately due to the city sides involvement in the u21 football championship they were unable to play the game on either Saturday or Sunday so the game goes off.Last Sunday we played a practise game against Tipperary side Mullinahone in Rathcormac After a poor first half during which we were  aided with a strong  breeze the score was level at  half time  at 7 points each. In the second period our lads put in a much improved performance and added nine further points while the visitors doubled their tally to leave the final score Bride Rovers ran out winners on a scoreline of 16 points to 14 points.

Team F.Hogan,T.Moloney,D.Carr,S.Kearney,J.Pratt,B.Murphy,L.Forde,P.Murphy,S.Boyce,M.Collins B.Johnson, D.Dooley,C  Keeffe, S.Ryan, J.Mannix
subs J.O  Driscoll,M,Kearney,DRryan,B O Driscoll,R.Cahill,F.Collins,B.Collins,G.Quill. JUNIOR FOOTBAL.Our first round game in the East Cork Junior A Grade Football championship against Aghada has been fixed for Friday night March the 23rd. The time and venue have not been finalised yet. MINOR FOOTBALL. Our Minor Footballers played two game in the Co B League. On Saturday evening we were away to Ballinora and were well beaten on a scoreline of 3  6 to 0   2. On Monday night we travelled to Pairc Naomh Caitrionaigh in Ballynoe to play St. Catherines under lights. This was actually a home fixture for us but in order to get the game played at an earlier date we conceded home advantage. Thos was our fifth game in the league and having suffered four heavy defeats it was great to have a competitive game between two evenly matched teams. At the end of the contest the teams were level on a scoreline of Bride Rovers 2  7 to St. Catherines 1  10. The team line-outs were as follows.V Ballinora;  Frank Hogan, Eoin Howard, Jacob Macak, Padraig Noonan, Sean Cotter, Cian O Connor,Jack Kearney, David Quinn, Adrian Buckley, Tadhg O Sullivan, William Finnegan, Stephen O Leary,  Darren Moore, Liam O Leary, Colm Howard. Sub Jamie Buckley.
V St. Catherines; Frank Hogan, Eoin Howard, Jacob Macak, Padraig Noonan, Sean Cotter, Cian O Connor, Jack Kearney, David Quinn, Tadhg O Sullivan, William Finnegan, Stephen O Leary, Jamie Buckley, Shane Walsh, Darren Moore, Liam O Leary,.  Subs Colm Power & Colm Howard. Our next scheduled game in this League is against Sliabhrue on St. Patricks weekend at a date and time to be confirmed. It is obvious even at this early stage of the year that serious problems are in evidence in the Grading of teams. Teams who should be at least one grade higher are playing at a lower level and very lop sided results are happening each week.
The Co Minor Hurling League is set to commence on the last weekend of March.
Well done to Frank Hogan and his St. Colmans team-mates on winning the Munster B Senior Colleges football championship recently. Best of luck in the forthcoming All Ireland Semi Final.
  CLUB WEEKLY LOTTO.
Last week’s draw took place in Barry’s Bar, Rathcormac on Tuesday February 28th for a jackpot of €7,000. The numbers drawn were 13/17/18& 20 and there was no jackpot winner.

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

.Marie Arnold c/o locallotto.ie
.Owen McAuliffe, Glanworth
.Aisling Walsh, Shanowen
.Levis Carey, Monanig
.Deirdre Broderick, Monanig.

This  week’s draw took  place in The Central Bar, Rathcormac Inn on Tuesday March 6th for a jackpot of €7,200. 
Tickets for the Weekly Lotto  are just €2 each and can be purchased from Club Members and in local business outlets. The Tickets for the Lotto can also be purchased online al locallotto.ie Your ongoing support for the Lotto is very much appreciated.  A yearly Lotto ticket for €90 can also be purchased from Club Members.
Cork Hurlers in Action.
After an exciting victory over Waterford in their opening game the Cork Hurlers will be in confident mood on Sunday next when they face the 2011 NHL winners Dublin in Croke Park. CLUB SHOP.Well the 2012 playing season is underway and the value is as good as ever at the Bride Rovers Club Shop. We have a 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 support your club with the club colours and club gear. Ring  086 3807784 or 086 1540902 to purchase all the above items. Astro-Turf available to HireThe astro-turf pitch at Bride Rovers is available for hire by contacting James Bermingham on 086 8350741. Pitch is suitable for 5 a side teams and costs €50 per hour with lights. 2012. CLUB MEMBERSHIP.Membership of the Club for 2012 is now open. The Fee for Adult Players is €100, Students €40, Minors €30, Ordinary Club Membership €50. There is a special reduced Membership Fee of €20 for OAP's. The Membership fees can be paid to any Club Officer. SET DANCING.        Set Dancing has undergone a huge revival in recent years and it is great to see so many interested in this pastime. Weekly Classes in Set Dancing have commenced each Wednesday night in the Rathcormac Inn and all are welcome.CAR BOOT SALE.The Car boot sale last Sunday was very well attended. The next  Car Boot sale in Rathcormac is on Sunday April the 1st. The Bride Rovers GAA Club main sponsor is The Rathcormac Inn/Conversation Piece.