Bride Rovers GAA Club News

27 March, 2012


JuniorFootballers Win.

Our 2012 EastCork Junior Football Championship Campaign opened last Friday night under thelights in Carrigtwohill. For the last few years we had suffered narrow defeatsin our first round ties so it was with a degree of trepidation that the teamtravelled to take on Aghada in the first round. While this was Aghada's secondteam they are the most successful football club in East Cork.  We entered the game after four league gamesin the East Cork Division 2 of the JFL with two wins and two defeats. In Carrigon Friday night the team produced a fine brand of attacking football and intotal six players contributed to our score-sheet.  The teams were level Bride Rovers 1  2 to Aghada 0  5 at halftime. Goals from Alan O Keeffe and sub Padraig Murphy helped us to a meritedvictory over Aghada on a final scoreline of; Bride Rovers 2-7 Aghada 0-10

Team & scorers.-  1. Richie Cahill. 2. Jim O'Connor 3.Brennie O'Driscoll 4. Trevor Moloney 5. Shane Kearney6. Liam Forde 7. Jason Pratt 8. Michael Kearney, 9.Sean Ryan 10. Colm O'Keeffe(0-2) 11. Brendan Walsh (0-1) 12. Terry Broderick (0-1)13.  Barry Johnson (0-3 (2 45s)) 14.  Jerome O'Driscoll  15. Alan O'Keeffe (1-0)

Subs PadraigMurphy (1-0) & Jacob Macak.

The second round'Losers Group' game are down for decision on the weekend of April 13/14 sodepending on the draw we could be back in action again the following weekend.Pairc na Bride hosts a first round game in the East Cork JAFC on this comingSunday April 1st when Lisgoold take on Midleton at 2 o clock.


In our second CoSHL game played in glorious sunshine at Rathcormac on Sunday last we drew thematch v Blackrock, 11 point apiece. We are away to Ballymartle on next Fridaynight March 30th.


The Weekly LottoDraw for Tuesday March 20th had a Jackpot of €7600. The numbers drawn were 10.19, 20 and 24 and there was no winner. The €30 winners were


.Sandra & Gavin O’Flynn, Rathcormac
.Trevor Moloney, Rathcormac
.Stephen McCarthy c/o Quinn Healthcare
.Robert Ryall, Watergrasshill
.Caroline Fletcher c/o Quinn Healthcare.

This week’s draw took  place inBarry’s Bar, Rathcormac on Tuesday March 27th for a jackpot of €7,800. Lottotickets are just €2 each and can be purchased from Club Members and in localBusiness outlets or online at    A yearly Ticket for €90 is also available.


The Bride Rovers Club is holding a 10 kRoad Race in Rathcormac on Sunday April 22nd. This is part of our ongoingfundraising efforts for Club Development.

Participants can run, jog or walk. Therewill be prizes galore and it will be a real family, fun event. There will bevarious categories from Senior athletes down to fun runners.


Well the 2012playing season is underway and the value is as good as ever at the BrideRovers 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 Hatsand Medal Boards  are all available. Be seen to support your club with theclub colours and club gear. Ring  086 3807784 or 086 1540902 to purchaseall the above items.


Astro-Turfavailable to Hire

The astro-turfpitch at Bride Rovers is available for hire by contacting James Bermingham on086 8350741. Pitch is suitable for 5 a side teams and costs €50 per hour withlights.


Membership of the Clubfor 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.





The Juvenile andLadies GAA Clubs are planning a Trip to Carrigtwohill Drive In Movies EasterMonday night,  for full details and booking;  087 8541630/0868354177.



  Set Dancing has undergone a huge revival in recent years and it is greatto see so many interested in this pastime. Weekly Classes in Set Dancing havecommenced each Wednesday night in the Rathcormac Inn and all are welcome.


The next Car Boot sale in Rathcormac ison next  Sunday April the 1st. Clubmembers and supporters are asked to help out with the running of the Car BootSales. If you can give even just an hour it will be very appreciated. Contactany Club Officer. Help is also needed for the preparation on Saturday morningMarch 31st.


Fri 30th March Avondhu/Imokilly JuniorHurling League Bride Rovers v Kildorerry in Kildorrery at 8.15. Senior HL VBallymartle away 7pm.

Sat March 31st COMAHL  V Russell Rovers at home 2 0clock.

Thurs April 5thCo MAHL V Cobh, away, 7pm.


The Bride RoversGAA Club main sponsor is The Rathcormac Inn/Conversation Piece.