Bride Rovers GAA Club News

03 April, 2012




Last week’s  lotto drawtook place in Barry’s Bar, Rathcormac for a jackpot of €7,800.
The numbers drawn were 6/16/18 and 22 and therewas no jackpot winner.

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

.Anita Hogan, Kildinan
.Kieran Cahill, Moulane
.Sean Carey, Monanig
.Peter O’Keeffe, Bartlemy
.Barry Johnson, Bartlemy.

This week’s draw took place in The Central Bar,Rathcormac on Tuesday April 3rd for a jackpot of €8,000.

Lotto tickets are availablefrom Club Members and in local business outlets. Tickets can also be purchasedonline at  A yearly ticketfor €90 is also available from club members and officers.


Senior and Junior HurlersBeaten.


We had two hurling teamsin action on last Friday night . The Senior travelled to Riverstick in theSHL  while the Junior went to Kildorreryin the Avondhu/Imokilly JHL, we lost both games.

The  Senior Hurlers made the trip to Riverstickto play Ballymartle in our third game of the RED FM Sponsored Cork CountySenior Hurling League.
The Rovers started very brightly with two pointed frees from Barry Johnson.Ballymartle opened their account through Rory O’Dwyer before Michael Collinsscored a fine point.
The Rovers then won a penalty. Barry Johnson’s effort was stopped but Sean Ryanreacted the quickest to the rebound to score a goal. The Rovers failed to buildon this lead and gradually Ballymartle played themselves back into the game,scoring a penalty of their own before half time to level scores. Half Time 1-05each.
Ballymartle started the second half with great intensity and lead 2-09 to 1-06after 10 minutes. Points by Sean Ryan & Barry Johnson reduced the deficitbut a third goal by Ballymartle plus numerous points had them in front by eightwith 10minutes to go. But the Rovers battled away and a goal by Colm O’Keeffereduced Ballymartle’s lead. However Ballymartle finished with 2 more points towin on a scoreline of 3-17 to 3-10.
Team & Scorers:
D.Fitzgerald, T.Moloney, D.Carr. S.Kearney, M.Kearney, L.Forde, B.Walsh,S.Boyce, B.Johnson (1-08), M.Collins (0-01), P.Murphy, J.Mannix, C.O’Keeffe(1-00), D.Dooley, S.Ryan (1-02). Subs Used: J.Pratt & A.Collins.
Next  Senior Hurling League Fixtures:
Thursday 5th April v Douglas at home at 7pm
Monday 9th April v Killeagh at home at 7pm
Sunday 15th April v Courcey Rovers at home at 3pm.

JUNIOR  hurling League.

Our Second team travelledto the Top of the Hill on Friday night to take on the home side in Section 2 ofthe Avondhu/Imokilly JHL.

We travelled  to fulfill the fixture as we were moreinterested in hurling rather than taking the points due to the fixturesmisunderstanding.

Due toExaminations/Wedding/Injuries and the Senior Team also playing the League onFriday Night we were missing 11 players.


We were slow to get into thegame and due to a fortutious goal we found ourselves 1-3 down after 8 minutes.We then settled down and played some good passing movements and got back intothe game with some excellent points from play. We got 2 goal chances which werenot taken and found ourselves on top after 25 minutes and were down a goal athalf-time on a score of 1-8 to 0-8.

We registered the first scorein the 2nd half but disappointingly we faded out of the game for the next 15minutes and due to indiscipline conceded needless frees. We came back into thegame and were very unlucky not to have scored 3 goals. Kildorrery finished updeserving winners on a score line of 1-19 to 0-11.


Frank Hogan, Fergus Collins,Tomas Kearney, Brian Collins, James Murphy, Pat Walsh, Jim O'Connor, Gavino'Flynn, Terry Broderick, Kieran Collins, Richie Cahill, Pa O'Driscoll, StephenPratt, Alan O'Keeffe and Gavin Quill.

Subs Used:   Donal Ryan, Stephen O'Leary and Liam O'Leary.

Scorers:   Terry Broderick 0-5, Alan O'Keeffe 0-4, Pa O'Driscoll 0-1, Stephen Pratt 0-1.


Our next game in this competition is on this coming Saturday. Weare at home to Shanballymore at 5.45 -note the time is due to the Easterceremonies. On Thursday 12th we are at home Ballyhooley at 7 and on Wed 18th weare at home to Newtownshandrum at 7.


Minor Hurlers Defeat Nemo.

On Wednesday evening lastwe played host to Nemo Rangers in a minor hurling challenge. WE won on ascoreline of 1  9 to  0  9.Team F. Hogan, C. Howard, J.Macak, P. Noonan, S. Cotter, C. O Connor,  J. Kearney, T. O Sullivan, D. Quinn, S. OLeary, L. O Leary, W. Finnegan(o 4) C. Power (1  4),

C. Howard, D. Moore (0 1). Subs C. Howard,

On Saturday the same panelof players took to the field at home v Russell Rovers in a Co MHL game. RussellRovers were winners on a scoreline of 1 14 to   0  9.


Thurs 5/4 v Cobh away at7pm.

Thurs 12/4 v Inniscarra,away at 7.15 -note, this was home game for us but we are now travelling toBallyanley for the game.

Thurs 19/4 v St. Vincentsaway at 7.30.




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. It is unfortunatethat the race will clash with the Cork v Tipp NHL semi final in Thurles but asthe date is fixed the race will go ahead. Back in the 1930's when the club wasin it's infancy Sports Meetings were huge fundraisers and so the wheel has comethe full circle now. Road Races, Marathons and half marathons have becomeincreasingly popular in recent years and everyone can participate at their ownpace and have a bit of fun as well.



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, BottleGreen Wind-Sheeters, Green Half Zip Hoodies, Rain Jackets, Beanie Hats andMedal 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.

Wedding Bells.

Congratulations toBrendan O Driscoll (Jnr) and Caroline Broderick who were married In Bartlemy lastFriday. Both have been outstanding Bride Rovers Players, members and supportersover many years and all in the Club wish them all the very best for the future.



The Club Website is undergoing an overhaul atpresent and will be back 'on air' shortly.


The Minister for SportMichael Ring made the welcome announcement last week that after 4 years Fundingis being made available for Sports Facilities and Equipment. A sum of €30Million has been earmarked.  Hopefullywe will be sucessfull as a Club in drawing down a sizeable allocation offunding to help with our ongoing Development Plans.



On behalf of everyonein Bride Rovers may I wish all our players, members, supporters and friends avery happy Easter.

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