Bride Rovers GAA Club News

10 April, 2012

BRIDE ROVERS GAA CLUB NOTES.

CLUB WEBSITE RELAUNCHED.
Well it's back! The Bride Rovers GAA Club Website is back after a major revamp. In this Technological Age modern means of communication are vital and in GAA Clubs where so much is happening on a daily and weekly basis a modern user-friendly website is vital. Last year we formed a Communications Sub Committee  and the website came within the remit of this Committee. Over recent months a lot of work has gone into the redesigning of the site and we are grateful to Gerard Lane for all the work he has put in to this project.  The new web address is www.briderovers.ie    We hope to regularly update the website and feedback from members, players and supporters will be very important in the future.

MATCHES GALORE.
We are only a week into New Time but it's a case of Matches, More Matches , heaps of Matches as the Playing season is in full swing. We had four Hurling League games in the last week, two Senior, one Junior and one Minor. WE played Douglas and Killeagh in the Red FM County Senior Hurling League. We were at home to Shanballymore on the Junior Inter Divisional Hurling League and our Minors were in the Holy Ground to play Cobh.

Senior Hurling League.
SHL v Douglas

On Thursday night last our Senior Hurlers welcomed Douglas to Pairc Na Bríde for our fourth game of the RED FM Sponsored Cork County Senior Hurling League.
On the night the team performed poorly and suffered a 2-10 to 0-10 defeat. Our scorers on the night were Stephen Boyce with 4 points, Colm O’Keeffe with 3 points, Padraig Murphy scored 2 points & Daniel Dooley got 1 point.

Team:
D.Fitzgerald, A.Collins, B.Walsh. S.Kearney, M.Kearney, B.Murphy, L.Forde, S.Boyce, J.Pratt, B.Johnson, P.Murphy, M.Collins, J.Mannix, D.Dooley, C.O’Keeffe. Subs Used: R.Cahill, T.Moloney.


SHL v Killeagh

On Monday night the Bride Rovers Senior Hurlers played Killeagh in Rathcormac in the RED FM Sponsored Cork County Senior Hurling League.
Playing aginst a strong wind in the opening the Rovers took the game to Killeagh, working very hard hooking & blocking and putting pressure on the Killeagh players in possession at every opportunity. Joe Deane opened Killeagh’s account with a pointed free which Barry Johnson replied with a pointed free also. Joe Deane continued to be a threat and added two more points before a brace from Barry Johnson had the sides level at 0-3 a piece. Richie Cahill put the Rovers in front and a great move involving Padraig Murphy & Daniel Dooley resulted in Michael Collins scoring a fine goal, Michael quickly added a point to extend the Rovers lead to five points. Two further pointed frees by Barry Johnson and a David Cahill point for Killeagh saw the Rovers lead at half time 1-07 to 0-04.
The second half was a closely fought affair, the Rovers added a further 1-05 to our half time tally. The goal coming from a long range shot by Richie Cahill while Barry Johnson, Padraig Murphy & Michael Collins scored the points. This was a very workmanlike performance by the Rovers after the disappointment of the two previous games where every member of the team worked hard.

Team:
D.Fitzgerald, T.Moloney, B.Walsh. S.Kearney, A.Collins, B.Murphy, J.Pratt, S.Boyce, B.Johnson, R.Cahill, P.Murphy, M.Collins, J.Mannix, L.Forde, D.Dooley. Subs Used: S.Pratt.

SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE FIXTURES;
Sunday April 15th v Courceys, home , at 3pm
Saturday April 21st V Newtownshandrum, away, at 7pm.

Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Hurling League

Shanballymore visited us on 7th April to fulfill Round 3 of the League.
We had the opening score from Terry but then went out of the game and found ourselves behind by 0-4 to 0-1. In the 15 minutes before half-time we took control in the half-back line and we secured 3 further points to leave the half-time score at 0-4 each.
We opened brightly in the second half and with 15 minutes to go we led by 1-7 to 0-4. Shanballymore came back into the game and scored 1-2 and we now had a game on our hands . We were under a lot a pressure having lost Pat Walsh with a serious injury and thanks to Frankie in goal who brought off 3 wonderful saves we held them out.  Going into injury time we lead by 1-9 to 1-8 but they secured the equalising point to leave the final score at 1-9 each. This was a match that could have been won but we failed to deliver the killer blow when 1-3 ahead.
Team:   Frank Hogan, Fergus Collins, Tomas Kearney, Barry Collins, James Murphy, Pat Walsh, Jim O'Connor, Mike Kearney, Gavin O'Flynn, Stephen Pratt, Richie Cahill, Stephen Boyce, Gavin Quill, Alan O'Keeffe and Terry Broderick. Subs:  James Hogan for Pat Walsh.
Scorers:   Terry Broderick 1-3, Stephen Boyce 0-3,Richie Cahill 0-1.
On the day we had a further 5 subs which were unused.

Round 4 of the League is this Thursday the 12th April in Rathcormac at 7.00p.m. V Ballyhooly and we hope for a full panel of players.

We wish Pat Walsh a speedy recovery as we cannot afford to be without a player of his calibre and experience.
JHL Fixtures.
Thursday 12/4 v Ballyhooley, home at 7pm
Wednesday 18/4 v Newtownshandrum, home at 7pm
Saturday May 19th v Cobh, away at 7.30 pm

Minor Hurling League.

On Thursday last we were away to Cobh in the Co. Minor A Hurling League.
In a high scoring game the home side emerged winners on a scoreline of 4 10 to 3  11. Our lads gave a great display despite the fact we were missing a few players. We have two away games on the next two Thursday nights. On tonight Thursday April 12th we are away to Inniscarra at 7 and on Thursday the 19th we are away to St. Vincents, also at 7pm.
Team v Cobh; F. Hogan, Colm Howard, J. Kearney, P. Noonan, S. Cotter, C. O Connor, J. Buckley, D. Quinn, T. O Sullivan, S. O Leary, W. Finnegan, L. O Leary, C. Power, C. Howard, D. Moore. Sub Ryan Prendergast.

WEEKLY CLUB LOTTO.
Last week’s draw took place in The Central Bar, Rathcormac on Tuesday April 3rd for a jackpot of €8,000.
The numbers drawn were 6/22/23 & 25 and there was no jackpot winner.

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

.Thomas McCarthy c/o Quinn Healthcare
.Don Quill, Mondaniel
.Irene Hogan, Kildinan
.Eileen Walsh, Bartlemy
.Stephanie Roche, Castlelyons.

This  week’s draw took place in The Rathcormac Inn on Tuesday April 10th for a jackpot of €8,200.
Tickets for the Weekly Lotto are just €2 each and are available from Club members, in local business outlets and online at locallotto.ie




BRIDE 10.
The Bride Rovers Club is holding a 10 k Road Race in Rathcormac on Sunday April 22nd. This is part of our ongoing fundraising efforts for Club Development.
All runners and walkers are welcome to Rathcormac Cork for the first Annual Bride 10K Run/Walk. If you are a budding Olympian or just want to try and shed a few pounds  the Bride run is for you.
The course has a climb for the first 4km after that it is mainly down hill or flat. The Roads will not be closed to traffic so all athletes should obey the rules of the road. Stewards and Gardai will be on hand to assist with traffic and encourage runners on route.
The cost of the event is €10 per runner, entries will be also taken on the day from 10am -11.45am at Bride Rovers GAA club house. 
The race will start at 12.00 from Bride Rovers GAA grounds and will also finish there.  
Prizes will be offered to the first three men and women. There will also be prizes offered to the first two men and women in the following categories, U19's,40+,50+ and 60+.
Prizes, Refreshments and showers will be provided at the GAA club house after the race.
Participants can run, jog or walk. There will be prizes galore and it will be a real family, fun event.  Back in the 1930's when the club was in it's infancy Sports Meetings were huge fundraisers and so the wheel has come the full circle now. Road Races, Marathons and half marathons have become increasingly popular in recent years and everyone can participate at their own pace and have a bit of fun as well.
For further details contact Terry at 087 9330000 or James at  086 8350741.

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 Hire

The 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.

Throw Off Your Old Clothes!
Well the summer is coming and many people are busy doing Spring Cleaning in their homes. Old clothes seen to accumulate at an alarming rate but fear not they are not a problem. If you have a trousers, shirt, skirt, costume, cardigan, cap, headscarf,  underpants, overpants, suit, waistcoat, slip or any other item of old clothing the Bride Rovers Ladies Club will gladly accept them. On next Saturday morning April 14th and the following Saturday morning April 21st the clothes will be accepted at Rathcormac Hall between 11 and 11.30. You will be getting rid of your clutter and helping the Camogie and Ladies Football Club.
Car Boot Sale.
The next Car Boot Sale is in Rathcormac on Sunday April 29th and Items for the Perish Stall will be accepted on Saturday morning April 28th.

GAA Congress.
The Annual GAA Congress takes place in Portlaoise this weekend. It marks the completion by Christy Cooney of his three-year Presidency of the Association. The next President has been selected with twelve months and Liam O Neill will be inaugurated on Saturday evening. Gerard Lane the Co Vice Chairman will be part of the Cork delegation to Congress.

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