Bride Rovers GAA Club News

17 April, 2012



Run,jog or walk on Sunday.

Sunday next April22nd is a Red Letter day for the Bride Rovers GAA Club when we stage the firstever running of the Bride 10 Road Race. With the last few years various fund raisers have been held by the Clubto help finance the ongoing Development work in our grounds, Pairc na Bride andour Club building, Áras de Barra. In these difficult financial times it is verydifficult to repay major borrowing so the Club has adopted a policy of steadyongoing work, stage-by-stage -as finances will allow. We received a huge boostlast year in the form of generous Grant Aid from the Parish Development Fund.This allowed the completion of the hurling wall and new Astro Turf Area, bothof which have been of great benefit to all club teams. With further developmentplans in the pipeline for the future next Sunday's race is part of an ongoingfundraising effort.

OnSunday next all runners and walkers are welcome to Rathcormac for the firstAnnual Bride 10K Run/Walk. If you are a budding Olympian or just wantto 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 orflat. The flag will be raised for the start at Pairc na Bride at 12 noon. Afterthat it is through the main Street in Rathcormac, up Quarter Lane and on forMondaniel and Toberneague. The route turns left at Toberneague Cross and on toBarnahash and Ballybrowney. It gets a bit easier then as the route descends tothe Moulane road and turns left for the GAA Grounds once more. The Roads willnot be closed to traffic so all athletes should obey the rules of the road.Stewards and Gardaí will be on hand to assist with traffic and encouragerunners on route.
The cost of the event is €10 per runner, entries will be alsotaken on the day from 10am -11.45am at Bride Rovers GAA club house.  .  
Prizes are on offer to the first three men and women. Therewill also be prizes offered to the first two men and women in the followingcategories, U19's, 40+, 50+ and 60+.
Prizes giving, Refreshments and showers will be provided atthe GAA clubhouse after the race. Forthose wishing to travel to Thurles later to see Brian Murphy and his CorkColleagues take on Tipp in the League Semi Final rest assured you will be inplenty time after the Race. With the M8 Motorway so close by Thurles is onlyfifty minutes from Rathcormac. All Club Members who are available on Sundaymorning are asked to be at the Pitch by 10 o clock to help out with stewarding.


There has been a very positive and favourablereaction to the Club Website which is now back live after a major revamp. Inthe first few days the site hadseveral hundred 'hits' which is a good sign. Please tell all your friends andfamily members at home and abroad.


The Lotto Drawfor Tuesday April the 10th took place in the Rathcormac Inn. The four numbersdrawn were 2,6,13  14 and there was nowinner. The winners of the five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;

.Maeve McCarthy c/o Fitzy’s Fast Food
.Levis Carey, Monanig
.Caroline Broderick, Monanig
.Finbarr Cunningham c/o M.O’Flynn
.Denis Barry, Bartlemy.
This weeks Draw took place on TuesdayApril the 17th place in O’Coileán’s Bar,Rathcormac Inn for a jackpot of €8,400.

Ticketsfor the Weekly Club Lotto Draw are to be had from club members and in localbusiness outlets. Tickets can also be purchased online at  A yearly Ticket for €90 is also available. For results and Ticketpurchases you can get all details at   

Avondhu/Imokilly Junior HurlingLeague Division 1 V Ballyhooley.

We played our fourth.  game in the Inter Divisional JHL on Thurslast when our Avondhu neighbours Ballyhooley made the short journey to Pairc naBride to fulfil the above fixture.

We were once again tight onnumbers and had only 17 players due to injuries and the fact that the Minorhurlers were away playing Inniscarra in Co League game.

We opened brightly and within 5minutes had 1-3 on the board but during the next 10 minutes we fell intoarrears due to a fortuitous goal, which came from a blocked clearance, whichfinished up in the net. Both teams then exchanged scores, point for point but afurther goal conceded from a mishandled free into our square saw us behind athalf time by 2-8 to 1-8. Two further Ballyhooley white flags early in thesecond half saw us  5 points behind.A  change of tactics saw us take controlin the middle of the field and this opened up the visitors defence and twoexcellent goals by Terry and Alan followed by some wonderful points by Richiemeant we had a comfortable 4 point lead entering the final minutes. Ballyhooleyfinished strongly but we held out and eventually won by 3-13 to 3-12.

Team:  Gavin Quill, FergusCollins, Tomas Kearney, Barry Collins, James Murphy, Brendan O'Driscoll, JimO'Connor, Gavin O'Flynn, Stephen Boyce, Michael Kearney, Richie Cahill, TerryBroderick, James Hogan, Alan O'Keeffe and Stephen Pratt.

Subs:    SeanO'Brien and Brian Lahive.

Scorers:   StephenBoyce 1-6, Alan O'Keeffe 1-1, Terry Broderick 1-0, Richie Cahill 0-3, MichaelKearney 0-2, Stephen Pratt 0-1.

We now have two wins, a draw and a loss in our games played.


Senior Lose out to Courceys.

We played Courcey Rovers at home on Sunday afternoon last inPairc na Bride. After a high scoring contest we lost out by a margin of twopoints. We scored 16 times to the visitors twelve -but they got 3  9 to our 16 points.

WE are away to Newtownshandrunm on this Saturday night April21st at 7pm.


Minors Well Beaten.

Our Minor Hurling team are finding the going tough competingin the Eastern Section of the County Minor A Hurling League. On last Thursdaynight we were away to Inniscarra at their venue in Ballyanley. We had a verybright start and led by 2 points to 1 after a few minutes. After thisInniscarra took over and ran out easy winners. Our team lined out as follows;Frank Hogan, Padraig Noonan, Jack Kearney, Colm Howard, Eoin Howard, Cian OConnor, Sean Cotter, David Quinn, Tadhg O Sullivan, Ryan Prendergast, WilliamFinnegan, Liam O Leary, Colm Power, Cian Howard, Darren Moore.

The next game in the competition is on tonight ThursdayApril 19th when we are away to St. Vincents at 7pm.



A reminder to allplayers and supporters that we have a huge range of Stock just in the BrideRovers Club Shop. Jerseys, togs, Socks, Hoodies, Training Shorts, Track Suits,Training Tops, Gear Bags, Polo Shirts, Bottle Green Wind-Sheeters, Green HalfZip Hoodies, Rain Jackets, Beanie Hats and Medal Boards  are allavailable. 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-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.

Throw Off Your OldClothes!

Well the summer iscoming and many people are busy doing Spring Cleaning in their homes. Oldclothes seen to accumulate at an alarming rate but fear not they are not aproblem. If you have a trousers, shirt, skirt, costume, cardigan, cap,headscarf, underpants, overpants, suit, waistcoat, slip, dressing-gown ,nightie,bib, shorts, overalls or any other item of old clothing the Bride Rovers LadiesClub will gladly accept them. On next Saturday morning April 21st the clotheswill be accepted at Rathcormac Hall between 11 and 11.30. You will be gettingrid of your clutter and helping the Camogie and Ladies Football Club.

Car Boot Sale.

The nextCar Boot Sale is in Rathcormac on Sunday April 29th and Items for the ParishStall will be accepted on Saturday morning April 28th. Help isalways appreciated on the day so if anyone can give even an hour please contactany GAA Club Officer.


The Cork SeniorFootballers reached their fourth NFL Final in a row at near empty Croke Park onSunday last with a good win over Down. They play Mayo in Sunday weeks final.Here's hoping Cork can make it a Double League Final Year. On Sunday next theRebel Hurlers take on the Premier County at Semple Stadium at 4pm for the rightto play either Clare or Kilkenny in the NHL Final.


Thursday April19th Co MHL V St. Vincents, away, 7pm.

Saturday April21st CO SHL V Newtownshandrum, away, 7pm.

Sunday April22nd, Bride 10 K Race at 12 noon.



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

The Bride RoversGAA Club website is