Bride Rovers GAA Club News

02 May, 2012

BrideRovers GAA Club Notes.



Congratulations to Olivia Lawton ofCastlemartyr who was the lucky winner of our Lotto Jackpot of €8,600 on lastTuesday April 24th. Olivia works at Quinn Healthcare and she purchased theticket from Pat Noel O Connor who is one of our greatest  weekly Lotto supporter. Olivia comes from awell known GAA family in Castlemartyr and we wish her all the best on her greatwin. The winning numbers were 2, 10,12 & 25.   The winners of €30 each were

O’Leary Girls, Ballyreidy
.Marcus Staunton c/o Quinn Healthcare
.Sinead Cleary c/o Quinn Healthcare
.Mary Condon c/o M.O’Flynn
.Martina Carey, Monanig.

This week’s draw took  place in The Central Bar, Rathcormac on Tuesday May the 1st for ajackpot of €2,000.

The Tickets for the Lotto are just €2 each and can bepurchased from Club Members or in local business outlets. A yearly ticket for€90 is also available. If you wish to purchase tickets online just go


Junior Football Championship.

OurJunior Football Team are billed to play East Cork Champions Glenbower Rovers inRound Three of the East Cork Championship on this Thursday night. Unfortunatelya cloud hangs over the fixture. At the time of writing we are not sure if wewill be unable to fulfil the fixture due to an unprecedented spate of injuries.We defeated Aghada in the first round but since then seven players havesuffered serious injuries and are unable to play. The upcoming Leaving CertExams may deprive us of two more players. A decision was to have been made onTuesday night as to whether we will be able to field a team or not. The game isfixed for 7.30pm in Ballynoe on Thursday night May 3rd.



On last Saturday night Shanballymore defeatedBallinure in the first round of the Co. JBFC before a very small crowd. On thiscoming Saturday night the pitch hosts a Co Board game. At 7pm Glanmire willtake on Kildorrery in the first round of the County Intermediate FootballChampionship. All members that are available to help out are asked to be at thegrounds at 6pm.


CarBoot Sale.


Thanksto all who helped out at the car Boot sale last Sunday and with the preparationon Saturday. The next Car Boot Sale in Rathcormac is on Sunday May 27th



Wehad a very quiet week on the playing fields with the Minor Hurlers the onlyteam in action. They travelled to Kilworth to take on the home side in apractise game. Goals win games and Kilworths ability to raise green flags wasvital and they won on a scoreline of Kilworth 2  11 Bride Rovers   0  7.

Team.Frank Hogan, Jacob Macak, Padraig Noonan, Sean Cotter, Cian O Connor, JackKearney, David Quinn, Tadhg O Sullivan, Liam O Leary, William Finnegan, StephenO Leary, Colm Power, Shane Walsh, Darren Moore. Subs Colm Howard, Cian Howard,Jamie Buckley & Ryan Prendergast.

Wehave entered a Minor team in the Hurling Non Exam Players league. Numbers willbe tight but we will try and fulfil the fixtures over the next two months.



Thereaction to the Club Website has been great. To get all the latest news,results and fixture just go to We urge all club members andfriend that have relations abroad to let them know that they can keep up todate with the Club on the website.


Welldone to the Cork Senior Footballers on their 3 in a row of NFL Division 1Titles. They had a great win over mayo in Croke Park. Ger Lane as County BoardVice chairman is the Senior Footballers Liason officer and Daniel Lane is partof the backroom team.

Onnext Sunday all roads will lead to Thurles for the Allianz National HurlingLeague Final . Old rivals Cork and Kilkenny will square up for the Leaguetitle. Cork haven’t won the national Hurling League since defeating Wexford ina three game marathon in Semple Stadium in 1998.  League and All Ireland Titles are three a penny in Kilkenny butthey are always out to win more and more. We hope that Brian Murphy will beable to take his place on the team to face the Noresiders in what is certain tobe a keenly contested game. A reminder that Tickets for the game a\re on saleat Pairc UI Rinn on this Thursday night between 6 and 7pm.



Atthe GAA Central Council Meeting in Croke Park on Saturday last new GAAPresident Liam O Neill announced his new National Committees to serve from 2012until 2015.  Congrats to Irene Hogan whohas been appointed to the National Child Welfare and Protection Committee.


OurSenior Hurling Championship[ tie v Erins Own is just three weeks from Sundaynight. The game is fixed for Sunday May 27th in Carrigtwohill.

OurJunior Three Hurlers have a Home game V Ballinacurra on Thursday week May 10th.

Inthe Cavanaghs Garage Avondhu/ Imokilly Junior Hurling League Division One wehave an away game v Castlemartyr on Tuesday May 15th and four night later omnSaturday May 19th they are at home to Cobh. Other fixtures V Dungourney andRussell Roves atre down for early June.


WellDone to Araglen, Castlelyons, Grange and St. Catherines on their first roundwins last weekend in the Cork Co JBFC first round.  






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


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 Bride Rovers GAA Club website is



A reminder to allplayers and supporters that we have a huge range of Stock just arrived in theBride Rovers Club Shop. Jerseys, togs, Socks, Hoodies, Training Shorts, TrackSuits, Training Tops, Gear Bags, Polo Shirts, Bottle Green Wind-Sheeters, GreenHalf Zip 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.