Bride Rovers Update

14 April, 2009

Juniors Win Challenge Game.
Our Junior Hurling team played it’s first game of the year on Saturday night when Glanworth were visitors to Pairc na Bride for a challenge game. A total of twenty five players were used in the game. We led by 3 –10 to 1-3 at half time and the final score was Bride rovers 5 – 13, Glanworth 0 – 8. Team and scorers were as follows; B.Hazlewood, P.Barry, J. Delaney, J. O Connor, B. O Driscoll, L. Forde, J. Pratt 0-1, K. Manley, S. Boyce 0-1, J. O Dowd, P. Walsh, T. Kearney, P. Cotter 0-3, C. O Keeffe 1-4, T. Broderick 1-2. Subs A.Broderick 2-0, M.Hogan 0-1, A. O Keeffe, J. Mannix 0-1, G. O Flynn, S. Kearney, G.Quill, N.Hogan, W. O Leary.
On Easter Monday night the Juniors played Killeagh in the first game of our Division 1 JHL Campaign. Having led by 1 –11 to 0- 5 at half time Killeagh went on to win by 3-15 to 0-11. This was our initial game in this division having won promotion last year. Team & scorers; G.Quill, P.Barry, J.Delaney, J. O Connor, B. O Driscoll, L. Forde, J.Pratt, J. O Dowd 0-1, S. Boyce, S. Kearney, P. Walsh 0-3, G. O Flynn, P.Cotter 0-3, T. Broderick 0-4, J. Mannix.
This team may have a game v Castlemartyr this weekend.

Senior Hurling.
The Senior Hurling panel is decimated with injuries at present which is very worrying as our first round Championship game v Killeagh is only two weeks from next Sunday. We suffered a heavy defeat from Erins Own last week in the Red FM Co. SHL. The absence of injured players is a huge setback in the teams preparations for the May 3rd encounter.

Junior B Football.
Nemo Rangers are coming to Rathcormac on this Friday evening for a challenge game against our Junior B / under 21 team.

Long Puck.

Congratulations to the Juvenile Club on holding their first ever Long Puck competition on Easter Monday. The competition was held in Bartlemy, starting from the spot where the Bride Rovers club was founded in 1928 and finishing at Garryantaggart Cross. Well done to all who took part, twas a pity that more adults and adult players didn’t take part but for a first venture it was a fantastic success. The Juvenile club also held a raffle on the day the proceeds of which will be sent to Fr. Seanie Barry’s Mission in Kenya. It was a great fun day for all who took part.


GAA Congress.

The GAA’s annual congress will be held in Cork this weekend for the first time in over thirty years. It will be of special significance this year as Youghal man Christy Cooney will be taking over as GAA President for the next three years, succeeding Kilkenny’s Nickey Brennan. It is a huge honour for Christy as he will be the first Corkonian to assume the Association’s highest office since the late Con Murphy in the 1970’s. Christy comes from a great GAA family and will make a great leader of the GAA in this it’s 125th Anniversary. Our own Gerard Lane, County PRO, is one of the chief organisers of Congress Weekend and we hope all goes well.

Lotto.

For a jackpot of €3,600 last week the numbers drawn were 1, 8, 11 and 22 and there was no winner. The lucky Dip winners of €30 each were Kathleen Sweeney, Rathcormac, Tommy O Flynn Rathcormac, Elaine O Keeney C/o Quinn Healthcare, Owen O Flynn Rathcormac & Australia, Nora Ahern Hightown Bartlemy. The Jackpot at the Central Bar on Tuesday April 14th was €3,800.
Tickets are just €2 each and can be bought from club members and local businesses or on line locallotto.ie
The Club can be contacted at www.briderovers.ie
The Club’s main sponsor is the Rathcormac Inn.