Bride Rovers GAA Club News

06 June, 2012

Senior Hurling Championship Saturday Night
Bride Rovers Senior Hurling team travel to Pairc Ui Rinn on this Saturday night to play Na Piarsaigh in the second round of the Cork County Senior Hurling Championship (8pm Start).
Both teams were defeated in their opening rounds games. Bride Rovers were narrowly defeated by Erins Own on a scoreline of 2-14 to 0-19, while Douglas had a 2-14 to 0-12 win over Na Piarsaigh.
Na Piarsaigh will provide a very stiff challenge for Bride Rovers having accounted for them in Round 1 of the 2011 Senior Hurling Championship played in Watergrasshill.
The game is timed for 8pm in Pairc Ui Rinn and all support on the night would be greatly appreciated. We wish the team and management well and if they show the same spirit and fight that they produced against Erins Own then we have every chance of a victory.

Cavanaghs of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Hurling League
Our Junior Hurlers travelled to Shanagarry on Saturday 2nd June to fulfil our league fixture v Russell Rovers. The weather on the evening was deplorable with a constant downpour and a cross field wind.
We opened well for a change and had 3 points on the board thanks to Stephen Pratt and Dave Burke in the early minutes, we maintained the pressure on the opposition for the remainder of the first half and lead by 0-9 to 0-5 with true aggressive Rovers Hurling.
We opened the 2nd half slowly and conceded 3 points from frees due to some careless play but I suppose the conditions can be blamed for some of the bad defending in this period.
We again took the initiative due to strong play by Dave, Pat, Richie, Stephen & Terry in the middle third of the field and secured some further good scores mainly from Dave. We never lost the lead in this game and our defence held out while being under severe pressure as Russell Rovers attempted to gain parity and 3 further excellent points from Dave had us winning by 0-16 to 0-13.
Team:  Frank Hogan, Fergus Collins, Brendan O'Driscoll, Trevor Moloney, Sean O'Brien, Aidan Collins, Jim O'Connor, Pat Walsh, Stephen Pratt, Terry Broderick, Richie Cahill, Dave Burke, Damien Buckley, Alan O'Keeffe and Gavin Quill.
Subs:  Jamie Buckley, Kieran Wolfe, Richard Foley and James O'Sullivan.
Scorers:   Dave Burke 0-12, Richie Cahill 0-1, Stephen Pratt 0-1,Damien Buckley 0-1 and Terry Broderick 0-1.
The Junior Hurlers are due to play Castlemartyr next in the league and this is fixed for Sunday night but may be changed.

Rathcormac Social Initiative & Active Retirement Group.
The Rathcormac Social Initiative was started in 2011 with the aim of providing social outlets and activities for older persons in the parish community. The first outing for 2012 is on Monday June 18th next. It is a day long trip to Co. Clare leaving at 7.30am. Breakfast will be at the Corbett Court Ballyhea. Then it's on to Cragganown castle, crannog, ring fort and the 'Brendan Boat'
Next on the itinerary is the Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Folk Park. Highlight of the day is the Bunratty Medieval Banquet at 5.30.
The all in cost which includes all meals, entry fees, bus and the banquet is €60.
For bookings ring 087 9538077, 087 2021225 or 086 8354093.

Sciath Na Scol Success
Congratulations to the victorious boys and girls team in Scoil Bríde, Rathcormac, on their great achievements in winning their respective Sciath Na Scol Finals last Wednesday. Well done to all involved with these teams and for the great job done in promoting hurling, football and camogie in the schools.

Family Fun Day – Sunday June 17th
Bride Rovers Juvenile & Ladies Club are organising a Family Fun Day for Sunday 17th June, starting at 11am in the Club Grounds.
There will be Football blitzes U6, U8, U10 boys and girls, Pony rides, Table soccer, Sumo suits, Penalty challenge, BBQ, Bouncy castle, Obstacle course, Free face painting, Free kids tatooes, Tea and coffees, Cake sale, Music, Fortune Telling, Wii Dance & much much more. More details in next week’s issue of The Avondhu & on the Club Website.

Marathon Man James
Well done to our Club Chairman, James Bermingham on finishing a commendable 32nd out of 8000 competitors in the Cork City Marathon on the June Bank Holiday Monday. James completed the course in a personal best time of 2hours and 58 minutes. Well done also to everyone else associated with the club who took part in the event.

Lotto Jackpot €3000
Last week’s draw took place in The Central Bar, Rathcormac for a Jackpot of €2,800.
There was no jackpot winner.
The winners of this week’s five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;
.    Jerome O’Driscoll, Rathcormac
.    Geraldine Walter c/o
.    Karen Healy & Michelle Quinn c/o Q.H.C.
.    John O’Mahony, Watergrasshill
.    Eoin O’Driscoll, Clondulane.
Tuesday’s draw took place in The Rathcormac Inn for a jackpot of €3,000.
Please see website for latest lotto results.

Membership of the Club for 2012 is still 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 member.

Well it is Championship time and a timely reminder to all players and supporters that we have a huge range of Stock in the Bride Rovers Club Shop. With the playing season now in full swing its great to see the green. white and gold being proudly worn. 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.

Our revamped website is proving very popular with those at home and abroad. We are still looking for old Club Team or action photos for the site,
It is also planned to extend the History Section in a major way over the next few weeks.  We would urge all club members and supporters to tell all their friends about the website.

The Bride Rovers GAA Club main sponsor is The Rathcormac Inn & Conversation