Bride Rovers GAA Club News

12 June, 2012


Same story forSenior Hurlers.

Our SeniorHurling team came up short in Cork on Saturday night in Round Two of the CorkSenior Hurling Championship. For the third time we suffered defeat at the handsof Na Piarsaigh in the 'backdoor' game. In our first ever Senior Game in 2004the Northside team defeated us in Fermoy. Last year in the first round theyrepeated the dose and the same fate met us on Saturday night in Pairc Uí Rinn.

Saturday night'sgame was almost a carbon copy of the 2011 game. An early Na Piarsaigh goal byJohn Gardiner last year was the decisive score; on Saturday night it wasPadraig Gould who raised the green flag. That goal stayed between us for mostof the game, we narrowed the margin to just two points late on but Na Piarsaighhad the cushion of a three point winning margin in the end. Just as in ouropening game against Erins Own we were well capable of winning the contest. Wecreated plenty chances but having shot just four wides in our opening game our widestally on Saturday was ten. It was a very disappointing result but

In fairness theteam can be very proud of their heroic efforts on the night. When we werebehind by 1 4 to 0 1 in the first half and by 1 9 to 0 6 in the second half wefought back gamely and got right into the game.

We startedbrightly with a Michael Collins point. Our defence seemed to be coping well butGould's goal changed all that. The city side added four points before we camethundering back into the game. A David Burke point in between two Barry Johnsonpointed frees left us 1 4 to 0 4 behind after twenty-two minutes. We had agreat goal chance after Ml. Collins cut through but the ball was cleared. Barryand John Gardiner swapped points from frees to leave us 1 5 to 0 5 in arrearsat the break. David Burke had our supporters in good voice on the restart witha great score.  After this for someinexplicable reason it was the Piarsaighs who drove on with 4 unanswered pointsto go into a 1  9 to 0  6 lead. After this we improved all over the pitch the backs really tightened upand in general our hurling moved up a gear. WE had plenty possession butbetween the sixth and sixteenth minutes we had four wides in a row. A brace ofpoints from Colm O Keeffe followed by a Daniel Dooley point brought us towithin a goal of our opponents. Michael Collins brought the margin down to two.With Barry Murphy leading by example and Brian Murphy, Barry Johnson and Colmflying we attacked again and again but our finishing left us down.

As the game enteredthe last few minutes we were down three points again. Twice we had great goalchances but nothing came of them. We tried so hard to get an equalising scorebut time ran out after a great team effort. Well done to the eighteen players who played their part on the night.Twice now we have played with great heart and passion but have come away emptyhanded. All is not lost thankfully as we still have a chance to make animpression in this Championship.


D. Fitzgerald, A.Collins, B. Walsh, S. Kearney, B. Murphy,Barry Murphy, L. Forde, J.Pratt, B. Johnson ( 0 3 frees), D. Burke 0 2, J.Mannix , P. Murphy, M. Collins 0  2, S.Ryan J. O Driscoll .

Subs; C. O Keeffe 0 2, D.Dooley 0 1, M. Kearney.

We will now have to wait a few weeks for ournext game. Cork play Tipperary in the Munster semi final on June 24th. GlenRovers play Bishopstown on the following Wednesday night, June 27th and thelosers of that game join ourselves, Cloyne and Blackrock in Round Three. OnMonday night next June 18th the Draw for this round and Fixtures will be madeat Pairc Ui Chaoimh at 7.30pm.


Cavanaghs ofFermoy Inter Divisional Junior Hurling League Div. 1 v Castlemartyr.


We travelled toCastlemartyr on Sunday evening last to play this fixture and we have to thankthe 17 players who travelled and who showed their willingness to support theClub. We have a few players who are carrying injuries but it was disappointingthat several players did not turn out for the game especially with thechampionship just two weeks away.

Playing a teamthat has won two East Cork Junior A grade Championships in recent years we wereobviously up against it at the outset and in the first 15 minutes conceded 9points, our only reply was a point scored by Alan.  With 25 minutes gone it was 0-14 to 0-1. Then an excellentfive-minute spell saw us scoring 1-4, the goal by Kieran Collins, and at halftime we were behind 6 points on a score of 0-14 to 1-5.

We started thesecond half brightly and a free from Terry finished up in the back of the net.We were back in the game big time. We followed by two further goals by Gavinand Damien and two points by Terry, which left us 5 points ahead. We were nowplaying strong hurling with the players hungry for the ball and our defence wason top in this period. Castlemartyr came back into the game and scored 1-3 toregain the lead but we had 2 further points from Gerard and Stephen followingsome very good combination play.  In the final 10 minutes we conceded somepoints from frees followed with two lucky, late goals from Castlemartyr - onboth occasions Frank saved brilliantly but the rebounds were driven to the net.The final score was a defeat by 3-22 to 4-10.

Team:  FrankHogan, Fergus Collins, Brendan O'Driscoll, Kieran Manley, Trevor Moloney, PatWalsh, Jim O'Connor, Kieran Collins, Stephen Pratt, Gerard Healy, RichieCahill, Terry Broderick, Damien Buckley, Alan O'Keeffe, Gavin Quill.Subs:  Kieran Wolfe and Jamie Buckley.

Scorers: Terry Broderick 1-6, Kieran Collins 1-1, Damien Buckley 1-0, Gavin Quill 1-0,Gerard Healy 0-1, Alan O'Keeffe 0-1 and Stephen Pratt 0-1.


Junior 3 HurlingLeague V St. Catherines at Pairc Na Bhride on Monday 4th June 2012.


We had a brightopening to this game and had 1-1 on the board within minutes, the goal by GavinQuill and an excellent point by Daniel Lane, St Cats settled down and followedthis with a goal and 3 points. Just before half time a deflection deceivedFrank and we were behind by 2-5 to 1-3 at half time.

St Cats startedwhere they had left off after the break and scored 2-2 without reply (bothgoals were well saved by Frank but the rebounds were driven home). We werecompetitive from there on and held our own for the remainder of the game thanksto a tremendous display of goalkeeping by Frank, no doubt but for him the goaltally for St Cats could have been in double figures. The final score was a lossby 4-10 to 1-7.

Team:  Frank Hogan, Willie O'Leary, Brian Collins, Richard Foley, Niall Hogan, SeanO'Brien, Fergus Collins, Damien Buckley, Stephen Pratt, Gerard Healy, AlanO'Keeffe, Daniel Lane, Gavin Quill, James Hogan, Kieran Wolfe Subs: JamesO'Sullivan, Jamie Buckley and Maurice Dooley.

Scorers: Gavin Quill 1-0, Daniel Lane 0-4, Alan O'Keeffe 0-2 and Sean O'Brien 0-1.

NextMatch:   Cavanaghs of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly Junior Hurling League VDungourney away on Wednesday 13th June at 7.30, this is our last game in theleague.

Championship: V Carrignavar in Watergrasshill on Saturday 23rd June at 7.30.

Next game in theJHL Division Three is on this Friday night June 15th when we are away toLisgoold at 8pm.

Weekly Club LottoResults.

Last week’s draw took place in TheRathcormac Inn on Tuesday June 5th for a jackpot of €3,000.
The four numbers drawn were 2/6/9 & 21 and there was no jackpot winner.

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

. Julie Crowley, Scartbarry
. Pat O’Connor, Scartbarry
. Elaine O’Leary, Ballyreidy
. Anita Hogan, Kildinan
. Barry Hazelwoood, Rathcormac.

This week’s draw took place in O’Coileán’s Bar, Rathcormac on Tuesday June 12thfor a jackpot of €3,200. Tickets for the weekly Lotto are on sale in localbusiness outlets and from Club Members. Tickets can also be purchased online An Annual Lotto Ticket for €90 is now also on sale, details fromClub Officers.
For full details of all Lotto results you can check


Tickets for the Cork v Tippgame can be purchased through the Club. Pleasesubmit ticket orders by 6pm on Thursday, June 14th to Liam Barry.


Ticket prices for the above game are asfollows:-

Covered €30;  Uncovered €25; Terrace €15

Family Adult Covered €30 - Juveniles €5;  Family Adult UnCovered €25 - Juveniles €5

Student/OAP - Concession on Stand Ticketsonly – pay full price and get a refund of €10 at specified Stiles on the day(on production of valid I.D.)


Juvenile Groups – Therewill be a limited number of Juvenile Groups available for this game-  €3per Juvenile with a free Adult with every 10 children. Other adults pay €25.

Adult Group TicketsCovered Stand - €25 per person - minimum order per Clubis 15. 

Adult Group Tickets UnCovered Stand - €20 per person - minimum order per Clubis 15.

Group Terrace Tickets - €10per person with a minimum order of 20 tickets per Club.


RathcormacSocial Initiative & Active Retirement Group.


TheRathcormac Social Initiative was started in 2011 with the aim of providingsocial outlets and activities for older persons in the parish community. Thefirst 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. Thenit's on to Cragganown castle, crannog, ring fort and the 'Brendan Boat'

Nexton the itinerary is the Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Folk Park. Highlight ofthe day is the Bunratty Medieval Banquet at 5.30.

Theall in cost which includes all meals, entry fees, bus and the banquet is €60.

Forbookings ring 087 9538077, 087 2021225 or  086 8354093.


Our revampedwebsite is proving very popular with those at home and abroad. We are still lookingfor old Club Team or action photos for the site, Therecently added Player Profile section is very popular.  We would urge allclub members and supporters to tell all their friends about the website.


Fun Day onSunday.

Best of luck tothe Juvenile and Ladies Clubs with the Family Fun day on next Sunday June 17th.There are activities for young and old all day long.


The next Car BootSale is on Sunday week June 24th. Cork and Tipperary are also playing in Corkat 4pm that day. Club members not going to the game are asked to give a hand atthe Boot Sale on the day or the previous morning, Saturday, for thepreparation.



Best wishes areextended to former Club Secretary and life long Bride Rovers stalwart TonyWalsh who is indisposed at present.


Membership of the Clubfor 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 isChampionship time and a timely reminder to all players and supporters that wehave a huge range of Stock in the Bride Rovers Club Shop. With the playingseason now in full swing its great to see the green. white and gold beingproudly worn. 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. Thanksto our huge band of loyal followers who were in Pairc UI Rinn on Saturdaynight.



We extend all thevery best to all those from the Parish doing Exams at present.


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