Bride Rovers GAA Club News

11 July, 2012



Junior Hurling on Sunday night.

After a lot of chopping and changing and behindthe scene diplomacy our Junior A Hurling Championship game against Castlemartyrwas eventually postponed last weekend. Common sense prevailed and both teams were in agreement to put thefixture back by a week. The game goes ahead in Ballynoe at 7pm on next Sundayevening July 14th with a 7pm start.  Wewill still be going in to the fray as rank outsiders considering the Redsrecord in this championship in recent years. We played well in the second halfagainst Carrignavar in the opening round but need to be consistent from thestart and take the chances that come. Go for it lads.

Minorsout after high scoring game.

At Lisgoold on Monday evening Erins Owndefeated our Minor Hurlers in the opening round of the Minor A Championship.It's seldom that a score of 1 20 doesn’t win a hurling game but that was ourfate on Monday. Erins Own notched 4   17to finish as six point winners of a great game. Both teams had ace free takerswith the Erins Own marksman scoring  011 while William Finnegan got a massive tally of 0 14 for us. The first halfwas very close and we led by 0 9 to 1 5 after 25 minutes. By the short whistleErins Own were ahead by a single point 2 6 to 0 11. The third quarter saw usfall eight points behind. In fairness to the team they tore into the game againand by the 50th minute that deficit was halved - 4 13 to 1 18. Try as we couldwe simply couldn't get through for the goal that we needed to bring us backinto contention. It was a very disappointing result as this panel had put in ahuge effort this year. Since training commenced last February no minor teamfrom Bride Rovers in the last decade has put in more work than this bunch ofplayers. In the County Minor League, Non Exam League and practise games we hadplenty games. Thanks to each and every player on the panel for the great effortmade. The team mentors deserve great credit also for the work done with arelatively small panel of players. The Minor Football C. ship v Cloyne is downfoe Thursday week July 19th but may go back a few days.

Team V Erins Own. F. Hogan, J. Macak, P.Noonan, S. Cotter, C. ) Connor, J. Kearney, T. O Sullivan, D. Quinn, S. OLeary, W. Finnegan, L. O Leary, C. Power, D. Moore, S. Walsh.

Subs R. Prendergast, J. Buckley, D. Linehan.


Red FM Cork Senior Hurling League.

We recorded a one-point victory overBishopstown in the RED FM Sponsored Cork County Senior Hurling League on Sundaymorning last in Bishopstown. Our last games against the City side were the twoepic championship games in Riverstown last year.
Both sides fielded without some regulars but the intensity in the game was of achampionship nature with wholehearted displays all over the field.
The Rovers started brightly with points from Owen Murphy and a brace from BarryJohnson. Bishopstown were soon level at 0-3 apiece. Both sides swapped points,ours from  Barry Johnson with a pointed65.
The Rovers finished the half stronger outscoring ‘The Town’ 1-4 to 0-3. TheRovers goal coming from the stick of Richie Cahill with the points scored byDaniel Dooley (2), Owen Murphy and Barry Johnson.
In the second half and Bishopstown with wind to their backs put the Roversdefence under pressure. Jerome O’Driscoll making  his ‘Senior Debut’ as a Goalkeeper brought off some fine saveswhile his full back line of Aidan Collins, Brendan Walsh and Shane Kearneycurtailed the Bishopstown forwards. The half back line of Liam Forde, MikeKearney and  the ‘experienced’ Pat Walshplayed very well and were supported by Dave Burke and  Jason Pratt in the middle of the field.
The Rovers Forwards kept the scoreboard ticking over with points from BarryJohnson (free) Sean Ryan and Michael Collins. Bishopstown produced amini-revival and reduced the Rovers lead to two points.
Further points from Owen Murphy and Barry Johnson restored our 4 point lead butagain Bishopstown fought back with 3 unanswered points to leave the minimumbetween the sides but following a few minutes of injury time the Rovers heldout to win.

Team & Scorers:
J.O’Driscoll, A.Collins, B.Walsh, S.Kearney, M.Kearney, L.Forde, P.Walsh,J.Pratt, B.Johnson (0-6), D.Burke, M.Collins (0-1), R.Cahill (1-0),O.Murphy (0-3), S.Ryan (0-1), D.Dooley (0-2).


Senior Hurling Championship.

As it stands at present our game against Blackrock in RoundThree of the Cork Senior Hurling Championship is fixed for Sunday week July22nd in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. It is part of a doube header with the Cloyne v GlenRovers tie. The situation in regards this fixture may change depending on theCork result on this Saturday night in Thurles.

Weekly Club Lotto.
Last week’s draw took place in The Rathcormac Inn on Tuesday July3rd for a jackpot of €3,800. The Four numbers drawn were 12/20/22 & 27 andthere was no jackpot winner. The winners of the five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;

. Claire Lynch, Dungourney
. Ben, Cian & Colin Hogan
. O’Driscoll Family, Shanowen
. Brian O’Callaghan c/o Laya Healthcare
. James O’Mahony c/o Laya Healthcare.

This week’s draw took  place inO’Coileán’s Bar, Rathcormac on Tuesday July the 10th  for a jackpot of €4,000.

You can support the Lotto as follows;

1 Purchase a ticket each week from Club Members or in local Businessoutlets.

2 Buy Tickets online at

3 Purchase a yearly ticket, available at a reduced rate of €90

4 Sell a book or a half book of Lotto tickets every week. The club isalways anxious to get new Lotto sellers- 'many hands make light work', if youare interested in helping the Bride Rovers Club by buying or selling the weeklyLotto Tickets please contact any Club officer or member.




Well it isChampionship time on the Club as well as Cork front and a timely reminder toall players and supporters that we have a huge range of Stock in the BrideRovers Club Shop. Teams from the Adult, Juvenile and Ladies Clubs are all busywith championship games and it's 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 all available.Be seen to support your club with the club colours and club gear. Ring 0863807784 or 086 1540902 to purchase all the above items. Thanks to our huge bandof loyal followers who support all our parish teams.

Club Website.

The Bride RoversGAA Club website www.briderovers.ieis proving popular at home and abroad. If you have any ideas for improving thewebsite or suggestions for additions please contact us.

Corkv Offaly.

WellCork Hurlers kept their championship ambitions alive after a hard foughtvictory over Offaly on Saturday night. The win in Pairc Ui Chaoimh sends Corkon the road to Thurles this coming Saturday to take on Wexford in the finalQualifier round. Wexford come in as outsiders but Cork should take nothing forgranted as the Model County are well capable of raising their game. Theystruggled to beat Carlow but have often played much better against top class opposition.Wexford will have plenty vocal support as their footballers play Tipperary at3, followed by the hurling game at 5. The final part of the three-act programmeis Clare V limerick at 7pm.


Well Done Charity Cyclists.

Last Saturday thousands of cyclists from all over the country cycled around the rugged Ring of Kerry in a huge Charity Fund Raiser. Well done to our local athletes who participated; Mike Carey, Barry Hazlewood, Eleanor Carey, Martin Lynch and Kevin Carey. Close on i Million Euro was raised for various charities.

CarBoot Sale.

Thenext car Boot Sale for the Rathcormac parish Development Fund is on Sunday July22nd.

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