Bride Rovers GAA

21 April, 2009

Bride Rovers GAA notes.

Senior H.C.
Well it’s only a little over a week away until our 2009 first round Senior Hurliing Championship game V Killeagh. Sunday week May 3rd is the date and Ballynoe is the venue. This is our sixth year in the Senior Grade and we are finding the going very tough this season. Having reached the County Final last year and losing by just a single point to Sarsfields has been a major achievement. Going so far last year and playing so well en route has meant that this season has been an anti climax so far. Our SHL form has been very poor whereas Killeagh seem to be flying and the very impressive feature of their play has been the huge scores they are recording in each and every game they played. We’ve never played Killeagh at Senior Championship level before. We had a great rivalry with Killeagh in the East Cork JHC back in the late 60’s and early 70’s but that will count for nothing on Sunday week. Our injury crisis is still critical and we can only hope that at least some of our walking wounded will be fit to play.

Lotto.
At the Central Bar on Tuesday April 14th there was a Jackpot of €3,800, the numbers drawn were 1, 5, 8 and 20 and there was no winner. The winners of consolation prizes of €30 were;
Dan Joe McCarthy c/o Seamus Buckley.
Fergal Somers c/o Pat Hoskins
Julia O Neill, Kearney’s Cross
Sarah Bermingham, Knockananig.
Dick Barry, Fermoy.

The Jackpot for Tuesday April 21st at the Rathcormac Inn is €4,000. Tickets can be purchased from club members at just €2 each and they are also available in local business outlets. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.briderovers.ie further information also available at locallotto.ie

Congress.
The new experimental playing rules will remain just that, an experiment for 2009 Leagues and then no more. At the GAA’s annual Congress held in Cork over the weekend delegates voted to maintain the status quo – the mood for change was obvious but the proposals fell short of the two thirds majority required by eight votes. With the vote so tight it seems certain that there will be more changes at next years annual gathering in Newcastle Co. Down.

“Up the Youghal Boys”
The Youghal Club anthem rang out loud and clear in the environs of the Rochestown Park Hotel on Saturday evening after Christy Cooney took over as GAA President for the next three years. A popular choice Christy has put the club at the heart of his Presidency and we wish him all the very best in his term of office.

Price Reduction
We are often quick to criticise our own Association so let’s say well done in deciding to knock €5 off ticket prices for next Sundays double header National Football League Finals in Croke Park. Cork and Monaghan contest the Div 2 decider while Derry and Kerry meet in a repeat of last year’s Division 1 Final. Any local supporters wishing to travel should contact Club Runai Nicola Barry.

La na Scoil
This is the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the GAA in 1884 in Thurles and special events are planned all year long. On next Friday April 24th one of the specially designated days happens. La na Scoil is a special day for schools within each and every club catchment area. This day is to pay tribute to the role that our schools provide for the playing of Gaelic games at local level. In our Parish we appreciate the effort being made at Scoil Bride in Rathcormac and at Bishop O Brien Memorial School in Bartlemy.

NHL.
Cork concluded their 2009 national Hurling League campaign with a home tie against the Decies last Sunday. With Tipp and Kilkenny already safely through to the final last Sunday’s games mattered little but good performances would still give positive signs for the Provincial Campaign. On the day Waterford defeated Cork by 4 points. The Decies looked like pulling away easily in the second half but Cork fought back. Well done to Barry Johnson whose 1-2 made him top scorer on the day.

Minor Matters.

The future of Gaelic games at Minor Level within the Bride Rovers club is presently under review with the aim of improving long term coaching and training methods. Anyone with ideas, suggestions or advice is more than welcome to contact any Club Officer or else contact any of this year’s Minor Selection Committee.



La na gClub.

Another integral part of the Associations 125 Anniversary Celebrations is La na gClub. This will be held on Sunday may 10th. There will be no games played at any level on that Sunday. It’s not a day for collecting money or fundraising but rather the focus is on the pivotal role of the club within each parish. Full details later.