Bride Rovers GAA Club News

31 July, 2012

BrideRovers GAA Notes.



Our SeniorHurling Championship game against Blackrock has been fixed for Saturdayfortnight August 18th. The game has been postponed three times on account ofthe success of the Cork Senior Hurling team. Cork won again last Sunday,deferating Waterford in the All Ireland Quarter Final. That win sees the Rebelsfacing Galway in the Semi Final on Sunday week August 11th. Regardless of theresult of this game our fixture will go ahead the following Saturday. Hopefullythe Cork hurlers will be in the All Ireland final, scheduled for SundaySeptember 9th. Our game on August 18th will be part of a double bill withCloyne and Glen Rovers, both games are down for Pairc Ui Chaoimh. We have ahome fixture  in the Red FM Coerk SeniorHurling League  on this Friday eveningwhen we face Cloyne at 76. 30 in Pairc na Bride.

MinorFootballers Win.

On SaturdayFebruary the 4th we played our first game in the 2012 Coiste East MinorFootball League. On that raw Saturday afternoon six months ago we travelled toCloyne to take on the home side. After a good competitive game the Clone sideprevailed on a scoreline of 2  7 to  1  4.On Monday night last the sides met again in Pairc na Bride, Rathcormac -on thisoccasion it was the quarter final of the Championship.  We were defeated by Erins Own in the hurlingC.ship just three weeks ago so our football preparation   wasn't huge but we faced Cloyne in a fairlyconfident mood. Dean Linehan kicked over a good point from play early on as ourmidfield pairing of Cian O Connor and David Quinn won a lot of possession. Soonthe visitors came strongly into the game and scored  a goal and a point to lead by 1 1 to 0 1 after ten minutes. Forthe next quarter of an hour Cloyne dominated but Eoin, Jacob, Podge, Sean,Shane and Tadhg gave great cover to Frank and overall our defence stood up tosome tremendous pressure and prevented Cloyne from adding to their tally. Twopointed frees from William Finnegan saw us just a point behind.  A great move involving Stephen O Leary,William and Jamie Buckley ended smartly with Jamie raising a green flag, wewere ahead  by  1 3 to 1  1. That's theway the score stood at the break. We were in a great position as Cloyne hadcertainly more possession in the opening period but our backs were in top form.The lads started the second half as they had finished the first kicking threepoints in a row. Firstly William Finnegan had two points from play at eitherside of a similar score from Stephen O Leary. These scores stretched our leadto 1  6 to  1  1. Cloyne fought backwith two points, one from a free to make it 1 6 to  1  3. A great goal fromCian O Connor gave us a two goal lead. Entering the last few minutes Cloyneadded a point from play. Dean Linehan had a similar score for us to leave uswinners by 2  7 to  1  4.It was great display from all the team and Liam and Jack who came on as subs.This win qualifies us for the semi final against a very strong Ballinora side.The Mid Cork team defeated us by a big margin in the League in March. St.Catherins face Slieverue in the other semi final.

Team andscorers v Cloyne; Frank Hogan, Eoin Howard, Jacob Macak, Podge Noonan, SeanCotter, Shane Walsh, Tadhg O Sullivan, Cian O Connor (1 0 ), David Quinn,Stephen O Leary (0 1),  William Finnegan( 0 4), Jamie Buckley( 1 0), Dean Linehan( 0 2), Cian Howard, Ryan Prendergast.Subs Liam O Leary and Jack Kearney and Darren Moore, Colm Howard and JamesBarry.


Lastweek’s draw was postponed from Tuesday until Wednesday as a mark of respect toTony Walsh. It took place in The Central Bar, Rathcormac for a jackpot of€4,400.
The four numbers drawn were 2/14/19 & 27. Therewas no jackpot winner.

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

.Donie Healy, Kildinan
.Maura O’Sullivan, Castlelyons
.Pat Hoskins, Ballinagore
.Mary McMahon c/o Flamingo Redz
.Betty O’Neill, Watergrashill.

This week’s draw took place in The RathcormacInn on Tuesday July 31st.for a jackpot of €4,600.
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.


TonyWalsh RIP.

Itwas a sad 'homecoming' on Tuesday night last as the Bride Rovers Club waitedfor the hearse bearing Tony Walsh as it came up Hollyhill to Bartlemy Village.Just yards away from where the Bandroom stood -the spot where Bride Rovers wasfounded in 1928, a large number of players, former players, club officers andmembers, many in the Rovers colours gathered. We walked in a sad, silent guardof honour with Tony on his journey to Bartlemy Church. It was a fitting tributeto Tony and a small recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Club. Itwas remarkable to see so many of his former team-mates mingle with hurlers fromWatergrasshill, St. Catherines, Dungourney, Castlelyons, Lisgoold, Killeagh,Sars, Castlemartyr and Carrigtwohill. Truly the GAA 'family' is a great unitingbond amongst those who gave their all for the honour of the 'little village'.John Fitzgerald, formerly of Fort Richard, Bartlemy travelled from England forthe funeral.

Manypeople have enquired about the names of al the Bride Rovers players on the 1965team pictured in last weeks edition. The lineout was as follows

BackRow l to r Michael Murphy, John Fitzgerald, Willie Sheehan,(Captain), Paddy OSullivan, Pat Sheehan, Eamonn Hoskins, Joseph O Brien, Pat Hoskins, WillieCotter, Paddy O Brien, Tony O Brien, Seanie Barry, Gerard O Sullivan, John Meade.

Frontl to r; Mike Gubbins, Paddy O Regan, Liam Collins, Dick Shelley, Jimmy O Brien,Tony Walsh, Eddy Barry, Matty O Sullivan, Denis Canty.


WellDone Girls.

Welldone to our Senior Ladies Football team who had a great win over an Erins Own/Carrigtwohill selection last Monday night in the Co S C ship. The game wasplayed in the Redmonds Grounds in Cork city and the Rovers won by 2 13 to 3 5.

CarBoot Sale.

Thenext Car Boot Sale is on Sunday August 19th and all help is very welcome, bothon the day and also on Saturday Morning August 18th.



Whatodds on a Cork Senior All Ireland double now ? Well the Footballers are next inaction on Sunday in HQ versus Kildare. We wish the team all the best andespecially to Ger and Daniel Lane , members of the Cork backroom team.

Welldone Donal and James.

DonalO Dwyer from Annacarty, Tipperary won a Munster Minor Hurling Medal withTipperary recently. Donal is son of PP and Nora (nee Arnold, Bartlemy) O Dwyer.Well done also to Jam,es Roche who won a Leinster Minor Hurling Medal withDublin. James' father is Joseph Roche from Ballinure, Bartlemy.


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