Bride Rovers GAA Club News

12 September, 2012





On this coming Saturday afternoon we fight for survival atthe Senior Grade of the Cork County Championship for 2013. We face Cloyne inthe 2012 Relegation Final in Pairc Ui Rinn. The winners of this game willparticipate in the County Senior HC in the coming year. The losers will beregraded to the Premier Intermediate grade. When we won the County IntermediateTitle in 2003 we went up Senior for the first time in the Club's history. Sincethen we've competed at the highest level and have given some magnificentdisplays. We reached the County Final in 2008 and lost by a point. We alsoreached two Senior League Finals, a Munster Senior League Final and East CorkSenior Final. Unfortunately we lost all these games by very small margins. Itwas the same in this years County Senior Hurling Championship campaign. We tookon Erins Own in the first round in Carrigtwohill and lost by a solitary point.In our Round Two game in Pairc UI Rinn Na Piarsaigh defeated us by three pointsand the margin against Blackrock was similar in Round Three. All these threegames could easily have been won, especially the Blackrock game where we werewell in control at half time. Our big problem has been consistency or lack of itwhen it comes to scoring. WE scored no goal in any of our three championshipgames this year. In the Erins Own game we got 19 points, just 10 against NaPiarsaigh and 14 versus Blackrock.  AtSenior level a team needs to be regularly scoring 126 to 20 points per game.Our task on Saturday is a mammoth one as we face Cloyne. Cloyne have contestedthree Senior County Finals in a row and are physically a very strong side/We've never before met Cloyne in the Senior Championship. Back in the 1970's wehad some great games at East Cork Junior level with Cloyne. The RelegationFinal is the Final that no team wants to qualify for but when  we're in it we must try and win it. It wontbe easy but we are in with a good chance - go for it lads.

The game is timed for 3.45 in Pairc UI Rinn on this Saturdaycoming September the 15th.




Our Minor Football team departed from the County Championshipat Carrignavar on Wednesday evening last. We faced a very strong Ballinora team who had beaten us well in theLeague earlier this season. Our lads gave their all but we were overwhelmed bythe Mid Cork side. The final scoreline was Ballinora 6 10 Bride Rovers 1  7.

Team & scorers Frank Hogan, Eoin Howard, Jacob Macak,Podge Noonan, Sean Cotter, Shane Walsh (1 0), Jack Kearney, Cian O Connor, , Dave Quinn, Liam O Leary, (0 1),JamieBuckley, William Finnegan (0 4), Tadhg O Sullivan, Dean Linehan(0 1), Stephen OLeary. Subs; Ryan Prendergast,  DarrenMoore (0 1), James Barry, Colm Howard, Cian Siuil.

This was a disappointing end to the season for the Minorplayers. This year the players mentors, trainers and selectors put in a hugeeffort. A record number of training sessions were held and we played more minorgames this year than in any of the last three seasons. 


Great County Win for Camogie team.

At the County Camogie Board grounds, Castle Road, Blackrockon Sunday night our Junior Camogie staged a Houdini like comeback! Trailing byfive points against Charleville with time nearl up two great goals fromCatherine Power and Grace Kearney saw the girls win in a thrilling finish towin the County title. Having lost last years decider this was a super victory.Well done to all the players and mentors.

Cork Girls win.

Well done to the Cork Ladies f team on reaching the AllIreland final again .At Birr on Saturday Cork defeated Monaghan to qualify fora Final date with Kerry - now on October 7th. Grace and Eleanor are on the Corkpanel.



Next Sunday September 16th is Car Boot Sale day. Any GAA Clubmembers who can give an hour or two are asked to contact any Club Officer.

RathcormacParish Social Initiative.

Atrip to Northern Ireland is taking place from Wed 19th until Saturday 22nd ofSeptember. Amongst the places being visited are Derry, Belfast and the GiantsCauseway. Full details from Richie 087 2021225, Mossy 086 8354093 or Kathy 02536415.




Last  week’s draw took place in O’Coileán’s Bar,Rathcormac on Tuesday September 4th for a jackpot of €5,600. The numbers drawnwere 1/12/14 & 24 and there was no jackpot winner.

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

. Barry Johnson, Bartlemy
. Colin Campbell, Rathcormac
. John O’Donovan c/o J.J. Carey
. Noreen Forde, Castlelyons
. Pat Noel O’Connor, Scatbarry.

This week’s draw took place in Barry’s Bar,Rathcormac on Tuesday September the 11th for a jackpot of €5,800.



A reminder to allplayers and supporters that we have a huge range of Stock in the Bride RoversClub Shop. Teams from the club are always well supported and it's great to seethe green, white and gold being proudly worn.  We have great value atpresent in many lines so it's a great time to buy.  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 Hatsand Medal Boards are all available. Be seen to support your club with theclub colours and club gear. Ring 086 3807784 or 086 1540902 to purchase allthe above items. Thanks to our huge band of loyal followers who support all ourparish 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.

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