Bride Rovers GAA Club News

23 January, 2013



2013 Season Starts Up.

The New Year is well started and soon it will be all systems go with games at all levels commencing. The first meeting of the East Cork Junior Board has taken place and the draws for the Junior A Hurling Championship were made. We got the hardest draw of all, Dungourney -the team that has dominated Imokilly Junior Hurling over the last few seasons. The first meeting of the Cork County Board for 2013 takes place on next Tuesday night January 29th. This is the closing date for Transfers between clubs.


Last week’s draw took place in O’Coileán’s Bar for a jackpot of €9,400.
The four numbers drawn  were 3/13/20/ and 23 and there was no jackpot winner.

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

.Oonagh Hartnett c/o
.Pamela Whittle c/o Laya Healthcare
.Jack Connor, Monanig
.Sarah & Kayleigh Bermingham, Knockananig
.Fachtna O’Driscoll, Rathcormac.

This weeks draw took  place in Barry’s Bar on Tuesday January 22nd for a jackpot of €9,600.

Scholarships for learning Gaeilge.     A number of Gaeltacht Scholarships are available for boys and girls aged from12 to 18. The Scholarship greatly reduces the cost of attending the Summer course In Irish in the Gaeltacht. Full details from the Club Secretary.

Scor. The East Cork Final of Scor Sinnsear was due to take place this coming Sunday night but has been put back a week to Sunday Feb 3rd.

Development Work   During the week work commenced on tiling and reproofing of the toilets and showers in the Dressingrooms. The club is constantly trying to improve the facilities available for both players and supporters. To carry out this work in these straightened financial times we are dependent on income coming in. Membership Fees for 2013 are now due and as ever the Weekly Lotto is vital for our financial wellbeing. Your support is asked for and appreciated.

Astro-Turf available to Hire    The astro-turf pitch at Bride Rovers is available for hire by contacting James Bermingham on 086 8350741. Pitch is suitable for 5 a side teams and costs €50 per hour with lights.

GAA Season Ticklets.   The 2013 GAA Season tickets are now on sale.  The Ticket combines admittance to the National League games and first round championship game for either the Cork Hurling and/or football teams. The Ticket represents a huge saving on the individual ticket prices to each game. Full details on

Club Website.    The Bride Rovers GAA Club website is proving popular at home and abroad. If you have any ideas for improving the website or suggestions for additions please contact us. Recently over 100 extra photographs have been added in the Gallery Section as well as extra match reports. If you have any old Club photos we would love to put them up on the website so please contact any Club Officer. We have very few photographs from the 1940's and 1950's and would seek any GAA related pictures taken in the parish during this period. Even photos of groups or individuals at carnivals, tournaments or East Cork games would be very welcome. Also please remind family members scattered all over the world to log in and keep in touch.


Congrats Loreto.   WEll done to Loreto of Fermoy who had a great win over Mallow in the Munster L Football final last Sunday, Bride Rovers had a very strong representation on the Loreto squad.

Best of Luck Kildorrery.

WE wish the Kildorrery Junior Hurlers all the best at the weekend when they face Thomastown of Killkenny in the All Ireland Club semi Final.


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