Bride Rovers GAA Club News

05 February, 2013



All Systems Go.

Despite the inclement weather it's all systems go as various club teams get back into training for the coming season. It's at this time of tyear that the real value of our All Weather facility for training can be rally appreciated as it allows players to practise in some degree of comfort. After so much rain in recent weeks it is very difficult to get matches played as most fields are still unplayable.

Co. MFL.

On Saturdy February 2nd we were fixed to play Brian Dillons at 2 o clock in our first gameof the season but due to a Fixtures rearrangement this game was cancelled. Other fixtures in this competition are

Sat 2 March v Crosshaven, home

Sat 16 March v Lisgoold, away

Sat 24 March v Shamrocks, away.


The East Cork final of Senior Scor took place  in Lisgoold on last Sunday night Feb 3rd. Interest in Scor has waned considerably in recent years but nevertheless we had entries in three sections on the night, solo singing, novelty act and question time. Our Novelty act 'No Burgers in Paris' finished in second place and will go through to the County Semi Final in Ballyhooley on Sunday night week Feb 17th.


Junior Hurling.

Training commenced last week  and weather permitting we may have a game on Sunday.


Kildorrery 's campaign ends.

Kildorrery bowed out of the All Ireland JHC at Leahy Park in Cashel on Sunday week  last when they were beaten by Thomastown of Kilkenny.

While it was disappointing the Kildorrery team and mentors can reflect on a superb year at Divisional, County and Provincial level. They can look forward with confidence to playing hurling at Intermediate level in 2013. It's great to see the interest being shown in the epic Junior Football All Ireland semi final between Kenmare Shamrocks of Kerry and Dublin's Castleknock. Twice on successive weekends these sides have met in Mitchelstown Despite two periods of extra time no winner has emerged. This weekend both teams get to play in Croke Park when the third game goes ahead at Headquarters on Saturday evening..


Tráth na gCeist CLCG Coiste Chontae Chorcaí

Beidh Tráth na gCeist CLCG Coiste Chontae Chorcaí ar siúl i seomra an chumainn, Lúth-Chleas Gael, Baile an Easpaig de Céadaoin, 20ú Feabhra, 2013, ag 8in.

This quiz is the only event organised by Cumann Lúth-Chleas Gael that is held completely as Gaeilge, and all clubs are asked to support it. Winning teams will progress to represent Cork in the Munster Final and hopefully National level.


Due to a technical problem these notes did not appear last week and the Club apologises for this.

The Lotto Draw for Tuesday January 22nd  draw took place in Barry’s Bar for a jackpot of €9,600.
The four numbers drawn were 5/15/17 and 21 and there was no jackpot winner.

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

.Sophia Fitzgerald, Scartbarry
.Helen Carey, Monanig
.Pat O’Connor, Corrin
.Billy Finnegan, Rathcormac
.Donna Murphy c/o The Rathcormac Inn.

Last week’s draw took  place in The Rathcormac Inn on Tuesday January 29th for a jackpot of €9,800.The four numbers drawn were 5/7/13 & 22 and there was no winner. The winners of the five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;

.Tresea Power, Kildinan
.James O’Donovan, Ballyreidy
.Dylan Browne, Bartlemy
.Tom Mulcahy, Bartlemy
.John Joe Carey, Monanig.

This  week’s draw took place in O’Coileán’s Bar on Tuesday Feb 5th for a jackpot of €10,000.

You can support the Bride Rovers GAA Club Lotto as follows;

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

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 is always anxious to get new Lotto sellers- 'many hands make light work', if you are interested in helping the Bride Rovers Club by buying or selling the weekly Lotto Tickets please contact any Club officer or member.


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 Tickets. 

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.

Shanowen Players.

Best of luck and 'break a leg' to the Shanowen Players who present Synge's 'The Playboy of the Western World' in Rathcormac hall on this Fri 8th and Sunday Feb 10th. It is a brilliant production and well worth seeing.


Set Dancing.

Set Dancing Classes are held at 8.30 each Wed night in the Rathcormac Inn.


Well Done Loreto.

Well done to the Loreto Junior Ladies Football team on their great Munster Championship win on Sunday last in Cahir.

Car Boot Sale.

The first Car Boot Sale of 2013 for the Parish Development Fund took place last Sunday. Thanks to Club Members who helped on the day. We are always looking for volunteers to give an hour or two on Car Boot Sale days each month so if you can help please contact any Club Member. The Parish Development Fund has provided fantastic financial help for the Club in recent years.


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