Bride Rovers GAA Club News

26 February, 2013



Congratulations to Muireann Lambert from Dublin  whose  four numbers 4,13, 15 and 27 were drawn on last Tuesday night February 19th. Muireann is the winner of the Jackpot of €10,400. Daughter of former Club Chairman and player Micheál W Ó Murchú, formerly of Main St. Rathcormac. The Murphy family have long and proud links with the Bride Rovers Club dating back to the 1940's when Muireann's uncle Con won an All Ireland Senior Hurling medal with Cork. Well done Muireann, enjoy your winnings.

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

.Bill Kelleher, Grange
.Peter Killen, Rathcormac
.Esther Malone c/o Fitzy’s Fast Food
.Brendan Cahill, Rathcormac
.Paudie Murphy, Raheen.

This week’s draw took  place in O’Coileán’s Bar on Tuesday February 26th  for a jackpot of €2,000. 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 of the Club.

Defribillator refresher Course.

The Club intend running a refresher Course for those already trained in the use of the Defibrillator shortly.  Anyone wishing to be trained in the use of this important piece of equipment should contact Club Officers .

Go raibh maith agat Noel.

The Club wishes to sincerely thank Cork Senior Footballer Noel O Leary who gave a coaching session to our Minor and u21 panels last week. Noel is a brilliant footballer, a great character and a true Gael.

Loreto in All Ireland Action.

Best wishes to the Loreto Senior Ladies team who take on the Ulster Champions on next Saturday at 2 o clock in Athlone. This is the All Ireland semi final and will be a hard game to win. Ladies football has come on by leaps and bounds in Ulster in recent years.

Avondhu/Imokilly JHL.

The 2013 Inter Divisional Leagues sponsored by Cavanaghs of Fermoy were launched in Fermoy on Monday night last. Dan Quill and James Bermingham attended the launch.

Our first three fixtures in Div 1 of the JHL are as follows.

Sunday March 10th v Castlemartyr at home 3pm

Sunday March 17th v Newtownshandrum, at home 12 noon.

Sunday March 24th V Shanballymore, away at 3pm.


Other Club fixtures coming up are

Sat March 10th u21 FC V Castlegoold

Sat March 16th SHL V Douglas

Monday March 18th Co MFL V Shamrocks, away at 2 o clock.


U21 FC, East Cork Grading.

It seems an absolutely unexplainable decision to allow a combination of two clubs fielding Junior Football teams to compete in the u21 B Football championship in East Cork. Lisgoold and Castlemartyr are forming a team named Castlegoold this season.  We will be hard put to field a team and fair enough, if clubs want to join up for u21 but surely they should then be graded A.

County Scor Final on Saturday night.

We take to the boards in our first County Final of the year this weekend. At Ballyhooley recently in the Co Semi final our Nuachleas 'The Course' qualified for the County Final. The cast is Betty Cahill, James Bermingham, Daniel Lane, William O Leary, John Arnold, Jonathon Brackett and Marie Gubbins. The County Final is on in the Eire Og GAA Club Pavilion in Ovens on Saturday March the 2nd at 7pm. Support will be welcome. For patrons travelling to Ovens the Novelty Act in which we participate will be on stage in the second half, some time after 8.30pm on the night.

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. A reminder to all those who have pre-booked the facility, if for some reason your group cannot take up their allocated time slot please let Club Officers know immediately.

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



A reminder that the Membership Fee for 2013 is now due. The Fee is €100 for players and €50 for ordinary Club membership. These are very difficult times financially for so many people so if anyone wants to make arrangements to pay the Membership Fee in staged payments that will be acceptable.



The next Parish Development Car Boot Sale is on Sunday March 3rd. Help is required on the day and on Sat Morning March 2nd. The Rota for the helpers will have been issued by now but any additional help is always welcome on the day.

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.

Bride Rovers on Twitter.
You  can now  follow us on twitter  @ BrideRoversGAA and thus get all the club news and reports sent directly to your phone.

Congrats. Jerry.
Congratulations to Cloyne's Jerry O Sullivan on his election recently as Vice Chairman of the Munster Council of the GAA.

Set Dancing.

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


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