Bride Rovers GAA Club News

03 April, 2013


Munster Final on Saturday.

On this coming Saturday night April the 6th all roads lead to Templemore, Co. Tipperary for the Munster Final of Scòr. Taimeid pairteach sa Craobh Comortais Nuachleas. Our Novelty Act has come through Imokilly, Cork and the Munster Semi Final to qualify for this Final. 'The Course' will be the first Novelty Act on stage after the Question Time which is the opening competition of the second half. The Munster Final gets underway at 6 so we should be on stage around 8pm.  Competition will be very high with great acts from Waterford and Tipperary in particular. Win lose or draw it's great to have qualified for the Provincial final this year. A bus is travelling to Templemore, leaving around -three o clock on Saturday. At the time of writing just a few seats remain, further details 087 9538077.


Co. Minor Hurling league.

It was a very quiet weekend on the playing fields with just our Minor hurlers in competitive action in the Rebel Og League. We travelled to Lisgoold on Sunday morning to meet the home side. Over the last five years there has been very little between us at u 14 and u 16 level so an even game was to be expected. On a cold wintry morning however that's not what unfolded. Right from the start our lads were well on top and ran out very easy winners  on a scoreline of ; Bride Rovers 3-13 Lisgoold 0-0
On the day Lisgoold were short some of their best players so we shouldn't read too much into this result.

Team; S O' Connor, P Noonan, T O' Sullivan, J Buckley, S Walsh

R Prendergast, C O' Connor, W Finnegan, D Lenihan, S Cotter, D Moore, C. Power

SUBS USED; Cian Howard, Colm Howard, Jack O' Connor.

Our attention at Minor level reverts to football this weekend.  On Friday evening

April 5th we are at home to Cobh in the County Minor Football League at 6.30pm. All players are asked to be at the pitch at 6 o clock. This is a 'top of the table' clash between the two unbeaten teams in this Section of the League.


Last  week’s draw took place in Barry’s Bar on Tuesday March 26th  for a jackpot of €2,800.
The four numbers drawn were 7,19,20 & 26 and there was no jackpot winner.

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

.Maeve McCarthy c/o Fitzy’s Fast Food
.Eileen Waldron c/o
.John Joe Carey, Monanig
.Sham Buckley, Glenagoul
.Annette O’Flynn, Rathcormac.

This week’s draw took place in The Rathcormac Inn on Tuesday April 2nd for a jackpot of €3,000.

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, the yearly tickets are now available from Club Members.

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.

RATHCORMAC NS REUNION.     Plans for a Rathcormac National School are underway. September the 13th and 14th are the days planned for the event. Regular organisational meetings are now being held so all past pupils try and help out especially with information on those left the parish.

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.


WE are away to Midleton on Sunday next April the 7th at 3 0 clock in the Red FM Co SHL.

Cork Hurlers Lose Out.

It was a slim line between the winners and losers in the final round of the NHL last Sunday. Cork travelled to Kilkenny knowing a win would guarantee a semi-final spot. After a good display Cork lost to the Cats and now must face Clare in a Relegation play-off.

Club Executive Meeting.

The next meting of the Club Executive Committee takes place on Monday night next April the 8th at 9 o clock.


Car Boot Sale.

The bad weather put paid to last Sundays Car Boot Sale. The next Sale is on Sunday April the 28th and items for the parish stall will be accepted on Saturday April 27th.



Our first round game in the County JBFC is down for decision in Riverstown on Saturday April the 27th.

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.

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.