Bride Rovers GAA Club News

18 April, 2013



Weather the Spoilsport again.

We might be heading close to the first of May but the weather is still playing havoc with sports fixtures. With wind and rain in the south last weekend many fixtures were called off. Our Red FM Senior Hurling League fixture against Ballymartle on Sunday night went by the wayside. The game was fixed for the Kilworth venue but had to be cancelled. At the time of writing no date for the game has been announced. 

On this Friday night coming April 19th we are at home to Glen Rovers in Pairc na Bride at 7pm in our third League game of the season.

County JBFC.

Our first round game in the Cork County Junior B Grade Football championship against Lough Rovers has been fixed for Saturday week April 27th. The tie is pencilled in for Riverstown at 7pm.

Minor Hurling League.

Our Minor Hurlers have three game coming up  with the first game on tonight Thursday April 18th, at home to Cobh at 6.30pm.

On Wednesday of next week we are away to Brian Dillons and the followeing week, the first week of May we have St. Vincents at home.

Weekly Club Lotto.

  Last  week’s draw took place in O’Coileán’s Bar on Tuesday April the 9th. The numbers drawn were 2,12, 20 & 22  for a jackpot of €3,200.
There was no jackpot winner.

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

.Donal O’Leary, Ballybrowney
.Pat O’Connor, Scatbarry
.Michael Reidy, Watergrasshill
.Ciaran Bermingham, Scatbarry
.Teresa Power, Kildinan.

This week’s draw took place in Barry’s Bar on Tuesday April 16th for a jackpot of €3,400.

Tickets for the Bride Rovers weekly Lotto are just €2 each. The Lotto provides valuable finance for the ongoing future of the Club. With further major development planned for Pairc na Bride raising finance is always a big issue. We urge everyone in the parish and further afield to continue to support the Lotto- each €2 is really appreciated by the Club.  If you wish to join the Lotto for a year an annual Ticket can be purchased at the reduced price of €90. Full details from Club members. The weekly tickets are on sale in local business outlets. If you wish to join the Lotto and have any problem getting tickets just contact any Club member.




The next Car Boot Sale in aid of the Parish Development Fund is on Sunday week April the 28th. If you can spare an hour or two on the day to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Club Officers if you are free on the day. A reminder also that items for the Parish Stall will be accepted on the morning of Saturday April 27th.



Best wishes t o all those in the parish who will be receiving the Sacrament of Conformation on next Thursday April 24th.


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. This year 2013 is the Year of the Gathering when visitors are being welcomed home from abroad to events all over the country.

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.

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

  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. Please let family members abroad know about the site.


The Parish pastoral Council are organising a Mini Mission in Rathcormac Church this weekend, from Thursday to Saturday . Hopefully the Mission will be a great success. The ceremonies are at 8pm each night.


Well the 2013 playing season is in full swing and the value is as good as ever at the Bride Rovers Club Shop. We have a huge range of Stock just in. 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 Hats and Medal Boards  are all available. Be seen to support your club with the club colours and club gear. If you want to place an order just ring  086 3807784 or 086 1540902 to purchase all the above items.


After extra time in a high scoring shoot out at the Limerick Gaelic Grounds last Sunday Cork hurlers were relegated to Division 1B of the NHL for 2014. It was a game that could have goner either way but Clare finished both the game and the extra time strongly. If Clare beat Waterford in the Munster Championship then Cork will have a chance to reverse the result in the Munster Semi Final in June.

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. 

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