Bride Rovers GAA Club News

21 May, 2013



Senior Hurling Challenge.

It's a long way to Tipperary and even farther to Cappawhite but that's where the Senior Hurling team travelled to on Sunday last. We took on the home team in an interesting challenge game. Cappawhite who won the Tipperary Co. SHC in 1987 are in the middle of their divisional Senior Hurling Championship/league  campaign at present. The final score was;

Bride Rovers 3-24 Cappawhite 1-13

Panel A Collins D Carr B Walsh D Fitzgerald J Pratt M Kearney P Walsh Brian Murphy Barry Murphy D Dooley P Murphy B Johnson  C O Connor B O'Driscoll T Broderick S Hackett G O'Flynn J O Driscoll S O'Brien R Cahill  F Hogan.

Our  Senior Hurling championship first round game against Carrigtwohill is fixed for Sunday week June 2nd in Ballynoe at 8pm.

County Minor Hurling League.

We played our fourth game in the Rebel Og Co MHL at the tank Field in Mayfield on Wednesday of last  week when we took on Brian Dillons.  In our opening two games we had easy victories over Lisgoold and Cobh but this contest was a much closer affair. Dillons were a very strong side and the game was played out with very little between the teams. In the end we won by a margin of just four points on a scoreline of; Bride Rovers 1-16 Brian Dillons 1-12

Panel S O Connor C O Connor J Buckley S Cotter W Finnegan P Noonan T O Sullivan  DJ Cahill D Linehan J O Mahony C Power J Barry C O Grady Cian Howard Colm Howard D Moore.

Our final group game in the League is a home fixture against St. Vincents. This game was fixed recently but Vincent's were unable to field a team so the game went off. No news yet on a possible re-fixture. We will have a break now from competitive Minor games until after the Exams but training will continue. We wish all our players all the best with their academic endeavours over the next two months.


County Junior B Football championship.

The draws for the next round of the County Junior B Grade Football championship were made recently and we were paired against Araglin. Finalists just three years ago and semi finalists with the last two years Araglin are a top class side. The game has been fixed for Wednesday June the 5th.


Last  week’s draw took place in The Rathcormac Inn on Tuesday May 14th for a jackpot of €4,200. The four numbers drawn were 8/16/22 and 28 and there was no jackpot winner.

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

.May Barry, Moulane
.Dave Hoare, Conna
.Betty O’Neill c/o The Hut Bar
.Tom Mulcahy, Bartlemy
.Sean Murphy, Raheen.

This week’s draw took  place in O’Coileán’s Bar on Tuesday May 21st for a jackpot of €4,40.

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.



Our Avondhu/Imokilly Cavanaghs of Fermoy JHL game against Kilshannig which was down for decision on Sunday last but the game was postponed to a later date.


The Parish Development Council hold the next Car Boot Sale on Sunday next May 26th. Thr Rota for Club Members on duty will be sent out but any Club Member who can help out on Saturday morning or Sunday would be very welcome.


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.



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.


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.