Bride Rovers GAA Club News

28 May, 2013


Seniors In Championship Action.

Well it's that time of the year again when the Cork County Senior Hurling Championship begins . After a terrible spring and a stop/start beginning to our 'summer' season it doesn’t feel like midsummer but we're only three weeks from the longest day of the year.  Last year we had a roller coaster campaign in the Senior Championship ending with David Burke's last minute goal in Pairc Ui Rinn. That score preserved our Senior Status for this year and so on Sunday next we set out on the road in this years campaign. Our opponents are Carrigtwohill. We last met Carrig in the 2010 Co SHC when we had a 1 13 to 0  14 win in Ballynoe. Since then  Carrig went on to capture the County Senior Championship title in 2011. They had a marvellous year which culminated in never to be forgotten Co Final victory over CIT. Last year they reached the Quarter Final of the Championship while we lost three games in the competition. Our form to date this year has been patchy. We've had just one victory in the Co SHL, over Glen Rovers, but suffered a few heavy defeats. Carrig on the other hand are motoring well all year. When it comes to the Championship of course League and Challenge games matter for little as it's all down to the performance on the day. We've had some great championship displays in the Senior grade in the last decade. We go into Sunday's game as rank outsiders but Bride Rovers are renowned as a great championship side. It will be very difficult to achieve a victory over Carrig but we've nothing to lose. Go for it lads, the Club and Parish are behind ye. He game is fixed for Pairc Naomh Caitrionaigh in Ballynoe on Sunday evening at 8pm. Let's hope we have a huge following from all corners of the parish supporting the lads. 

Cork County Senior Hurling Championship Bride Rovers v Carrigtwohill, Ballynoe, Sunday June 2nd at 8pm.



Just three nights after the Senior Hurling game we will be in Championship action again in the Co Junior B Football Championship. On Wed night June 5th at 7.30pm we face Araglen in the second round of the competition. We had a deserved win over Lough Rovers in the first round butt Araglen will be much better opposition.

East Cork JHL Division 4.

WE played  our first game in the Div 4 JH  League on Tuesday of last week.  Aghada were visitors to  Pairc Na Bhride.

We had nineteen players togged out and eligible to play with our third team on the night. We started the game with the advantage of the elements and took an early lead with some excellent points but a goal by Aghada against the run of play set us back. Some great points from play put  us back in the lead but a further goal by Aghada  gave them the lead.  A wonderful goal by Stephen Hackett had us leading on a score of 1-9 to 2-5 at half-time.

The second half saw both teams swapping scores at will and two further goals by Aghada were cancelled by  goals from Alan and Stephen. Following some exciting passages of hurling both teams exchanged points and with 1 minute to go we led by 2 points but a late goal for the Seasiders saw us losing by 5-14 to 4-16 following a most exciting game.

Scorers: Stephen Hackett 2-5, Richie Cahill 1-4, Alan O'Keeffe 1-3, Gavin O'Flynn 0-2, Damien Buckley 0-1, Darren Moore 0-1.

Panel:  Maurice Dooley, Tadgh O'Sullivan, Brian Collins, Liam O'Leary, Kieran Manley, Tomas Kearney, Stephen O'Leary, Sean O'Brien, Gavin O'Flynn, William Finnegan, Richie Cahill, Alan O'Keeffe, Damien Buckley, Stephen Hackett, Kieran Wolfe, Podge Noonan, Darren Moore, Sean Cotter, Jacob Makac.


Last  week’s draw took place in O’Coileán’s Bar on Tuesday May 21st for a jackpot of €4,400.
The four numbers drawn were 16/18/23 and 26 and there was no jackpot winner.

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

.Tracy Moynihan c/o Laya Healthcare
.Patricia Malone, Shanowen
.Tom Walsh c/o Pat Mannix
.Niamh Molan, Mondaniel
.Hughie Kelleher, Main St.

This  week’s draw took place in Barry’s Bar on Tuesday May 28thfor a jackpot of €4,600.



Next Sunday June the 2nd will be a hectic day. As well as our own game in Ballynoe on Sunday night we host a game in the afternoon.

Kilworth and Watergrasshill meet in the first round of the PIHC at Pairc na Bride at 3pm. A large crowd is expected at this game and anyone that can help with the stewarding arrangements is asked to be at the pitch no later than 2 o clock.

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.

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