Bride Rovers GAA Club News

09 July, 2013



Junior  A Hurling Championship
Last Saturday night our Junior A Hurling team went down by the slimmest of margins, 0-19 to 0-18, to Carrigtwohill in Watergrasshill. Having’ lost to Dungourney in Round 1, this was our last-chance-saloon to remain in the hunt for the Jamesy Kelleher Cup.
In a game that was always close, with little or nothing to separate the sides, a draw would indeed have been a fair result at the end of 60 minutes. Dave Burke was in impressive form throughout the game, and his contribution of 0-11 was very significant. Though we had raced into an early lead, Carrigtwohill pegged us back mid-way through the half, and points from William Finnegan and Gavin O’Flynn gave us a one point lead, 0-8 to 0-7, at half time. The second half was nip and tuck with the sides’ level on several occasions and extra time looking likely, but while Eoin Murphy and Dave Burke added two with time running out, Carrigtwohill came back to level with two of their own, a free and one from play, to level the game on 60 minutes. With two minutes of time added on, we conceded a free which was duly converted and we were out of the Championship after a great game of hurling.
Team: F Hogan , T O Sullivan, J Murphy, B Collins, F Collins, D Carr, P O Driscoll, S Boyce (Captain)( 0.2) G O Flynn 0.2, W Finnegan ( 0.1), D Burke (0.11), R Cahill, A O Keeffe, S Hackett, E Murphy( 0.2.) Subs used: C O Keeffe and S O Brien

On the Tuesday night prior to the Championship, we played Killeagh in the Cavanagh’s of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly regional League and after being level at half time 0-5 each, we produced an excellent finish to go from two points down with a couple of minutes remaining to win by 1-16 to 1-11 following a late scoring burst. Dave Burke was in scoring form, getting 10 points, while Alan O’ Keeffe ( 1-2) , Richard Cahill, Eoin Murphy and Stephen Hackett all added scores to secure the win.

Junior Hurling League
On Monday night we travelled to Shanagarry to take on Russell Rovers in the Junior League. The game was played in brilliant sunshine with temperatures in the 20s. The local side raced into an early lead and were dominant all over the field, but a spirited performance in the second half which yielded 6 pointed frees from Darren Moore, and two from play from Daniel Lane, made it a more competitive second half.
Final Score 3-10 to 0-8
Team: Maurice Dooley, Padraig Noonan, Brian Lahive, Barry Collins, Liam O Leary, Gavin Quill, Sean Cotter, Daniel Lane, David Quinn, Stephen O Leary, James Hogan, Darren Moore, Jamie Buckley, Kieran Wolfe, Enda Collins Subs used: James Barry, Gerard Healy, Damien Buckley, William Finnegan,Cian Howard.

Championship Draws.
We will know who our 4th round opponents are in the Senior Hurling Championship next Tuesday night, when the draws will be made in Páirc Uí Chaoimh @ 8pm. The only team we can’t draw at this stage is Carrigtwohill as we had met them in Round 1, while Ballinhassig are out of the Championship having lost to Killeagh last weekend. This 4th round fixture is pencilled in for the August weekend.
We have a Red FM SH League on this Friday 12th July, @ 7.30 in Na Piarsaigh grounds, Farranree.

Munster Football Final:
Congrats to James Bermingham and his umpires, Brendan O’Driscoll, Raymond Hegarty, Michael Keating and Paddy Bermingham, who officiated at the Munster Minor Final in Killarney last Sunday, where Kerry saw off the challenge of Tipperary. Well done to James on an excellent performance.
Conor Counihan’s side disappointed in the Senior game, but their second half performance suggests that Cork may well have a say in the destination of Sam, as they had in 2010 when Kerry took the Munster title. Time will tell.

Munster Hurling Final on Sunday
Cork will travel in numbers to the Gaelic Grounds this Sunday hoping to win their 52nd Munster title and their first since 2006. Their last final meeting with Limerick was in 1992 in Semple Stadium in Thurles, when Cork emerged winners 1-22 to Limerick 3-11 and went on to the All -Ireland Final where they were beaten by Kilkenny. This final has widespread appeal and tickets are in short supply for what should be a great occasion. Best wishes to Brian Murphy, who will miss the game through injury and will be a major loss to the Cork defence.

Primary game
The Primary Game will feature our own Brian Roche in a Cork Jersey and it will be a proud day for Donal  & Eileen,  Brian himself and his family to grace the Gaelic Grounds on Munster final day.

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Astro-Turf available to Hire.
The Astro-turf pitch at Bride Rovers is available for hire by contacting James Bermingham on 086 8350741. 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.

Club Shop.
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 wish to place an order, ring 086 3807784 or 086 1540902 to purchase all the above items.

Lotto Results
This week’s draw took place in O’Coileáns Bar for a jackpot of €5,600.
There was no jackpot winner.
The winners of this week’s five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;
Dan Quill, Mondaniel ,Marguerite Falvey  Clondulane .Michael & Theresa Kearney,Coolnakilla,
Niamh Johnson Bartlemy .Noreen Forde, Castlelyons.
Next weeks draw takes place in Barrys Bar for a jackpot of €5,800.

Chill Insurance Sponsorship
The Cork GAA Board recently announced that Chill Insurances are the new Cork GAA Sponsors. Not only are Chill Insurances providing valuable finances for the various Cork inter county teams but they are also offering special deals to customers. individual GAA Clubs in Cork are being allocated a Number and if one quotes this number when taking out Insurance with the company the local Club will benefit. Full details from Club Officers.

The Club wish to acknowledge the generous sponsorship of the Rathcormac Tyre Centre, O Coileáns Bar and Veolia Environmental Services.