Bride Rovers GAA Club News

31 July, 2013

Bride Rovers GAA CLUB NOTES.

Minor Hurlers in Action.

Our Minor Hurling team are in Rebel Og Championship team tonight Thursday August 1st . We face Mid Cork side Grenagh in the first round of the competition in the Mon Field in Cork city at 7pm. We had an unbeaten run in the Minor Hurling League in the spring but as we saw against Brian Dillons in the Football championship there's a huge difference between League and Championship. Like ourselves Grenagh are out of the football championship so this will be a tough encounter to win. The Mon Field is next to the St. Vincents GAA Club grounds in Knocknaheeney in the Northside of Cork City.


Senior Championship now on 18th.

With Cork fashioning a magnificent win last Sunday the Cork County Championship programme has had to be revised. Cork will be playing the All Ireland semi final on the 11th of August so our Co SHC game v Midleton has been put back a week to August 18th. We are now part of a double-header in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on that day;

  Midleton v Bride Rovers 2.30pm
Glen Rovers v Erins Own 4.15pm


The Kildorrery v St. Catherines game in the IHC fixed for Pairc na Bride has now been refixed for Sunday August 25th.

Well done to Cork on a great display on Sunday in defeating Kilkenny. Last week Michael Fennelly was quoted as saying that ''We know it will end some day, we cant keep winning forever". Few gave Cork a realistic chance going to Thurles on Sunday. Kilkenny had only scored two goals all season so many thought they might get a bagful on Sunday. People speak of tradition and some dismiss it but while it cannot be truly defined it means that Cork never fear Kilkenny and of course Cork hurling teams just love playing in Semple Stadium. Recall 1966, 1969, 1972, 1999 and remember how 'form' goes out the gate when the Rebels and Cats meet! So for the first time since 1996 Kilkenny are not in the last four in the All Ireland Championship. Cork and Dublin, Limerick and Clare - who could have imagined those pairings?


Junior C Hurling.


Ballyhooley's second team were visitors to Pairc na Bride last week to take on our third XV in a challenge game. Our lads are getting ready to face Castlemartyr in the championship shortly so this was a good game to get. The visitors won on a scoreline of Ballyhooley   1  13, Bride Rovers  1  7.

Team;  Maurice Dooley, Jamie Buckley, Barry Collins, Podge Noonan, Sean Cotter, Gavin Quill, Stephen O Leary, Tomas Kearney, Daniel Lane, James Hogan, Garry Clerkin, Niall Hogan, Enda Collins, Kieran Wolfe, Darren Moore. Subs; James Barry, Liam O Leary, Damien Buckley.



Last week’s draw took place in O'Coileán's Bar on Tuesday July 23rd  for a jackpot of €6,200.
The four numbers drawn were 7/18/21 & 27 and there was no jackpot winner.

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

-Marie Molan, Mondaniel
-Paul Friel, Monanig
-Ger Collins c/o Flamingo Redz
-Claire Quinn, Shanowen
-Josie Hoskins, Bartlemy.

This week’s draw took place in Barry’s Bar on Tuesday July 30 for a jackpot of €6,400.

Tickets for the Weekly Lotto are available from members and in local business outlets. The Lotto Tickets can also be purchased from and you can keep up to date with all the results no matter where you are in the world at


All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final

A number of Special Offers are available for those who are travelling to Croke Park for the Cork V Dublin game as follows;

Sunday, August 11th;Cork v Dublin, Croke Park, 3.30pm Tickets now on sale online at and at selected Centra/SuperValu stores, and will also be available through clubs.  Stand: €40 (usual concessions), juveniles €5, terrace €25

Croke Park for just €10!!!  The GAA Group Pass

Available to all GAA clubs for all Croke Park fixtures (bar the All-Ireland Finals) and selected GAA Championship fixtures.

·                         €3 per juvenile (16 or under),

·                         1 adult free for every 10 juveniles,

·                         Additional adults at stand face value,

·                         Seats in Davin Stand in Croke Park,

·                         Applications must be made by the Club Secretary and emailed to from the Club Secretary's GAA email account (

·                         Payment in advance is required.

·                         Strictly limited to 1 application per Club.

Juvenile Group Pass Application Form - GROUP PASS

The GAA Club Pass

Available to all GAA clubs for GAA Senior Championship All-Ireland Quarter Finals and Semi Finals in Croke Park.

·                         €10 per Adult

·                         All Ireland Quarter Finals/Semi Finals only

·                         Minimum 15, Maximum 50 adults

·                         Seats in Davin Stand in Croke Park

·                         Applications must be made by the Club Secretary and emailed to from the Club Secretary's GAA email account (

·                         Payment in advance is required.

·                         Strictly limited to 1 application per Club.

Club Pass  Application Form - CLUB PASS


Twitter and Website.

So many people at home and abroad are now very hi-tech when it comes to keeping in touch with the activities of the Bride Rovers Club. The online editions of newspapers are growing in popularity. Meanwhile you can follow the Club on twitter at twitter@ BrideRoversGAA or on our own website at

Any news items or general items of interest are very welcome for inclusion.



The upcoming meeting of Cork and Dublin in the All Ireland Hurling semi-final will bring back memories in our parish of their last clash at the latter stages of the championship. This was in the 1952 All Ireland Senior Final when Cork won by 2  14 to  0  7. On the Dublin team that day was Con Murphy formerly of |Main. St. Rathcormac. Con had won an All Ireland medal with Cork in 1944 -the last leg of the history making 4-in-a-row, when the Rebels als o beat Dublin in the final. By 1952 Con was studying in Dublin and playing with the Civil Service Club. The late Con Murphy was Chemist in Tallow for many years.


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.


Thurs August 1st MHC V Grenagh, Mon Field, 7pm.

Saturday August3rd SHL V Newtownshandrum, home at 6pm.

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