Bride Rovers GAA Club News

07 August, 2013




It was a busy week with hurling league games for our Junior C and Senior teams and Championship action for our Minor Hurlers. All three teams had good wins, one away and two at home. On last Wed night the Junior C team travelled to Pairc Ui Chinneide in Killeagh for a league tie against the home team and had a good win. The Minor Hurling championship first round game against Grenagh was fixed for the Mon Field on Thursday night. This fixture had to be postponed due to the death of Mrs. Nan Hourihane of Bandon, grandmother  of Shane and Cian O Connor, sincere sympathy is extended to Rosamund, Oliver and all the relations. The Minor game was refixed for Sunday. When the Mon field was unavailable a toss was agreed upon and the game went ahead at Pairc na Bride at 12. 30 on Sunday August 4th. The previous evening Newtownshandrum were visitors to Rathcormac for  RED FM Senior Hurling game.


East Cork Div.3 JHL V Killeagh.

For the third time this season we travelled to Killeagh to play League Hurling, some six weeks ago our Junior A Team had a very comprehensive win and this was followed a month later  with an excellent win at Senior Level.

On this visit we had a reduced panel of players due to injuries and holidays so it was going to be a tall order to register a Hurling League Treble.

We commenced the game with the wind advantage and within minutes we had two points courtesy Gavin Quill and Darren Moore  but then we conceded a sloppy goal. We followed this with three further points from Gavin but again we conceded another goal.  Points from James and Niall Hogan  and Daniel Lane  had us ahead by 0-8 to 2-0 at the break but having to face the elements in the second half. We opened with points from Niall and Gavin but with conditions deteriorating we found ourselves under extreme pressure and conceded three points in a row, all  from frees. Following some switches Enda Collins  scored our first goal and this was followed by a further goal from Sean O Brien. We conceded a third goal from a 21yard free which went in off the crossbar. We recovered quickly and had further points from Damien Buckley and Gavin and the Treble was achieved on a scoreline of 2-14 to 3-3.

Panel:  Alan O'Keeffe, Podge Noonan, Brian Lahive, Barry Collins, Steve O'Leary, Tomas Kearney, Sean Cotter, Sean O'Brien, Dan Lane, James Hogan, Gavin Quill, Niall Hogan, Kieran Wolfe, Liam O'Leary, Darren Moore, Jamie Buckley, Enda Collins, Damien Buckley.

Scorers:  Enda Collins 1-0, Sean O'Brien1-0, Gavin Quill 0-8, Niall Hogan 0-2, Dan lane 0-1, James Hogan 0-1 Darren Moore 0-1,Damien Buckley 0-1


The Mid Cork side travelled to Rathcormac on Sunday for this first round game. Both teams were in different section of the County Minor Hurling League so there was no 'form; to go on to indicate the likely winners here.

From the outset it was very obvious that we were well in control of the contest. With our defence well marshalled giving great cover to Shane and our midfield and half forward completely on top our forward division made good use of the scoring opportunities. We won very easily on a final scoreline of 6  20 to  1  12.

Team; S. O Connor, P. Noonan, T. O Sullivan, J. Buckley, S. Walsh, R. Prendergast, Wm. Finnegan, D. Linehan, C. O Connor, S. Cotter, C. Power, DJ. Cahill. Subs; D. Moore, J. Barry, C. Howard, J. Connor, C. Howard.

In the second round of the competition we will face a much bigger challenge from Kinsale. This game is fixed for Mayfield on next Monday night, August the 12th.


There was a six o clock throw in for the game against Newtownshandrum in Rathcormac on Saturday evening. It was a high scoring game with both sides notching eighteen points. The decisive score were a brace of goals, one each from Brenny O Driscoll and Owen Murphy which helped us to a 2  18 to  0  18 win. Our Senior Championship game v Midleton goes ahead on Sunday week August 18th in P. Ui Chaoimh at 2.30.

Team; D. Fitzgerald, D. Carr, B. Murphy, S. Kearney, B. Johnson, B. Walsh, T. Broderick, J. Pratt, J. Mannix, P. Murphy, B. O Driscoll, O. Murphy, S. Ryan, M. Collins, J. O Driscoll. Subs; S. Hackett, R. Cahill, F. Hogan.


Last  week’s draw took place in O’Coileán’s Bar for a jackpot of €6,400.
The four numbers drawn were 5/10/19 & 20 and there was no jackpot winner.

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

.Paul Friel, Monanig
.Donal O’Leary, Ballybrowney
.Levis Carey, Monanig
.O’Leary Girls, Ballybrowney
.Ernesto Dalumpines, Fermoy.

This  week’s draw took  place in Barry’s Bar on Tuesday August the 6th for a jackpot of €6,600.

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


End of an Era for Cork Football?

Cork lost out to Dublin last Saturday night in the Football quarter final and the defeat brought an end to Conor Counihan's reign as manager. In his term in charge the Aghada man brought great success to Cork football. The 2010 All Ireland win was the highlight -should this Cork team have won more than a single All Ireland? Maybe, but in recent years Galway, Meath, Down, Armagh, Kildare and Mayo would have gladly settled for even one Sam Maguire win. Conor Counihan made no enemies and many friends and admirers in his time in charge. Well done Conor.

Cork v Dublin again.

The Dubs are cock a hoop after last weekend as they set their sights firmly on two wins over Cork sides at senior level. On Sunday next Cork and Dublin meet in Croke Park in championship hurling for the first time since the 1952 All Ireland Final- which Cork won handily. Dublin are Leinster Champions having beaten Wexford, Kilkenny and Galway en route to the Provincial title. They will have no fear of Cork but the same can be said of JBM's side. We hope that Brian Murphy may be included in the panel but one way or another let's hope for a great display from Cork as they try and make it to the All Ireland Hurling Final for the first time since 2006. Safe travelling to all those travelling to Croke park and best of luck to Cork.

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.


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.


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