Bride Rovers GAA Club News

16 October, 2013

Bride Rovers GAA Notes


Eastern Double for Minor Hurlers. Huge Occasion on Saturday.


Our Minor Hurling team completed an Easter Region Rebel Og League Championship double on Sunday last. Earlier in the year we had won our Section of the League which then pitted us against the runners up from the other section in the Semi Final. We received a walk over in this game thus putting us through to the League Final. Our opponents were Clondrohid who scored 1-20 against Brian Dillons in their semi final. Two years ago at U-16 level we defeated Clondrohid in the East U-16 Championship final. As runners up they too went forward to the County Championship rounds. We were subsequently defeated by St.Marks and Clondrohid later defeated St. Marks in the County Final. After a lot of searching for a venue for Sundays decider the Whites Cross club kindly provided their excellent facilities for the game.

We had a great response to Clondrohid's first point with scores from Cian O Connor

And two points from Dean Linehan. A goal from Cian followed by points from Colm Power, Dean and Cian gave us a commanding 1-7 to 0-3 lead with twenty minutes gone. We looked well on top but Clon had other ideas. They completely took over in every sector and scored 1-5 in an eight minute spell- our only reply was a point from Dean Linehan to leave it 1-8 to each team at the break. It wasn't that our lads sat back when ahead but simply they were out-hurled by a very skilful and determined team.  The second half was a ding-dong battle, producing some great hurling from both sides with Shane Walsh dominating in defence we had a plentiful supply of the sliotar up front. Early points from Colm, Sean Cotter and Dean saw us 1-11 to 1-9 ahead. We went 1-16 to 1-11 ahead with thirteen minutes left and it seemed as though we had the winning of the League title in sight. Back came Clondrohid for a goal and it was a two-point game. The last ten minutes were hectic with great scores from both sides and some outstanding defensive hurling.  A goal from sub Darren Moore was the vital score and we held on to win a super game by 2-22 to 2-15. Well done lads, it has been a long season since our first League game but this was undoubtedly the best team we met this year in both League and Championship. Clondrohid is not a traditional hurling area but great credit is due to the mentors of that club for moulding such a lovely skilful team. Clondrohid have suffered two tragic losses this season, which makes their display all the more remarkable. Though defeated, they can be proud of their display. If the stick together they will be a great team in years to come. What can one say of our lads? They are a mighty bunch of characters and warriors. When defeat stared them in the face they rallied to the call again with some great hurling.

Team: S. O Connor, P. Noonan, T. O Sullivan, R. Prendergast, S. Walsh, J. Connor, W. Finnegan, S. Cotter, D.J. Cahill, D. Linehan, C. O Connor, C. Power, Subs: D. Moore, J. Barry. 


County League.

We now go forward in the County Minor Hurling League. At the time of writing there is no details of any fixture yet.




The weekly Club Lotto was held on Tuesday October the 8th with a Jackpot of €8400. The numbers drawn were 1, 22, 23 and 26 and there was no winner.

Winners of €30 each were Linda Landers, Mitchelstown, Gayle Coleman c/o Benskins bar, Beta Lesniak Castlelyons, Paddy O Shea Ashfield Place, Paul Friel Monananig.

This weeks Lotto draw was held on Tuesday October 15th for a jackpot of €8600.


East Cork Finals

Next Saturday October the 19th will be a historic day for the Club as both the East Cork Junior Football and Hurling Finals will be played in Pairc na Bride. The Football final between Lisgoold and Glenbower Rovers is a replay and throws in at 1.30. The Hurling decider between Castlemartyr and Sars is at 3.30. A huge crowd is expected. All Club members and supporters are asked to come along to help out and we need people to be at the pitch from 12 noon onwards. We need stewards for so many jobs on the day so please do come along to give a helping hand. The Club is producing a special Programme for the two games.


On Sunday the Rochestown Park Hotel Division 2 Hurling final is also down for decision in Rathcormac at 12 noon. Fermoy take on Castlelyons and after both losing games by a single point last weekend they will be anxious to get back on the winning trail again. Stewards will be needed for this game also.


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.


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