Bride Rovers GAA Club

12 November, 2013

BRIDE ROVERS GAA CLUB NOTES.

 

Annual General Meeting on Friday night.

The Club's AGM takes place in the Clubrooms, Arus de Barra, on this Friday night November the 15th at 8pm.  The Annual meeting is a time to review the past season and plan for the coming one.  Our playing season is far from over as our Junior Footballers and Minor Hurlers still are in championship and League contention at Divisional and County Level. Overall the 2013 season was one of very mixed fortunes for our various teams.

At Senior Hurling level we lost our first round tie against Carrigtwohill before having a great victory over Ballinhassig in Round two. We were well beaten by eventual County Champions Midleton in the next round. We had a very poor Senior Hurling League campaign recording just four wins and one draw. This was our tenth season at Senior Level and overall it must be said that we have been well in contention in the Co SHC over the past decade.

We regraded to Junior B Football this year and had just two games in the County Junior B Football championship. We defeated Lough Rovers but lost to Araglen. We are still in contention in the East Cork Junior B Grade Football championship, in fact we are fixed to play Aghada next Sunday having defeated St.Catherines in the opening round.

During the year all our teams at Junior level competed well particularly the Junior A hurling team who gave some stirring performances. Our Junior C team lost the East Cork Semi Final to Cobh by just three points. Our u21 teams performed well but brought no honours home. Our Minor Hurling team put in some outstanding performances throughout the year culminating in winning the County Championship. This team are still in contention in the County League.

It was a great season for the Juvenile Section of the Club with outstanding performances from teams right across the grades.

On the Inter County Front Brian Murphy was again a star. Despite suffering a terrible injury in the Senior Hurling C.ship v Ballinhassig Brian defied all medical expertise to regain full fitness and he put in outstanding displays for Club and County.

2013 was a year where a lot of planning for the future was high on the Club's agenda and 2014 promises a lot of Developments both on the playing field and in the physical development of Club facilities.  During the year we staged several big games for both the County Board and East Cork Board. The highlight was surely when we hosted both East Cork Junior Finals on Saturday October the 19th. This double header was a major fixture for the Club and it went very well.

Modern technology is now part and parcel of the GAA and during 2013 we revamped our Club website and embraced Twitter for the first time.

Overall 2013 was a year of solid progress for the Club. While our adult teams particularly our Senior Hurling team did not bring ultimate honours home we competed well and can look forward to 2014 with confidence.

The Club's Annual meeting has a two-fold purpose -to review the past year and plan for next year. We are always anxious to get new people involved in the club and there are many, many ways in which people can contribute. Don’t be afraid to get involved- many hands make light work and even if you can only give an hour or two every week this contribution will be very welcome. You can make a start by attending the AGM on Friday night. We extend a Cead Mile Failte to everyone who has an interest in Gaelic games to come along.

 

WEEKLY CLUB LOTTO.

Last week’s draw took place in Barry’s Bar on Tuesday November 5th for a jackpot of €9,200.
The four numbers drawn were 7/10/11 & 28 and there was no jackpot winner.

The winners of the  five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;
.Robert Ivak, Rathcormac
.Paudie Collins, Mullintoura
.Tadgh Kelleher c/o locallotto.ie
.Bertie Murphy, Castlelyons
.Linda McDonnell c/o Laya Healthcare.

This week’s draw took place in Benskin’s Bar on Tuesday November the 12th. for a jackpot of €9,400. Tickets for the Bride Rovers weekly Lotto are just €2 each. The Lotto provides valuable finance for the ongoing future of the Club. With further major development planned for Pairc na Bride raising finance is always a big issue. We urge everyone in the parish and further afield to continue to support the Lotto- each €2 is really appreciated by the Club.  If you wish to join the Lotto for a year an annual Ticket can be purchased at the reduced price of €90. Full details from Club members. The weekly tickets are on sale in local business outlets. If you wish to join the Lotto and have any problem getting tickets just contact any Club member.

EAST CORK JUNIOR B FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP.

We are billed to play the next round of the East Cork Junior B Grade Football championship on Sunday next November 17th. The game is timed for 12 noon on Sunday but at the time of writing the venue has not been finalised. Our opponents will be Aghada, they had a good win over Carrignavar last weekend. Aghada is a traditionally strong football club in East Cork and always provide difficult opposition. Best of luck to the lads in this fixture.

REBEL OG COUNTY MINOR HURLING LEAGUE.

Our game against Western Gaels in the County MHL is down for decision shortly but at the time of writing we have no definite details of the fixture. A reminder to our minors that there is training on tonight Thursday November 14th at 7.45 pm.

DON’T FORGET! Club AGM this coming Friday night November the 15th at 8pm in the Clubroom.

Best of Luck.

Best of luck to Co Champions Midleton who take on the Clare winners  in the Munster semi final on Sunday. We also wish East Cork side Youghal all the very best in the Munster Club Intermediate C.ship Final on Sunday next. They play Tipperary side Ballina in Mallow. Well done to Mitchelstown on winning the Co JAFC on Sunday last. 'Town have been striving to win this title for many years. They now face Keel of Kerry in Fermoy in the Munster JFC.

Sponsors;

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