Bride Rovers GAA Club News

25 March, 2014

The University of Limerick Concert Hall is the venue for the Munster Scor Final on Sunday next at 2.30.  The Bride Rovers Club will be taking part in the Leiriu Final - this was formerly the Nuachleas or Novelty Act but now the emphasis is on Irish History and Culture. We won the East Cork and County Titles during the last month and qualified for the Munster Semi Final in Cappamore on Saturday evening last. Competitors from Clare, Cork, Limerick and Tipperary took part in Cappamore  and when the results were announced we were through to the Munster Final. The other teams in the Leiriu Final on Sunday in UL are from Clare, Kerry and Limerick.
Though participation in Scor isn't what it was in former years the standard in the Leiriu is very high. Our sketch deals with the battle of Clontarf, the life and death of Brian Boru and the effect of all these on Clare Hurling! Best of luck to John, Carol Marie, Mossy, Orla and James on Sunday next. Thanks to our loyal band of supporters who travelled to Cappamore on Saturday last. Next Sunday has many counter attractions and with The Chastitute on stage in Rathcormac  Hall on Sunday night it will be hard to get a huge crowd in Limerick in the afternoon. Tickets for the Munster Final can be pre purchased and will also be on sale on the day at the venue. As well as Bride Rovers there will be four other Cork Clubs taking part on Sunday;
Rince Fóirne: Clann na nGael
Ceol Uirlise: Boherbue
Bailéad Ghrúpa: St. John's
Rince Seit: Boherbue
Question Time was always an integral part of Scor but this year it has been replaced by a separate Table Quiz competition. On Thursday night of last week bhi an comortais sin ar siuil ib Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Twenty seven teams competed and Millstreet were the winners with 83 out of 100 marks. We finished as runners up with 76 marks. Our foireann of John Arnold, Ger Lane, Pa O Driscoll and Tom Mulcahy were presented with trophies by Pat Malone, Cork Scor Chairman.

Cavanaghs  of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly JHL Div. 1.
We travelled to Newtownshandrum last Friday night for Round 2 of the Avondhu/Imokilly League match and had 23 players despite injuries, work commitments and players not being available due to being on the fringe of the senior team.
It was a miserable night for hurling and it didn't help the situation that we had a shower of snow/sleet for 15 minutes prior to commencement of the game.
We once again opened sluggishly and failed to get into any pattern in the game. The home side started in flying fashion  and after a very disappointing performance we found ourselves behind by 3-3 to 0-3, the 3 points coming from Jerome, Brennie and Terry. Five of  Newtown's six scores in the first half came from frees.
Things did not improve in the second  half and six further scores for Newtown came from frees.
We were well beaten on a final scoreline of  3-13 to 1-6.
Our discipline on the night was most disappointing and matters will  have to be improved on.
Panel:  G.Quill, J.Macak, B.Collins, T.Kearney, G.O'Flynn, J.Murphy, J.O'Connor, F.Collins, S.O'Brien, T.Broderick, B.O'Driscoll, S.Pratt, R.Cahill, J.O'Driscoll, D.Buckley, C.Power, T.O'Sullivan, R.Prendergast, W.Finnegan, A.Buckley, J.Hogan, B.Collins, L.O'Leary.
Brennie O Driscoll received a serious hand injury in this game and we wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully he will be back to work soon.
Upcoming Fixtures:  On Sat 29th March v Buttevant at home at 3.00
                                  On Sat 5th April v Dungourney away at 6.00
                                   On Sat 12th April v Doneraile at home at 6.30
WE have three games down for decision this weekend
, all League games in Minor Football, Junior Hurling and Senior Hurling as follows

Saturday March 29th Minor Football League v St. Finbarrs, away at 2 o clock.
Saturday March 29th Junior Hurling V Buttevant, home at 3 o clock.
Sunday March 30th Senior Hurling V Midleton, home at 3 o clock. Any changes inthese fixtures will be notified to players.
Last  week’s draw took place in O’Coileán’s Bar  on Tuesday March 18th for a jackpot of €2,200.
The four numbers drawn were 3/9/23 & 28 and there was no jackpot winner.

The winners of the five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;
. Julie Crowley, Scatbarry
. Dylan Browne, Bartlemy
. John Arnold, Bartlemy
. Denis Mulcahy, Midleton
. Noreen Forde, Castlelyons.

This week’s draw took  place in Barry’s Bar on Tuesday March 25th  for a jackpot of €2,400.
Tickets for our weekly draw can be bought in local shops and business premises. Club Members also have tickets for sale at just €2 each. We appreciate the support of all those who buy tickets week in, week out. Bride Rovers are always anxious to get more sellers and buyers. €2 is a small investment but every ticket sold is important and helps with the day to day running of the Club as well as with our further developments. Tickets can also be purchased online at and we urge all friends of Bride Rovers to spread the message about the Weekly Lotto to all their contacts at home and abroad.
James Ber in Croke Park.
On Saturday night next Dublin take on Mayo in the Allianz National Football League in Croke Park. On sideline duty will be our own James Bermingham -best of luck James.

Astro-Turf available to Hire
    The Astro-turf pitch at the Bride Rovers Club grounds  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.
On this Thursday night March 27th in Pairc Ui Chaoimh the Officers of the Cork GAA Board have an information meting with Club Chairpersons and Secretaries. Various current topics will be dealt with followed by a Question and Answer Session.
After a very successful opening weekend the local Shanowen Players tread the boards in Rathcormac Hall again this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with John B. Keane's 'The Chastitute'. Best of luck to all concerned.
The Cork GAA Sponsors Chill Insurance have  announced a new Affinity Scheme which can help raise funds for individual  Clubs in the County.  Its simple, if people in the county of Cork are taking out policies with Chill Insurance we will donate €10 from each policy to any Cork GAA club they wish. All they have to do is quote their designated club code when going online at or phoning the Cork Office on 021 601 8600.
Twitter and Tweet. And Website.
The Tweets and Twitters have been going well all year. 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@ Bride RoversGAA or on our own website at
Any news items or general items of interest are very welcome for inclusion and should be sent to Gerard Lane.
Thanks to our Main Club Sponsors Rathcormac Tyres, Veoila Environmental Services and O Coileains Bar for their ongoing support.