Bride Rovers GAA Club News

02 April, 2014



Our Scor Leiriu team took part in the Munster Senior Scor Final in the Concert Hall at thr University of Limerick on Sunday last. The opposition from all over the province was provided by Feenagh-Klmeedy (Limerick), Cooraclare ( Clare) and Na Gaeil (Kerry). It was a mighty competition before a fine audience who responded very well to all our humorous  historical anecdotes. On the day the performance went brilliantly and the cast were delighted with the reaction. The Final started at 2.30 and we were on stage around five but the results didn't come until half seven.  The winners were Cooraclare with a performance about the distribution of all Ireland tickets. It would have been nice to win but after a great campaign in East Cork, Cork County and Munster there are no regrets. Cooraclare now go on to the All Ireland Final in Castlebar on April the 26th and we wish them all the best. Our cast was  Orla Arnold (Bean a Ti), John Arnold (Comely Maiden & Kathleen Ni Houlihan), James Bermingham (Irish Soldier, Brian O Driscoll & Davy Fitz), Carol Marie Dooley (Club Player & Viking Soldier), Mossy O Sullivan(Brian Boru). Thanks also to Jonathon Brackett and Ger Lane who took part in the earlier rounds. Thanks also to our supporters and those who sent 'good luck'  messages . Sin deireadh leis an Scor i mbliana, baineamar go leir sult as.

On Saturday afternoon we travelled to Togher to take on St. Finbarrs in the Minor Football League. For different reasons we were short a few players which was very disappointing. On the day we simply had no answer to the Barrs who ran out very easy winners. Team and scorers;

James Barry, Ciaran O' Grady, Tadhg O' Sullivan, Tadhg Sheehan, Jake Tobin,  Ryan Prendergast, Jack Connor, William Finnegan 0-2 all frees, Dean Lenihan 0-1, Darren Moore, Shane O' Connor 0-1, Jesse O' Keeffe, Christopher Coleman,  Jordan Service, Dylan Browne.
Subs Used; Cian Howard, Nathan Buckley

Cavanaghs of Fermoy Avondhu/Imokilly JHL Div. 1.
Buttevant were  visitors last Saturday for our first home game in the Avondhu/Imokilly J.H.League Division 1.  Unfortunately this game clashed with our Minors otherwise engaged in Cork in the Rebel OG Co. MFL which tied up a few of our panel.
As in the previous two games  we again started slowly and conceded four  points from frees within the first five minutes. Ten minutes into the game we were reduced to 14 players and after the first quarter we were down by 6points to 1 point. Worse was to follow when we were reduced to 13 players due to disciplinary lapses of a serious nature.  The remaining thirteen players dug deep and with points from Stephen, Gavin, Terry and Jerome we were behind by 9points to 6 points at half-time.
For the second half we continued under severe pressure due to our numerical disadvantage  and we can be proud of the remaining players and subs used for their commitment to the cause and the game finished level on a score of 14 points each.
Panel: F.Hogan, Barry Collins, Brian Collins, P.Noonan, A.Buckley, J.Murphy, J.O'Connor, F.Collins, G.O'Flynn, J.Mannix, R.Cahill, S.Pratt, G.Quill. J.O'Driscoll, T.Broderick, D.Burke, J.Macak, G.Clerkin, D.Buckley, A.O'Keeffe, C.Howard.
Scorers:  Jerome O'Driscoll 0-8, Terry Broderick 0-2, Stephen Pratt 0-2, Gavin Quill 0-1, David Burke 0-1

Fixtures:   Sat next April 5th away to Dungourney at 6.00 and on Sat 12th at home to Doneraile at 6.30.
Shane O Connor
RED FM County Senior Hurling League V Midleton.
The 2013 County champions were visitors on Sunday afternoon for a Co SHL game.  Midleton were short seven of last years winning team but such is the strength of their panel that with all their Cork players absent they still proved too strong for us on a final scoreline of Midleton 2  7 Bride Rovers 0  10.
TEAM & SCORERS; Denis Fitzgerald, Donncha Carr, Brendan Walsh, Shane Kearney, Mike Liddane, Liam Forde, Shane Walsh, Jason Pratt 0-1, Barry Johnson 0-3, Sean Ryan, Daniel Dooley 0-3,Mike Kearney 0-1,Owen Murphy 0-2, Stephen Glasgow, Michael Collins.    Subs Used; Cian O Connor, Fergus Collins, William Finnegan, Brian MurphyOn next Sunday April 7th we are away to Newtownshandrum in the Senior Hurling league at 12. 30.
REBEL OG CO Minor Hurling League.
ON Monday night March 31st we played Castlelyons in Castlelyons in the Co Minor Hurling League. This was a great game of hurling, a total of two goals and thirty six points being scored.  With seven players registering on the scoreboard for us we ran out winners on a scoreline of Bride Rovers 1 22, Castlelyons  1  14.
TEAM & SCORERS; Shane O Connor, Jake Tobin, Tadhg O Sullivan, James Barry, Colm Howard, Ryan Prendergast, Shane Walsh 0-2, Jack Connor, Cian O Connor 0-2, Jesse O Keeffe 0-2, Darren Moore 0-1, William Finnegan 1-3, DJ Cahill, Dean Lenihan 0-11, Ciaran O Grady, Subs Used; Jack O Mahoney, Dylan Browne,Jordan Service 0-1, Jack Fitzgerald Jake Tobin.
JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE. We are fixed to play Glenville on next Monday evening in the East Cork Junior Football League. We've played just one game so far in the JFL as we struggle to field a team. We defeated St. Catherines bur gave a walk over to Ballinacurra recently. We appeal to all our players to turn up for the game on Monday night next as it's only a month away from our first game in the County B Grade football championship.
The Parish Development Fund are holding a Car Boot Sale on Sunday next April 6th. Help is always required on the day and on Saturday morning for preparation.
SCRAP METAL COLLECTION. The Clib are holding a Scrap Metal Collection during the month of May. Full details shortly.
The Jackpot on Tuesday March the 25th was €2400. The four numbers drawn were 1,5,14 & 25 and there was no winner. The €30 winners were
Jane O Driscoll, Margot Fitzgerald, Seamus Buckley, Liam Gray and John O Donovan Whites Cross. The Jackpot for last Tuesday night April the 1st was €2600.

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.

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.

Sat 5/4 JHL div 1 away to Dungourney at 6pm
Sunday 6/4 SHL V Newtownshandrum, away at 12.30.
Monday 7/4 JFL V Glenville, away.

Thanks to our Main Club Sponsors Rathcormac Tyres, Veoila Environmental Services and O Coileains Bar for their ongoing support.