Bride Rovers GAA Club News

08 April, 2014


We travelled to Newtownshandrum on Sunday to take on the home side in the RED FM County Senior Hurling League competition.  In an interesting game our inability to clock up scores cost us dearly. In any of our four SHL games to date we just cant raise the white flag often enough. At this level a return of fifteen to twenty points per game should be the target. Unfortunately on Sunday last we scored just 11 points to Newtown's tally of 1  16.

Team & Scorers;
D.Fitzgerald ,S. Kearney, D. Carr, M. Liddane, L. Forde ,B. Murphy, S. Walsh, C. O' Connor, B. Johnson 0-8, M. Kearney, D. Dooley, S. Ryan 0-1, S. Glasgow 0-1,O. Murphy, M. Collins 0-1
Subs Used; J. Pratt, J. Mannix, B. Murphy, S. Pratt
We were to travel to Dungourney on Saturday evening but with Jamesey Kelleher Memorial Park deemed unplayable the game was switched to Pairc na Bride.  We were short players due to work commitments and injuries and suspensions. As with our last few games we were again slow off the mark and with just twelve minutes gone the visitors were ahead by five points. By half time we were in arrears by 9 points to 1 2 our goal coming from Jerome O Driscoll.
Our second half performance was much improved and we came more into the game and some 14 minutes into the half we were unlucky in that a high ball into their square was scrambled clear off the upright and the resultant "65" was not converted. We battled, in true Rovers fashion, and had the Dungourney  lead reduced to two points with six minutes remaining.  A one to one situation  with their goalkeeper saw the sliothar saved, cleared  and resulted with a score at the other end.  The visitors finished strongly with some good points to run out winners on a score of 0-19 to 2-6.
Panel:   F.Hogan, T.Kearney, Brian Collins, Barry Collins, A.Buckley, J.Murphy, J.O'Connor, S.O'Brien, S.Pratt, D.Burke, W.Finnegan, T.Broderick, D.Linehan, J.O'Driscoll, D.Buckley, T.O'Sullivan, J.Macak, P.Noonan, C.Howard
Scorers:  J.O'Driscoll 2-3, W.Finnegan 0-3.

Fixtures:  On this Saturday evening we play Doneraile in Pairc na Bride at 6.30pm.

On Monday we struggled to field a team in the East Cork JFL Division Two game, away to Glenville. We had a long discussion about the football situation recently but things haven't improved much. On the night the home side beat us by 1 10 to 1 8. Team & Scorers; F. Hogan, S. Walsh 1-1, D. Dooley 0-3, J. Macek, J. O' Connor, S. Kearney, T. Kearney, W. Finnegan, L. Forde 0-1, P. O' Driscoll, G. O' Flynn 0-1, D. Moore 0-1, J. Mannix 0-1, D. Lane, L. O' Leary

On this Thursday April the 10th we play Kiltha Og in the Minor H League in Castlemartyr at 7pm.

CLUB LOTTO. The Jackpot on last Tuesday April the 1st was €2600. The four numbers drawn were 5,19, 21 22 and there was no winner. The winners of the €30 each were;
Maura Desmondc/o Dooleys
Pat O Connor Scartbarry
Anne McCormick c/o LAYA
Fergal Somers Ballinagore
Aidan Dorgan Gleanagaul.
The Jackpot for last Tuesday April 8th was €2800.

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.

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