Bride Rovers GAA Club News

22 April, 2014


Second League win for Seniors.
On Thursday night of last week before a handy crowd in Pairc na  Bride we played host to city club Na Piarsaigh in the RED FM County Senior Hurling League. This was our fifth game in the League with a win over Glen Rovers our only victory to date.  With former Na Piarsaigh player Stephen Glasgow in fine form for us, notching 1  2  the team overall gave a fine exhibition of hurling. In recent League and challenge games we had struggled in the forward department but on Thursday night we got a tally of 1 - 25 to 1 - 18 for the visitors. This was a great result but a few serious injuries to players since then is a big setback.  We have a home game on Sunday next v Sars at 1 o clock and on Tuesday the 29th we face Erins Own.
Team v Na Piarsaigh : D. Fitzgerald, S. Kearney, B. Walsh, D. Carr, L. Forde, B. Murphy, S. Walsh, C. O' Connor, M. Kearney, M. Collins, D. Dooley, S. Ryan, B. Murphy, S. Glasgow, B. Johnson
Subs: S. Pratt, F. Collins, O. Murphy.


On Easter Sunday night  our Minor Hurlers played host to our neighbours Watergrasshill in the Minor A Hurling League. Games between us are always tough as there is never much between us at this level. The cold and  wet slippery conditions didn't make for great hurling but the contest never lacked for effort from both sides. Our lads started the brighter with points from Cian O' Connor and Shane Walsh and a goal each by William Finnegan and Dean Lenihan. We went into the break leading on a scoreline of 2-9 to 0-3. The second half started badly for us when we conceded a goal direct from the throw in but our lads heads never dropped, almost immediately we responded with a goal of our own when Shane Walsh rattled the Hill net after some great work from DJ Cahill. Ryan Prendergast then got another goal and we tagged on more points from Jesse O' Keeffe, William Finnegan and DJ Cahill.
The final score was Bride Rovers 4 15 Watergrasshill  2 5. Our next game is away to St Catherine's on this Thursday night April the 24th, in Ballynoe at 7pm.

Team: S. O' Connor, J. Tobin, T. O Sullivan, J. Barry, C. Howard, R. Prendergast 1-0, J. Connor, C O Connor 0-2, J. O Keeffe 0-1, DJ Cahill 0-1, W. Finnegan 1-7, D. Moore, C. O Grady, D. Lenihan 1-1, S. Walsh 1-3. Subs: J. Service, N. Buckley


This week’s draw took place in O’Coileán’s Bar for a jackpot of €3,000.
The four numbers drawn were 5,7,9 & 27 and there was no jackpot winner.
The winners of the five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;
. Clare Lynch, Dungourney
. Tom Mulcahy, Bartlemy
. Paudie Murphy, Raheen
. Tom O’Riordan, Bartlemy
. Ollie Leahy, Rathcormac.
This  week’s draw took  place in Barry’s Bar  on Tuesday April the 22nd for a jackpot of €3,200.

Our first game for 2014 in the East Cork JHL Division 4 is on Wednesday of next week, April 30th. We are away to Aghada on that night at 7.30 with our third adult hurling team.
Our sympathy is extended to the wife and sister and relations of the late John O Keeffe of Mullentoura. John played with the Club in the 1950's. Also to our Senior Hurling selector Eddie O Callaghan, Ballinwillin, Bartlemy on the death of his father.
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  local Shanowen Players tread the boards in Rathcormac Hall  with John B. Keane's 'The Chastitute' on Friday May 16th with a performance at the Ballyhooley Arts Festival the following weekend.
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.
Thursday April 24th MHL away to St. Catherines 7pm
Sunday April 27 SHL Home to Sars at 1.
Tuesday April SHL Away to Erins Own
Wed April 30th JHL Div 4 away to Aghada at 7.30.
Sat May 10th Co JBFC V Abbey Rovers in Fermoy
Sat May 31st Co. SHC v Carrigtwohill in Riverstown at 7.30pm.

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.
The next Car Boot Sale for the Parish Development Fund will be on Sunday May 4th. If you can spare even an hour on the day to help out it would be great, just contact any Club Officer.
Thanks to our Main Club Sponsors Rathcormac Tyres, Veoila Environmental Services and O Coileains Bar for their ongoing support.