Bride Rovers GAA Club News

30 April, 2014


As part of our ongoing fundraising campaign  the Bride Rovers Club will be organising a variety of events during the year. Raising finance at present is not an easy task but the people of the parish have always supported the GAA Club and long may this continue. We have plans for a major new all-weather facility in Pairc na Bride. To this end we applied for Funding from the Department of Sport and were successful in our application. However we have a shortfall in finances between the expected Grant and the cost of the project. In recent months our Finance and Development Sub- Committee have looked at various fund raising options. A major event is being planned for the autumn but other activities will go ahead in the meantime. The weekly Club Lotto continues to bring finance in for the Club but this is mainly for the day to day running of the Club so other income sources are always been explored.   A few years ago we had a very successful Scrap Collection in the parish and on Saturday May the 24th we will have a similar collection. We are aware of the fact that a huge amount of material was gathered three years ago but we know that there is still a lot of scrap out there.  All types of metal will be accepted as well as old car, tractor and lorry batteries. When we say 'all types of metal'  we mean just that -anything from drink cans to combine harvesters!  Old copper cylinders and piping, bicycles, galavanised sheeting, cars, farm machinery, old wheels, unused utensils are all welcome. We will have at least two 'depots' available on the day and for a few days before hand. If you can bring the scrap to these depots it will be much appreciated but if transport of the material is a problem let us know and we can arrange collection. Please spread the  message to neighbours, friends and relations about this Scrap Collection as every little helps.
For further details and information please contact any of the following numbers; 087 9538077 ,  086 8552537, 086 8193186, 086 8453364.
When you ring any of these numbers you can make suitable arrangements for the delivery and or collection of the scrap metal. Bride Rovers Club really appreciates the ongoing support of the community both in supporting all our teams and helping with the ongoing development of our facilities.  Scrap will be accepted from everyone and anyone and even if you are outside the parish and have material that you want removed please contact any of these numbers for prompt attention.

Last week’s draw took place in Barry’s Bar on Tuesday April the 22nd  for a jackpot of €3,200. The four numbers drawn were 9, 10, 12 & 15 and there was no jackpot winner.

The winners of the five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;
. Noel Molan, Mondaniel
. Breda Foley, Moulane
. Sarah McNamara c/o Laya Healthcare
. Ger O’Donovan, Kilbrien
. Nicola Barry, Rathcormac.
This weeks draw took  place in Benskin’s Bar on Tuesday April the 29th  for a jackpot of €3,400.
Tickets for the weekly Lotto Draw are priced at just  € 2 each and can be purchased from Club members. They are also available in local business outlets  and online at Support for the weekly Lotto is vital and greatly appreciated as the costs involved in running a GAA Club are increasing all the time. As well as the day to day costs we are planning more major Development work in Pairc na Bride in 2014 so finance is always needed. We are always looking for new Lotto Ticket sellers so if you could sell even a few tickets each week it would be of great benefit to the Club.

Our Minor Hurlers travelled to Pairc Naomh Caitrionaigh for a MHL game against the home team. We lost by a margin of 5 points We have a home game v Erins Own on this Thursday evening, May 1st at 7pm.
Team v St Catherine's
S O' Connor, J Tobin, T O Sullivan, J Fitzgerald, C Howard, R Prendergast, J Connor, C O' Connor, J O' Keeffe, D Lenihan, DJ Cahill, J Barry, J Service, W Finnegan, C O' Grady.

On Sunday last we faced Sarsfields in the RED FM county Senior Hurling League in Pairc na  Bride. Sars were well on top and won by 2 19 to 1 13.
Team & Scorers; D. Fitzgerald, D. Carr, B Walsh, S. Kearney, L. Forde, S. Walsh, M. Liddane, M. Kearney, B. Johnson (0-9), C O Connor (0-1), S. Ryan, O. Murphy, B. Murphy, M. Collins (1-3), D. Dooley.

The Rathcormac Parish Development Fund hold the monthly Car Boot    Sale on
Sunday  next May the 4th. Help is always needed so if you can give even an hour on Sunday or on Saturday morning   (Preparing  the field ) please contact any club officer.

Pairc UI Chaoimh news.
Planning permission for the major redevelopment of Pairc UI Chaoimh was granted by the Cork City Council last week. This is great news as the total revamp of the Stadium is long overdue.

Sympathy is extended to the wife and sons of the late Denis O Connor of Bridgelands, Rathcormac. A native of Boherbue Denis came farming to The Rock in Bartlemy and has lived in Rathcormac since his retirement. A great community man, Denis was a proud supporter of Bride Rovers  and delighted in seeing his sons Oliver and Vincent playing in the green, white and gold. In recent years Cian and Shane, his grandsons  continued that tradition. We extend our deepest sympathy to all the O Connor family.

Thursday May 1st Co. MHL V Erins Own, home at 7pm.
Saturday May 10th Co JBFC v Abbey Rovers in Fermoy at 7pm
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.
Thanks to our Main Club Sponsors Rathcormac Tyres, Veoila Environmental Services and O Coileains Bar for their ongoing support.