Bride Rovers GAA Club News

03 June, 2014

Bride Rovers GAA
Senior Hurlers lose out to Carrigtwohill…
Different venue,same result and in a similar fashion to last year’s defeat against the 2011 champions, where a late comeback was not enough to avoid the scenic route for our Senior Hurlers.
Following a very good opening period, Shane Walsh pounced to flick the ball to the empty net and a minute later a high ball towards goal was grabbed by Daniel Dooley who crashed an unstoppable shot to the roof of the net to give us a great start to this 1st round game in the beautifully prepared venue of Riverstown before a large attendance in balmy conditions.
Carrigtwohill soon got to grips with the game and with Waterford panellist Shane Fives starting (as was expected), they searched for some much-needed inspiration. It came in the 19th minute, with Captain Rob White getting their goal, and following this up with some sublime points, they led at half time 1-10 to 2-4.
An opening 15 minutes of complete dominance of the second half by the Carrig boys yielded 7 points to put them 9 up after 45 minutes, we had failed to register a score until Barry Johnson’s point in the 47th minute. It looked like a heavy defeat was on the cards, but with Carrig putting players back to defend the lead, and with some Rovers changes, we roared back into the game, With six points shared from Barry Johnson and Daniel Dooley and one from Owen Murphy, we cut the deficit to 2 but similarly to last year, we had momentum in this vital period. However with a injury time of 4 minutes to be played, and a second yellow card for Michael Liddane in the 58th minute, Carrigtwohill steadied the ship and Fives and Hogan, who was unerring from frees all evening, closed out the game. Carrig now move on to round 4 while we must wait on the losers of Douglas and Sarsfields in Round 2.
A creditable performance and the lads showed great spirit to come back but we must do it all again to remain in the championship race.
Scorers for Bride Rovers: B Johnson 0-8 (4f), Daniel Dooley 1-3, Shane Walsh 1-0, Owen Murphy, Michael Liddane 0-1.

Team: Dinny Fitzgerald; Donncha Carr, Brendan Walsh, M Liddane; Liam Forde, Brian Murphy, Michael Kearney; Jason Pratt, Cian O’Connor; Barry Johnson, Barry Murphy, Daniel Dooley; Michael Collins (C), Shane Walsh, Stephen Glasgow.
Subs: Owen Murphy for Glasgow (ht), Dean Lenihan for Murphy (45), Shane Kearney for Forde (60).

Pictures from the game can be seen on the club website www.briderovers.ie

Avondhu/Imokilly JHL Div 1 Group 2
Bride Rovers 1 – 8 Midleton 2 - 12
In an entertaining Round 7 game at home on Monday night played in ideal conditions, Midleton proved too good for us leading from start to finish.Having played 9 games in this league winning 4, losing 3 and drawing 2 bringing our points tally to 10.

Pairc na Bride
On Sunday afternoon June 1st at Pairc na Bride we hosted a first round game in the Premier IHC between our neighbours Castlelyons and Watergrasshill. There was a fine attendance for this local derby and all went off very smoothly. Castlelyons edged home with two late Alan Fenton goals to send Watergrasshill to the losers’ group where Inniscarra await, while Castlelyons move to Round 4
Thanks to all our club members who helped out on the day.
Thurles
The Munster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Replay Cork v Wateford is on this
Sunday @ 3.30pm in Semple Stadium. The game will not be televised so get your tickets in advance.
Ticket Information
Munster GAA confirms that all pre-purchased adult tickets for the game will be reduced by €5.  Tickets are now on sale online at gaa.tickets.ie and at  Centra/SuperValu stores
Pre-purchase Price is
Adults Covered Stand – €20
Adults Uncovered Stand – €15
Juveniles (Under 16s) for both stands & terrace – €5
Adults Killinan End Terrace – €10

Player Profiles
Our website, www.briderovers.ie, is constantly growing in popularity, and our latest addition is a new set of Senior Hurling player profiles - check it out by clicking on the Player Profile link on the homepage. Our thanks to Basil O Sullivan for taking the pictures.
The most up-to-date information on County, East Cork and juvenile fixtures and results can be found right there on the homepage, or if you're feeling nostalgic, reminisce over the highs and lows of the past in our History section!!

Social Media
The Bride Rovers Twitter page, @BrideRoversGAA, now has just over 730 followers, a very impressive total. Twitter is the ideal way to keep up-to-date on the go, whether at home or abroad, so follow @BrideRoversGAA for news, views and match updates direct to your mobile phone. You'll also find our Ladies' club at @RoversGAA, so give them a follow too! For those not already on Twitter, you can sign up at www.twitter.com - our next target is to reach 1000 followers, and every follow or re-tweet helps.

Cork GAA Clubs’ Draw
Congrats to Sinead & Jer Collins who won a €100 voucher in the Cork GAA Clubs’ Draw. You can join the draw by contacting any club officer.

Cork Jerseys
The Chill Insurance Cork juvenile jersey is available for purchase all year round at Páirc Uí Rinn at special discounted prices as follows:
Ages 1-2 and 3-4: €25, Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 10-11: €32, Age 13-14: €38
Jerseys on sale from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm Monday to Friday.
For enquiries, call 021-4291604 or email paircuirinn.cork@gaa.ie
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Welcome Home: to Fr Seanie who is enjoying a trip home presently and will no doubt get to a few games during his holiday here.

Exams: Best wishes to all our Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students who began their exams this week.

Club Lotto
Last week’s draw (27th May) took place in Benskin’s Bar for a jackpot of €4,200. There was no jackpot winner.
The winners of five €30 'Lucky Dips’ last week were;
Theresa Walsh Bartlemy, Dave Healy Bartlemy, Niamh Johnson Ballyda, Pat O Connor Corrin,
Donie Healy Kildinan.

The Jackpot for thisTuesday June 3rd was €4400.(Details next week) 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 locallotto.ie or via our club website, www.briderovers.ie.  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.

Bride Rovers Club Sponsors
Thanks to our Main Club Sponsors Rathcormac Tyres, Veoila Environmental Services, and O Coileain’s Bar for their ongoing support.