Bride Rovers GAA Club News

26 June, 2014


With Douglas defeating Sarsfields in the first round of the CO SHC at Pairc Ui Rinn on Monday night we now face into our Round 2 game in the Co Senior Hurling championship on Sunday next June 29th. Sars were the favourites to win this game and if that had happened we would have had a long wait for our next game. That scenario would have suited us as we are plagued with injuries at present. Now we must get ready for the challenge of Sars who are contesting the 'back-door' route for the first time ever. As a result of the Senior game going ahead in Pairc Ui Rinn at 3 o clock next Sunday our East Cork Junior A Grade championship game v Cobh fixed for Caherlag at 3.30 will have to be rescheduled.
Douglas beat Sars by three points on Monday night after Sars had fought back to get on level terms with a few minutes to go. It is all of six years ago since Sars defeated us in the County Senior Hurling Final of 2008. Since then the Riverstown club have added two more titles in 2010 and again in 2012 as well as contesting two other County Finals. Having been in five of the last six County Finals they are a very experienced outfit. Against Sars they started minus three of their top players all of whom will be available on Sunday next so we face a huge challenge. The injury count is very disappointing with several players facing long spells out of action. Just a point separated us in that County Final after we had dominated the first forty minutes of the game. Since then we have found it difficult to put together any serious sequence of wins in the championship and two years ago we just avoided relegation when defeating Cloyne. For Sunday next we will really be looking to our younger players to step up to the mark for the team. We've been in many tough games at senior level over the years and always responded in typical Bride Rovers fashion when the need was greatest. On Sunday all we can say is 'go for it lads' the parish is behind ye. Let's have massive support in Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday next.

RED FM Senior Hurling League.
On Friday last we journeyed to Ballinaspittle to take on the home side Courcey Roves in a SHL tie. After a good game we emerged winners on a scoreline of
1  17 to 1  13.
Team; D. Fitzgerald, D. Carr, S. Kearney, S. Walsh, L.Forde, B. Murphy, M. Kearney, M. Liddane, B. Johnson, J. Pratt, C. O' Connor, M. Collins, S. Glasgow, D. Dooley, F. Collins

At the time of writing no definite news is available on our Junior hurling championship game v Cobh. With the Senior championship now on Sunday the fixture will have to be changed. It is possible the game will come forward to Friday night or else go back until Monday or Tuesday night.

Last  week’s draw took place in Barry’s Bar on June 17th  for a jackpot of €4,800. The four numbers drawn were 13,16,26 &27 and there was no jackpot winner.

The winners of the five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;
. Pat Cotter Snr, Bartlemy
. Donie Healy, Kildinan
. Tom Murphy, Bartlemy
. Marie O’Connor c/o Laya Healthcare
. Evelyn Ahern, Hightown.

This  week’s draw took place in Benskin’s Bar on Tuesday June 24th  for a jackpot of €5,000
Congrats to u 14's.
The Club's u 14 team had a busy weekend. On Friday night last they travelled to the Fr O Neills pitch at Aghavine and defeated Erins Own in the u 14 football championship. On Saturday they were involved in a Munster Feile u 14 hurling competition      . they had good wins over Nenagh, Cobh, Knockavilla Kickhams and then went on to defeat another Tipperary team, Silvermines in the final.

FIXTURES Sunday June 29th Co. SHC V Sars in Pairc Ui Rinn at 3
East Cork JAHC V Cobh ,venue, time and date to be confirmed.
Sat July 5th Co JBFC quarter final v Whitechurch in Glenville.
Thanks to our Main Club Sponsors Rathcormac Tyres, Veoila Environmental Services and O Coileains Bar for their ongoing support.