Bride Rovers GAA Club News

18 September, 2014


On Wednesday night of last week our Junior C Hurling team took on Midleton in the East Cork Championship  semi-final. We were to have played Killeagh in the quarter final but got a walkover so we had no game before the semi final against Midleton who were seeking a four in a row of titles in this grade.  We started smartly in the game with Damian Buckley and Pa O Driscoll well on top at midfield. Our opening score came from team captain Garry Clerkin with a green flag.  Colm Power followed with a point and but for four wides in a row we were well in control. A point from distance by Pat Walsh put us five points ahead before Midleton got 1 1 in  quick fire succession.  With Podge and the two Brians starring in the full back line we had plenty possession but our shooting left us down. Further points from Damien, Colm and a Pat Walsh free left us  1 5 to 1 3 ahead. Midleton levelled before Cian Howard put us a point ahead 1 6 to 1 5. Midleton got three white flags before half time to lead by 1  8 to  1 6. Given all the possession we had we should have been well ahead. A Gavin Quill free reduced the deficit to a single score. Then from a free Midleton goaled to make it 2  8 to  1  7. We then hit a purple patch with goals from Jamie Buckley and Garry Clerkin - we were up 3  7 to 2  8. The Magpie came storming back and added 1  1 to take the lead by 3 9 to 3  8. Tremendous work by James and Mike Hogan and Sean and Jacob saw us battle hard. With time running out  Damien Buckley pointed three frees in a row and a Mike Hogan score saw us lead by three. Midleton reduced our lead to just two - a dangerous lead, with a minute remaining and they tried hard for a winning goal. We held on to win by 3  12 to 3  10. This was a great team display which puts us into the East Cork Final v Russell Rovers who've had a three game campaign.  They defeated Castlemartyr, drew with Lisgoold and then won the replay clocking up huge scores in all the games. This was a great [performance from our third adult hurling team. With close on 50 players used at Senior and Junior A Level it is great to be fielding a third XV at junior level.
Mce Dooley, Podge Noonan, Brian Collins, Brian Lahive, Jacob Makau, Pat Walsh, Sean Cotter, Damien Buckley, Pa O'Driscoll, James Hogan, Mike Hogan, Gavin Quill, Cian Howard, Garry Clerkin(Captain), Colm Power, Jamie Buckley, Kieran Wolfe.
Garry Clerkin 2  0, Damien Buckley 0  4, Jamie Buckley 1  0, Colm Power 0  2, Pat Walsh 0  2, Gavin Quill 0 2, Mike Hogan, 0  1, Cian Howard 0 1.
The Final 0f the Junior C Grade Championship takes place on this coming Saturday September the 20th in Dungourney at 5 o clock.  Russell Rovers will be hot favourites to win the title after having had three games and it will be there second string against our third.  Hopefully we will have Gavin O Flynn back from abroad for the final. It is a great achievement to reach the East Cork  decider, well done to all the players and mentors. The team consists of a nice blend of youth and experience. We will really be up against it on Saturday but good luck and go for it lads. Lets hope we have plenty vocal support in Dungourney on Saturday evening. It was back in the 1880's that three adult hurling teams were first fielded in the parish. Back then it was 21 a side and Fr Edmond Barry PPP christened the third team 'The Holy Terrors'. It's great to see the tradition started by that eminent cleric is still going strong in the parish.

On behalf of all in Bride Rovers we extend a Cead Mile Failte to our new Parish Priest Fr. Michael Leamy who has recently bee appointed.  We hope he enjoys ministering in our midst. A word of sincere thanks to Fr Neilus O Donnell P.E. who was a wonderful friend to all in Bartlemy, Rathcormac and Kildinan. He was outstanding in his support for Gaelic games in the parish and we wish him a happy retirement.

On Tuesday night we took on Carrigtwohill under lights in Carrig in an East Cork JFL Game. WE played fairly well on the night but scored only six point while Carrig got 18. In the end we lost by 1  18 to  2  6.   TEAM;F. Hogan, P O Driscoll, B O Driscoll, S Kearney, D Dooley, L Forde, M Kearney, S Walsh, B Walsh, J Pratt, S O Brien, R Prendergast, S Pratt, J O Driscoll, D Lane.

On Friday night last we played Erins Own in the SHL and lost to the Caherlag side, TEAM;
F Hogan, T O Sullivan, B Walsh, R Prendergast, B Johnson, B Murphy, S Walsh, D Dooley, F Collins, C O Connor, M Collins, J Pratt, S Pratt, D Fitzgerald, O Murphy. SUBS USED: J Macak, G Quill.


Last  week’s draw took place in Barry’s Bar  on Tuesday Sept the 9th for a jackpot of €4,000.
The four numbers drawn were 15/18/20 & 27 and there was no jackpot winner.

The winners of the  week’s five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;
.Helen Carey, Monanig
.Caroline Fitzgerald, Main St.
.Sylvia O’Donovan, Rathcormac
.O’Donovan Family, Kilbrien
.Paddy Bermingham, Rathcormac.

This week’s draw took place in Benskin’s Bar on Tuesday Sept 16th for a jackpot of €4,200

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.
The build up to the Night at the Dogs is well underway. It's just two weeks from next Friday night. Nominations for dogs in the individual races are €50 each while family tickets are €20. An individual ticket is just €10. We are also seeking Race Sponsors and Race Card advertisers. Wit work to commence shortly on our huge building project we are relying heavily on the Oct 3rd fundraiser. Your support will be really appreciated for this venture. Tickets are being sold on a house to house basis throughout the parish and we wish to thank everyone for the great response we are getting. We appeal to all club players, members and supporters to make a big push for the next two weeks to sell as many tickets as possible far and wide. There will be musical entertainment on the night and a raffle on the entrance tickets.
STOP PRESS. It has just been confirmed that at least six thoroughbred, Arab donkeys will also be racing at Curraheen park on October  3rd. These animals were schooled at Ascot and Newmarket in July and had a promising run out in Listowel during the week.

Our remaining two games in the RED FM county Senior Hurling League have been fixed as follows;
Sunday 28th September v Blackrock, home at 12 noon.
Sunday 5thOctober v Bishopstown away at 12 noon.
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. Please inform family members, relations and friends of Bride Rovers about the ways and means of keeping in contact with the Club.
WE wish our Junior Camogie team all the very best in the County Final V Glen Rovers on this coming Sunday September 21st.

Next Sunday September the 21st is Car Boot Sale day. The Parish Development Council are looking for help on Saturday morning and again all day on Sunday.
Saturday September the 20th , 2014 East Cork Junior 'C' Grade Hurling Championship final Bride rovers v Russell Rovers in Dungourney at 5 o clock.
Thanks to our Main Club Sponsors Rathcormac Tyres, Veoila Environmental Services and O Coileains Bar for their ongoing support.