Bride Rovers GAA Club News

24 September, 2014



Our hopes of an East Cork Junior Hurling Championship title at C Grade were dashed at Dungourney on Saturday evening last. Russell Rovers second team proved too strong for our third XV on a beautiful evening for hurling. We had hoped that we could capture the title, especially for some of our long serving players who have given soo much to the Club over many years. Unfortunately sport can be cruel sometimes but we can be proud of the display our lads gave  after a very poor start. After twelve minutes we were 2  3 to  0  2 in arrears. We outscored our opponents by  1  9 to  0  8 during the reminder of the game and in the end lost out on a scoreline of 2  11 to  1  11. a goal from team captain Gary Clerkin followed by a pointed free from Damien Buckley brought us to within a point but by the break we were 2 7 to 1  5 down, our other first half points coming from Gavin O Flynn, Gavin Quill, Damien and Mike Hogan. In fairness to Pat Walsh, Pa O Driscoll and Jacob Mackau our defence were well on top in the second quarter. Padraig Murphy and Daniel Lane came on in the second half. We added six points from Damien, Gavin Quill 2, James Hogan, Colm Power and Daniel Lane but we couldn't get a second goal. Of course it was a bitter disappointment but we must put it in context, having used 50 players at Senior and Junior A this was a great achievement. Credit to players like Mike Hogan who was on the O Flynn Cup winning panel in 1988 and Walshie who was on the Minor County League winning team in 1992 and to team captain Gary Clerkin from Monaghan who joined the Club just a few years ago. Thanks to all the players who tried their very best on the day for Bride Rovers. Thanks also to James, Dan, Shane and Niall who were in charge of the team for the great work they put in all year.

Team and scorers; Maurice Dooley, Podge Noonan, Brian Collins, Brian Lahive, Jacob Makau, Pat Walsh, Sean Cotter, Gavin O Flynn, Pa O Driscoll, Damien Buckley (0 3), Mike Hogan( 0 1), Gavin Quill (0 3), James Hogan(0 1), Garry Clerkin(1 0) captain, Colm Power(0 1), Padraig Murphy, Daniel Lane(0 1), Kieran Wolfe, James Barry & David Quinn.

Last  week’s draw took place in Benskin’s Bar on Tuesday September the 16th  for a jackpot of €4,200.
There was no jackpot winner.

The winners of the five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;
. Pat Hoskins, Ballinagore
. Hugh Kelleher Jnr, Rathcormac
. Kathleen Coleman c/o Fitzy’s Fast Food
. Laura Buckley c/o Laya Healthcare
. Ann Lynch, Monanig.

This  week’s draw took place in The Rathcormac Inn on Tuesday September the 23rd for a jackpot of €4,400.
Tickets for the Lotto are jus € 2 and are on sale in shops, pubs and businesses throughout thee parish. The Lotto is our major source of day to day income and your ongoing support is really appreciated.

The build up to the Night at the Dogs is well underway. It's just a week 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 week 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. A Donkey Derby is also being held and the names of the riders have been submitted to both the Jockey Club and the NCT for approval. The Development of further training facilities at present underway will cost in excess of €200,000 so the Night at the Dogs is a vital part of our fundraising effort.

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.

Congratulations the Club Camogie team on their great win in the County Final on Sunday evening last. The great win over Glen Rovers was well deserved. The panel had little time to recover after the Co Senior B Football Final defeat to Donoughmore on the previous Tuesday night so this was a great team victory.

What a weekend it will be in Croke park again. With the Hurling Final replay on Saturday evening and a triple-decker of Ladies |Football Finals on Sunday it should be a brilliant time in HQ. Cork Ladies Football team are the most successful team of all time with nine All Irelands in ten years. We wish Cork all the best on Sunday against Dublin and wish Grace, Eleanor and Jennifer all the very from everyone in the Parish and Club.

Co. Minor Hurling League.
We are possibly still in contention for a play off place in the Co MHL. We are one of three teams on 6 points and if Erins Own win their last game they will also be on six points so it seems likely that a three or four way play off will be needed.

Thanks to our Main Club Sponsors Rathcormac Tyres, Veoila Environmental Services and O Coileains Bar for their ongoing suppor