Bride Rovers GAA Club News

12 November, 2014



Bride Rovers GAA Notes.


On Saturday last at Lisgoold our Junior B Football team qualified for the East Cork Championship Final. A semi final win over Glenville on a scoreline of  0  16 to  1  5 means we are now in the Junior B Football Final at Divisional level for the sixth time. It will be a local derby Final against Castlelyons and goes ahead this coming Saturday November the 15th at 3 o clock in ………….
It was Glenville who made the better start last Saturday. Though this was the club's third adult football team they opened very strongly with two early points, one from play and one from a placed ball to lead by two after just three minutes. Brendan Walsh and Liam Forde began to win good possession but our account only registered two wides in the first six minutes one coming from a forty five. Seven minutes had elapsed before Jerome O Driscoll finally got our first white flag followed in the next minute by a pointed free from team captain Barry Johnson. We began to win the kick outs and soon the scores came. Two points within a minute from Jerome had us leading by double scores in the twelfth minute. During the second quarter of the game we took over completely and scored five further points without reply and but for two excellent saves from Aidan Foley we could have had a very substantial lead. Barry scored our fifth point followed by white flags from Pat Walsh, Sean Ryan, Daniel Dooley and Sean Ryan again to put us 0  9 to  0  2 in front by the twenty sixth minute. Then in a rare attack Glenville scored a goal and there was only four points in it at half time. We had dominated the match and could easily have been up nine or ten points but we were still confident for the second half. A quick Daniel Dooley point put us five ahead .  Glenville then enjoyed their best period of the game and two points -one from a free, reduced our lead to just a goal 0  10 to  1  4. Brendan Walsh steadied matters with a good point and Terry Broderick restored our five point lead. Glenville got a point back to leave it 0 12 to 1  5, still anyone's game. In the last ten minutes our backline came under severe pressure but held out admirably. Our forwards got plenty possession and we kicked over four points, one from Barry and three from Terry to win by 0 16 to 1 5. It was a mixed performance but when the pressure came on our lads responded well. To get the win was the important thing and that was achieved.
Team and scorers;
F. Hogan, G. O Flynn, B. O Driscoll, T. O Sullivan, J. Macak, S. Kearney, P. Walsh 0 1, L. Forde, B. Walsh 0 1, B. Johnson 0 3, S. Ryan 0 1, D. Carr, D. Dooley 0 2, J. O Driscoll 0  3, W. Finnegan. Subs; T. Broderick 0 4, J. Mannix, C. O Connor, S. O Brien.

This will be our sixth East Cork Junior 'B' Football final. To date we've won three and lost two:
1981 Bride Rovers 1-10   Youghal 0-4
1989 Bride Rovers 1-6     Aghada 1-7
1993 Bride Rovers 1-8    Glanmire 1-4
2008 Bride Rovers 0-6    Carrignavar 1-4
2009 Bride Rovers 4  8 Russell Rovers 2  2:

The Final is fixed for this weekend probably on Saturday in Glenville but we will have confirmation of the date, time and venue later in the week.
Our opponents Castlelyons are going for a football double having already this year won out the County Junior B Grade championship.
We are still without several players because of injury and work commitments abroad. Our three games so far in this competition have seen us give varying performances but a major improvement on all these displays will be needed if we are to have a chance of winning this title. Go for it lads and well done on the effort put in so far this season. Well done to Vincent Cronin, Pat Murphy, Daniel Lane and Shane O Connor and their backroom team.
2014 East Cork Junior B Grade Football Championship -path to the final.
First round v Cloyne.
Score; Bride Rovers 2  13 Cloyne  0  3.
Panel and Scorers: Frank Hogan, Tadgh O'Sullivan, James Murphy, Jim O'Connor, Stephen Pratt(0-2),Barry Murphy, Jacob Makau, Barry Johnson(1-3), Shane Walsh(1-2), Donnacha Carr(0-1), Padraig Murphy, William Finnegan, Pat Walsh(0-1), Daniel Dooley, Damien Buckley(0-3), Mike Liddane, Fergus Collins, Podge Noonan, Cian Howard.
Quarter Final V Russell Rovers.
Score; Bride Rovers 1  15 Russell Rovers  0  10.
TEAM; Frank Hogan, Gavin O Flynn, Brenny O Driscoll, Tadhg O Sullivan, Shane Kearney, Barry Murphy, Stephen Pratt, Liam Forde, Brendan Walsh, Donncha Carr, Barry Johnson, Sean Ryan, Daniel Dooley, Jerome O Driscoll, William Finnegan.
Subs; Pat Walsh, Jason Mannix, Damian Buckley, Jacob Macak, Terry Broderick.

SCORERS; J. O Driscoll; 1  3, B. Johnson 0  4, B. Walsh; 0  3, T. Broderick; 0 3, S. Ryan; 0 1, D. Dooley; 0  1.

Semi Final Bride Rovers 0 16 Glenville 1 5.

The team that won our first Junior 'B' Title in 1981 was Paul Murphy, Declan Kearney, Tommy O'Flynn, Liam Cahill, Anthony Cahill, Tom Kearney (Capt), Tadgh O'Donovan, Paudie Collins, Moss Dooley, Cyril Johnson, James Maye, Tom Mulcahy, Jimmy Johnson, Richie Cotter, Connie Barry.
In 1993 our winning team was Pat Mannix, Tom Kearney, Mike Hogan, Liam Barry, Barry Hogan, Anthony Cahill, John Joe Barry (Capt), John A Murphy, Tom Mulcahy, Pat Barry, Batt O'Connell, Pat Walsh, Dermot 'Georgie' Johnson, Andrew O'Flynn, John O'Dowd.
Aghada 1 7 Bride Rovers  1  6.
Team; Pat Mannix, Denis Ahern, Tom Kearney, John Joe Barry, Oliver O Connor, Paudy Collins, Tom Mulcahy C, Batt O Connell, John A Murphy, Barry Hazlewood, Mike Hogan, Barry Hogan, Hugh Kelleher, Anthony Cahill, Denis Mulcahy.

2008 Final; Carrignavar  1 4 Bride Rovers 0  6.
Team: Vincent O’Keeffe, Alan Broderick, Batt O’Connell, Barry Murphy, Padraig O’Brien (Capt), Mike Hogan, Mark O’Connell, Kieran Manley, Brian Murphy, Tomas Kearney, Gavin O’Flynn, Michael Collins, Daniel Dooley, Alan O’Keeffe, John O’Dowd.
Subs: Garry Prendergast, Jason Campbell.

2009 Final; Bride Rovers 4  8   Russell Rovers 2  2.
Team; Georgie Johnson, Alan Broderick (Capt), Trevor Moloney, Pat Barry, Podge O'Brien, Barry Murphy, Tomás Kearney, Barry Johnson (0-2), Sean Ryan (0-2), Jason Mannix (0-1), Michael Collins (0-1), Brian Murphy (2-0), Padraig Murphy (1-0), Donal Ryan (1-0), Jason Pratt (0-2).
Subs: Shane Murphy, Barry Hazelwood, Declan Quinlan. .


The Jackpot last Tuesday Nov the 5th was €5600, the numbers drawn were 1, 3, 6 ,21 and there was no winner. The winners of €30 each were Creedon family Ballincollig, Linda Cahill Shanowen, Terry Broderick, Shane Smyth Mill Fuels and Pat Tobin Ballincurrig. The Jackpot for Tuesday Nov 12th was €5800.

The AGM of the club is on Monday week November the 24th. Next Monday November the 17th is the closing date for Motions and Nominations.
The Cork GAA Board annual Convention is on in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Sunday December the 14th at 1.30.

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.
   The big news on the Twitter Front lately the club has reached a mighty total of  1000 followers on Twitter. The followers just keep increasing.   Well done and keep spreading the good news far and wide. Please tell anyone and everyone that they can follow all the happenings in Bride Rovers wherever they may be.
Thanks to our Main Club Sponsors Rathcormac Tyres, Veoila Environmental Services and O Coileains Bar for their ongoing support.