27 January, 2015

All Ready For Action.

Well the month of February is nearly upon us and once La Feile Bhride has come we'll see a real stretch in the evenings. The training is already started and the games will be underway shortly. It's a great time of the year, full of hope and anticipation as we look forward to the action. This week and next the various Boards will be having their inaugural meetings as draws are made and fixture plans put into place. While the redevelopment work in Pairc Ui Chaoimh goes ahead meetings of the County Board will be held in the Nemo Rangers headquarters at Trabeg.  More than likely under 21 football will be the first championship competition, followed no doubt by Junior Football and then Senior Hurling. Going on the programme of the last few years at County Board we can expect our first round SHC tie in about sixteen weeks.


Mossy O Regan RIP.

 We were saddened to hear of the death last weekend of Mossy O Regan of Ashfield Place and formerly of Ballyglissane. Moss was one of a great generation of hurlers who played with the Club during a barren spell in the late 1940's and 50's. Along with his brothers Billy and the late Paddy, Moss gave sterling service to the Bride Rovers , Bartlemy and St. Bartholomew's teams. His only successes with the club were a few tournament medals but he told me one time he had more meas in those victories than any other honours he won. In 1951 the Bartlemy hurling team played two games in the Castlelyons tournament - played in Bridesbridge. In the semi final Bartlemy beat the home side by 3 3 to 3 1. The final against Lisgoold was played on Sunday April the 22nd with Bartlemy winning by 5 4 to 0 2. The victorious team was Ml. O Brien, Dan Ryan, Dinny O Callaghan, Willie Cotter, Mossy O Reagan Michael 'Tiny' O Riordan, Martin Murphy, Jimmy 'Coach' Coughlan, Billy O Regan, Joe Browne, Paddy O Regan, David Cotter, Liam Ryan, Sean Ryan, Dick Ryan. The Bartlemy club was affiliated from 1951 until 1955. There was no team in the parish in 1955 and the three O Regan brothers and the 'Coach' played with the Castlelyons team that won the East Cork JAHC for the first time.  The O Regan brothers came back when St. Bartholomew's fielded a team and they later played with Bride Rovers again. After spending a spell working in England Moss came back to work at turf cutting in Co. Kildare. He returned to his native place in later years. For the last thirty five years Moss lived with his sister Mary and her husband Billy Hanrahan in Rathcormac. Moss was a very quiet man who loved nature and animals. He loved the flutter on the horses and the Lotto. Moss was removed from Ronayne's Funeral Home Fermoy on last Sunday afternoon to Rathcormac Church. His requiem Mass was celebrated on Monday afternoon by Fr. Michael Leamy PP. A sliotar was amongst the symbols of Moss' life taken up to the altar. Neighbour and former Bride Rovers Treasurer, Tom Barry, Gneeves, Rathcormac, paid a fitting tribute to Moss after the Mass. Moss was interred in Gortroe cemetery. The green, white and gold jersey of the Club adorned the coffin. All in Bride Rovers Club extend our sympathy to the Hanrahan family and also to Moss' brother Billy and his family in Adelaide, Australia. Men like Moss O Regan have helped create the Bride Rovers Hurling tradition. May he rest in peace. 



Weekly Club Lotto.

The Jackpot for Tuesday January 20th was €2800. The four numbers drawn were 6,7,10 and 27 and there was no winner. The winners of €30 were

Nigel Murphy, Castlemagner.

Carmel Finnegan, Rathcormac

Evelyn Murphy, Raheen

Carmel O Brien c/o LAYA

Denis Ahern, Ballinanelagh

Tickets for the Lotto are just €2 each and can be bought locally in shops and business premises and from Club Members. Tickets can also be purchased online at



The East Cork Final of the Scor Sinnsear -adult competition will be held on February the 22nd. The Club hope to have representation  in at least some of the categories on the night. The competitions are Set and Figure Dancing, Solo Singing , Recitation, Ballad Group, Leiriu ( Historical Sketch) and Instrumental Music. Details from Club Officers.


Hurling Tournament.


The big news on the Club hurling front is that we are promoting an Inter County Senior Club Tournament at the end of February. It will be a four team tournament with Tallow (Waterford) , Murroe-Boher (Limerick), Lorrha (Tipperary) and Bride Rovers competing . back in the 1970's and early 80's when we held an annual Festival we played host to different Club teams in Senior Tournament games but as junior club we never participated in these games. This Tournament will usher in the 2015 playing season in an exciting fashion.


Development Work.


Work on our major new all weather facility continues with great progress to be seen. The final shape of the project can now be seen. A painting team has also commenced work on the dressingrooms to ensure our facilities are in good order for all our players.



We are still accepting all types of scrap metal as part of our ongoing fundraising campaign. If you have any unwanted scrap iron, bicycles, cars, tractors, cookers, farm implements, engines, lawnmowers, tin-cans, cutlery or anything metal we can arrange to have it collected and disposed of. Just ring 087 9538077.




With the 2015 season only weeks away training is well underway again. The Bride Rovers Club is always looking for new players so if you are living in the area and playing with some other club or not playing at all do consider joining Bride Rovers. We cater for everyone from under 6 upwards- hurling and football, ladies football and camogie.



Players €100

Ordinary adult membership €50

OAP's €20

Students €40.


Bride Rovers Abu;

Copies of our Club History 'Bride Rovers Abu' are still available from the Club PRO , just phone 087 9538077.



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. Christmas time is when we all think of those away abroad in a special way so tell them all about how to keep in touch with the Club at home and how they can still support the Club lotto online.



We are always seeking new players from four years and upwards and of course older players who may have played with other clubs and are now living in the parish are more than welcome to join the Bride Rovers Club. People who never played the games are encouraged to join too as we have a role for everyone. Maybe your talent is in gardening or landscaping, in IT or fundraising, in catering, cleaning, flag-making or any other of the many tasks that have to be undertaken in a busy GAA Club. Some people are afraid if they 'join up' they will be overburdened but don’t worry on that score. If you want to give an hour a week or an hour a month to the Bride Rovers Club that contribution will be very much appreciated and respected. They say 'many hands make light work' and in the case of a GAA Club it is really the truth. In the next few weeks many people will be making New Year's Resolutions -why not get involved with your local GAA Club? If you want further information on what you could do ring 087 9538077.


Club Sponsors.

We are delighted to have Rathcormac Tyres, O Coileains Bar and Veolia Environmental Services as our valued Club Sponsors.