10 March, 2015


The Weekly Lotto Jackpot for  Tuesday the 3rd of March was €4000. The four numbers drawn on the night were 1, 6, 13 and 27 and there was no winner. The winners of €30 each were as follows ;

Nora O Connor, Scartbarry

Paudie Collins, Mullintoura

Rathcormac Open Coursing Club

Ellie Johnson, Bartlemy

John Joe Carey, Bartlemy.

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 income from the weekly Lotto provides much needed finance for the day to day running of the Club and we are very appreciative of the support of the public for this fundraiser.



A reminder that Club membership fees for 2015 are now due.  The playing season on all fronts is getting into full swing.  Players cannot play with the Club until membership Fee is paid. As in previous years anyone who wants to arrange staged payments over a few months can do so. The Membership fees for this year are;

 Players €100, Ordinary adult membership €50, OAP's €20 and Students €40. To become a member of the Bride Rovers GAA Club just contact any Club Officer.


Our fixture against Erins Own in the Red FM Cork County Senior Hurling League down for decision last Sunday was changed. It now goes ahead on St. Patricks Day in Caherlag at 12 noon. The Cork Championship Programme for the year was produced last week. We are down to play the first round of the Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday May the 16th(the night before Bartlemy Races) in Pairc Ui Rinn at 6.15 followed by Douglas and St. Finbarrs at 8pm. Extra time will be played in both these games if either ends in a draw.


Lough Rovers are fixed to play Araglen in the County Junior B Football Championship on Saturday May the 9th at 3.30pm.


We competed well in the Solo Singing (Mary Hazlewood) and Leiriu (John Arnold and Jonathon Brackett & Kitty O Shea) but came home with no trophies on the night. The county Scór Quiz Final is on in the Eire Óg GAA Pavilion in Ovens on tonight Thursday March the 12th. at 8pm. This is open to all teams in the County.

Laois- 1915.

Laois won the All Ireland Hurling title in 1915 -one hundred years ago. Plans are underway in the O Moore County to commemorate this anniversary. In the 1915 Final Laois defeated Cork and by a quirk of fate Cork were trained by a Corkman, Pat Lee, from Bartlemy village. The terms 'trainer', 'manager' or 'coach' were not invented back then but Pat Lee is credited as being a huge influence on the winning side. Pat had been a great player on the 'old' Bartlemy and Rathcormac teams in the late 1880's. He found employment with the GS&W Railway Company and went to work in various Train Stations. It was while he was working at Ballybrophy, Co. Laois that he got involved with the local GAA scene. Ballygeehan were the Laois Co SH Champions in 1914 and thus had the selection of the County team in 1915 -in a similar way Redmonds were the Cork standard bearers. On Friday week an event is being held in the little hamlet of Ballygeehan to kick-start the commemorative events for the year. Relations of Pat Lee from Bartlemy, Limerick and Spain have been invited. On Easter Monday Cork and Laois will play a Senior Hurling game in Ballacolla (Clogh-Ballacolla) is the present day GAA Club in the Parish. Later in the year a Booklet on the 1915 win will be published.



We are still collecting scrap metal for ongoing fundraising for the Club. Nothing is too small and nothing is too large, just ring 087 9538077. 


Club Sponsors.

The Bride Rovers GAA Club are proud to have Rathcormac Tyres, O Coileáns Bar and Veolia Environmental Services as our valued Club Sponsors.