30 June, 2015

Draws Not Made Yet.

Draws for the next rounds of the various Hurling and Football championships were made at the County Board on Tuesday night last.  The draw for the Senior Hurling Championship was not made however. It was decided to await the results of the Killeagh v Carrigtwohill and St. Finbarrs v Bishopstown games before proceeding with the draws for the Senior Hurling. It's looking like the last week of July or first week of August for our next fixture in the competition. A lot will depend on Cork's progress in the Hurling Qualifiers. Cork meet Wexford on Saturday night and if they win they will be out again on Saturday week July 11th.


RED FM County Senior League.

We have two upcoming fixtures in the County SHL. On July 14th we are away in Church Road to Blackrock at 7.30pm and on July 18th we have a home game against Newtownshandrum at 3 0 clock. After that we have Ballyhea, Ballymartle, Douglas, Carrigtwohill and Sarsfields to play.


East Cork JHL Division 4.

Bride Rovers 3  9  St. Itas 0 9.

On Thursday of last week St Itas of Gortroe were the visitors to Pairc na Bride for a Div 4 East Cork JHL Fixture. Fielding our third XV this was a good tough game. Our haul of three goals proved decisive as both sides raised the white flag on nine occasions. This was St.Ita's  first time   playing in Rathcormac  for years.

On the night we had a good turnout with nineteen  players available.

We started brightly and following points by Richie Cahill and  Sean Cotter  Donal Ryan netted our first goal. We led by 2-5 to 0-5 at half-time,  DJ Cahill raising the second white flag.

We decided to give all the players available a run out and another major from by D.J. put the tie beyond Ita's reach and we won on a score of 3-9 to 0-9.

Team and Scorers:  Mossie Dooley, Podge Noonan, Brian Collins, Barry Collins, Brian Lahive, Pat Walsh, Barry Collins(0-1), Gavin O'Flynn, Adrian Buckley, Shane O'Connor(0-1), Richie Cahill(0-1), Sean Cotter (0-3), D.J.Cahill (2-1), Donal Ryan (1-2), Cian Howard, Colm Howard, James Barry, Dylan Browne, Jessie O'Keeffe.

We still have Killeagh, St Catherines Lisgoold and Castlemartyr to play in this league. In the East Cork Junior C Hurling championship we meet Youghal in the Quarter Final.


Junior Hurlers get a Bye.

Our Junior A Grade Hurling team have got a bye into Round three of the East Cork Championship. We were one of the 7 teams which lost the first round.  When the Round Two pairings were made Killeagh drew Carrigtwohill, Youghal v Cobh and Carrignavar v Russell Rovers and we are into round three. We had expected to be playing this weekend but now our game could now  be on the weekend of July 17/18th. In the East Cork Div 2 JHL we've four games played - three won, with Youghal, Fr O Neills and Castlelyons still to play.



The Lotto Jackpot for last Tuesday week June 23rd was €4400 and the four numbers drawn were 1,9, 14 and 16 and there was no jackpot winner. The winners of €30 each were all neighbours at one time ! Tom Hegarty, Bartlemy, Cotter family Hightown Bartlemy, Pat Cotter Snr. Hightown Bartlemy, Denis Ahern Ballinanelagh, Eleanor Ahern, Hightown, Bartlemy. The Jackpot for Tuesday last June 30th was €4600. . Tickets are jut €2 each and can be bought locally or online at  A yearly ticket can be bought for €90. The Lotto tickets can also be bought online at The first Lotto Draw was held on March 6th 1996 so the Lotto is going now for just over 20 years. It continues to provide vital finance for the day to day running of the Club as well as with continuing development of our facilities. We really appreciate the continuing support of so many people each week.


Great Juvenile Activity.

It's all go for the Juvenile Club at present. On last Friday night the Club's under 16 hurlers had a mighty one point victory over Watergrasshill in the championship. The following morning it was an early start for the local under 10 hurlers who were invited up to Celbridge. Co. Kildare for a tournament. We got on very well winning the 'plate' section. The Chairman of Celbridge is a former outstanding Bride Rovers player Ciaran O Donovan who still plays Intermediate hurling with the Celbridge Club. On Sunday evening then Blackrock under 14 hurling tem played our u 14 team for the Fr Seanie Barry Trophy. After a great game we won by 2 13 to 3  5. Fr Seanie was on hand to present the trophy to winning Rovers captain Kieran Kearney. He also          presented medals to both teams.



Cork v Wexford.

The Cork Senior Hurling team face a tough task on the coming Saturday evening when they travel to Wexford park to take on the home side in the Hurling Qualifiers. Cork were well beaten by Waterford in the Munster while Wexford were destroyed by Kilkenny in their provincial semi final.  The Model County hurlers will be buoyed up by their football team's win over Down last Saturday night. Wexford Park is a difficult place to get a win in League or Championship. We wish Brian Murphy and all the team and management all the very best. Tickets for the game are available from the usual sources. It will be a busy weekend for fans as on Sunday in Killarney Cork meet Kerry in the Munster Senior Football final.


 Scrap Metal collection.

The Club is still accepting all types of scrap metal. The Scrap collection is part of our ongoing fundraising campaign. We have more projects in the pipeline all the time so finance is always vital. Any items of scrap metal are acceptable from horse shoes to horse boxes, from a needle to an anchor - nothing is too big or too small. If you have scrap just ring 087 9538077. Apologies to those who have contacted the Club and are still awaiting collection. The last few weeks have been hectic but the backlog will be cleared shortly.


Sinead Kearney Lyme Treatment Fund.

Activities continued last weekend with a Table Quiz, Pool Tournament and Clay Pigeon Shooting. On next Sunday Ben Hogan has organised a Model Farm Display for Rathcormac Hall.  All the different fund raising events are being very well supported. We wish Sinead and her family all the best this weekend en route to America.  Details of the campaign can be found on



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.