07 July, 2015

Cork Back on Track.

The Cork Senior hurlers got their championship campaign last Saturday evening. They travelled to Wexford Park to take on the home side and came away with a good victory. Facing a team like Wexford on their home patch was never going to be easy but the rebels with the aid of the strong breeze in the first half set to work quickly. They used the advantage well to build up a fine lead by half time and despite a spirited Wexford effort in the second thirty five minutes Cork won well. It was a good display from Cork, well done to Brian Murphy and all his team-mates and JBM and his selectors. Cork are drawn against Clare in the next round of the Qualifiers and this game has been fixed for Thurles on the coming Saturday July 11th at 7pm. It will be some weekend in Thurles because Tipp and Louth play in Semple Stadium on Saturday at 2 followed by Limerick and Dublin hurlers and then the Cork game. The following day Sunday the grounds host the Minor and Senior Munster Hurling Finals. Clare demolished Offaly last Saturday and will be much harder opposition than Wexford. Between the 2013 All Ireland games and last years Munster tie a great rivalry has built up between the Rebels and the Banner. Best of luck Brian and Cork.

The Cork v Kerry replay is on Saturday week July 118th in Killarney again, probably at 7pm.


Senior Hurling challenge.


On Tuesday night of last week we played a Challenge game in hurling against Tracton from the South East Division. Tracton are competing in the Premier Intermediate grade and have been drawn against their neighbours and great rivals Courcey Rovers in the next round of the PIHC. It was a good, lively game and the sides were fairly evenly matched in the first half. In the second half we pulled away to win by 3  33 to 0 12.


Senior Hurling Championship.

The two Round Three games Killeagh v Carrigtwohill and Bishopstown v St. Finbarrs are yet to played. The East Cork local derby game will now probably be played on July 19th -Sunday week with no definite date yet for the all city clash - the involvement of Bishopstown's Ken O Halloran with the Cork footballers is making it difficult to put a date on the game. Nevertheless it is expected that the draws for the next rounds will be made on July 19th. 


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 and Carrigtwohill to play.




Weekly Club Lotto.

Last week’s draw took place on Tuesday June 30th for a jackpot of €4,600.
The numbers drawn were 10,11,12 & 26 and there was no jackpot winner. 

The winners of the five €30 Lucky Dips were;
-Jim O'Connor, Bartlemy 
-Orla O'Callaghan c/o Laya Healthcare 
-Mary Murphy, Raheen 
-Denis Mulcahy, Bartlemy 
-Nathalie Field c/o Laya Healthcare 

This week’s draw took place on Tuesday July 7th for a jackpot of €4,800.

Tickets for the Lotto are just €2 each are available in local business outlets and from Club Members and online at


Killeagh will provide the opposition for our Junior Hurling team in the next round of the East Cork Championship. They defeated Carrigtwohill by  3  17 to  0  17 last weekend. The game was down for Sunday week July 19th the day after Killeagh play Carrigtwohill in the Senior Championship in Midleton. The Cork v Kerry replay now means the Senior game is on the 19th so our Junior fixture is uncertain at the time of writing. 

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 this week.

 Sinead Shines Fundraising campaign.

The next ten days are busy for this campaign qwith several fund raising events scheduled.Sat 11th July Rathcormac Vintage Club dance in the Rathcormac Inn, music by the Zodiacs.Sunday 12th Rathcormac Church Musical evening at 8pm.Thurs 16th & Fri 17th July Golf Classic in Fermoy Golf Club.Sunday July 19th Seisiuin Mor in Benskins bar. We hope all the events go well.

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.