22 July, 2015

Junior Hurlers in Championship.

On this coming Saturday night our Junior A Hurling team are in East Cork Championship action. We meet Killeagh in the next round of the competition in Ballynoe at 7.30pm. We suffered a heavy defeat to St. Catherines in the first round in Castlelyons six weeks ago. We received a bye in the next round. Killeagh were defeated in round 1 as well but got the better of Carrigtwohill in their 'back door' game with a very impressive display. Since the first round game we've had a few League games where the form was good. Last week we played Castletownroche in a friendly game and lost by a margin of five points on a 0  13 to 0  8 scoreline. The game on Saturday night will be a big step up with no second chances left at this stage. Our team is a nice mixture of both young and experienced players. Go for it lads, it wont be easy but no championship tie comes soft.

On Monday night July 20th our Junior C Hurlers travelled to Ballynoe to play the home side in a Division $ Junior League game. We won by 3  12 to 1  19, details next week.


Glen Rovers next.

Well after many weeks of eager waiting the Draws for Round 4 of the 2015 Cork Senior Hurling Championship were made on Sunday night last in Pairc Ui Rinn. We have been paired with Glen Rovers in our next game. The Glen got to the county Final last year and will be formidable opponents. They have a strong tradition of winning 'the County' and are always there or thereabouts in the championship

The full draw is 


Round 4

A Douglas v Duhallow
B Bishopstown/St. Finbarr's v Midleton
C Glen Rovers v Bride Rovers
D Blackrock v Newtownshandrum
E Na Piarsaigh v Erin's Own
F Ballymartle v Carrigtwohill
G Sarsfields v Youghal
H Imokilly v Ballyhea. Quarter-Finals; A v B, C v D, E v ,FG v H



SENIOR HURLING LEAGUE. We had two games in the last week in the RED FM Cork County SHL which resulted in two nice wins. We travelled to Church Road to take on Blackrock on a wet and windy night. In a low scoring encounter the final score was;


Blackrock: 0-10

Bride Rovers: 0-13

TEAM; D Carr, F Collins, M Collins, D Dooley, S Glasgow, F Hogan, B Johnson, M Kearney, S Kearney, J Mannix, J Murphy, C O’ Connor, B O’ Driscoll, J Pratt, S Ryan, B Walsh, S Walsh.  

At high noon on last Sunday Newtownshandrum were visitors to Pairc na Bride. This was a much more open, free flowing game which we won  on a final score of

Newtownshandrum: 0-14

Bride Rovers: 0-23


TEAM: D Buckley, D Carr, F Collins, M Collins, W Finnegan, L Forde, F Hogan, B Johnson, M Kearney, S Kearney, M Liddane, J Mannix, J Murphy, C O’ Connor, B O’ Driscoll, S Pratt, J Pratt, R Prendergast, S Ryan, B Walsh. 

Our championship game against Glen Rovers hinges on how Cork fare on Sunday next. If Cork lose we could be out on the Bank Holiday weekend. If Cork win our game could go off a bit further.



It's another huge game for the Cork hurling team on Sunday next when Galway are thee opposition in Thurles in an All Ireland quarter final. Since losing to Waterford Cork have played well against Wexford and Clare. They will have to move up another gear on Sunday if they are to beat a Galway side who are highly rated. Best of luck to Brian Murphy and all his team mates.




Last  week’s draw took place on Tuesday July 14th for a jackpot of €5,000.

The numbers drawn were 02, 04, 08 & 17
There was no jackpot winner.

The winners of the  five €30 'Lucky Dips’ were;
Linda Landers c/o Laya Healthcare 
Annette Murphy, Rathcormac
Pa O'Driscoll, Rathcormac 
Margaret Cleary c/o Laya Healthcare 
Jimmy Corcoran c/o Martin O'Flynn

This week’s draw took place on Tuesday July 21st for a jackpot of €5,200.




On this coming Saturday July 25th there will be a once off opportunity to buy rain jackets, fleeces, Hoodies and compression tops at bargain basement prices . Coming in various colours and with the Bride Rovers Crest this is a factory clearance sale. Adult and children's sizes are available from xxxl to age 3 to 4. All items must be paid for on the day, strictly no credit. The Club Shop will be open from 11 til 12 on this Saturday so don’t miss this chance to get great value club gear.


Best of Luck to Grange.

Grange play Kilmeen in the Co JBF Final in Pairc Ui Rinn on Friday and we wish them all the very best. Grange are a great small GAA Club and have played Gaelic football for decades with some great players and some outstanding administrators.   



East Region Under 16 H Final.

Best of luck to our under 16 hurlers who play Whitechurch tonight(Thurs) in the Rebel Og East 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 horseshoes to horseboxes, from a needle to an anchor - nothing is too big or too small. If you have scrap 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.