11 August, 2015

Under 21 Hurlers Win.

In the 1960's, 70's and 80's the rivalry between St. Catherines and Bride Rovers was intense. At Junior B and Junior A East Cork Championship  level the clubs met on many occasions. They were great games and the excitement they engendered was huge. For the week before and the week after the talk at the Creamery in Castlelyons would  be all about the game. People who frequented the Creamery on an almost daily basis could be absent for two or three weeks if the result was not favourable! Ah yes that's what tradition is all about. In recent decades the Clubs have not met as often due the fact that Catherines were elevated to Intermediate and then Senior while we were junior until 1998. Anyway that was the backdrop to the latest episode of championship encounters between the clubs at sunny Castlelyons on Monday evening last when the under 21 teams of both parishes lined out. On a perfect pitch for hurling both sides took to the task from the off. St. Catherines played downfield towards the National School and had the aid of a slight breeze. We hit two wides early on before Catherines had the first point of the contest.  We levelled matters and then Jamie Buckley hit a goal to put us ahead Points from Colm Power, DJ Cahill and William Finnegan gave us a 1  3 to  0 3 lead after the first quarter. With William showing unerring accuracy from frees we pushed on to lead by 1  7 to  0  5.  Our half back line of Buckley, Walsh and Macak was the launching pad for many attacks and from one of these Sean Cotter found the net for our second goal. We were ahead by 2 7 to 0 5 at the break, but for a succession of wides our lead could have been greater.   Both teams traded a pair  of points apiece in the early minutes of the second half to leave it 2 9 to 0 7. Points  from Jakub and Cian pushed us 2 11 to 0 8 ahead. A  six point lead seemed good enough though we were still striking some bad wides. Then in a minute things changed quickly. Catherines scored a goal and a point and now it was game on. Frank made a fantastic save as the pressure came on. In fairness our defence overall competed well as the game was there for the taking. A great goal from Liam O Leary was the decisive score and we finished strongly to win on a final scoreline of

St Catherines: 1-10, Bride Rovers: 3-17

Team & Scorers: Frank Hogan, Podge Noonan, Ryan Prendergast, Tadhg O Sullivan, Adrian Buckley, Shane Walsh (0-1), Jakub Macak (0-1), Shane O Connor, Cian O Connor (0-3), William Finnegan (0-8), DJ Cahill (0-1), Sean Cotter (1-0), Jamie Buckley (1-0), Liam O Leary (1-0), Colm Power (0-2). 

Subs: Jesse O Keeffe (0-1), James Barry, Jack Connor, Cian Howard.

Our opponents in the next round will be Russell Rovers and this tie will probably be played on this coming Saturday August the 15th. The venue and time are not known at the time of writing.



We are fixed to Play Ballyhea in the RED FM County SHL n this Friday night August 14th. The game is on in Kilworth at 7.15, Ballyhea will be playing Imokilly in the Co SHC in Kilworth.



The Jackpot for Tuesday August the 4th was €5600. The four numbers drawn were 2, 8, 14 and 15 and there was no Jackpot winner. The winners of €30 each were R O Mahony Midleton,  Liam Cahill Moulane, Breda Foley Moulane, Conor Sweeney c/o Kay Buckley and Breda Cahill Rathcormac.   The Jackpot for Tuesday August 11th was €5800 Tickets are on sale in local businesses and from club members at just €2 each. Tickets can also be purchased online at


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.





The next few weeks will see two big fundraising events for the Sinead Kearney Lyme Disease Treatment Fund. On Sunday two weeks, August 30th,  local cycling enthusiasts have organised a major cycling occasion- in actual fact there will be two different 'courses' on the day. There will be a choice of two routes, 100km for the experienced cyclist and also a 26km family route. For full details on how to register please visit fully supported by Fermoy Cycling club and cycling Ireland approved.  Anyone who can help with the stewarding on the day is asked to contact the Sinead Shines Committee.

On Sunday September the 13th the Coolnakilla Harriers are having the first ever Mud Run in Rathcormac. The Mud Run is a relatively new sporting phenomenon which has gained immense popularity in recent times. It promises to be a great, fun event.

Full details of all events on



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 Rovers  GAA 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.



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.