18 August, 2015


Our u 21 hurling team reached the semi final of the championship on last Saturday evening in Lisgoold with a good win over Russell Rovers. On a beautiful evening for hurling we got a very tough challenge from Russell Rovers.  We were behind for most of the first half and it was well in to the second half that we came to grips with the Russell Rovers challenge. From the start the Shanagarry side got quickly into their stride. They displayed great first time hurling and great running off the ball . They took the lead after three minutes with a point and we found it hard to get up to the pace of the game. We were behind by 1 3 to  0 3 after ten minutes. When we got a goal we briefly led but back came the other Rover to score two points. A couple of good points from frees saw us on parity at 1  10 apiece at half time. On the restart we took the lead but only momentarily as Russell Rovers hit two great scores. A goal from DJ Cahill was a huge boost and in the final quarter we powered ahead to win on a final scoreline of; Russell Rovers: 1-12 Bride Rovers: 2-18. A win is a win but we will need a huge improvement if we are to have any chance of progressing to the final of this competition.

Team panel v Russell Rovers;Adrian Buckley, Liam O' Leary, Frank Hogan, Colm Power, Jamie Buckley, Sean Cotter, Podge Noonan, Cian O' Connor, William Finnegan, Tadhg O' Sullivan, Shane Walsh, Ryan Prendergast, Colm Howard, Ciaran O' Grady, Jessie O' Keeffe, DJ Cahill, Shane O' Connor. 

The semi final is down for decision on this coming Saturday. On Tuesday night last Watergrasshill played Castlegoold (Castlemartyr/Lisgoold combination) in the quarter final and we are due to play the winners of this game.

RED FM County Senior Hurling league.

On Friday night last we travelled to Kilworth to play Ballyhea in the County SHL.  Ballyhea are playing Imokilly in the Co SHC in Kilworth on next Tuesday August 25th and wanted to play a game there. In a reasonably good contest Ballyhea were well on top and won the game on a final score of Ballyhea: 1-18 Bride Rovers: 0-11

 Team & Scorers; J O Driscoll, M Liddane, D Carr, S Kearney, J Pratt, B Murphy, L Forde, M Kearney, B Johnson (0-8), D Dooley (0-2), B O Driscoll, S Pratt, G Quill, J Murphy, D Buckley. 


The Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday August 11th was €5800. The four numbers drawn were 8,12, 14 & 18 and there was no winner. The winners of €30 each were Pat O Connor Corrin, Pat Hoskins Ballinagore, Jim O Connor Killlawillin, Dan Quill Mondaniel, Betty O Neill Watergrasshill. Tickets for the Lotto are available from Club Members and in local business outlets. Tickets can also be purchased on line 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 horseshoes to horseboxes, from a needle to an anchor - nothing is too big or too small. A lorry is due at the weekend to collect what we have accumulated so if you have scrap just ring 087 9538077. 

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.



Best of luck to our u 16 hurlers who take on Bandon in the County Championship final on next Saturday. It's a great achievement for this young team. They've defeated Watergrasshill, Passage, Whitechurch and Pedler's Cross after a replay.  They have played some great hurling during the campaign to reach the County Final. Ballincollig is the venue on Saturday at 2 o clock so let's have huge support for the team. Go for it lads. 


On Sunday week August 30th a 100km and a 26km cycle will be held for the Sinead Kearney Lyme Disease treatment fund. Stewards are needed from 8 am on the morning right through 'til mis afternoon. If you can spare an hour or two please contact Club PRO John Arnold at 087 953 8077. Don’t forget the Coolnakilla Mud Run on September 13th.


The Format for the Cork County Championships is up for review at present. Should we have a County Senior Hurling Championship with 4 groups of 4 teams, each team plays three games, top two ion each group go through and the third placed teams play off. A system like that exists now in many Counties. All Senior Clubs will meet the County Executive on next Monday night August 24th on the matter.

All Ireland Final.

Well it's official now  with Galway and Kilkenny in the Final, we can announce that Billy Finnegan and Joe Delaney will be supplying tickets to suitably qualified Club members. Please apply to Joe and/or Billy before Wednesday August 19th. It should be a great final.



The parish Devp. Fund are having a Car Boot Sale on Sunday next August 23rd and help is always needed on the day and on Saturday morning.

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.