Bride Rovers Notes

26 August, 2015

Under 21's Lose Semi Final.

Our hopes of reaching the East Cork under 21 Hurling Final were dashed at Lisgoold last Sunday by Watergrasshill.  Goals win games and we conceded two in the first twenty minutes. We never recovered from those hammer blows and though William Finnegan's point scoring kept us in touch the closest we got was five points.  The game has barely started when we were down a goal. The second one came in the eighteenth minute and by half time we were 2 9 to 0  6 in arrears. We outscored the Hill by six points to four in the second half but they had a comfortable lead and ran out winners by a margin of seven points. As in the two previous games we could never get a big spread of scores - William Finnegan scored over thirty points in our three games.

Team & scorers V Watergrasshill: Frank Hogan, Podge Noonan, Ryan Prendergast, Tadhg O Sullivan, Adrian Buckley, Shane Walsh, Jakub Macak, Shane O Connor, Cian O Connor ( 0 1), William Finnegan(0 9), DJ Cahill (0 1), Sean Cotter, Jesse O Keeffe, Liam O Leary, Colm Power (0 1).Sub: Cian Howard.

After good wins over St. Catherines and Russell Rovers this defeat was a huge setback as a place in the East Cork Final against neighbours Castlelyons was a great incentive but it was not to be. However with eleven of last Sunday's starting team - and twenty of the panel, underage for next year we must put a mighty effort into this team in term of resources and games and preparation.



The Jackpot for Tuesday August the 18th was €6000.  The four Numbers drawn were  13 19 23 25 and there was no winner. The jackpot for Tuesday August 25th was €6200. The €30 winners last week were

: Maurice Kearney, Henry Hazelwood, M. Lalor, Rathcormac. Liam O'Mahony, Jimmy O'Sullivan Castlelyons. Tickets for the weekly Lotto are on sale in local business outlets and also from Club members. Tickets can also be purchased online at 

The Bride Rovers Club is very appreciative of all those who support the Lotto each and every, every €2 is appreciated. The Lotto started in February 1996 so it's now in it's 20th year. The income from the Lotto each week goes towards the day to day running of the club.


Junior C Hurling Championship.

Our first round game in the East Cork Junior C Hurling Championship against Youghal is provisionally fixed for the first week in September, the weekend of the hurling All Ireland. The game will probably be played on Friday September the 4th or Saturday September the 5th.



Our hurling teams have  3 games to play in the Senior Hurling League and 2 in the East Cork Junior League.  In the Red FM SHL we have home games against  Ballymartle and Carrigtwohill and an away game against Douglas. In the Division 2 of the East Cork JHL we have two home games to play against Fr O Neills and Youghal.


All Ireland Sevens.

 We are taking part  in the Kilmacud Crokes Al Ireland  Sevens Competition on Saturday September the 5th.  Details of the different  groups, fixtures, times etc will be announced next week.


County u 16 Final.

Our under sixteen hurlers had a great game against Bandon last Saturday in the County Final. By the time you read these notes the replay will have taken place. Win lose or draw this team has bee n outstanding all year. The games against Watergrasshill, Passage, Whitechurch, the draw and replay against Pedler's Cross and Bandon have all produced top class hurling from this young team.


Sinead Shines Cycle on Sunday.

Next Sunday August 30th is a big day for the Sinead Shines Lyme Treatment Fund when local cycling enthusiasts hold the 100km and  26km cycles. Starting time is 9.30 sharp, full details on


Mud Run Registration Night.

The Mud Run on September 13th is also part of the Sinead Kearney Lyme Disease Treatment fund raising campaign. A Registration Night for those who would like to take part in this fun event is being held in Rathcormac Hall on this coming Friday night August the 28th from 7.45 until 9.15.  For all details about this event check out





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.