28 October, 2015



This coming Friday night October the 30th is a red-letter date in the Club history. The latest phase of our ongoing Club Development, our new Astro Turf playing area, will be officially blessed and opened. Five years ago a decision was taken by the then Club Executive that we would have to enhance and develop our existing facilities and provide new playing amenities for the ever increasing number of players which Bride Rovers would be catering for. Plans were drawn up but the costs involved were massive. Undaunted the decision was made to go ahead with the first Astro Turf arena and then a larger area -all fully floodlit. These amenities mean that club players now have all weather facilities on par with clubs all over the country. To date close on €450,000 has been spent over the last five years and more work remains to be done in the coming years.

The latest phase of Development comes to fruition on Friday night with a ceremony to officially bless and open the facilities. We are honoured to have 'one of our own' doing the honours with Chairman of the Cork County Board Gerard Lane returning to his native Club for this great occasion. Gerard has served the Club as player and administrator for decades and is a valued member of the Club Executive. As reforming and innovative Chairman of the East Cork Juvenile and Junior Boards Gerard oversaw major developments of Gaelic games in the Imokilly Division. He has served the County Board as PRO and then as vice chairman . He assumed the role of Chairman last December and since then he has been immersed in the day to day running of the GAA in Cork. He is an untiring worker for the Association and we are delighted that he has time in his hectic schedule to do the Official Opening at 8 pm on Friday night.  We will have a Blessing at 7.30pm followed by the opening and an exhibition of hurling on the Astro Turf. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.


Cork GAA Members Draw 2015/2016.

If you still haven't got your ticket for the Cork GAA Members Club draw the best advise is to contact any club officer immediately. With fantastic prizes each month including cash prizes, cars and holidays the Draw is superb value at just €10 per month. Remember while the draw supports all GAA activities in Cork a sizeable portion of each €10 stays with the Bride Rovers Club so do please join - if you're not in you can't win.





Our East Cork Junior Hurling League Division 2 Final goes ahead on this coming Saturday October the 31st at 3pm. Our opponents in this Final are Fr O Neills. At the time of writing no venue has been announced. Go for it lads.




The Jackpot for Tuesday October the 20th was €7800 and the numbers drawn  9 13 18 24.  There was no winner. The Jackpot for Tuesday October the 27th was €8000. The Lucky Dip prizes of  €30  went to Denis Fitzgerald Main St, Mary O'Callaghan, Donie Healy Kildinan, Evelyn Ahern Hightown, Tom O'Flynn.

Tickets for the weekly Lotto are just €2 and are available from Club members, in local business outlets and online at


 Keep Fit and Dance.

For those who want to combine fitness and learning the basics of set dancing remember classes are held in the Rathcormac Inn every Wednesday night.


Twitter and Website. 

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@ BrideRoversGAA or on our own website at

Any news items or general items of interest are very welcome for inclusion and can be sent to Gerard Lane.



The final scrap collection for 2015 as part of our fundraising drive will definitely  be going ahead next week. Anyone who has scrap and wants it collected please contact 087 9538077



Copies of the DVD of the recent Senior Ladies Co. Final are now available. Contact Liam  Barry.


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.